Radar Detector Reviews-What do You Use and Why?
I have been considering the purchase of a radar detector to use on my motorcycle lately. I spend a lot of time on the road and I have owned a few radar detectors in the past. I have found that traveling with a radar detector gives me a nice reminder to watch my speed sometimes when my cruise control lets my car or motorcycle “run” downhill a little too fast (this is not as bad on the bike as it is in the minivan). Police love to sit at the bottoms of hills and run radar or laser and ticket people whose vehicles gain speed going downhill, even while coasting. I think that a radar detector is a little insurance policy to clue me in on the police radar waiting at the bottom of that hill in the weeds. When I was stopped on US 129 the “Tail of the Dragon,” a radar detector would have prevented the whole stop, as I would have known the trooper was at the bottom of a hill and would have used my brakes instead of just coasting in second gear down the hill.
My issue with searching for a radar detector is that there are so many to choose from, and there is so much radar detector manufacturer propaganda out there that it will make your head spin. Just when I find a review that I seem to get into, I see that on that very website they sell the radar detector that was reviewed as being the best. I don’t want a radar detector review from a website that sells radar detectors. I want a review of YOUR radar detectors. Let me know what radar detector you use and why you chose it over all of the other radar detectors available.
I am aware of a couple of websites that do not sell radar detectors, but have tests published. I know that there are some of them out there, and I have read a few reviews from them. There are also many sites that want you to buy a radar detector from them, and they publish biased reviews.
Consider this a “reverse radar detector review.” I am asking you to review what you have, instead of my usual review of what I have.