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Old 11-30-2018, 10:30 PM
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Advice for new radar systems

I searched for radar system advice before i wrote. The latest post was over 3 years ago. If I missed a recent theard my appologies.
I am now wanting to buy a radar system that I can use on bike and car. So many to choose from and prices all over the place.
I am needing a system for around town to highway. I have heard the troopers now just point and shoot with no warning on the indicator because in between point and shoot they are in a off mode, thereby not putting out the rays that could and are picked up a few years ago.
Also need a system for day to day driving. Got a ticket for 28 in a 20 in my gated community, and i was not the one sppeding. So i want something that can prevent this petty bullshit and its a dash board mounted system that they use here. Hand held trooper system can be a problem i have heard.
What do you guys recommend for the 21st century that doesn't break the bank.
I am a bit confused with all the new technolgy and choices.
Appreciate your thoughts and ideas.
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Old 11-30-2018, 11:10 PM
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Re: Advice for new radar systems

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There are several quality radar detectors on the market today. I personally like Escort - very good and relatively small which is good for the bike installation.

As far as instant on laser - not a lot you can do about that - yes the radar detector will detect the hit but it happens so fast you don't have time to slow down.

RD's are a great tool to help us not get caught speeding but make no mistake you still must drive/ride smart to avoid getting nabbed.
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Re: Advice for new radar systems

The most recent model cars have proximity detectors that warn the driver when there is someone in the blind spot as an example. The issue becomes that these systems use one of the radar bands. The older generation detectors go off anytime you're near a car with these proximity and essentially render the detector useless in traffic. The newer high end detectors from Escort supposedly filter out these false alarms, but I'm not sure they're perfect in the application. Here's a link to a site that reviews the various detectors available, https://radartest.com/best-radar-detector.asp
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Re: Advice for new radar systems

Latest generation V-1 filters out blind spot also
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Old 12-01-2018, 08:39 AM
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Re: Advice for new radar systems

I like my Adaptiv TPX. It's made for motorcycle use out in the elements; big buttons for use with gloves on; and if you're a fan of the H.A.R.D. system, you only need to buy the helmet receiver - the transmitter is built in to the TPX. It's probably not the absolute best RD on the market but it hasn't let me down yet. It seems to go off about the same time as my buddy's escort.
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I like my Adaptiv TPX. It's made for motorcycle use out in the elements; big buttons for use with gloves on; and if you're a fan of the H.A.R.D. system, you only need to buy the helmet receiver - the transmitter is built in to the TPX. It's probably not the absolute best RD on the market but it hasn't let me down yet. It seems to go off about the same time as my buddy's escort.
The H.A.R.D. system works great and that is a great feature of the Adaptiv TPX not having to purchase the transmitter for the H.A.R.D. system.

I don't know how much better the Escort or V-1 is than the Adaptiv but for sure having an RD is better than not having one.
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The most recent model cars have proximity detectors that warn the driver when there is someone in the blind spot as an example. The issue becomes that these systems use one of the radar bands. The older generation detectors go off anytime you're near a car with these proximity and essentially render the detector useless in traffic. The newer high end detectors from Escort supposedly filter out these false alarms, but I'm not sure they're perfect in the application. Here's a link to a site that reviews the various detectors available, https://radartest.com/best-radar-detector.asp

that article should be called "best-radar-detector...THAT WE SELL". place is a store and not all the market options are represented. lack of a V1 is a clue.
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