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Jun 4th, 2008 8:07 pm
philspace
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Originally Posted by BeniciaRT
I thought they also confiscated the detector. I also know they have a VG2 (might be up to a VG3) that can detect even the newest NON detectable ones.

When I'm in Va. I just unplug the thing and hide it somewhere. I also remember reading that it has to be somewhere you can't get to it on the move, so there is no way you can turn it on/off while driving/riding.
In the old days they would confiscate it, too much conjecture on what they were doing with them and who made the money, so they went through a short period of destroying them on the side of the road (put it in front of the tire and make you drive over it), which also didn't pass the legal challenges. Now they leave it alone, unless you are an asshat, and at that point they will take it as evidence and you get it back after court. I have never heard of that happening, the only thing I know of from friends is a 30 buck ticket, no points and keep the detector. As for VG2 vs. VG3, my BIL is a retired cop, and tells me that most don't even have VG2, you only see that on the interstates with the state cops and the more wealthy police forces.
Jun 4th, 2008 9:34 am
BeniciaRT
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Originally Posted by philspace
Actually, the dealer told me about a guy down in Frednecksburg who did get nailed with one, the cop saw the display light up at night, I don't think he had an intercom and just wasn't very stealthy.

In VA, even if you are nailed, under the current law, it's a $30 ticket (plus court costs), and no points. I'd rather have that than be nailed doing 20+ over.
I thought they also confiscated the detector. I also know they have a VG2 (might be up to a VG3) that can detect even the newest NON detectable ones.

When I'm in Va. I just unplug the thing and hide it somewhere. I also remember reading that it has to be somewhere you can't get to it on the move, so there is no way you can turn it on/off while driving/riding.
Jun 4th, 2008 4:39 am
philspace
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Originally Posted by bonafidebob
Just curious (hijacking my own thread) if anyone has experience with a more discrete permanently mounted detector, something like the Whistler Cruisader. It looks like you'd mount the sensors discreetly in the front and back, you could mount the unit itself in the glove box, and wire it up to an autocom for the alerts. Nothing would be visible. There's even a wireless remote visual indicator if you want that.
Actually, the dealer told me about a guy down in Frednecksburg who did get nailed with one, the cop saw the display light up at night, I don't think he had an intercom and just wasn't very stealthy.

In VA, even if you are nailed, under the current law, it's a $30 ticket (plus court costs), and no points. I'd rather have that than be nailed doing 20+ over.
Jun 3rd, 2008 3:51 pm
grifscoots Actually, that was tongue in cheek. Say, "detect a detector" a bunch of times real fast.
Jun 3rd, 2008 2:42 pm
Robert_W
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Originally Posted by grifscoots
Aren't the LEO's able to detect a detector?
Supposedly NOT the ones that are supposed to be Un-detectable. Most today claim not to be detectable.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radar_detector_detector
Jun 3rd, 2008 12:29 pm
grifscoots
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Originally Posted by bonafidebob
Just curious (hijacking my own thread) if anyone has experience with a more discrete permanently mounted detector, something like the Whistler Cruisader. It looks like you'd mount the sensors discreetly in the front and back, you could mount the unit itself in the glove box, and wire it up to an autocom for the alerts. Nothing would be visible. There's even a wireless remote visual indicator if you want that.
Aren't the LEO's able to detect a detector?
Jun 3rd, 2008 12:26 pm
bonafidebob
Cruisader or other "embedded" detectors?

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Originally Posted by philspace
Detectors aren't legal in VA, so I had to come up with a stealthy, one handed system for tucking it away.
Just curious (hijacking my own thread) if anyone has experience with a more discrete permanently mounted detector, something like the Whistler Cruisader. It looks like you'd mount the sensors discreetly in the front and back, you could mount the unit itself in the glove box, and wire it up to an autocom for the alerts. Nothing would be visible. There's even a wireless remote visual indicator if you want that.
Jun 3rd, 2008 12:09 pm
bonafidebob
Pissing in the tank?

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Originally Posted by grifscoots
Yeah, I know, auxilliary gas tank and catheter. I'm a freak, but not that big a one.
You'd have to drink a lot of whiskey at meal stops if you expect the bike to run that way...
Jun 3rd, 2008 6:57 am
philspace I tried one, but had to put it away. Detectors aren't legal in VA, so I had to come up with a stealthy, one handed system for tucking it away. That's why I use a Garmin car mount on the gadget guy thing. Slide the lock back, hold the tab down with my thumb and she's in the tank bag out of sight. The little baggy things work with that. One of these days VA will get a clue.

Not a great pic, but you get the idea.

Jun 3rd, 2008 6:49 am
grifscoots Yabut, you have to stop to saran. Used to piss me off to no end on my LT to have to stop and cover the XM and valentine in a frog strangler. I vowed to fix that on this bike.

I started with Aaron's Legal Speeding box for the valentine, but it looked like a shoe box sitting on the shelf. So, I made one with plexiglass and super glue. Rattle canned it black. Works perfect and is cheap. The hockey puck is already waterproof.


Irritates me to no end having to stop when I'm beating feet across the country. The two biggest downfalls are having to get gas and pee. I've pretty much worked out how much water to drink from the platypus in the tank bag to coincide with the gas stop, but it still is frustrating.

Yeah, I know, auxilliary gas tank and catheter. I'm a freak, but not that big a one.
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