Ok this is not going to be one of those "what should I get and which is better the v1 or the x50 posts". So I dont want the mindless flaming and drones of each detector coming out for this post. I said x50 AND v1.
I personally have tried both detectors (my friends) and like each for its own qualities, and of course I messed around with all my friends preferences on the detectors .
I am getting BOTH the V1 and the x50 for christmas (parents are getting me a blue x50, and I am buying myself a nice little v1 sometime soon for my own christmas gift.) So I will have both detectors again its not x50 vs v1. (I will be making some general assumptions about the x50 and the v1 from my experience...but again those arent there to insite a drone flaming war.)
Now the thing I came to ask is I was planning:
On running the X50 on my bike (Kawi Ninja). I say this because I dont need as much laser protection on the bike, but I also do not want the v1 falses. So I figure the x50 will fit the bill here.... I will have good radar detection obviously, pretty decent Laser (with Veil-treated front headlights and no front LP, not to mention the bike doesnt hit the thruway or many main roads often so laser isnt as big in rural areas) so the bike should be ok in that respect, and also fewer falses compared to the V1 (which from my experiences it has less). (I hate falses on the bike)... If you just so happen decide to slow down people are much more likely to run over the back of you on a bike then if you slowed down the same in a car. Cagers :roll:
I plan on running the V1 in the car solely for its hands down superior laser detection...(maybe a little for the arrows)..I travel the NYS thruway rather often w/the car and do not want to buy a jammer at this moment (so please dont suggest it). The NYST's are starting to switch moreso from Ka to laser when they are setting up traps on the thruway and other such main places. I have a red 1st generation Eagle Talon (Mitsibishi Eclipse) so it has pop-up headlights and has a relatively low profile. The only thing I could see that the Leo could really target with consistant readings (because I believe red is actually seen as rather dark/non reflective to the laser gun especially since the paint is 15years old and has lost some shimmer) would be my lisence plate. I was also planning on veil and lasershield for that. I also dont mind falses in the car as much from the v1 (espeically because the arrows can oftentimes help out in telling you wether its a false or not).
Now given the above do you feel that those are the best choices: V1 for the car, x50 for the bike. (I am going to have both...so again dont say one or the other and flame war the place), I just wanted to get the feeling you guys have on what should be the RD for each machine and do my ideas about why I picked each detector for each machine sound reasonable?
PS: Both would be hardwired.