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Old 03-30-2004, 12:24 PM   #22
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Default Re: radar detectors, which is best for bike

The local citizens in blue have had laser for a while in my area. I was "lucky" enough to be the first ticket handed out by a freshly outfited laser equiped ocifer. I had been stuck behind a q-tip on a one lane, that when the road opened up, I opened it up. Guess I was lucky, he got his reading and stoped, I was probably going 10 to 15 higher when he pulled me over.

Vigilance on the local speed traps is the only way to go if they have laser.

Sold my radar detector the next week to defray the cost of the lawyer.
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Old 03-30-2004, 12:34 PM   #23
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In general, radar will paint an area about 10'-20' wide at most traps. the larger signal (reflecting the most signal power back to the unit) will be the one the radar gun displays. Also, they try to go around this with systems inside the radar which deliberatly list the highest signal speed returned, thus the test that show a tree doing 30mph. This is why a laser ( which paints only about 3'-4') is more accuate.

I used this (with the help of my transitor electronics teachers testimony) to beat a ticket years ago.

But who wants to ride next to a semi all the time.
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Old 03-30-2004, 11:14 PM   #24
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We've got the Escort Passport 8500 in the car and Bel Vector 985s on the bike and in the van. They seem to be roughly equal. Both give false alerts around stores but are pretty good at not falsing otherwise (I had a cheap detector that spent more time on alert than off). The Bel is a little cheaper but you can hook an ear plug into the Escort.
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Old 04-05-2004, 03:48 AM   #25
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With that new Wing, how can you not be? I LOVE my 02'
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Old 04-26-2004, 07:40 PM   #26
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yeah and you dont have one is my point... I have witnessed as well as tested it with a friend in our local law enforcement.. keep your mouth shut if you dont have a product to test for yourself
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