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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-19-2020, 08:10 PM
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Is it legal with radar detectors in US?
Just curious, because its not legal with radar or laser detectors here in Sweden.
As far as I know in Canada RaDAR and LiDAR detectors are only legal in British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan: 3 out of 10 provinces and 3 territories. Here's a good one: legal to buy in Manitoba but illegal to use! Buy one at Best Buy, leave the parkinglot and get a ticket for using it. Also, in Ontario they are illegal to possess in a motor vehicle (includes motorcycles) regardless of whether it is powered on or off.

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My Adaptiv Technologies radar detector has saved my bacon a few times now. In Nevada, southern California and Baja. All 3 times I was going at speeds that would have cost me considerable fun budget dollars. If I'm in a congested area, the alerts are more common but my speed is more conservative so it is a workable compromise.

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Turn X and K bands off. Not many departments use these.
If you do locally, turn them back on when traveling because a lot of small towns still use them. When about to enter a "freedom free zone", just unplug it and put it in your saddlebag.

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Valentine 1 with remote audio to pipe into my helmet.

Industrial "velcro" on the FJR dash shelf with power from my tank bag.

Tried others and that's what ended up with a $500 ticket out around by Marfa, TX. Switched and haven't looked back. The locator is priceless in helping discriminate where a ping is coming from (which helps with "wolf packs" as well as when the pair up about a mile or 2 apart; hoping that you'd speed up after passing the first vehicle).


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Quite the set-up. Yes locator on V-1 is key.
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I also have the Adaptiv Radar Detector - in the city, I set it to "City NoX" and that cuts out most of the annoying alerts from garage doors, etc. I like it that I don't have to worry about it when it starts raining, I don't have to cover it with a baggie or remove it during a downpour.

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Thanks for the comments. My setup is mild even compared to those contemporary to it. Now people run 2 or 3 GPSs, and more stuff. One thing that's a constant is the V1. I've done 2 upgrades but stuck with Valentine because of the locator, its ability to shield against detector-detectors, and how well it works

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