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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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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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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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I've never broken the speed limit. :stickpoke

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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I moved the detector to the right side this morning, and it is much easier to see the display now. However, it doesn't sit quite so deeply due to a small hump on the right air duct cover. It protrudes slightly past the tach face. The left side of the unit also nearly touches the instrument panel. Still, it is fairly unobtrusive.
 

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But it works really this product?
In Italy also?
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Absolutely. The Passport 8500 X50 is a top-rated detector, probably number 1 if you read the current magazine reviews. Some folks think the Valentine V1 is the best, but it's bulkier (limited space on the F4) and costs about $150 USD more than the Passport. I'd recommend just staying away from the cheaper units. It's been my experience, and I've heard others say the same, that they tend to false-alarm a lot. You get so many false-positives you stop trusting them.

The one problem all detectors can't accommodate is instant-on radar used by some police. This is where the cop waits until he has you in sight, then triggers the radar to get a reading. By the time you react and hit the brakes he's already got the reading. Lidar (laser) works similarly, and is effectively instantaneous. Happily, most police still use radar that is always-on, so you can usually pick up their signal before you even see them. Google for radar detectors and read up on the technology if you're thinking of buying one. It also helps to read how police radar/lidar works.

Of course, if you're like me and always obey the speed limits, the detector isn't strictly necessary. It's just nice to know when there's a speed trap around. :angel:
 

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I have Passport 8500...I move it between my car and bike....I mount it on my handlebars on a bracket I cobbled together using the old left side mirror mount pad...nowhere to hide it on a Brutale. I use the HARD system, which has a transmitter and LED mounted in my helmet that lights up in my peripheral vision when it goes off.

http://www.cyclegadgets.com/products/product.asp?Item=HARD

Works great. Have to hope the Laser and Instant On guys shoot someone ahead of you to give you a little warning though.

Good news is that the LEOs have a hard time targeting bikes with those and if you jump on the brakes quick enough they don't get a stable reading and can't lock.
 

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If you're buying new, you might want to bump up to the Escort 9500. It has a GPS chip in it and comes with a database for readlight and speed cameras around the US. You can add alert areas as you find them pretty easily as well. It also comes with a subscription to update the database from their website using a USB cable. Neatest piece of technology I've used in a long time.
 

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After getting my 1st ticket on the F4 the other day, I'm seriously considering getting one of these: http://www.laserstarusa.com/

Has anyone had any experience with these things?
they don't show much of a package.... so it's hard to tell if it would fit under the seat of the bike or where ever it could be hidden.... the transponder things might be able to be installed in/under the ram air ducts.... the main unit under the seat (heat affected??)...but it doesn't show if anything else is required or not :confused:

might be a good idea to see if they have a complete kit pictured with all the wires and stuff.... maybe then it would be easier to guess for an install :conveyer:
 

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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.
Washington D.C. isn't a state. Also I think the legality of detectors is also based on the bandwidth they're detecting. I've been told that laser detectors are illegal in almost all states.

It's pretty rare to meet an officer on the road in my area, but they do use airplanes. There's big white lines painted across the road and if you cross one, then you might just be being watched from the air and they will mail you your ticket.
 

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Laser detectors are legal everywhere except VA and DC...the Passport 8500 and 9500 are also laser detectors.
 
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