Join Date: May 2007
Location: Charlotte, NC, USA
I believe the conventional radar guns will display the fastest speed of the fastest moving vehicle, so by the time you are slowing down, the readout won't change from the peak speed detected. This is also how they can clock you even when you are embedded in slower moving traffic. It is up to the LEO to determine visually who the speed belongs to, which is ripe for defense, so usually they won't nail you if you are in lots of traffic. "Locking" on depends successful round trip of radar signal, which factors in line of sight, frontal area, weather, etc. So, a motorcycle is an advantage having a smaller frontal area. I'm not certain, but I believe the gun says NR if it doesn't register a speed. Now, you could slow down before they even hit the radar if it's instant on, as was the case on my way to WV last fall. LEO said, I got you doing 56 in a 35, and your headlight dove long before I turned on the radar, so slow it down! He let me off because it was colder than a witches tit that day, I was wearing ATG, he was a nice guy, or all of the above.
2007 K1200R Sport
Last edited by Hermes; Jan 12th, 2009 at 8:32 pm.