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post #31 of 39 (permalink) Old 09-15-2011, 01:46 AM
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Good deal Greybull.Let us know how ya like it. Dave!!!
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Far as i know they only use hand held units around here. Never seen the ones you're talking about. Pretty much the only radaring the cops do in L.A. is hand held by motorcycle cops. And they can peg me with those because they have several times. But usually they just don't bother with me, and like i said the one time i was stopped recently they gave me a warning which they NEVER do in my car. And i've had more than my share of tickets in the cage. But they stop the sportie guys all the time. The only other radar i see, and only very rarely is that one they mount on the roof where they can check your speed while they are moving.

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Daz: I think you'll find that the reason they don't stop or chase ya is because the radar unit simply doesn't see ya.And I'm talkin about the dash or rear window mounted units.Radar only picks the large objects within its' line of vision on those units.So unless you're the only vehicle on the road,and you're within 200 feet of the camera,the radar unit simply doesn't see ya.And by that time, you've usually seen him and adjusted your speed accordingly.By the same token,if you're not payin attention,then you're about to pay alittle extra road tax.lol

Now the newer hand held radar units can pick up a motorcycle at just under a quarter mile,but that's only if the officer can get that machine into the little sights in the window of that hand held unit.And even then, reflection from any chrome or the sun or if ya happen to be weaving alittle bit,can prevent him from getting a lock on ya.

Now the latest unit out uses a red dot which is even worse for trackin two wheelers. But ya didn't get that information here.lol No names "PLEASE" lol
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Afternoon Daz.How goes the battle sir??My walk last night wasn't too,too awful bad, but all I could do was kinda gimp along,slowly,but only for a short distance before I had to stop and rest.And my two associates made all kinds of cracks about it to boot.Infact,they were laughin so hard, I thought I was gonna have to carry them back to our starting point.lol With friends like that who needs enemies.lol But being the stubborn Polock that I am,I won't quit.So I guess I still have alittle ways to go.But atleast this AM,the swelling appears to have gone down alittle.So that's a positive.

Regarding the radar,the only thing I can tell ya,is the guys on the rice rockets that are gettin tagged aren't payin attention especially if they're travelin at warp factor III,lol, which I'm sure many of em are atleast movin right along.lol But the truth of the matter is,the hand held unit will not pick a bike up until it's within a quarter mile of that unit.I know this cause I've had alittle experience with these units.

The in car units won't pick up a bike until it's within 200 feet or so of the unit,but also locks on to any LARGER objects, first, like a car or truck.I've also had alittle experience with those.And the smaller the machine you're drivin,the better the chances are of not gettin seen by either unit,that is,until the bike is right on top of the radar unit.

So the only advice I would offer is to NOT drive like a mad man and more importantly,PAY ATTENTION,no matter what or where you're driven.Dave!!!

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You'll by past this. You have 740 Lbs of inspiration in the garage calling you....."Daveeeee.....oh Dave......lets go dammit !"
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You'll by past this. You have 740 Lbs of inspiration in the garage calling you....."Daveeeee.....oh Dave......lets go dammit !"


Tell me about it.lol That 740lbs.of inspiration yells at me every time I walk by it in the garage.lol But I assure it that I'm NOT QUITTIN.Infact,I'm gonna walk again in about an hour.I WILL NOT GIVE UP.I WILL PREVAIL!!! lol EVEN IF IT KILLS ME!!!! lol lol lol Dave!!!
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Welp!! I did two miles this evening,up and down hills riding my trusty cain.lol We're gettin there.We should be back on the scooter very shortly. Dave!!!
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Good deal Greybull.Let us know how ya like it. Dave!!!
Humm - mixed results. I think I need to put a taller block under the sidestand so it's more upright. Wife was watching and said it looks like an accident waiting to happen when I slowly turned the front wheel. She's 5 ft. and 120lb and wouldn't be much help if the bike starts to tumble. I think I'll wait until my neighbor - Harley warrior - is home this weekend to try it again.

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My cousin is a city cop and I have done several ride alongs with him and sooooo the real truth of the matter is there are many different kinds of hand held units. All the cars in his city have bolted in units that read forward and rear and automatically compensate for the speed of the car to give a true reading on the other car. Also they have hand held units that he uses when parked perpendicular to the road he is running traffic on. There is radar, laser, lidar - and now some are wireless so the cop can hide his car behind a bush and then sneak out and nail you with a wireless handheld unit and it has a sight on it - so they put the red dot on you and you are done, doesn't matter how big or small you are. Dave is right that the older regular radar ones pick up the biggest moving signature and it's easy to slide thru especially if there is other movement around you. These new wireless handhelds are taking all the fun out of the game because it just increased the places they can hide tenfold.

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Good news!!! After my little 2 mile walk last evening,I was sore,to say the least,but when i got up this mornin,the knee felt pretty good.SO!! Whadaya think I did??? Give up??? I jumped on my scooter and off I went to run a couple errands.NO PROBLEMS WHAT SO EVER! SO,I'm back up and runnin again.Persistence pays off.And even though the wife was yellin at me to NOT walk last night,and even worse,"DON'T RIDE THAT BIKE" this mornin,I did em both anyways,lol, and it appears to have been very beneficial.Some people call me a "DIE HARD".Call it what ya like,but I DO GET RESULTS,no matter what I do.Pretty good,huh??? lol lol

Now.to get back to the tire/belt thread.When pushin the bike wheel onto that rollerstand,yes,ya do need to put a block of would under the side stand to get the machine to stand up alittle straighter.But not much as ya don't want the machine to fall over either. And then when ya do spin the wheel,ya spin it EASY.Don't try to make it go fast cause it juist ain't gonna happen.Like I said,it's basically to do wheel maintenance and tire inspection.After ya use it acouple of times,you'll get the drift and everything should work out for ya.You'll learn what ya can do with it and what ya CANNOT do with it.But the bootm line is that it does make life easier,atleast it has for me.But again,i'm not the brightest star in the sky either.lol lol Dave!!!
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