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Re: radar detector -which one for bike use?

Hi guys,

a guy from work is heading over to the states and seing as radar detectors are heaps cheaper over there I'm going ot get him to bring one back for the bike- I have one for the car but there's no headphone jack so it won't be much use for the bike.

the Escort Passport 8500 is looking pretty good teamed with the H.A.R.D. setup, is there a remote mute button for the 8500??

the V1- what's the advantages this has over the 8500? I know it shows a direction but this won't be much use without seeing the unit- not going to happen on the bike.

also in my searches found the Stealth 430 - it's a radar and laser jammer as well as a detector for Ka, K and laser frequencies, for $269 . are they any good or is is more of a gimmicky solution?

Just wondering if anyone has any experience with one of these and if they have an earpiece/remote light output socket?


thanks for your advice, I hope I haven't killed any kittens

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Re: radar detector -which one for bike use?

Are they the same frequency as our radars or speed cameras?

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Re: radar detector -which one for bike use?

I hear the V1 is the only way to go. However, you still have to be sensible. A buddy of mine bought one a couple months ago, and he's gotten 2 tickets since
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Re: radar detector -which one for bike use?

European speed cameras, even when operating on the same frequency as a US radar detector, don't put out enough juice to be detected.

I figure any laser jammer worth its salt will have a couple large heads, and not be cheap. $269? This might be a case of you-get-what-you-pay-for.

The V1 can be easily re-programmed for Euro frequencies... notice I said Euro. I haven't got the foggiest if the same frequencies are used in Mad Max land. The V1 has been helping me for years, and at a glance, it'd be my choice. A remote display is available and has worked well on my 954.

I did just buy an 8500 from Figment, and I plan to give it a thorough evaluation, after which I'll most likely hard-wire and stealth-mount it into the bike.
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Re: radar detector -which one for bike use?

I've had excellent results with a Whister DE3300 remote. Very stealth. Never got a ticket with it installed (not that they didn't try to ambush me&#33.

It's sweet install, can be perm and unless you leave the markings on it most cops won't know for sure what it is (yes sir.. see that, it's my air-temp and batter voltage gauge. Oh BTW it actually does show that.



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Re: radar detector -which one for bike use?

Go w/ the V1, most definitely. The guy that owns legalspeeding has done tests side by side w/ the escort and the V1 wins hands down. He uses a V1 on his bimmer m/c. You can buy a remote display for the V1. I mounted mine up with a Saeng stand, you can also use a stemstand that attaches to the master cylinder on the 929/954. And if you want to be stealth, get a tankbag, put the V1 in there and use the H.A.R.D. system, coppers won't even know you have it.
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