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We've been using the Escort 9500ix since it was released many years ago and we're looking to upgrade. Anyone have any experience with the Uniden R7, R3, Escort Redline 360c, MAX 360, Valentine 1 Gen2, etc. Any and all real world feedback will be greatly appreciated.

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Radar Detectors have been thoroughly discussed on this forum including most, if not all you're asking about. Do a "Search" looking for "Radar+Detector" and you'll find hundreds of posts.

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Find one which is easily updated to eliminate the K band blind spot detection radar. Honda is the worst offender.
 

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I am running the V1 Gen 2 in concert with JBV1. While the detector is not silent in the K Band, it has virtually eliminated all the trash noise. A side benefit is the app will now communicate with your BT comms. I have now remote mounted the detector out of sight in a waterproof box. The next step will be to add the TMG a-15 to the overall electronic countermeasure system.

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@svfiat , but what do you do when 'your' are the rabbit? :)

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It must be a Florida thing but when I ride I'm constantly 10 - 15 MPH over the posted speed limit. While riding on rte 19 on the west coast, a road to be renowned for being one of the most dangerous roads in the USA, which I travel daily. I'll come upon a either a state or local officer driving in the same direction I'm going and I won't even think about releasing my CC and just motor past him. Sometime I'll wave and he'll either wave back or sometimes give me the slow down gesture which will make me slow down to 5 over. Not once have I been pulled over for speeding and I've been down here since 1992. I have however been pulled over recently for littering, when I snapped a cig to the ground and a local was close enough behind me to notice. The outcome of that was he busted my balls for a couple minutes and then we talked about the GT for 30 more. That ended up with a just drive safely comment and off I went. Oh and I was doing 10 - 15 over on a winding road before the pull over and he never mentioned the speed.
 

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Two very good sources to answer your question. Currently I run the Escort Redline Max 360c, Escort Max 360, Radenso Pro M. The V1v2 works best with phone app running with it, to much work for me. The Redline Max 360c and Uniden R7 are the ones I would choose from right now. Radenso Pro M is great but does not have arrows, someday they will release the Theia that everyone is waiting for to be a game changer, will see.
 

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Today I am waiting for an older Escort Redline unit that I recently sold on eBay for a fair price. The buyer used it and decided to return it to me, through eBay of course. Since when do you get to buy something used then use it and then say "I just didn't like it" "it made to much noise" then get your money back?
Well of course radar detectors are all about long range detection but filter out the false alerts. You kind of get what you pay for. Running these detectors can be a lot of fun, there is a learning curve about it to have success and I have many many times.
 

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I'm using the Adaptiv TPX 2.0 radar and it's saved my butt more then once. It's actually pretty good at rejecting K band noise, but I run it almost exclusively in Hwy mode which reduces X and K band sensitivity. Besides that you can get the new model (TPX 3.0) which adds a GPS locator, and for an extra cost a Laser Jammer. You can also leave it on the bike in the rain, and you can work the controls with bulky gloves. Adaptiv Technologies

In my car I have a Valentine 1 Gen 1 with the lastest updates available, and I like it a great deal, it's a monster in detection, but think I might want to move up to the Gen 2. The product that STRich talks about. JBV1 is a great product if you want to micro-manage the detector's functions and know exactly what frequency of radar is being used, but it only works on Android phones and not iPhones.

Realistically I really don't need to know that much information, all I want to know is that I'm being surveilled, where it's coming from and how strong the signal is and if it's getting stronger or not.
 
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I'm using the Adaptiv TPX 2.0 radar and it's saved my butt more then once. It's actually pretty good at rejecting K band noise, but I run it almost exclusively in Hwy mode which reduces X and K band sensitivity. Besides that you can get the new model (TPX 3.0) which adds a GPS locator, and for an extra cost a Laser Jammer. You can also leave it on the bike in the rain, and you can work the controls with bulky gloves. Adaptiv Technologies

In my car I have a Valentine 1 Gen 1 with the lastest updates available, and I like it a great deal, it's a monster in detection, but think I might want to move up to the Gen 2. The product that STRich talks about. JBV1 is a great product if you want to micro-manage the detector's functions and know exactly what frequency of radar is being used, but it only works on Android phones and not iPhones.

Realistically I really don't need to know that much information, all I want to know is that I'm being surveilled, where it's coming from and how strong the signal is and if it's getting stronger or not.
I like to know front or rear and not get many false alerts. Get an alert before the kill zone and mission accomplished.
 

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I'm narrowing it down right now to the Uniden R7, Escort Redline 360c and the Valentine 1 Gen2; these all offer some of the best detection/technology with various plus/minuses.

Thanks again for everyones real world feedback,
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I was a Escort user for many, many years. I switched to the Uniden R3 last year and have been very happy. I like the customization of it. It blocks most of the collision systems, but Honda's still get through.

The detection range on most of the modern detectors is nuts. In my opinion it has actually become a problem. This thing picks up radar several hours up the road, just kidding, but on a bike the target is smaller and I don't need a 2 mile headstart.
 
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I need the 2 mile headstart because I want to know about instant-on Ka sampling before it is me being sampled.
 

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I need the 2 mile headstart because I want to know about instant-on Ka sampling before it is me being sampled.
True, and this is where arrows really help out. They help you decipher noise from future threats.
 

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I like to know front or rear and not get many false alerts. Get an alert before the kill zone and mission accomplished.
I have mine mounted so it gets a clear view of the front and rear. I rarely get false alerts. Don't discount this unit, it's more than adequate for protection. Remember we're a relatively small profile for radar units to capture, at least compared to cars, SUV, trucks and tractor trailers. I rode to from NY to Colorado 2 years ago, and my buddy had a Valentine 1 Gen 1, and his alerts where virtually identical to mine. His primary advantage was that he can tell what direction the alert was coming from. Outside of that we got the alerts within a sec of each other.
 

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I had the Valentine 1 G1 and switched to the V1G2. Valentine has an upgrade program that saved me $110.
 

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Wait for Radenso Theia to be released.
If you can’t wait, buy a used R7 or Redline 360C in the mean time.
 
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