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does anybody have a personal recommendation on a motorcycle radar detector? Ive seen rocky mountain sells one and then they is the tpx one? i have a beltroncs in my car and it can see a cop forever so im hoping for similar on the bike.
 

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You'll find some independent tests on the Internet. Performance between brands do vary significantly. Valentine, Beltronics and Escort consistently score well. I have an Escort 8500 equipped with a screamer as an audible alarm. It works well but since buying the Suzuki, I haven't bothered to re-fit it! Maybe I ride a bit slower since buying it about 8 years ago >:D
 

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I already have a beltronics v995 in my car in moving to bike duty and ordered a visual alert to go with it. I hope this will end up how in hoping. Lol
 

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I think most cops on the highway use LiDAR so if you're detector goes off, you've already been caught. I think LEOs may use RADAR on back twisty roads where you may have a chance with a detector as I think you have a 3 second sight range. LiDAR, I believe, is half a second.
 

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I think most cops on the highway use LiDAR so if you're detector goes off, you've already been caught. I think LEOs may use RADAR on back twisty roads where you may have a chance with a detector as I think you have a 3 second sight range. LiDAR, I believe, is half a second.
For those who haven't used detectors before, this might be of interest: Confessions of an Ageing Motorcyclist: Radar Detectors - worth having? . The distinction between laser and microwave detection is particularly pertinent. I only ever used my detector as an aid - a world of pain awaits if you don't use good situational awareness as your primary detection tool :)
 

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DTM74 - while that may be true most of the time, there are times where a laser can setoff a detector. My Beltronics saved me from a ticket once. The laser beam gets wider the further it travels, sort of cone shaped. If a cop is holding it in your direction, pointing at a car that may be somewhere in front of you, it is possible for it to set off a detector in a car following the car being shot at. That's also taking into consideration the officer's aiming ability and shakiness of their hand when holding the gun.

A detector only has to save you 1 time to pay for itself. Mine saved me 3 times that I was aware of. 1 of them was from a cop holding a LiDAR, because the Beltronics detector has different warning sounds for different radar detectors.

Besides, I found that MOST police sit on the highway and just leave their detectors on. They are too lazy to stand there and point and shoot. That takes too much work, and police in my city don't like to work. They just sit there and leave it on while they text on their phones. I have a few family members that are cops and they confirm this. They also tell me that it's near impossible to aim and hit a speeding motorcycle at a distance away with a LiDAR. They can never get a reading because the target is too small and fast. Think about how hard it would be to shoot a speeding motorcycle with a pistol. Virtually impossible. Only an Olympic Gold Medalist could hit such a target.
 
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