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Do you have a radar detector on your motorcycle? What's your set up? Do you have a motorcycle sized detector or an automobile model?

I've been an Escort person for many years in my cars. I currently have a 9500i. I'm actually disappointed with it. The range for Ka seems useless. One thing I've learned is don't ever expect a warning if an officers sees you have a radar detector. So if you can be discrete, do so. I also don't trust wireless radar detectors.

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I guess I could have searched past threads. However, I was hoping for a fresh dialogue since radar detector and gun technology evolves so quickly. Yep the 9500i is the gps model. It allows you to program in the coordinates of false positives so they can be ignored. However, I don't find that all that useful because if you take the same route regularly you learn to ignore those false positives without gps.

What I really find intriguing is the new model's ability to install an internet updated database of gps coordinates for speed traps. However, that database is only as up to date as your fellow Escort owners keep it.

The automobile models seem too large for a motorcycle and relying on those suction cups on a motorcycle seems like a recipe for a lost detector.

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One thing I've learned is don't ever expect a warning if an officers sees you have a radar detector. So if you can be discrete, do so.

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Untrue

I've got more warnings than I can remember with a radar detector in full view

I have my V-1 mounted on a ram mount extended to be directly above my throttle hand and below my right side mirror. I find that mounted in that position, when I hear an alert in my helmet, its just a glance similar to checking my rearview mirror to look at the display, in that position it's also more out in the open to recieve better signals
 

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Untrue

I've got more warnings than I can remember with a radar detector in full view

I have my V-1 mounted on a ram mount extended to be directly above my throttle hand and below my right side mirror. I find that mounted in that position, when I hear an alert in my helmet, its just a glance similar to checking my rearview mirror to look at the display, in that position it's also more out in the open to recieve better signals
V-1? jesus that thing is huge. It's like having an old vcr mounted to your handlebar.
 

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I've been wondering about radar detectors as well, I would like to get a GPS and/or a radar detector but I am trying to stay in budget and not clog up my dashboard too much.
 

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V-1? jesus that thing is huge. It's like having an old vcr mounted to your handlebar.
V-1's are not huge, its only a perception due to the shape, the max dimansions are no bigger than any of the other comparable detectors
they are nearly 1" shorter and 1/4 -4/10 " lower profile, larger only in width by 3/4"

V-1
4.5 in. L x 3.6 in. W x 1.0 in. H.
Weight: 6.4 ounces


Passport 8500
1.25" H x 2.85" W x 5.32" L

Passport 9500
1.4" H x 2.90" W x 5.35" L

Bel GX 65
1.40H x 2.90W x 5.35L


which one is huge again ?
 

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V-1's are not huge, its only a perception due to the shape, the max dimansions are no bigger than any of the other comparable detectors
they are nearly 1" shorter and 1/4 -4/10 " lower profile, larger only in width by 3/4"

V-1
4.5 in. L x 3.6 in. W x 1.0 in. H.
Weight: 6.4 ounces


Passport 8500
1.25" H x 2.85" W x 5.32" L

Passport 9500
1.4" H x 2.90" W x 5.35" L

Bel GX 65
1.40H x 2.90W x 5.35L


which one is huge again ?
With the specs i agree, though it still looks Huge...
 

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I just use an old Cobra wired in to a Heads up display transmitter. I get a visual inside my helmet, so I don't need to actually be able to see the unit display. Shows up right below my speed, rpm and gear selection.
 

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I have a cheap (50.00) cobra on my bike and it actually has a pretty decent range. I mostly have it cause I have some serious speed trap areas between home & work. I don't have anything special to hear or see it, but i can hear it beeping up to 60 or 70 mph easily (loud little thing). I have it velcro'd to my reservoir so its easy to remove (and yes, I hold on to the reservoir when I pull it off) and it's so light I'm not worried its going to weaken the reservoir mount or anything. It's been on there for over a year and no worries.
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I just use an old Cobra wired in to a Heads up display transmitter. I get a visual inside my helmet, so I don't need to actually be able to see the unit display. Shows up right below my speed, rpm and gear selection.
Heads up display? Is that wireless? It sounds expensive, or is it something you constructed yourself?


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