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    Longsnowsm
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    Default Cruisader questions

    I have been watching to see if any reviews popped up for the Cruisader. I read what Radar Roy posted on his own testing on his Harley. Can anyone tell me more about this detector? Roy do you still have this on your Harley or did you go back to the Escort once you tested it? I will be getting a new bike this spring and plan to put my Blinder on it, and would love to have a more integrated solution for my radar detection package(something that I don't have to keep putting on and taking off the bike). Thoughts?

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    What bike are you getting. Just got back from the Toronto Motorcycle show. Still drooling

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    Well it is going to sound strange, but I am an older gummer so I am going from my Concours to a 650 Burgman Executive. I was going to buy a Goldwing when I stumbled on this bike. I was actually over sitting on the Goldwings and sizing one up and ready to buy one when I saw a Burgman. So I placed an order for the new 06 Executive. I am looking for something more laid back(easier on my knees and back), and not to mention pretty stealth. Who in the heck is going to be looking for a guy on a mega scooter to be speeding? Nobody! Exactly! It is gonna be fun, and should be easy to make comfortable for all day touring. It is pretty quick and able to do 3 digit speeds. It is light weight, low center of gravity, fairly narrow compared to a full blown Luxury Touring bike. I am going to put my Blinder on it, and set it up for my radar and GPS needs. Should be a fun project this spring. My bike will be charcoal gray.

    Now if that ***beep*** dealer would get my bike I would be a lot happier. All this waiting is killing me.

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    The hybrid scoots look very cool and they'll set you back alot less than a new Wing.

    You'll probably be the only jammer equipped Burgman in North America and you can always tell the judge "but its a scooter and they dont go that fast. "

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    I wasn't as much concerned about the cost of the GW. I was more interested in the comfort combined with light weight in the Burgman. I figure with the huge trunk under the seat and I add a Givi topcase I should have all the space I need to haul my stuff around or take it on the road. I think it should be a good touring bike. If only manufacturers would build a mini GW like bike. I don't really need 1800cc's or 838lbs dry weight in a bike. I do want all the creature comforts, but not the heft and oversize bike. I have already done the bigger, and bigger bike thing. Now I am looking for smaller with more comfort.

    Your right though I might be one of the few to actually stealth out a Burgman. I already have all my countermeasures ready to go. Just need the bike. It is a unique idea and I am looking forward to the fun.

    Spankyaf, You thinking about getting a new bike this year?

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    I'd like to get onto the Adventure Tour bandwagon. The BMW1200gs is a beaut but my budget is more Vstrom 650.

    I need to spring for some counter measure for the FJR (Bel STI + jammer) whenever they come out.

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    from all i've heard it's a decent detector. problems with it is that the buttons are small and hard to operate if you wear gloves and installation is a pain in the neck if you're not mounting it on a traditional handlebar. it's hard to hear the alarm with it goes off and their version of the hard system has a short stem so it's harder to get the indicator light to where you want it.

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    Well I was thinking that it might be hard to find a place to install the unit. I won't have an easy place to put it in the dash or on the dash for that matter. I like the idea of the remote front and rear sensors, but the design of the main unit is a problem. The handlebars on my new bike will have a plastic surround so unless I am going to mod the heck out of the bar setup I don't know were I would put this unit.

    Maybe the answer is to get a the high end Escort with the remote sensors, and just buy or build a sealed waterproof box to house the main unit in.
    I like the Whistler because it was made for a bike so I assume water tight. The Escort wouldn't be water tight, which means more compromises and mods.

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    that radar box is ugly! i wouldn't use it on my bike.

 

 

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