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Old 07-30-2010, 01:00 PM
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the problem with the cheaper detectors is the number of false alerts. the higher end models filter better.
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Originally Posted by rick99601 View Post
im really happy with my whistler pro 78, its a good entry level detector.
it has saved me many times. paying for itself over and over.

and to dgiancola-

if theyre shootin it, with the right equipment you can detect it. period.

you sound like a cop.
thats because i am one...and trust me i can lock a speed in less that 1.5 seconds....all your radar will do is chirp for a second. doesnt matter how good it is...im tryin to give my fellow ford guys some food for thought...now your detector will work all day long if you have an officer that just drives around with his radar on instead of using the hold feature. but most experienced officers will use the hold feature....
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Originally Posted by dgiancola View Post
thats because i am one...and trust me i can lock a speed in less that 1.5 seconds....all your radar will do is chirp for a second. doesnt matter how good it is...im tryin to give my fellow ford guys some food for thought...now your detector will work all day long if you have an officer that just drives around with his radar on instead of using the hold feature. but most experienced officers will use the hold feature....
What he says is true.Most cops,sheriffs do use the hold future for speeders now.Also with counties and states needing the money you better belive they will use the hold future.I do ride alongs sometimes with my friend who is a county sheriff and who works the night shift.He holds his.
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Old 07-30-2010, 02:19 PM
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F15022 Where did you get pulled over that the cop was so **** about tint and fender flares? It sounds like the cops around my town.

I had a Cobra for a long time. It worked great when I would pay attention to it. I'd get a Valentine One because I've heard so much good stuff about them but, I'd rather get a chip first.
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Wait Wait Wait!!! Hes doin his job and your trampin on him for doin it. If you dont wanna get stopped dont speed ! all the rest is just more violations YOU put on your vehicle. Again dont complain when you get caught doin something ILLEGAL!! yES i AM ONE TOO. and here in the northeast. ESPECIALLY IN N.Y all I need to do is see you. Thats my estimation I GOT [email protected]!, THE RADAR or lazer just backs it up. sooo BY THE TIME IT GOES OFF, IF IT DOES i ALREADY GOT YOU!!!! And lazer.. its a light beam, 3 feet wide at its max and cant be read.till it hits your car. but guess what. Gotcha !!
Morale of the story, slow down say sorry,,, speed kills
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Originally Posted by bikerfuzz View Post
Wait Wait Wait!!! Hes doin his job and your trampin on him for doin it. If you dont wanna get stopped dont speed ! all the rest is just more violations YOU put on your vehicle. Again dont complain when you get caught doin something ILLEGAL!! yES i AM ONE TOO. and here in the northeast. ESPECIALLY IN N.Y all I need to do is see you. Thats my estimation I GOT [email protected]!, THE RADAR or lazer just backs it up. sooo BY THE TIME IT GOES OFF, IF IT DOES i ALREADY GOT YOU!!!! And lazer.. its a light beam, 3 feet wide at its max and cant be read.till it hits your car. but guess what. Gotcha !!
Morale of the story, slow down say sorry,,, speed kills
i wonder how many people have gotten away on a bike or in a fast car.
in europe it seems to happen more, american l.e.o.'s seem to almost take it personally, hah.
you never hear about the ones that get away, just the ones they catch.

whatre those youtube videos? ghostrider i think hes called. where he messes with the cops riding a turbo'd hayabussa. he'll slow down to let them catch up then just rip away.
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Originally Posted by bikerfuzz View Post
sooo BY THE TIME IT GOES OFF, IF IT DOES i ALREADY GOT YOU!!!! And lazer.. its a light beam, 3 feet wide at its max and cant be read.till it hits your car. but guess what. Gotcha !!
Hold on, The Cobra does this quiet beeping that gets louder as the cop gets closer. So if you just start slowing down (and rolling your windows down to hide the tint) when you first hear it, then you're good. The laser function only bleeped at me on one occasion and there was a much shorter warning. Is it true that the laser locks on to your liscense plate? I'm not trying to tick anyone off here.
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Originally Posted by bikerfuzz View Post
Wait Wait Wait!!! Hes doin his job and your trampin on him for doin it. If you dont wanna get stopped dont speed ! all the rest is just more violations YOU put on your vehicle. Again dont complain when you get caught doin something ILLEGAL!! yES i AM ONE TOO. and here in the northeast. ESPECIALLY IN N.Y all I need to do is see you. Thats my estimation I GOT [email protected]!, THE RADAR or lazer just backs it up. sooo BY THE TIME IT GOES OFF, IF IT DOES i ALREADY GOT YOU!!!! And lazer.. its a light beam, 3 feet wide at its max and cant be read.till it hits your car. but guess what. Gotcha !!
Morale of the story, slow down say sorry,,, speed kills
I'm not saying he was wrong for pulling me over. I know I was goin 65 in a 55 even though 95% of that highway is 65 and I was goin downhill. Lol! And in defense of my tires, I took it to 3 different shops around my city yesterday, and ALL 3 said they are not past the point of needing mud flaps and flares. For my windows, yeah my driver and passenger side is 10% darker than legal, but all my back windows are double limo which is still legal. Why worry about the side windows if my back windows can be pretty much painted? Anyway, I get the speed thing, but I honestly think he was just bein a . I've talked to 4 different people that have seen that same officer take people for rides in his Charger patrol car and spin the tires up and down the highway. He has a bad reputation of bein a big D Bag. Lol! I'm not one to disrespect police officers, just sometimes think they have more serious matters to take care of other than worrying if my tires stick out too much, or my window tint is slightly darker than they should be. But like I said, I appreciate what cops do and stand for most of the time. Ha!

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Originally Posted by F15022 View Post
I'm not saying he was wrong for pulling me over. I know I was goin 65 in a 55 even though 95% of that highway is 65 and I was goin downhill. Lol! And in defense of my tires, I took it to 3 different shops around my city yesterday, and ALL 3 said they are not past the point of needing mud flaps and flares. For my windows, yeah my driver and passenger side is 10% darker than legal, but all my back windows are double limo which is still legal. Why worry about the side windows if my back windows can be pretty much painted? Anyway, I get the speed thing, but I honestly think he was just bein a . I've talked to 4 different people that have seen that same officer take people for rides in his Charger patrol car and spin the tires up and down the highway. He has a bad reputation of bein a big D Bag. Lol! I'm not one to disrespect police officers, just sometimes think they have more serious matters to take care of other than worrying if my tires stick out too much, or my window tint is slightly darker than they should be. But like I said, I appreciate what cops do and stand for most of the time. Ha!
i hate to hear stories that make police as a profession look bad...at least you still have a good attitude about it though...nice truck too by the way!!!haha
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Old 07-31-2010, 10:39 AM
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Listen theres a tool in every walk of life. speedin is speedin. whether up..or down hil. lol. Look I cant comment on anybody's attitude. You know judge not lest ye be judged stuff. And can honestly say i never wrote a TICKET FOR TIRES. But thats me, n not him. remember for everybody out there..Its all about attitude too when you get stopped.
ricky99601. You want bike stories, or the three i lost in my carear so far. remember
I aint alone out there, I got a radio and a camera.
rockymtrider.. i like it roll down windows.lol NO lazer is a pulse of light, It takes less thatn a second for it to travel out and bounce back to the unit. It reads and tells me how fast and how far away I got u at. Accurate to +/- 1 mph. and after teachin an usin it for 10 years. undefeatable. unless the cop wants to loose.. Man I should to on big giant post on speed and eguipment laws.to help out all my brothers
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