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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Oct 21st, 2010, 2:40 pm Thread Starter
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GPS unit and Radar Detector all-in-one unit

Escort is now showing this $650 gadget off. Still pretty new, but might clean up some people's handlebar stuff.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Oct 21st, 2010, 6:42 pm
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Pretty cool, but until they integrate it with tunes and satellite radio there's no way I'm giving up my Zumo. Now a Zumo 665 all in one with radar / laser. I'd be all over that.

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Pretty cool, but until they integrate it with tunes and satellite radio there's no way I'm giving up my Zumo. Now a Zumo 665 all in one with radar / laser. I'd be all over that.
Sounds nice until you think about what might happen in Virginia or the non-western provinces in Canada.
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Yeah but that can happen with any radar unit. Truthfully I just can't bring myself to get one. I know it's an age old debate.....to use one or not to....maybe I haven't gotten enough tickets....or maybe I'm just damn lucky but 90% of the time a little respect to the cop goes a long way. I either get off with a warning or I can get them to write it for 10 mph or less over. Which by law .....being a MT resident means 20 bucks payable on the spot in MT... zero points and no insurance increase even for tickets elsewhere! I've had quite a few of those.

So much of the west is really still a place where you can cruise 80 to 90 mph all day and not worry too much. If you do run across a trooper in the middle of no where it's probably not going to be an issue. Back off the throttle, a quick wave and nod of the helmet....slow down around towns and such and you're good to go. And I really don't need to ride at 100 + for any length of time.

Besides....except for the Canadian maritime provinces....which I rode a lot of years ago....there's just nothing that interests me enough east of the Mississippi to make my bike head that direction.

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Sounds nice until you think about what might happen in Virginia or the non-western provinces in Canada.
In case it wasn't completely clear, radar detectors are illegal in Virginia and most Canadian provinces and territories other than the western ones. In most places where a radar detector is illegal, you can't just put it away, you aren't supposed to be carrying it in the first place. In general, it isn't enforced if the radar detector is not connected and stored out of sight (especially for visitors), but there is no guarantee.

If you have to put your combined radar detector/GPS away, then obviously you lose the GPS feature.
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But - we're ready breaking the law by speeding there all ready - what's one more law to break

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In case it wasn't completely clear, radar detectors are illegal in Virginia and most Canadian provinces and territories other than the western ones.
Didn't know that. I travelled through Virginia last summer at about 85 miles per with a radar detector on my bars.
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In case it wasn't completely clear, radar detectors are illegal in Virginia and most Canadian provinces and territories other than the western ones. In most places where a radar detector is illegal, you can't just put it away, you aren't supposed to be carrying it in the first place. In general, it isn't enforced if the radar detector is not connected and stored out of sight (especially for visitors), but there is no guarantee.

If you have to put your combined radar detector/GPS away, then obviously you lose the GPS feature.
Many Many years ago I got stopped in Canada for a radar detector on the dash of the car. Being from the USA I thought he would tell me to put it in the trunk.
But No, I Got a ticket and the cop took the detector from me and would not give me a receipt for it.

I asked him if he sold them in the USA as part of his retirement plan.
He did not think it very funny and put me in his car for half and hour while he searched my car.
I had more words for him when he let me out but he held on the my detector and I never got it back.
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