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Old 12-10-2012, 10:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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i know no one here would even consider riding above the posted speed limit. but sometimes when im not paying attention to my speedometer (mostly sunday mornings) i find myself going "a few" miles over the legal limit.

so with that out of the way. anyone here install one of the built in radar detectors on their s1000rr. i don't want to have one on a mount that i have to take off every time i walk away from the bike.

i been looking at this one

MR Built In Systems

and i seen a thread where a guy installed this one on his R1

Amazon.com: Buying Choices: Escort 0100009-1 Qi45 Quick Install Radar/Laser

i hate to buy something and not have any room on the s1000rr to install it. i know i might have to come up with some water proofing and im ok with that. i try to avoid the rain at all cost anyway.
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:45 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Nice that it adds laser shifting too. Luckily around here they are too lazy to get out of their cars to use the laser so they mostly shoot radar. My Escort Redline is mounted inside my BMW tankbag and feeds an Autocom also in there that direct feeds my earphones for the alert. I also put my MP3 player through it too. Yes, I lose the Laser ability being in the bag but that method is done mostly by the moto cops off their bike, and I often spot them as they are closer than the radar guys and the brake lights ahead are telling too.

The Redline has given me a nice 3 mile alert at times on Ka band and I know that is the bad one here. They are expensive, but even a 2 MPH over can cost you $178 around here in some counties. Yes, some will write you for that and arguing with the judge who say "We don't dispute traffic tickets in this court, and if you want to waste the court's time, it'll be $350." Welcome to the new way to make money for the county and keeping them employed.

I have 4 of the things and even an airplane one too (i.e. a Zaon PCAS). They have paid for themselves many times over, even at $500 a pop. I also leave the bikes in the garage on "Motorcycle Enforcement Days" as they will write you for anything: Speeding, exhibition of speed, unsafe maneuvers, non-approved license plate locations, weaving, improper signaling, and even "invisible pedestrians" to justify their safety grants for overtime enforcement. Last one of those phoney I.P. tickets cost me $850. Fine might be the cheap part, but those court and extra fees are worse!


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I use a Bel STi-R Plus in conjunction with a Laser Interceptor dual laser jammer. It works wonderfully. I don't have them installed on my newly acquired HP4, but they are installed on my other bike.
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I use a Bel STi-R Plus in conjunction with a Laser Interceptor dual laser jammer. It works wonderfully. I don't have them installed on my newly acquired HP4, but they are installed on my other bike.
what is your other bike, do you think this will fit on my 2011 s1krr



edit: i just saw that detector is 1300 bucks... i rather buy a rear shock... im in the $500 range for this radar detector. it looks awesome btw

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what is your other bike, do you think this will fit on my 2011 s1krr



edit: i just saw that detector is 1300 bucks... i rather buy a rear shock... im in the $500 range for this radar detector. it looks awesome btw
It's currently mounted on a '12 Hayabusa, which has a lot of dash space. I have been looking at my HP4 and I believe there is enough space to mount it too, although the remote display won't be mounted quite as nicely.

You can find them on eBay for around $800. They are truly amazing devices and work incredibly well. The Redline is another one that works well and is undetectable (a helpful feature in certain parts of the country).

I can take some pics if you like, but basically the remote display is mounted under the wind screen and the main unit is mounted under the right side fairing. The laser jammer diodes are mounted directly below both the headlight and tail light while the main unit is mounted in the rear trunk area. The switch was replaced with a waterproof version and is mounted in the dash area.
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I use a Bel STi-R Plus in conjunction with a Laser Interceptor dual laser jammer. It works wonderfully. I don't have them installed on my newly acquired HP4, but they are installed on my other bike.
How do you get by with that in Virginia?
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How do you get by with that in Virginia?
The Bel STi-R Plus is not susceptible to VG2 or Spectre radar detector detectors (unlike the Valentine One, which IS). Since it cannot be electronically detected and the unit is mounted remotely, it is virtually invisible.

The Laser Interceptor is a bit more obvious as the diodes must be placed in plain view in order for them to be effective. However, they serve a dual purpose in that they function as a parking sensor as well. If anyone asks me about them, they are simply placed in parking sensor mode and all is well. A state trooper once asked me if my front-mounted Laser Interceptor diode was a radar detector but I simply told him the truth and said it wasn't.

It's possible to articulate the parking sensor function by powering the unit on and placing your hand over the sensors, if you feel the need to.

I tested the unit with seven different LIDAR guns, including the Kustom Pro Laser II and III, both heavily used by local law enforcement, and they gave a jam-to-gun every time.
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I tested the unit with seven different LIDAR guns, including the Kustom Pro Laser II and III, both heavily used by local law enforcement, and they gave a jam-to-gun every time.
wow. thats pretty amazing
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