My LEO friend and some of his buddies were running a Lidar trap with their Stalker today, so i decided to make a few passes on my bike. I knew the trap was ahead, but didn't know where. I was going the posted limit (25 mph) and my Vizalert started flashing red in my helmet. I got all excited and thought wow, my oold detector actually picks up laser! The lidar operator was so well hidden, I actually drove past him without seeing him. I was following my friends police bike and when he turned, I saw the other officer behind a tree in the shade. I told him that I had an alert about 500 feet away. He said he had trouble getting a lock on me cuz of the color of my bike and he had trouble focusing on me at a distance cuz of my bright headlights. I watched him tag cars and send the motorcycles after them.
Once the Sgt showed up, i figured I should take off so i didnt get the other guys in trouble.
The aftermarket windscreen on my bike is very dark and and very thick, so I thought it would blind my 8500 to laser, if it could pick it up at all. He did tell me that he had it aimed right at me though. I thought about taking pictures while at the scene, but thought they might get upset about it.
Here are pics of my setup though. I didn't have the Vizalert set at the time I took these pics.