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I own the best radar detector money can buy. It's absolutely guaranteed to prevent tickets, pending that it's set correctly. I never had a bike with one of these, but I have this thing on my Honda. I love it: just set it and forget it. Matter of fact I use it just about every time I get "up to speed." Thank you Honda, for giving us cruise control.
 

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I just try to always be the second (or subsequent) most interesting thing on the road.

Last time I was pulled over specifically for speeding was 1993 (radar got me from over a mile away, 63 mph in 55 mph America, now marked as 70 mph). Using my theory above would have been difficult since I was the only one on the road (just a warning ticket).

I have talked with various Law Enforcement agencies who mention that after pulling someone over they really frown on radar detectors and also have equipment that can detect your equipment. Might be the difference between a ticket and a warning.

I have ridden in cars with people who have radar detectors, they annoy me!
 

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I know it happens but I have never in my life seen a Wing pulled over on the side of the road by law enforcement.
Never owned a radar detector. Had one performance award for speed in 50 years (46 in a 30 zone) so I'm not much at risk regardless of mode of transportation vehicle.
 

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I've always feared the high speed pass on a 2 lane road. You need to go fast enough to safely make the pass before oncoming traffic meets you. It is then, you are most vulnerable. Sometimes I've "sensed" cops on longer straights waiting for the high-speed pass. My senses told me not to pass and sure enough, I then see the LEO. This has happened quite a few times. You just need to tune in with your senses.
 

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I had one of the original Escort radar detectors - a good 30 years ago and it worked like a champ up until about a decade or go once all the onboard car electronics- lane departure warnings, etc. came into being so I sucked up and bought a new one about five years ago because Escorts ads bragged about how their product was so great at eliminating false signals. I found their ads were a bunch of baloney - that thing never shut off even with following some of the things they recommended to do to reduce them (funny - I thought that's what they were bragging about - they should have been built in but nevertheless - the thing became useless with constant bs alarms). Long answer to your question....no.
 

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I've always feared the high speed pass on a 2 lane road. You need to go fast enough to safely make the pass before oncoming traffic meets you. It is then, you are most vulnerable. Sometimes I've "sensed" cops on longer straights waiting for the high-speed pass. My senses told me not to pass and sure enough, I then see the LEO. This has happened quite a few times. You just need to tune in with your senses.
MN has a law that allows 10 mph over the posted limit on rural 2 lane while in a passing event only. I've never had much need to use it that mattered.
 

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I had one of the original Escort radar detectors - a good 30 years ago and it worked like a champ up until about a decade or go once all the onboard car electronics- lane departure warnings, etc. came into being so I sucked up and bought a new one about five years ago because Escorts ads bragged about how their product was so great at eliminating false signals. I found their ads were a bunch of baloney - that thing never shut off even with following some of the things they recommended to do to reduce them (funny - I thought that's what they were bragging about - they should have been built in but nevertheless - the thing became useless with constant bs alarms). Long answer to your question....no.
The new Uniden R2 & R3 are really very good detectors, they have amazing range and very few issues with false indications. I am really pleased with my R2 which is several years old so there are probably even better ones available now. I don't know that mine has "saved me" but it has alerted me many times and in plenty of time to slow down if I am going a bit too fast. I've never had a ticket on a Wing, I think the law normally ignores us because we have a reputation for safe riding.
 

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I know it happens but I have never in my life seen a Wing pulled over on the side of the road by law enforcement...
Well... you should had been on Lolo Pass about 10 years ago... you would had seen two GW's pulled over... and to this day I do not feel we were going as fast as he claimed... :(

I too had an Escort back in the 1990s... I think all it did was let me know I got caught... handed my license to the guy and got a ticket... I don't think we even talked.

Never have had once since. I don't really speed much these days, and I feel all you really have to do is essentially let those that are, which in today's America is essentially everyone else, run ahead of you on "point" and you don't have to worry about it.

My wife, who zips around in her Mustang, says I drive my Ranger like grandma... but, she says I'm totally different on my GW... and, well, I have the best speed management system for that... a girl on her GW behind me with a CB. "The speed limit is 40!!!... " You see, I have a hidden, verbal speed warning system too... :ROFLMAO:

From what I'm reading above, I simply need to start riding with Fred... and let him take the point.... :p
 

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Never had one. Had a close friend in Highway Patrol back in the 1980's. He demonstrated how when a detector picks up his radar gun... he already has you. However he may let you by if you slow down suddenly.... unless it's been a slow day for him!

Corventure Dave
 

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I鈥檝e had an Escort IQ on my GW and ST1300 before. I know it鈥檚 saved me several times. My friends I ride with have been caught because I can鈥檛 warn them. It includes a navigation system too, that makes 3 navigation systems on the bike with my iPhone and the bikes system. It also displays my speed, easier to see it than the bike鈥檚 speedo. I can move it to my car too.
 

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Best thing to use is a radar /laser jammer combo. You can get some very good equipment. Nothing is 100%. But, from reading the forums when i was into my sportbike, I think this was the best setup. Big $$$$. They will know if you have a jammer though. Usually not illegal. But, you have to know what they use in the area you will be speeding. Some states some setups are illegal. I think it's virginia that is very strict on speeding?
 

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Short reply, yes. R3 and it works fine. Most of the time I don't need it but many small towns have abrupt decreases in speed to trap you. I am down in Texas and there is one nearby that you can see 55 to 45 to 35 from 70 all in about 300 ft.
 

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Detectors of any kind are illegal in Virginia. Even if they aren't turned on.
Just being in the passenger compartment of a car is sufficient to win a fine in Virginia and confiscation of the device until after the fine is paid or court case is settled.
I have always gotten a ticket when pulled over, mostly in the 5 - 10 over range. Never a warning. Usually get a search of the bike as well. It's been 7 years since my last stop which included a dog sniff and cuffed detainment while they did a complete flashlight search of the bike. Got a 5 over ticket on that one. Usually ride in the right lane when riding alone unless passing slower vehicles. I'll pace other vehicles while staying a couple hundred yards back so I can slow if their taillights come on.
 
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