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Old 10-04-2013, 09:01 AM   #46
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Lol. Thats a good story.
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Old 10-04-2013, 09:01 AM   #47
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I have a 2013 GS-W and I powered my V-1 off the circuit for the GPS. Works fine. No canbus issues, even when also running 2 GPS units.

Beware of radartest. I seem to recall that they are owned by the people selling detectors other than the V-1, and amazingly, they don't rate the V-1 as high as the ones they sell. I am shocked, shocked I tell you.

What kind or brand of mount have you got your V-1 mounted to?
Can you post a few more pictures of how it is bolted on?
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Old 10-04-2013, 09:20 AM   #48
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Furtive movements spin up the situation.
Yes.

My son is in the Air Force.

Yes, things can spin up pretty fast.

We just had a shooting incident near Portland Or where a guy pulled over for speeding got out of his car and starting approaching the police officer. He pulled his pistol from behind his back and emptied the clip at the police officer who was 'nicked' in his side. The driver got back in his car and died further down the road. He also had children in his car - very sad to have them involved.

Yep - I have high regards for police officers; and even more for the ones that keep an open mind.

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Old 10-04-2013, 09:34 AM   #49
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Old 10-04-2013, 10:20 AM   #50
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I don't care for police officers very much, my last run-in was with a CHP in the Mojave National Preserve, I was doing 72 in a 55 when he came over a rise at me, during the stop he saw the base decal on the forks and asked what branch of service I was in (Navy), then handed me a ticket for the full 17mph over, turns out he was an ex-marine.
That was before I had a detector on my bike, but I'm sure it would have alerted me.
Might have gone another way if you told him you were a Navy Corpsman..
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Old 10-04-2013, 12:38 PM   #51
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How do you guys mount them to your bikes? I have had people tell me that they use industrial strength velcro. I would like to attach mine to the bike and have it not come off until I want it to.

I have two Passport 8500 x50's. One will be dedicated to the bike. '07GS.

I don't speed much, but when I do I don't want a gift from the local authorities.

USAA is very touchy about how many tickets you get!
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Old 10-04-2013, 01:19 PM   #52
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Police release video of deadly I-84 shootout

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Old 10-04-2013, 07:36 PM   #53
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good tip

Also, remember to not eat things that have "Do not eat" printed on them, and look for cars before crossing the street.

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From a similar thread, don't ever tell your insurance company that you own/use a radar detector.
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Old 10-04-2013, 07:49 PM   #54
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miles in front

No guarantees in anything, but my detector has saved me expense many times over by picking up the instant-on demise of those travelling ahead of me - many times 3-5 miles away. Blind faith and supersonic speed when all alone has always been a bad idea. Lonely highway with one car on the horizon, parked or moving? I'd slow down with or without a detector. Best first-warning device? Brakelights of cages ahead. Radar still by far more prevalent than laser...


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All the speed traps I've seen in the past years used instant on laser guns. They emit no signal until officer pulls the trigger. Your laser detector may beep, but it will be too late. I gave up on the detectors long time ago.
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Old 10-04-2013, 07:54 PM   #55
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Comment only valid in a vacuum in which you and the Leo are all alone... majority of the time brakelights and/or early warning detector will notify you of trooper activity long before you can be made. Always a risk, but MOSTLY a waste of money? BS

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This is the best info in the thread. Detectors are mostly a waste of money.

Another "trick" is to be near a vehicle. Seeing as radars work by sending a signal out and measuring the time it takes to be bounced back, the bounce will likely come from the vehicle near you as there is more surface area. If your all alone, youre screwed. The exception is a laser which is sighted like a firearm. Those also wont give a warning with a detector. Once it warns you, your speed has already been checked.
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Old 10-04-2013, 08:03 PM   #56
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Nope

Defeat what? My detector picks up radar and laser all the time & saves my ass at least once a month. Just last Saturday in fact FROM 3 MILES AWAY between Lake Powell and the Grand Canyon - State Patrol laser.

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The problem is modern radars, and especially lasers, defeat any sort of detector. Either way, more power to you.

I see you have a JK with a Hemi, so you're not opposed to spending money on dumb things. I waste more money on my jeep then I care to mention, but I always say I NEED those parts...

Ever come up to Michigan to wheel?
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Old 10-04-2013, 09:10 PM   #57
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good luck trying to quickly hide the real one while you're on a motorcycle and they're pulling you over.
My solution: avoid the beautiful, but politically corrupt state altogether

I agree! VA is a beautiful state with some good riding I am sure. But there are many others just as nice.
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Old 10-05-2013, 03:28 AM   #58
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I agree! VA is a beautiful state with some good riding I am sure. But there are many others just as nice.
I live 60 miles from the VA border in NC. I ride up there just about every weekend and run my V-1 in the tank bag using a H.A.R.D remote all the time. I've been through plenty of radar traps and instant-on situations and have never had an issue because of the V-1.
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Old 10-05-2013, 09:17 AM   #59
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I find discussions about radar detectors to be highly amusing. In 28 years of operating vehicles on public roads (usually in a spirited fashion, and never using a detector) I have recieved one speeding ticket, and two warnings. I went to court over the ticket. I asked when the radar gun was last certified. The reply was, "The officer used a stopwatch and two points along the road to mark your speed." As a poor college student; I ended up eating a lot of peanut butter and jelly that month.

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Old 10-05-2013, 09:55 AM   #60
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Pulling away after being stopped by HP 60 miles from home on my 2000 + mile trip I thought that I should have bought a detector. He gave me a warning. Ohio HP MC gave me a thumbs up as he was shooting radar and had another MC and a car lined up to chase people down. IL HP pulled the car that was traveling behind me over but left me alone. I had a heavy throttle hand that trip but made out alright. Around the house as long as you travel the speed limit through the residential areas they leave you alone at 10 over out through the twisties.
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