“SML was so impressed with Radar Roy’s arsenal of speed counter measurement equipment installed on his Harley and its ability to completely jam police laser and with its success in detecting police radar from over two miles away, that it was dubbed the “Stealth Hog” – American Iron Magazine
My #1 choice for a radar detector on a motorcycle would be any of the high performance radar detectors Escort; including the Escort 8500×50, the Escort Redline, or the Escort 9500ix and then accessorizing it for use on your motorcycle. One advantage of using one of these high end automotive radar detectors is that when you’re not out riding your bike that you can easily install it into your “caged” vehicle.
However there are several concerns that you have to consider:
1) These automotive radar detectors are not water resistant; therefore I would recommend carrying a clear small child’s shower cap with you when you ride. When it rains just place it over your detector.
2) The audio and visual alerts will be hard to distinguish while you are riding, therefore you should also consider accessorizing your radar detector with a H.A.R.D. heads up display.
3) The suction cup mounting system that comes with your radar detector will just not work on your bike, you will need a mounting system specifically designed for your radar detector. There are several mounting systems you can choose from such as a stem mount that would slip into your stem hole, handlebar mounts and control mounts.
The next step in connecting the power cord to a power source on your motorcycle. Each bike is different but I would recommend connecting it to an accessory that powers up when you bike is running so you don’t forget to turn off your detector when you park.
If your installing the optional H.A.R.D. system follow the directions, they are pretty straight forward and take only a few minutes.
Laser Jamming on a Motorcycle
Police lidar enforcement is becoming more and more popular each day so if you want to have 100% protection on your bike you should also consider adding a laser jamming system to it.
The target area that officers aim for on motorcycles is the front headlamp and in some cases the riders helmet.
I do not recommend the TPX laser jamming system as they are using the older Blinder M-27 platform that has not been updated for several years.