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Old 06-15-2004, 11:15 AM   #41
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Default Re: Do I need a Laser/Radar detector?

Oh please. The Japanese perfected "magic disappearing chrome" decades ago. As usual they are on the forefront of technological developement.
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Old 06-15-2004, 11:25 AM   #42
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Default Re: Do I need a Laser/Radar detector?

True, true, I've had my share of "magic disappearing chrome" on many vehicles, it was probably one of those patents that the upper management said no one wanted so it went to public domain. You know, like the mouse, spreedsheets, VHS tapes etc.

The English where great at applying this technologies to disapearing bodywork also. Had an MG midget disentigrate during a snow bound winter.
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Old 06-15-2004, 11:27 AM   #43
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MR ALLCAPS has not chimed in on this. I would bet he has the most experience with the police and radar/speed traps
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Old 06-15-2004, 12:41 PM   #44
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The real word from THE MAN! Same thing my brother the Statie says.
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Old 06-15-2004, 12:45 PM   #45
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Ha! I live in VA, too. The speed traps are pretty obvious here, as the cops think that oulawing detectors makes them invisible!
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Old 06-15-2004, 12:46 PM   #46
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Default i flunked typing in high school

it's no joke. pretty much had to give up my dream of becoming a reporter for the daily planet. then came cell phones. that all but eliminated phone booths so i had abandon my hoped for superhero career altogether.

luckily by the time i had to get a job, i could use a dictaphone.

then came computers. when email became so important for document transmission i had to sort of learn to type, but i suck. i know it and i will try to change if it really irritates anyone.

that reminds me of the red green man's prayer. "i'm a man. i can change. if i have to. i guess." .

in the meantime i will obey the law, pledge allegiance to the internal combustion engine and practice safe politics.
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Old 06-15-2004, 02:28 PM   #47
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Default Re: Do I need a Laser/Radar detector?

Interesting the responses youÂ’ve gotten. Helpful, humorous, and genial. Not a single rant about politics or link to an unrelated web site. Seems that with one exception, weÂ’ve got a pretty good bunch of riders in this forum. How pleasant this is.



No doubt you were heavily involved in one of you many important activities on September 23 of last year and missed that earlier thread on this topic. You can pick it up here: http://news.motorcycle.com/article.m...sid=2406#63884



And please save this entire thread so you can go back and re-read it when you feel the urge to condemn some other rider that doesnÂ’t share your exact point of view.

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Old 06-15-2004, 03:50 PM   #48
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Default Re: Do I need a Laser/Radar detector?

Two words: Valentine One



OK, first of all, no detector will save you 100% of the time. If the LEO is using instant-on, and doesn't pull the trigger until he's already estimated your speed visually and decided that he is going to pull you over, then you're pretty well hosed.



Lots of the CHP here never even turn their radars on.



That said, If I had a dollar for every time I've been flying along at 100+ when I got advance warning from the V1 in time to nail those Brembos and haul the beast down to a more respectable speed...we'll I could probably buy a couple more V1's.



Get the V1 with the Remote Audio Adapter, and run that through a set of custom molded earplug speakers. Saves your hearing and your DMV record at the same time!
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Old 06-15-2004, 04:57 PM   #49
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I have used a Bel for several years with an ear phone that attaches with velcro in my helmet. The detector sits in the poccket of my leathers zipped up so only the sensor shows. I found it to helpful in picking up radar from police and state troopers. Some problems. It shuts off after 1 hour if no signal of any kind is picked up so you have to stop and turn it back on. In Alaska I have found many state troopers don't run with radar on unless their set up for that purpose, park rangers do. I have only received 1 ticket and the trooper passed by going the other way, turned around and followed me way back without ever using his radar. A major point here, he was on me so fast after I pulled over I did not have time to zip up my pocket on my Vanson's. I believe he gave me a ticket just because I had a detector, only doing 82 mph, it could have been well into the triple didgits. I have since attached a piece of leather to the zipper so I can pull it up with my heavy gloves on and try to remember to yank out the head phone and shove it in my jacket. Not an easy thing to do while riding with heavy gloves and and the man on your tail. My opinion is it's still worth it; I never ride without it, it helps but you still have to know your road, law enforcements habits and places and be alert. Being alert should always be standard behavior on a bike anyway.
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Old 06-15-2004, 05:13 PM   #50
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She'd have to get a man first.
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