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Valentine RDs are excellent, (at least in a cage), let us know if you get one, and how it works on the bike.

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Valentine RDs are excellent, (at least in a cage), let us know if you get one, and how it works on the bike.

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Valentine's were excellent. For a while they were the best detector money could buy.
Nowdays they are just a good detector that gives lots of false alerts. For roughly the same money there are other detectors that provide better overall performance...

http://radartest.com/Redline-Valentine-One-Review.asp

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I'll check the link, I haven't bought a detector in almost 10 years, I guess I've mellowed out a little and like to enjoy the scenery a little more. My 107 tends to want me to get in a little trouble sometimes though.

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Valentine's were excellent. For a while they were the best detector money could buy.
Nowdays they are just a good detector that gives lots of false alerts. For roughly the same money there are other detectors that provide better overall performance...

http://radartest.com/Redline-Valentine-One-Review.asp
Thanks will look at it. One thing I like about valentine is that they have some unique mounts that might work on a bike well

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Like Bird Dog said.... radar jammers are a 50 state no-no! And as for detectors.... I know for a FACT they are illegal in Georgia because I have written the ticket myself in the last month.... Florida and Alabama also have traffic laws against their use.You have to look at each state, county and city laws... Just because the state wont stroke you a traffic award for it alot of citys, towns, and countys (or parishes) have their own laws against them.

My advise is always against them no matter how helpful they are... I know In Georgia if you're caught with one the ticket is around 500 bucks.
Sorry you are wrong, I can have a detector in Ga...

From Wikipedia,
Law varies from state to state, but detectors are generally legal in private vehicles under the Communications Act of 1934[19] and illegal in commercial vehicles by DOT regulation (49 CFR 392.71). Exceptions: Illegal in all vehicles: Virginia, Washington D.C., U.S. military bases[20]
Illegal in commercial vehicles under state law: Illinois, New York, New Jersey (specifically, commercial vehicles over 10,000 pounds (4,500 kg) and all vehicles over 18,000 pounds (8,200 kg)) Also illegal in all commercial vehicles over 10000 lbs under US federal law
Prohibitions against affixing items to windshield - "obstructing vision"): Minnesota, California[21]
Repealed: Connecticut (repealed in 1992)[22]

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Do Not Buy Whistler 445 Battery operated radar detector!

Well after some go around with Whistler on their new 445 battery operated radar detector. Here's information they do not provide in their owner's manual.

"If the 445 batteries are dead, they cannot be charge in the radar unit. They must be charged on a home charger unit. "

This is what the original instructions say with the unit.

Battery Installation
Unit requires 3 AA rechargeable batteries (included).
Unit must plug into a live lighter socket to
fully charge the batteries overnight before first
use! Remove the battery compartment cover
by sliding the cover to the edge of the unit
and lift up. Insert batteries and reinstall battery
compartment cover.
Ni-MH rechargeable batteries should be used
and are included with the unit.
Note: DO NOT mix battery types as this can
damage the batteries.
Important: Use only NiMH batteries. Ni-Cd
batteries should not be used.
Caution: Only use rechargeable batteries.
Charging non-rechargeable batteries can
damage the unit or possibly cause the batteries
to explode. See battery charging section
(page 6) to charge batteries with the power


No where does it say must be charged in a home charger when batteries are dead!

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RadarTest.com

Went to radar test.com and they have a motorcycle mount for radar detectors
there. May have to try it

http://radartest.com/Shopping/VP-ASP...pexd.asp?id=91

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I've never had a radar detector on a bike.
Curious as to how well it will work.
I usually only speed on the open highway and when I do I look for the tell tail brake lights lit up ahead. A true sign to slow down, Smokey's up there!
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Works the same as in a car ~ Common Sense + Radar Detector ~

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post #70 of 111 (permalink) Old 01-11-2013, 03:38 PM Thread Starter
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Well I finally broke down and bought
A Valentine V1 radar detector off eBay .
Even though its a more expensive detector at this point it may be the best bet simply because of the mounts that are available. The mount that comes with it is adjustable ! Perfect for mounting on a motorcycle windshield.

It also comes with a hardwire cord so that I can hardwire it into the bike.

LED is very bright and audio is very loud and adjustable. But be prepared to spend between 300- 400 bucks.

Will test it on the roads once it stops raining here. And let everyone know how it performs. See the mounting photos below.




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