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Anyone Run a Radar Detector on their 959?

Uniden R3 on my '16 959.


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Wired directly to the battery? Or to another power source you seem to have resting under the windshield?
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Hi Pard, I have 8 bikes right now, 7 of them are sport machines and I wanted to avoid having to hard wire all of them and also wanted something I could move quickly from one bike to the other as needed. So I went with a tiny 12.6 volt Li-Po 1400 maH battery pack (3.5 ounces) velcroed in place just below the instrument housing, good for 4-5 hours of riding before a recharge. I purchased a spare Uniden cable with the RJ11 connector and then soldered to a male battery connector to make a clean and reliable setup. Here's a shot of the ZX-6R cockpit where you can see the battery pack location, each bike is in a bit different location but this has worked out great. I was a bit concerned about the windshield suction cups staying in place but they actually get really sticky out there in the sun and you have to pry them off.




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Power pack details, as mentioned, I ordered a spare Uniden DC power cable with the standard RJ-11 plug and soldered the + and - wires to a Traxas Male High Current connector. I simply unplug the Li-Po and recharge on a Traxxas balancing charger, about 15-20 minutes charge time typically. Also, notice the small Velcro tab on the female side of the battery connector, I place the mating fuzzy part in a convenient location that ties the connector and wiring down so they don't move around. Simple and effective!



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have you ever gotten a ticket running the detector?
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Did you choose that specific detector unit you are using for a particular reason? Are there any other units you have tried?

I use the escort in my cars, I may just try it out on the Pani. Thanks for the inspiration!
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The Highway Patrol use laser out here. So a detector just tells you when you've been tagged.
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have you ever gotten a ticket running the detector?

No, I got this setup after getting two tickets back to back over the past couple months, one was 26 and one 21 over posted limit, same LEO, same road. I hired an attorney to take care of the tickets and got the Uniden as insurance. Both times I had plenty of warning time if I'd had a detector. As I see it, these ain't exactly cheap but if it saves you once it's paid for itself.

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The Highway Patrol use laser out here. So a detector just tells you when you've been tagged.

LEO use laser here too but only on the highway or freeway where they can get a long, straight shot at you from a static position, can't be done from a moving vehicle. I can't remember the last time I rode a sportbike on the highway though, strictly a back road barnstormer and the more deserted the road the better, so the big threat is instant on radar. Some Smokies get lazy and run radar in C/O mode and a good detector will pick them up as much as three miles ahead.
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Did you choose that specific detector unit you are using for a particular reason? Are there any other units you have tried?

I use the escort in my cars, I may just try it out on the Pani. Thanks for the inspiration!

I did a lot of research, the R1/R3 both were the top rated in almost every category, the most important being Ka band long range detection. I got the R3 but really the R1 is all you need. The R3 has GPS and updateable database so you have published speed camera and stoplight cams programmed and can program GPS lockouts on the fly if you have a fixed K band source that is on your route and giving annoying false alerts.



To be honest, this thing is spooky quiet, I get an occasional peep if I pass a newer GM or Acura with blind spot monitoring on K band. This is not really a problem though because it's so rare and it's only within a few feet of the vehicle due to really superior K band filtering on the R3.


My set up is Highway mode with X band locked out , K band filtering ON, Ka band filtering OFF.


If the Ka alert goes off, let off the throttle and start looking around, Smoky is the only one running that band and it's about 85% of all radar around here, the other 15% older K band units..
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