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Finished installing the Adaptiv Technonogies TPX 2.0 Motorcycle Radar and Laser Detector and the Laser Jammer System on my 2009 YZF-R1.

Posting a few pics of where the parts are installed. The Laser Jammer control box is mounted on the inside of the left side body panel in front of the ECU area. Held in place with industrial strength velcro and RTV silicone glue. I will post pics of that later, if anyone shows interest in their own install.

I also knew that the audible alert would be useless with a noisy helmet like my Shoei X-Twelve, so I also purchased the optional bluetooth wireless headset/speaker. I found the speaker must be right next to the ear, even at full volume, to hear at high speed.

This system works for detecting all Radar and Laser (Lidar) used by speed enforcement.
In my area, California;
X band is virtually not used. I have programmed to ignor this band.
K band is used for fixed speed signs/Photo Radar traps. programmed to ignor this band when in familliar territory.
Ka band is most city/county police and all Highway Patrol. Can be used in moving patrol vehicles, stationary, always on or instant on, depending on the intelligence or enforcement scenario of the agency. This band you always assume is ACTIVE police enforcement and adjust your speed accordingly.
Laser is not Radar, and is your worst nightmare. :saw: Increasingly used by Highway Patrol and any other agencies with the $ buget.
A detector alone only helps if you are not speeding. Speed is read by the officer's gun in seconds, and you cannot slow down fast enough. Your only hope, if you are the target, is to electronically jam the gun before it calculates your speed.
This gun must be used when stationary, out the side window of a patrol vehicle, while sitting on a motorcycle, just standing by roadway, atop overpasses, or other sneaky spot.

I have seen Laser being used in three diffferent locations on my daily commute to work, so I figure that the price of the system will be offset by money saved in tickets and increased insurance costs. :dollar
If you live where detectors are legal, but laser jammers are not, you will have to purchase the jammer through an online dealer. If both are illegal, you will have to use a stealth car detector and/or the TPX jammer can also be a stand alone Laser system, that is stealthly.

More info is available on Radar Roy's website, YouTube, or the manufacturers site. The Jammer is made by Blinder, and modified by Adaptiv Tech to be motorcycle friendly and waterproof.
I chose to install both LED visual alert devices, so I would have a bigger light show when I get hit by Laser. Only one is necessary, since the Jammer will fully integrate with the TPX detector.

Enjoy the pics.
 

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I got pulled over by a CHiP, a California Highway Patrol motorcycle officer, couple of weeks ago. I blasted by him while he was finishing up giving a cager a speeding ticket.

My fault, I wasn't paying enough attention, I saw him too late, traffic was blocking the view, also didn't think he would catch up to me before I made the next exit... anyway, he must have hit 130mph to catch up. I was only doing 75 at the freeway off ramp when he did. Long story short: Talked my way out of another ticket. :fingr:

He saw my detector, it's legal here, but not the Laser Jammer, thank God he didn't look at the front of the bike. :bow

No- he didn't need radar to see I was speeding. We had a good chat about our bikes, his was a BMW , and they are going to get Kawi 14's as replacement bikes.
 

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The TPX uses a Blinder M27 jammer head, featured in the video.

Yes and no. It's harder to tell on a motorcycle since there is less reflective area to return a signal, so they will probably not assume it's being jammed. There are smarter guns out there now, that can detect jamming.

The TPX jammer has a time-out feature that stops jamming to allow the gun to obtain a reading. You need to slow down to a legal speed as soon as you detect the laser signal.
I have mine set to give maximum time before the time-out, since I could be going 150mph.
 

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I have not seen a laser used on me since I've installed the unit.
Not looking forward to the day it does happen.

I have gotten some laser false alarms on my detector, the jammer did not activate though. The second LED cluster tells me when the jammer activates.
These false alarms have all happened while heading directly into a bright, setting Sun. Maybe has something to do with that, and the plastic windscreen, I don't know, but not a real problem in my opinion.
 

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I bought the tpx system years ago minus the laser jammer , wanted to read more about it first ! so far I like the system , big buttons , water resistant , only problem I had was the mount , kept breaking and at 80 bucks each it gets expensive ! they redid the mount and so far no issues with the new style ! I also have the wireless helmet ear piece and have no problems hearing it in my scorpion helmet


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Once you've used detectors in a car or M/C, you feel naked without one. I bought extra window mounts for my Escort 8500 X50, and move it between my cars.
 

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No- he didn't need radar to see I was speeding. We had a good chat about our bikes, his was a BMW , and they are going to get Kawi 14's as replacement bikes.
yah lucky bugger... :secret:


those things are cool but are so 100% not cool with the POPO around these parts.!! not by a mile.!! :lol

timeOUT feature is pretty sneaky... well done. :thumbup

reminds me i gotta setup my radar mount as well... :(
 
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