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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old Sep 3rd, 2007, 6:32 pm Thread Starter
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Thumbs up Make Your Bike a "Stealth Street Bike"

Found this article and I thought that some of you might enjoy it. The article talks about a bike that was modified to include a radar detector, laser jammer, and helmet display for both technologies.

http://www.stealthstreetbike.com/

It looks like a winning combination to me, but the article is a few years out of date. To keep up with the times, I am thinking of modifying the setup for my '07 K1200R to include:

"Valentine 1" Radar Detector
using Pirate's Lair clutch reservoir mount (http://piratesk12site.net/PLradarmount.htm)

"Laser Interceptor" laser jammer
Webpage: http://www.laser-interceptor.com/index.html
Laser Jammer shootout - http://guysoflidar.com/march-2007/la...mmer-test.html

"Vizalert Helmet Display"
http://www.delonixradar.com.au/radar.../vizalert.html


I'll be implementing installation within 30 days, and I'll be sure to post some pics. If anyone has any thoughts, I'd be happy to hear them.
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old Sep 3rd, 2007, 7:06 pm
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Why not buy a Bel STi Driver RD that in undetectable by all radar? Since you may be riding in DC and VA, it would seem a better choice. check www.radardetector.net for more info.

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"Laser Interceptor" laser jammer
Webpage: http://www.laser-interceptor.com/index.html
Laser Jammer shootout - http://guysoflidar.com/march-2007/la...mmer-test.html
If you ever try an order one from Croatia let me know how it goes with a bank transfer. That guy, Elvis in Arizona off the LI site, has been really slow about saying when he'll sell them - if at all.

The Lidatek LE-30 has far smaller heads (about size of a quarter), but it too is impossible to get as they left the country.
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Good point about using the Bel STi Driver RD. It is not suceptible to being detected in DC and VA. However, the Valentine 1 is the only detector that tracks the location of the radar as well as multiple bogeys. It is also, overall, more sensitive and offers detection at greater angles than other radar detectors. I prefer to risk the fine and operate superior equipment.

Speaking of the VA radar detector ban, I believe that it is a violation of the Federal Communications Act of 1934. You see, radar detectors are defined as radio by the FCC. They are passive devices which receive only. The Federal Communications Act of 1934 guarantees the right to receive radio transmissions of all types on all frequencies. Hence, the law of the Commonwealth is unconstitutional. In fact, there is a motion on the table to repeal the law. See: http://www.thenewspaper.com/news/09/917.asp

As far as the Laser Interceptor, there seems to be some debate about whether the market version will test as well as the prototype, so I think I will wait just a bit. I did find the answer to my head size question: Regular = 32mmX80mmX15mm, and Ultra-Slim = 24mmX80mmX15mm. Regular size was recommended if space allows.

By the way, here are two weather/stealth covers I found: http://www.legalspeeding.com/products.htm#AWM The black one looks a little bulky because of the bottom plate, but I think I can modify it by eliminating the bottom plate and simply velcroing the top part on to the top of the Valentine 1.
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I am currently using clutch reservoir mount from Pirate, while it is a well made product, It seems to have lost sensitivity. I have read you can lose 20 %, but in my case its more like 50/60 % (1/4 mile or less)It might be the unit, (Escort 8500) about 4-1/2 years old, but it was fine on the other motorcycle, where it was mounted with an unobstructed forward & rear view. At this point I am not sure what to do, perhaps return the Escort for a service/ check. Anyone come across a mounting system that puts the unit with a clear forward/ rearward view ?
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Never heard of that problem. If you don't find your answer here, try asking the folks at radardetector.net.
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ContractRider have you done your installation?

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Thanks for asking!

Radar Detector Mount:
So far I put the Pirate's Lair mount on the clutch reserve. The directions say to apply the sticky rubber bumbers to the clutch reserve and then install the mount, but the mount went on easier when I first applied the rubber bumbers to the mount itself.

V1:
Very soon! I believe I am going to either draw power from the GPS cable or from the driving light.

PhotoBlocker Enhanced:
Okay, maybe I'm a sucker but I bought this sparkly goo to put over my license plate. It is a lot cheaper than a Photo Jammer (http://www.delonixradar.com.au/products/vf1.html) so I said, "what the heck!" It looks neat, but I have so little confidence in it that I don't think I'm going to test it out. If you buy this stuff, apply a thin coat - a thick coat will not stick well. Overall, the 45 minutes it took to apply was a great excuse to share a beer with a friend - who now also has a sparkly license plate!

Laser Interceptor:
An update on the Laser Interceptor laser jammer: I received a call today from the USA LI dealer in Arizona. He said that the LI was not able to be sold in the US. I was told that I could make a donation to their R&D department..."If you catch my drift" WINK WINK. He said that I would have to wire $651 to the account of - get this - See You Later, LLC. Yeah right! I asked if one of my associates in the UK, Canada or Mexico could purchase the product directly. He said that he was not able to sell the product to anyone, given that he is in the US. When I inquired as to the fellow's last name, he would not give it! Weird. I am going to try to purchase the Laser Interceptor direct from Croatia. If LI doesn't get their stuff together, I will buy a Laser Park Pro.

Thanks for asking about my little project! Oh, and any suggestions on where to draw a steady 12 Volts for the V1?

2007K1200R: Remus CF Silencer, Metzler Sportec M3s, Tidy Tail, Motorad Navigator III, Autocom, Valentine 1 w/ Pirate's Lair Stealth Mount, Laser Interceptor, Evo Dual Race Filters, Sandbar CF Bellypan, LED Indicators/Brake Light, San Jose BMW Frame Sliders, and...

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It is only fair that I give another update on the Laser Interceptor. I contacted the LI folks in Croatia and they were accomodating - no funny business. And, since the official test of the pre-market version of the LI was successful and recent unofficial tests of the market version LI are all positive, I will be placing an order.

Countermeasures have become important, now that I finished installing Evo Dual Race filters on my K1200R. Wow! Now it breathes in stereo.

2007K1200R: Remus CF Silencer, Metzler Sportec M3s, Tidy Tail, Motorad Navigator III, Autocom, Valentine 1 w/ Pirate's Lair Stealth Mount, Laser Interceptor, Evo Dual Race Filters, Sandbar CF Bellypan, LED Indicators/Brake Light, San Jose BMW Frame Sliders, and...
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Thanks ContractRider for the update. Now for the "real world" test. You can't just leave us hanging...can you?

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