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Got my first speeding tickets when riding the H2. Doing about 100kmh where 80kmh was allowed. They flashed my twice on the same stretch of road with two different cameras. Seems a bit overdone, but hey, the government needs the money... :crying: I've got to pay 284 and 243 euro for them (total 578 usd). :eek:
 

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Wow, expensive, I thought the UK was bad... Netherlands right? I've recently received a ticket for speeding in my car, luckily i was allowed to take a speed awareness class and pay a fine rather than points on my license as a first offense..


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I've been flashed in Holland a couple of times (not stupidly over the limit but enough to trigger the cameras) but one of the benefits of riding a non EU registered bike is a lack of any agreement to pass on details of the registered keeper so no tickets for me !

Mind you those fines seem steep for the small excess speed !
 

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No speed cameras here. I've had a couple of close calls with patrol cars. 20 km/h above the posted limit is about when they start paying attention to you and that's only if there is an enforcement blitz. 20 km/h above the posted limit is pretty much standard practice here.
 

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Got my first speeding tickets when riding the H2. Doing about 100kmh where 80kmh was allowed. They flashed my twice on the same stretch of road with two different cameras. Seems a bit overdone, but hey, the government needs the money... :crying: I've got to pay 284 and 243 euro for them (total 578 usd). :eek:
Is this a fixed radar based system w/ camera where it's constantly emitting radar? The fine stinks but presume they can't put points on your license because there's no proof you were riding the bike?

The H2 is such a capable high speed machine, it's freakin hard not to cruise easily down the highway without traffic at 100 + mph... After a close call on the H2 felt I needed some help, at least to give me more protection & info then hoping for the best so I moved the Valentine 1 radar detector I was using in my car & hard wired, mounted it on my H2..... At the same time I also use WAZE GPS Nav which allows you to look at police alerts that are on your route prior to departing and then also gives visual (on the NAV screen) & audio alerts (via my Senas) starting at 2-3 miles ahead counting down the distance while you approach police on the road you're traveling, tells you whether they're partially hidden or visible. This especially helps w/ cops using instant on radar, laser guns that the detector might not pick up if the cop doesn't shoot at someone driving in front of you. WAZE also gives warning of all red light cameras you approach, bad potholes, hazards on the road (like ripped tractor trailer tires) or if a car is pulled over on the shoulder, etc. Also displays your GPS speed on the same screen.

It's not a full proof system but combining the radar detector plus the WAZE police alerts when used together it's a force multiplier, lol! and has saved my arse & even the people I ride with numerous times. I'd say almost every single ride of 50 miles or more I've been alerted at least once and have slowed to the speed limit in plenty of time prior to passing a cop taking radar. On some longer rides I've slowed down 3 or 4 times or more prior to police radar traps, its a great feeling when it happens. Only downside is your buddies will always ask you to lead.

Both the radar & phone are held w/ Techmounts, which get mounted to the fork tube under the triple tree. Posted about this stuff before & realize radar detectors aren't legal everywhere but maybe a new forum member sees it & perhaps it can help someone.

 

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which get mounted to the fork tube under the triple tree.
Stradale I'll see you 1 detector and raise you a stealth mount :D
I mounted my new Escort underneeth:





I mounted my Escort Smart cable under the windshield which gives me a visual red alert and most importantly allows me to push the hush/mute button. The unit is direct wired to the headlight so it powers up/down with the ignition:



Audio cable out of the Escort's headphone jack runs into this Sena blutooth transmitter which I keep in the tail section trunk, this transmits the Escort alerts into my helmet via blutooth where I can adjust the volume of course:



Has saved me more than once! Otherwise just don't look back... :eek:
 
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That's awesome Racer172, love it.

Mine is hard wired to the battery so turns on & off w/ the ignition but I can remove the radar unit in 5 seconds without tools say it starts to rain really hard. The reason for having my V1 where I can see the display but also in that location, it has a a rear facing radar/laser antenna and tells you whether the radar or laser is coming from the front, back or from the side, has display arrows that tell you the direction so if it's coming from the side you can mostly ignore. Also tells you how many bogeys. I also like being able to see what type of radar it is from the cockpit, X, K, Ka, etc. if it's X and alerting to 4 or 5 bogeys likely not a threat, could be a nest of door sensors but if it's alerting to a laser, whole nother story.

One strategy w/ cops here is double radar traps, so they get a lot of people w/ radar detectors that think they can speed up after passing the first bogey. On the V1 theres different sounding alerts for the different radar bands so that helps too in determining a threat without looking at the radar. Can also change intensity on the fly for city vs. highway riding, muting if necessary. I was thinking of putting a smaller V1 concealed display that will still show the arrows but I get the best coverage front & rear with it mounted as high as possible.

People by me are often mesmerized that I have a radar detector on the bike but I'm surprised more people don't, especially on a machine like this. This is my 3rd V1 in the last 12 years & only traded up because of small improvements. The most recent unit includes a "Junk K Fighter". Now w/ so many cars w/ lane change assist operating on K band you can get stuck riding around someone w/ your detector constantly going off, it was happening to me often on the H2 before getting an updated unit last summer.. I've gotten so used to the V1 that I'm very comfortable w/ it.

Mike Valentine engineered the original escort, before starting Valentine One, he's a great dude, spoke w/ him often on a sports car forum. The escort 360 max is a really great unit too, first detector after V1 to have directional arrows but too big and heavy for the H2.

Great idea w/ the SENA transmitter, I may have to copy you on that and having the radar unit completely concealed is cool, also means you don't have to worry about it getting stolen. Nice job.

This is what the directional arrows look like. The rear facing radar/laser antenna is behind that square on the right:


The concealed display, would work similar to your set-up only it wouldn't be as hidden:
 

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^ nice, looks like you are well covered!
I'm going to throw a movie quote out here, the Italian in The Gumball Rally: "What is behind you is not important" LOL
hey what Audi do you have? I have a '14 A4
 

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^ nice, looks like you are well covered!
I'm going to throw a movie quote out here, the Italian in The Gumball Rally: "What is behind you is not important" LOL
hey what Audi do you have? I have a '14 A4
LoL!
Nice... That AUDI pic showing the concealed display was off the web. But I've got a few German cars, and one from Italy. "STRADALE" is actually my screen name on numerous sports car boards so it's just easy to remember, came from a Challenge Stradale that I owned in 2004.
 

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They banned radar detectors in the UK about 10 years ago. I still have one and you still can buy then but they are illegal to use. So being careful and lucky is the only way
 

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They banned radar detectors in the UK about 10 years ago. I still have one and you still can buy then but they are illegal to use. So being careful and lucky is the only way
If I had to choose between the radar detector & WAZE, where I could only use one, I'd choose WAZE. For police alerts works the best on highways where there is a lot of people passing, on rural back roads you have to be much more careful. Can't say how well it works in the U.K. but only took me a few longer trips to see how valuable a tool it is. In the U.K. seems like the use of speed cameras is much more prevalent. In NY we have a lot of red light cameras & w/ the app I am alerted to just about every single one well before the intersection.

The good thing about the stationary speeed cameras in the U.K. is just that, they don't move so can be reported on & then you should will be alerted a mile or two before passing one. It's far from perfect, & doesnt make you bulletproof but will give you a much better chance than just hoping for the best.

Below link from Google owned WAZE shows you how it works in the U.K. but you don't have to bother w/ all the details, that's for people driving in cars that can actually feed information about where these speed cameras are, etc. it can simply can be downloaded for free & used :
https://wiki.waze.com/wiki/United_Kingdom/Speed_Cameras

Appears like you might get Police alerts in the U.K. as well.

Some of the speed camera's in the U.K. that you should be alerted to, wonder if it was a SPECS type system that got OP DeRox :





 

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been using Waze for a year or so and worked well.
 
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They banned radar detectors in the UK about 10 years ago. I still have one and you still can buy then but they are illegal to use. So being careful and lucky is the only way
Remal did you see my post #7 ? A stealth setup might ideal for your situation.
 

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Wow, expensive, I thought the UK was bad... Netherlands right? I've recently received a ticket for speeding in my car, luckily i was allowed to take a speed awareness class and pay a fine rather than points on my license as a first offense..


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Wow you are lucky! Here in Oz they have no such proactive approach, the approach here is "take no prisoners" and get fined to the hilt!
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That's sh#t mate, However we can do it only if its a first offense just over the speed limit. Cant take the course again for three years. Got to say its though provoking and informative, probably because you're not treated like an idiot or criminal. Takes half a day and costs around £90 but worth it for zero points.


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The "points" thing still amuses me. I live in a state in the U.S. that doesnt have such a thing. No point system here. Just tickets.

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Years ago when I still worked for a company other than myself, I traveled extensively. I was fortunate in that I was able to do most of that travel by motorcycle.:) I garnered many tickets doing so. (dumba*s not watching carefully enough) So many my license was going to be taken because of my accumulated point total.

The court system had a program wherein before your license was grabbed, you were offered the opportunity to plead why you needed to keep your license. My turn in the system went well. The interviewer asked how many miles I traveled monthly. I told her about 4,000. She immediately dismissed me with the statement that one more ticket would cause my license to be pulled. That made an impression and I settled down a bit and became much more adept at identifying law enforcement.

I've no idea what penalty costs are now as I've not received a ticket in many years in California. Don't know how points are assigned to tickets either. Back in the day, the severity of your tagged speed dictated the number. I do suspect fines are now heavy duty. I'm certain the fines are nowhere near the amounts I've read here.

I did get a ticket in Nevada on the long haul to Bonneville back in 2010. I was meeting my crew at The Bend in the Road just outside of Wendover and I had gotten a late start from Sacramento. I got nailed by Nevada Highway Patrol using radar that looked over a rise in the road. I got nailed for 95 while pulling my salt bike on my Kendon trailer. Don't remember for certain but I believe that cost me over 250 bucks. My speed was only 15 over the posted 80 mph limit but Nevada socked it to me because, I assume, I was from out of state and they figured there was no way I would show up in court there to lessen my fine.
 

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The "points" thing still amuses me. I live in a state in the U.S. that doesnt have such a thing. No point system here. Just tickets.

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So if you keep offending you just have monetary penalty? So how do they keep re offenders off the road?
As much as I hate the point system here in Australia it works keeping idiots that keep reoffending off the road. Suspension varies according to violation. For example we start with 12 points. Minor offences you may lose 1 or 2. Major offences like running a red light or high speed you can lose 4 points. It takes 3 years to get the last set points back! F--k! :eek:
I have 3 points left so if I am not careful will lose licence for 3 months. It's a crap system for bike riders as we know how easy it is to speed even moderately. By the way if you speed 40kph over ANY signposted speed limit you lose the licence regardless of points!!
It shits me but it's what we got....
Jeffro ;)
 
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