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post #1 of 54 (permalink) Old 10-11-2006, 07:46 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone using a radar detector

Just wanted to see if you are and if so what are you using. I just got my 1000R and dam this thing is fast. Does anyone make a remote system that you can hide most of it?
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post #2 of 54 (permalink) Old 10-12-2006, 06:32 AM
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I have a Passport 8500 on mine, mounted inside the nose fairing with some Dual-Lock, just left of the instrument panel. It's not hidden, but mostly unobtrusive. I have a small beeper mounted in my helmet next to my ear. I can take the 8500 off in a few seconds and put it on one of my other bikes or in my truck. Escort does make several modular units designed to be hidden, except for the display panel. Look under the custom installations at: http://www.escortstore.com/index.htm

FWIW, I think the 8500 X50 gives you more adaptability, being able to move it between vehicles easily. Keep in mind also, there's just not a lot of room on the F4 to hide things like multi-component detectors. This is a case of smaller is better.
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Do you have any pictures of it mounted?
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post #4 of 54 (permalink) Old 10-12-2006, 06:53 PM
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ive seen this kid with one mounted to his triple clamp an a led light in his helmet for seeing when it goes off , last sunday at a local bike hang out . the radar detector was a bell
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Are radar detectors legal in the US? Here in Aus they're not but I'm seriously considering getting one as the police are now blitzing the hills following the death of another rider here and are getting sneaky about it, sticking cameras in fruit crates etc. Even worse they're using a helicopter as well.

40kms over the limit and it's instant loss of license and this is even easier now that they not so long ago dropped the speed limit on many of these hill roads from 100 to 80kph.
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speed enforcement is a hugggggeeeee revenue soarce for ploice here , they use everything they can to write a ticket . some states make it illegal to mount things on ur dashboards the actual product they cant ban . with the lazer gun they have now an spotters an helicoers a little bit of smarts an luck is ur best bet . dont speed where alot of people are , its a buisness tool for police they will run radar in high traffic areas for the best return on thier investment ...ill put this out there too..if there wasnt the thrill of doing something illegal to add to mix of the rush of speeding would we speed ? does police enforcement actually make us speed more a sort of need to feel the rush ??
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Do you have any pictures of it mounted?
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I've never broken the speed limit.

I like the setup above.

Nice!!!

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I've never broken the speed limit.

I like the setup above.

Nice!!!
Thanks. Only thing is the display faces the wrong way. I need to move it to the right side of the instrument panel. Didn't think of that when I mounted it. The Dual-Lock on top and bottom accommodates all my bikes, so I can move it to whichever vehicle I'm using easily.

Yes, detectors are legal in the USA in all but 2 states: Virginia and Washington DC.
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that is a cool ass spot for it . it blends in nicely
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