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I dont really speed past that age some what but I do like the way they just keep you in check..for instance cruising down the road in my truck my detecter goes off and I just check my speed and make sure im good..

So whats the best most economical detector for a bike ? I dont want to add something that will take away from the clean look to much. I would like in a perfect world for it to be hidden away with a red indicater mounted somewhere in sight..I did search but didnt find much..

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Three of my friends have yes harley ones and swear by them. I read car and driver like Valentine detector.

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For a whole lotta bang for the buck, you can't beat the Escort 8500-X50 at $299.95 minus a trade-in for your old one. I sent in an 18 year old Escort 4500 and got $40 off! That's $259.95 for one of the best. Free shipping too. If you can pass on the gee whiz bells and whistles like GPS and a voice that tells you what band you just got hit with, you'll get one near the top of the pyramid and save hundreds.

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Here in Australia in all but one state radar/laser detectors are illegal

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For a whole lotta bang for the buck, you can't beat the Escort 8500-X50 at $299.95 minus a trade-in for your old one. I sent in an 18 year old Escort 4500 and got $40 off! That's $259.95 for one of the best. Free shipping too. If you can pass on the gee whiz bells and whistles like GPS and a voice that tells you what band you just got hit with, you'll get one near the top of the pyramid and save hundreds.
I would like to try one before I shell out the money.

I found one in a box out in the garage the other day. I'm sure it was some gift I won from a credit card company or such along the way. Anyway, I got some duct tape and stuck it on my dash on my way to work the other morning. Before I got onto the freeway, I passed a cop car that was assisting at an accident. The detector was silent. Next, I was on the highway and passed a Highway Patrol car in the median watching traffic. The detector remained silent. I got on a freeway that crosses into town and the damn thing wouldn't shut up even though no cops were anywhere to be seen. Finally, I went past a known camera detector that even went off as a guy in a Mini-Cooper passed me. Again, not beep out of the detector.

I stuck it back in the box when I got home.




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I have an X50 in my tundra It does work great, I could use it back and fourth i guess....what about bracketry who makes the cleanest best looking bracket out there.. I dont want a u bolt that looks like crap to me..

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Just buy a harley, you cant go fast enough to speed.
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I have an X50 in my tundra It does work great, I could use it back and fourth i guess....what about bracketry who makes the cleanest best looking bracket out there.. I dont want a u bolt that looks like crap to me..
Velcro works wonders for me. I use the type that is self adhesive and put the fuzzy part on the bottom of the detector and the other part on my tank bag (top of brake master cylinder reservoir might work) and dash boards of car and truck. A universal mount, of sorts. Easy to use, clean in design and grips like mad.

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