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    Laser protection

    Hello. Are there any good stuff to protect you from laser? Has to be a smart laser jammer. Some years ago, 3-6, I read about a company specializing in protection for MC, think they were in Seattle.
    A detector might work if you are trailing traffic. If not, will only tell you have been "shot". Radar is out in my "region".
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    Have you tried slowing down?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mymindsok View Post
    Have you tried slowing down?
    Slowing down? Like at a red light? Sure.

    If you find a jammer I'd like to know. A radar jammer, too. I don't think they work. The detectors are like you said, a ticket detector for laser. Good luck.
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    Try LegalSpeeding.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by mymindsok View Post
    Have you tried slowing down?
    +1

    You beat me to it - good advice!
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    According to some of the Porsche guys, the jammers do work. Here's a link, and see posts 8 and 15:

    http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...er-jammer.html

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    Never seen a laser here in NC- just radar. I suspect the idea of standing outside in our hot humid summer weather is a bit of a discouragement - its so nasty I don't even want to be outside in shorts and t-shirt- only swimming justifies being outdoors today.
    Also rarely see them in the east and when I do, it has always been in MD. Not sure where else they might be used.

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    I asked at ADVRider as well. They claim this is good stuff; http://www.speedcheetah.com/scshop/p...M27-Rider.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by 73043 View Post
    I asked at ADVRider as well. They claim this is good stuff; http://www.speedcheetah.com/scshop/p...M27-Rider.html
    We learned early on in Radar/Laser school that unless your vehicle can generate an EMP in the 50-Kilowatt or so range, there's no such thing as "jamming a laser."

    The instructors then humorously passed out the business cards of every radar/laser detector and jammer manufacturer in the business ........ in case we wanted to buy stock!

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    From my class in the olden days, it would seem that a thick plush fur coating all over everything that shows in a front view of the bike might work. absorbing and not reflecting any of the Laser Beam.

    Sort of like the doggy van in Dumb and Dumber or Cheech & Chong's vehicle made of plant material. Hard to figure headlights & such.


    Our instructor joked that the warning display on the laser detector should flash "Pull over & pay the nice Policeman"

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    Quote Originally Posted by 73043 View Post
    Hello. Are there any good stuff to protect you from laser? Has to be a smart laser jammer. Some years ago, 3-6, I read about a company specializing in protection for MC, think they were in Seattle.
    A detector might work if you are trailing traffic. If not, will only tell you have been "shot". Radar is out in my "region".
    Ride safe
    Adaptiv, makers of the TPX radar detector for motorcycles, is about to introduce a laser jammer that plugs into the TPX. I'm getting one as soon as they're available!

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    Try deer whistles, they are cheaper than jammers and work just as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mymindsok View Post
    Have you tried slowing down?
    Quote Originally Posted by Greenwald View Post
    +1

    You beat me to it - good advice!

    Wow, I thought we operated under the presumption of innocence around here! 73043 didn't say that he wanted/needed one so that he could break the law.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rspennachio View Post
    Wow, I thought we operated under the presumption of innocence around here! 73043 didn't say that he wanted/needed one so that he could break the law.
    We do.

    Our legal system stands firm on such a building block.

    But it also includes a 'presumption of obedience to laws' until such laws are voided by a higher court or rescinded by a legislative body representing us, the voting citizens.

    The only engineered purpose of a radar/laser detector is to facilitate speeding - if you're not speeding, you don't need one.

    Yeah, yeah - in 30+ years of law enforcement, I've heard every rationalization about "I use it to remind me to slow down," or "I need it to avoid 'speed traps" (the ultimate oxymoron), or "I have a right to detect police radar" (which actually, you do under FCC regs), to ..... well, more than could possibly be thought up on this forum.

    Hey - this biker doesn't always stay at or under the posted limits, but if cited, it's no one's fault but my own (no "presumed innocence" here), and I'll take my medicine. There are posted limits uniform throughout the U.S., and if I miss spotting one in a village that likes to use speed enforcement as a revenue stream, still my fault - no 'trap' ever existed.

    You like the idea of a radar/laser detector (or 'jammer' ), go for it - it's your $$$.

    But linking constitutional presumed innocence to speeding?

    Sorry - that dog won't hunt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomBarnhart View Post
    Try deer whistles, they are cheaper than jammers and work just as well.
    Deer whistles are junk. Radar jammers are junk. Lidar jammers work, but they are expensive and require professional installation.
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