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I had a post about it, a few months back. Asked same question.


I have multiple in my cars and a lot of experience. Saved me a lot of $$ and points over the years. Somehow, never got to ride with one.
 

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I had a post about it, a few months back. Asked same question.


I have multiple in my cars and a lot of experience. Saved me a lot of $$ and points over the years. Somehow, never got to ride with one.
I have a Red Line detector mounted on a Ram mount. I have a BlueTooth sender sending signal to my helmet which has a Senna Head unit U10 i think its called, its custom made for the Shoei GT Air. it works great, and touch wood, i haven't had a speeding ticket since hooking up the Senna unit. I used to have a cable and speaker, but that was a paint each time putting helmet on.
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I run beltronics on ram mount. No need for strap its not moving off mount at high speed in direct air flow. I use beltronics audioo jack converter block to small Bluetooth transmitter. Bluetooth to helmet sena. Much better than screamer as you can hear which band is alerting as she pronounces it. Been my setup for about 8 years.
 

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I run beltronics on ram mount. No need for strap its not moving off mount at high speed in direct air flow. I use beltronics audioo jack converter block to small Bluetooth transmitter. Bluetooth to helmet sena. Much better than screamer as you can hear which band is alerting as she pronounces it. Been my setup for about 8 years.
Beltronics and Escort have the same electronic internals as far as I know - I've been very happy with my Escort in terms of reliability and sensitivity. I occasionally used to get a false signal from what I think was farm machinery with either comms or global positioning but overall, it was completely fit for purpose. I would think that nowadays, bluetooth is a better option than an external screamer, at least in terms of size and convenience. I'm not sure whether determining which band the alert is would be suitable for the road conditions I ride in when I had the detector fitted. As soon as the alert sounded, muscle memory caused me to bang on the brakes even if I was legal. I thought that was quite a desirable response rather than worrying about the band 😊
 

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I rigged up LIDAR laser jammers on my old BMW R1200S after getting nicked by a motorcycle cop. They worked great. The trick is to turn it off before you get too close so they don't figure it out.

I quit using radar detectors when the freeways got speed sensors installed because I would get a false hit every 5 mins. Plus the cops here are almost all are on laser guns now.

I guess it depends on what the threat is in your area.
 

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Right, laser is something I am concerned about, but I'm not sure if they're that prevalent they are in Oregon. I should probably look into that before I throw $400 US at a detector.
 

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I run an older Beltronic, another STI Magnum (a Redline clone) and more recently a Uniden R3, which proved to be a beast of a detector at a much lower price than the Escort/Beltronic. All installed in cars. Nothing on the bike. My main issue was getting the signal into the helmet.

From what I read, the best way is Bluetooth to the helmet. I don't use a comm device, so...

I would not count on a detector for LIDAR. There are other ways to combat laser. Most of the traps around my neck of the woods are Ka. The detectors saved my A$$ many times over the past few years, In both CA and NC.
 
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