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Jun 20th 2020, 09:10 AM   #16
 uhoh's Avatar
  Jan 2016
  Tri-Cities, dry side of Washington

  Kawasaki C-14
Good topic, Chinook Rider! I've threatened for years to investigate RD's and still might.
I'll send you a PM with names of a couple riders whom we both know who run RD's.

Earlier this month one of the guys, whom I see daily, was radar stopped at 99 with a buddy when passing a pickup. Sigh.
Fortunately the two officers (two! what's the chance of that?) decided that their unit was defective
since the two mature upstanding gentlemen couldn't have been going that fast. Warning issued.
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Jun 20th 2020, 01:28 PM   #17
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  Jan 2016

my run to eastern Oregon the last 2 days I have been riding 65/75 and a bit more just to make the distance. 2 times the RD picked up State and local police so I was able to slow down in time. I will never be w/o an RD.
Jun 24th 2020, 07:58 AM   #18
  Jul 2016

  2013 Ninja 1000
I used to run a BEL radar detector with a Sena SMH5 headset and SM10 switch. I'd hook my phone and the radar detector into the SM10. That way I could listen to music or make calls but the SM10 would switch to the radar detector when it went off. It took me a while, but I discovered I needed a 1mm spacer on the end of BEL line input into the SM10 for it to make a proper connection.
Jul 21st 2020, 12:23 PM   #19
  Jan 2016
  Sandy, OR

  2009 VFR, 1990 GSX-R750, 1983 CB1000c
Radar Busters

Check out this site for more info than you can every want to know about radar detectors and how to use them. The site was started by a former police officer.
Jul 21st 2020, 10:09 PM   #20
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  Jun 2020

  02 CB900 Hornet, 06 Ducati Monster 620 Dark
4. Things that cost about the same as a speeding ticket:
1. Track Days
2. Radar Detectors
3. Attorney to beat the ticket.
4. 15 minutes with a well appointed escort.
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Jul 24th 2020, 10:21 AM   #21
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  Sep 2016

  2013 Aprilia Tuono
Newer cars have BSM, ( blind spot monitoring), so they trigger the K band a lot on older detectors. Even my 5 year old Escort Max ll, is not supported anymore with updates. I still run my old HARD system, but these days, blue tooth is the way to go.

This guy is the best way to get educated about Radar Detectors. His YouTube video's are great, also.

And here:

Edited by Thunder on Jul 24th 2020 at 10:25 AM
Jul 27th 2020, 07:33 AM   #22
 Sentinel's Avatar
  Jun 2016
  Poor Tortured

  2019 Nada
I have used a 9500 Escort for years.
YOu still have to pay attention though.
I use it mostly when I am trying to figure out if an oncoming vehicle is a cop or if a vehicle I see in the shade at the side of the road ahead is a cop.
It's for that few moments in between seeing a vehicle and being able to tell what it is to know if I need to be careful.
Port Orchard PD uses old school K-band, same as all the (you guys are suckers!) new cars with radar. So there are some false alerts.
If it's a KA hit though, pay attention.
I don't bother with any in-helmet sound stuff.

There are some basic riding rules to help avoid tickets that work along with radar.
My #1 is "Don't be the guy out front, alone, hauling ass."

Also, there are definitely some types of terrain that facilitate good radar-trap setup. The cop needs a hiding place, a clear view, and a runout, a place to chase you.
Just watch for those.
And they are habitual critters, these city employees.
So they mostly hang out in the same old lazy-ass radar traps. I'm talking to you, Gorst.

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