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Old May 2nd, 2013, 05:58 AM   #1
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My Radar Detector Setup

Below is a quick pic and description of my Escort 8500 Radar setup.

The Visual alert is from:
Radar Detector Visual Alert for Motorcycles

The mount is from:
https://www.escortradar.com/store/mo...unt-black.html

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Old May 2nd, 2013, 10:33 AM   #2
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Eventhough it is very functional and serves its purpose I think it looks hideous on such a clean looking bike.
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Old May 2nd, 2013, 04:48 PM   #3
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I actually find it quite unobtrusive compared to other setups I have had. It fits neatly between the handlebar controls and mirror stem. I have always been more of a function first kind of guy. Here's another view.

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Old May 2nd, 2013, 05:31 PM   #4
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I think it looks fine and I love the setup...the cops in my area, however, take great exception to these. I'd rather be caught doing 190 Km/hr than simply be caught with a detector. Yep..*that* bad.
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Old May 2nd, 2013, 05:55 PM   #5
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i talked to enough cops and tried a couple detectors when I was younger. I still think they ultimately just tell you that you're definitely getting lit up. My neighbor was a cop and he should me the kill switch they used in traffic and during traps; think instant on when they release the switch...a detector can't get around that.

Had a friend in school that floored his nitrous Corrado VR6 literally everywhere and swore by his Valentine 1. I still think it's about where, when and how you speed that keeps you safe.
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Old May 2nd, 2013, 06:21 PM   #6
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Instant on is tough to beat. Most cops up around here in very rural New Hampshire just cruise around with their radar on. For those instances, the detector works well.

Please keep in mind that I am not some crazy old bastard that is going 100 mph all the time. I completely agree that being smart about how and when you exceed the speed limit has a considerable bearing on getting pinched. We have lots of 35 MPH rural roads here, and it's very easy to safely cruise along at 50-55. The radar detector is just a tool that can help...and believe me, it has saved me many times.
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Old May 2nd, 2013, 06:32 PM   #7
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Well i take that back, that picture a little far back looks a lot better
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Old May 3rd, 2013, 02:23 AM   #8
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Thanks Bill and I agree it looks fine. From further back looks decent, I have my Garmin 60csx and my S3 weatherproof box on my bars and it's functional but necessary going all over and being on call 2weeks a month for the hospital.
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Old May 5th, 2013, 03:47 AM   #9
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Wildbill, did you watch them hook up the GPS? On the Multi12 there is a plugin for GPS on the left side under the panel, just wondering if the Hyper has the same setup.
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Old May 6th, 2013, 08:26 AM   #10
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Bill do me a favor when you get your new Multi home and see if the foot pegs are the same as the Hyperstrada units. Would also like to know if the water pump guard from a 1200 Multi will fit the Hyper.
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