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Old 06-09-2013, 08:45 PM   #19726
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When I do have one on the bike, it is an Escort 8500. Works well. Still a lot of radar being used around the western U.S. I've only had one hit by laser in the past 4 years. Hundreds of hits by radar.

I use a Marc Parnes Visual Alert, but recently picked up a bluetooth thing so I can hear it in the helmet. Will have to see which I prefer.

Check the Escort Ebay store. About $165 for a refurbished one with
6-month warranty.

Enjoy the new bike!
I decided to go with the Adaptiv TPX rather than back-engineer an automobile detector. There are lots of add-ons including a laser jammer if I find I am still getting snagged. Transferring it to an automobile is easy as well.
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Old 06-09-2013, 10:00 PM   #19727
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I decided to go with the Adaptiv TPX rather than back-engineer an automobile detector. There are lots of add-ons including a laser jammer if I find I am still getting snagged. Transferring it to an automobile is easy as well.
Will be interested in hearing your thoughts after you have used the Adaptiv. I don't personally know anyone that has one. Will also be interesting to see how prevalent laser is in your area. Here in Utah, the UHP has radar in every trooper's car, however if they want to use laser, they need to check a gun out from the section office. Some of the bigger sections, like Salt Lake, might have 2-3 lasers available. Sounds like each laser has to be returned at the end of a shift. With 14-15 such offices, there probably aren't much more than 25-30 lasers in the UHP. With some of the rural agencies being strapped for money, I don't see radar going away soon.

Will you be riding that new bike to Utah anytime soon?
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Old 06-09-2013, 10:16 PM   #19728
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Lastly, he has a KTM 690. He wants $6k.

I can probably help out with transportation and such if anyone is interested. The GSA is a smoking deal. Had I not just pulled the trigger on a GTL, I would be all over this bike.
Any specs on the 690?
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Old 06-10-2013, 05:26 AM   #19729
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Will be interested in hearing your thoughts after you have used the Adaptiv. I don't personally know anyone that has one. Will also be interesting to see how prevalent laser is in your area. Here in Utah, the UHP has radar in every trooper's car, however if they want to use laser, they need to check a gun out from the section office. Some of the bigger sections, like Salt Lake, might have 2-3 lasers available. Sounds like each laser has to be returned at the end of a shift. With 14-15 such offices, there probably aren't much more than 25-30 lasers in the UHP. With some of the rural agencies being strapped for money, I don't see radar going away soon.

Will you be riding that new bike to Utah anytime soon?
The reviews on all the devices are mixed, but at least this one is waterproof, shockproof, and comes with an LED indicator.

I may be coming to Utah in July on this bike.
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Old 06-10-2013, 08:19 AM   #19730
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Interesting review. As you may remember, I own an 03 ST with 73k miles now. Yes, things have changed in 10 years. The K1600 set a new hi water mark in many areas. Good that you were able to find a clean used specimen. I have to say I am surprised about the positive review of the ST relative to the competition. They definitely have a following & I can not complain about mine. I keep thinking I need to replace it but I can't figure out what with.

Go eat some miles!
Aw he's full of shit. I had two FJRs, bring it! Hick, you didn't try the Kawasaki?
At least for once in his life he can say he's got a full six.
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Old 06-10-2013, 08:33 AM   #19731
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Aw he's full of shit. I had two FJRs, bring it! Hick, you didn't try the Kawasaki?
At least for once in his life he can say he's got a full six.
I couldn't find a Connie to test ride, but would have liked to try one. I also couldn't find a Triumph, Ducati, or Guzzi to try.

I wouldn't make my worst enemy ride an FJR for any appreciable distance...but since it's you
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Old 06-10-2013, 08:36 AM   #19732
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Will be interested in hearing your thoughts after you have used the Adaptiv. I don't personally know anyone that has one. Will also be interesting to see how prevalent laser is in your area. Here in Utah, the UHP has radar in every trooper's car, however if they want to use laser, they need to check a gun out from the section office. Some of the bigger sections, like Salt Lake, might have 2-3 lasers available. Sounds like each laser has to be returned at the end of a shift. With 14-15 such offices, there probably aren't much more than 25-30 lasers in the UHP. With some of the rural agencies being strapped for money, I don't see radar going away soon.

Will you be riding that new bike to Utah anytime soon?
Good to know. I am pretty law-abiding in metro areas. It's the counties whose entire law enforcement is financed by speeding tickets that I worry about. I can't imagine them having lasers given the cost.
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Old 06-10-2013, 09:10 AM   #19733
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?? Camping In Wasatch NF / Logan area

Thought I'd post here instead of starting a new thread.

Can any Utard inmates recommend a couple of dispersed/primitive camping sites in the Wasatch NF, east of Logan?
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Old 06-10-2013, 10:20 AM   #19734
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Wednesday anyone?

I'm sneaking out of the office after lunch on Wednesday if anyone else wants to play moto hooky.
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Old 06-10-2013, 10:24 AM   #19735
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Hey, I want to give a big shout out to BigK for the ride yesterday. What a blast! I think we determined that I really (really, really) need to air down and that I probably shouldn't go on any GISKev rides anytime soon - if I want to live anyway

Looking forward to getting out again soon!





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Old 06-10-2013, 02:21 PM   #19736
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I couldn't find a Connie to test ride, but would have liked to try one. I also couldn't find a Triumph, Ducati, or Guzzi to try.

I wouldn't make my worst enemy ride an FJR for any appreciable distance...but since it's you
9,500 miles in 2 weeks. It's an FJR thing. I don't have time to explain it to you Beemer pussies.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=263599
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Old 06-10-2013, 06:08 PM   #19737
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Do any of you use radar detectors when riding? Are they any good, or just annoying? Any recommendations? Those I have seen for bikes are quite expensive and appear to have many points of failure.

I just picked up a touring bike, and the last time I did a lot of touring, I also did a lot of ticket paying.

I pick this up at the end of the month:

The boys on 94th South brought in the truck last year and I got an hour or so on the GT. Excellent bike that will not hurt you to pile on the miles. It almost seems like cheating to call it a moto.....I sold my K12RS last summer after my first speeding ticket in 45 years...triple digits was just too easy on that bike and even if you have the radar/laser detector, I predict LEO papers coming to a wallet near you......
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Old 06-10-2013, 06:16 PM   #19738
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I keep drooling on the new Trophy 1200 and the C14, but I know that's going to be a HUGE issue with the speeding.....my job doesn't really lend itself to not having a license,,,,,

That said, I really can't wait to see that new 1190R coming out later this year....
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Old 06-10-2013, 07:10 PM   #19739
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Anybody want to ride some rough trail on the piute atv area this weekend? Around Richfield preferably sunday, but could do saturday. I'm on a little 2-fiddy smoker with a 4 gal tank, can go a ways. PM if your interested
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Old 06-10-2013, 07:26 PM   #19740
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After finally replacing my swing arm I'd been itching to hit the trail on the crf, regular partner was MIA on a family bike trip so I rallied solo. Did a quick 95 mile loop on Saturday, a few highlights



the new ford in Fuller Bottom is like childs play, the San Rafael trickle seen here



Looking over Salt Wash in the NW part



Abandoned WR in coal wash with empty fuel can nearby, looked like it had been there a day or two...




This part of the South Fork of Coal Wash is in the WSA and off limits, but it seems a few are trying to wreck this place for all of us - From the Eva Connover trail above



One more from Eva



and the obligatory shot from Eagle Canyon...heat wasn't too bad depending on the angle of my right wrist...
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