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I’m not at all familiar with this particular model but all of the cheap units that I have researched (and this is the cheapest one that I’ve ever seen) are worse than useless because they don’t work worth a damn and just provide a false sense of security.
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I’m not at all familiar with this particular model but all of the cheap units that I have researched (and this is the cheapest one that I’ve ever seen) are worse than useless because they don’t work worth a damn and just provide a false sense of security.
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For that price its worth a shot and if it works once at the right time it paid for itself.
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For that price its worth a shot and if it works once at the right time it paid for itself.
ABSOLUTELY (and respectfully...) I have to disagree with you. If it lulls you into the wrong state of mind regarding radar threats it WILL end up costing you big time!
I use a Valentine1 (one of the best and most $) in my car, but I find MOST of the threats by judicious use of my Mark 1 eyeballs. YRMV.

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ABSOLUTELY (and respectfully...) I have to disagree with you. If it lulls you into the wrong state of mind regarding radar threats it WILL end up costing you big time!
I use a Valentine1 (one of the best and most $) in my car, but I find MOST of the threats by judicious use of my Mark 1 eyeballs. YRMV.
Look i've found in the past using a radar detector keeps my speeds down even if its false alarms it makes me more aware of the speeds i'm doing.
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+1 on the Valentine1

Yeah, it’s a bit pricey but so are tickets and insurance surcharges.
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Look i've found in the past using a radar detector keeps my speeds down even if its false alarms it makes me more aware of the speeds i'm doing.
Hey, that gives me an idea for a new product...

A GPS that’s aware of the speed limits that would tell you to slow down like the “Bitchin’ Betty” warning system that’s used in fighter planes.

On a takeoff from the old FuzzBuster radar detectors it could be called, “The BallBuster” with genuine ”Nagging Nancy” voice.

Options could include a remote speaker so it would sound like it was coming from the back seat...

I can hear it now <in a real whinny screeching voice> “Slow down!! You always drive too fast!! My mother told me you were no good...”

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Distraction... IMO

The V is about 350cc too small and missing two cylinders to get in any real trouble. Radar detectors were great ten years ago, before almost EVERY police agency was using laser units.

Last time I used one was the last time I got a ticket... yup... it detected it... lol

My car is substancially faster than the V and I use my cop-scouting skills via the eyeballs when I drive it.

The price is good though!
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Hey, that gives me an idea for a new product...

A GPS that’s aware of the speed limits that would tell you to slow down like the “Bitchin’ Betty” warning system that’s used in fighter planes.

On a takeoff from the old FuzzBuster radar detectors it could be called, “The BallBuster” with genuine ”Nagging Nancy” voice.

Options could include a remote speaker so it would sound like it was coming from the back seat...

I can hear it now <in a real whinny screeching voice> “Slow down!! You always drive too fast!! My mother told me you were no good...”

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Hahaha!! I think you're on to something!!





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Hey, that gives me an idea for a new product...

A GPS that’s aware of the speed limits that would tell you to slow down like the “Bitchin’ Betty” warning system that’s used in fighter planes.

On a takeoff from the old FuzzBuster radar detectors it could be called, “The BallBuster” with genuine ”Nagging Nancy” voice.

Options could include a remote speaker so it would sound like it was coming from the back seat...

I can hear it now <in a real whinny screeching voice> “Slow down!! You always drive too fast!! My mother told me you were no good...”

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The V is about 350cc too small and missing two cylinders to get in any real trouble. Radar detectors were great ten years ago, before almost EVERY police agency was using laser units. ...

My car is substancially faster than the V and I use my cop-scouting skills via the eyeballs when I drive it.
Perhaps that’s true where & how you ride it but on `my’ roads the posted limit is usually around 30-45 MPH and that’s about 20-25 MPH below what’s reasonable & safe for a competent rider on a bike — and 25 MPH over the limit is where it switches from being a traffic infraction to a misdemeanor.

Also, in my area (of NYS) 99% of the cops use Radar. I run across about 1 or 2 Laser units a year (and the Valentine has saved me from at least one of those too) — besides the fact that with Laser you can `beat the cop to the draw’ because he has to aim & pull the trigger and that process doesn’t start until you are both within line-of-sight. If you come around a corner into a broadcasting Radar unit, your eyeballs just give you enough warning to pull over & take your license out...
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TWICE I've got the laser warning on my Valentine1 when the policeman "hit" the car ahead of me and I got 'scatter' thru his windows.
Also, the 'arrows' and 'strength meter' helped me on a high-speed run some years ago when there was a moving radar behind me and another moving one up front, (all 3 of us going the same direction!) and the V1 kept telling me that the front one was the danger, so I was REALLY looking! Saw his cruiser so I cut my overtake to near the limit, still getting a WEAK source, but HIGH danger in front from the V1 when suddenly it lit up like Christmas - he had a gun firing back thru his rear window TOO! I figure my V1 has saved me MANY $$$$.

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Perhaps that’s true where & how you ride it but on `my’ roads the posted limit is usually around 30-45 MPH and that’s about 20-25 MPH below what’s reasonable & safe for a competent rider on a bike — and 25 MPH over the limit is where it switches from being a traffic infraction to a misdemeanor.
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This is understandable.... I too have been on some 25-35 mph twisties that we we may or may not have been doing double that on...
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I've never owned a radar detector and never will.

I return to my usual advice here. If you want to go fast get a track day, otherwise, you'll probably get tickets, or worse, get yourself dead.

I'd as soon not have to mourn any more brothers than necessary. There's already been way too many.

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I haven't used a radar detector since 1989 had a great K-40 unit in my car. I usally catch grief for the expensive things i post. So i thought i'd throw out something cheap. "There I Go Thinking Again"
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I haven't used a radar detector since 1989 had a great K-40 unit in my car. I usally catch grief for the expensive things i post. So i thought i'd throw out something cheap. "There I Go Thinking Again"

Don't take it personal. You know how fickle forum board members can be...





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Don't take it personal. You know how fickle forum board members can be...

Your right i forgot.

Heres the one i like and it might make my list since my list is almost complete. I've been ordering everything i can think of here in puerto rico and having it sent to my brothers house. His wife said if i get any more packages she wants to start charging me storage.

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Don't take it personal. You know how fickle forum board members can be...

Fickle Folks with Fancy Farkles
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Not sure what happens in states but have a good friend who is a cop and when he was a country cop with a 4wd cop wagon he would take me and family up hunting in it on his days off but would let us play with the radar to try to lock speeders, what he does is keep the unit off until fast vehicle comes into view and we would quickly grab the remote, turn on and lock, my son scored the highest points passing it to him in the back. Because he was off duty he just let them carry on but did say that if we got one 40km/hr above limit he would have to do something but the deal was we would ignore bikes.
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