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Anyone using the TPX laser jammer?
« on: September 25, 2013, 04:36:51 am »
I just bought the TPX 2.0 radar/laser detector, arrived today!  :)

http://www.adaptivtechnologies.com/adaptiv_store/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=180


I'm thinking about adding their laser jammer, anyone using this and have any feedback?  ???

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Re: Anyone using the TPX laser jammer?
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2013, 01:28:44 pm »
Holy rat farts Batman, you're gonna stick $800 into radar equipment?

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Re: Anyone using the TPX laser jammer?
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2013, 01:39:19 pm »
     Come on now. We're talking about Jay here. He's my hero when it comes to this stuff. But when you think about it. If it prevents one 20+MPH over the speed limit inconvenience. It's probably worth it when you factor in the time, trouble, actual final cost of the performance award or what you deal it down to (if possible), and then insurance premium possible increase.  Yes expensive, but probably worth it if you tend to exceed the speed limit. And lets face the facts. It's not hard to do on pretty much any motorcycle. Let alone these 100+ HP rocket ships of today.   ;)

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Re: Anyone using the TPX laser jammer?
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2013, 01:47:55 pm »
Oh ya, go ahead and justify it for him Capn'n, and that is exactly what he will be telling Liz (wife).  :rotflmao:

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Re: Anyone using the TPX laser jammer?
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2013, 02:27:43 pm »
But Gumby, he NEEEEEDS it!

Jay, I have zero experience with the jammer, but you just go right on ahead and lead us into... well, whatever.   :)) 




Jeez you guys.  You're gonna give him a complex or sumpin.  I just can't wait to see what's going on that thing next.  :beerchug:

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Re: Anyone using the TPX laser jammer?
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2013, 03:11:48 pm »
I know it's not cheap, but my thoughts were in line with what the Cap'n said. If if saves you once from a big ticket it pretty much pays for itself, any other future saves you come out ahead... kinda like tip over protection.  ;) ???


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Re: Anyone using the TPX laser jammer?
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2013, 04:54:05 pm »
Well I guess once again I get to be the guinea pig it seems, I just ordered it, supposed to arrive tomorrow...  >:D


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Re: Anyone using the TPX laser jammer?
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2013, 05:08:09 pm »
I believe I know a certain rider from the SE that has this setup, but I will let him chime in if he wants to. I think he tested it a bit at National in Idaho.
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Re: Anyone using the TPX laser jammer?
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2013, 05:56:10 pm »
Yep, Bob's thoughts are pretty much in line with my own on this and remember, you are riding a bike that 1) has more power than his and 2) has more gears than his so your risk is even greater.

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But see my post on the other forum about the jammer. Be careful or they can cause more overall damage than they prevent. I am not saying not to do it (I do not tell others what to do / not to do), and I am not saying it is a bad idea, and I am especially not saying they do not work 'cause they absolutely do work but should a LEO see one o' dem and recognize what it is, he / she may give you.... extra time and attention.

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I know it's not cheap, but my thoughts were in line with what the Cap'n said. If if saves you once from a big ticket it pretty much pays for itself, any other future saves you come out ahead... kinda like tip over protection.  ;) ???
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Re: Anyone using the TPX laser jammer?
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2013, 06:40:52 pm »

Be careful or they can cause more overall damage than they prevent. I am not saying not to do it (I do not tell others what to do / not to do), and I am not saying it is a bad idea, and I am especially not saying they do not work 'cause they absolutely do work but should a LEO see one o' dem and recognize what it is, he / she may give you.... extra time and attention.

Brian


Yep, I hear ya Brian, and that's a valid point. But I think I like my chances better having a conversation with the LEO if I did get pulled over vs them having hard evidence in hand like a validated laser reading...  ???


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Re: Anyone using the TPX laser jammer?
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2013, 06:43:44 pm »
Yep, Bob's thoughts are pretty much in line with my own on this and remember, you are riding a bike that 1) has more power than his and 2) has more gears than his so your risk is even greater.

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Re: Anyone using the TPX laser jammer?
« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2013, 08:02:40 pm »
I just bought the TPX 2.0 radar/laser detector, arrived today!  :)
/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=180[/url]
I'm thinking about adding their laser jammer, anyone using this and have any feedback?  ???

I don't have a laser jammer, but I can tell you that without one, a laser detector is nearly useless if the laser gun is pointed at you.  The only time I have found mine to be useful is when the laser gun is pointed at a vehicle in front of you, in which case you have time to react before it's pointed at you.

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Re: Anyone using the TPX laser jammer?
« Reply #12 on: September 26, 2013, 01:29:24 am »

I don't have a laser jammer, but I can tell you that without one, a laser detector is nearly useless if the laser gun is pointed at you. 

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Re: Anyone using the TPX laser jammer?
« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2013, 03:19:13 am »
I would love one of those. But I have a family to feed....
I was pulled over a couple of weeks ago for 40KPH over. Here, they can take the bike away for a week for that. Along with the fine, impound charges, towing, it can add up to a hefty bill. The officer let me off because the limit changed and he could tell I just didn't see the sign (which is true).
The point is, he did not use radar or laser. He followed me in an unmarked car with his radar off. Otherwise my detector would have gone off.

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Re: Anyone using the TPX laser jammer?
« Reply #14 on: September 26, 2013, 03:36:42 am »
At the expense of being laughed out of this thread, I have a thought....instead of riding to the point of needing a jammer, why not just ride a shade slower? Yeh, yeh I know, but I really hate tickets.      ???
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Re: Anyone using the TPX laser jammer?
« Reply #15 on: September 26, 2013, 03:49:24 am »
At the expense of being laughed out of this thread, I have a thought....instead of riding to the point of needing a jammer, why not just ride a shade slower? Yeh, yeh I know, but I really hate tickets.      ???
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Re: Anyone using the TPX laser jammer?
« Reply #16 on: September 26, 2013, 10:47:14 am »
At the expense of being laughed out of this thread, I have a thought....instead of riding to the point of needing a jammer, why not just ride a shade slower? Yeh, yeh I know, but I really hate tickets.      ???

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Re: Anyone using the TPX laser jammer?
« Reply #17 on: September 26, 2013, 10:04:49 pm »
Well, I seem to be on a roll lately with the FAILS...  >:(

The jammer arrived this morning, went in for install and it's not gonna fit for my bike, the forward mounting sensor that mounts under the nose of the bike it won't leave enough room for clearance between the sensor and the front fender.  :(

In talking with TPX on the phone today it sounds like it's because I had my bike lowered 1", and therefor when my forks compress it will hit my front fender...

I'm bummed and now am back to feeling ticket vulnerable...  :'(


I did get the new TPX 2.0 radar/laser detector all hard wired up though, pretty slick unit, so the day is not totally ruined..  :great: ;D

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Re: Anyone using the TPX laser jammer?
« Reply #18 on: September 27, 2013, 12:07:13 am »
Jay,
Kawi is replacing my shock. Dealer ordered it already so I can do it all in one service visit. Since my bike isn't lowered why don't you just send me the leftover jammer parts. I am pretty sure I can find a use for them!
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Re: Anyone using the TPX laser jammer?
« Reply #19 on: September 27, 2013, 01:33:36 am »
Jay,
Kawi is replacing my shock. Dealer ordered it already so I can do it all in one service visit. Since my bike isn't lowered why don't you just send me the leftover jammer parts. I am pretty sure I can find a use for them!
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I didn't have to pay for em cause it wouldn't work, they'll most likely be shipping them back to the supplier, sorry bro.

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Re: Anyone using the TPX laser jammer?
« Reply #20 on: September 27, 2013, 02:41:58 am »
I just bought the TPX 2.0 radar/laser detector, arrived today!  :)
/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=180[/url]
I'm thinking about adding their laser jammer, anyone using this and have any feedback?  ???

I don't have a laser jammer, but I can tell you that without one, a laser detector is nearly useless if the laser gun is pointed at you.  The only time I have found mine to be useful is when the laser gun is pointed at a vehicle in front of you, in which case you have time to react before it's pointed at you.

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Re: Anyone using the TPX laser jammer?
« Reply #21 on: September 27, 2013, 02:58:07 am »
In talking with TPX on the phone today it sounds like it's because I had my bike lowered 1", and therefor when my forks compress it will hit my front fender...

What exactly is lowered 1 inch Jay?  Are the forks raised an inch in the triple clamps and is the rear modified also?  Is it possible for you to return the bike to its stock height and thus be able to use the jammer?  What are the dimensions of the jammer?  I'm about 5'8" and don't need to lower mine to be able to ride it comfortably.  How tall are you? 
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Re: Anyone using the TPX laser jammer?
« Reply #22 on: September 27, 2013, 04:17:45 am »
In talking with TPX on the phone today it sounds like it's because I had my bike lowered 1", and therefor when my forks compress it will hit my front fender...

What exactly is lowered 1 inch Jay?  Are the forks raised an inch in the triple clamps and is the rear modified also?  Is it possible for you to return the bike to its stock height and thus be able to use the jammer?  What are the dimensions of the jammer?  I'm about 5'8" and don't need to lower mine to be able to ride it comfortably.  How tall are you?

Hi Bud,
I just earlier this summer did the Muzzys 1" lowering link in the rear, and yes dropped the front by an 1" to match. I'm 5'8" as well and could also "get by" for the first couple years, but having mama on the back and me on tip toes (and sometimes just one toe given a slant on camber of pavement) convinced me to lower it an inch and it really is so much better for me/us with this 700 lb behemoth (1k lb with us and gear :o), I don't want to lose that at this point because it really is a much more confident 2up ride like it is now, at least for me...

I have about 2.75" gap from top of front fender to bottom of fairing nose, the front jammer sensor is about 1" mounted, so that only leaves me about 1.75" of play for my front Ohlins to compress before hitting, which is not enough for the way I ride, having that sensor smash down on my front fender under hard breaking would be no good...  :(


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Re: Anyone using the TPX laser jammer?
« Reply #23 on: September 27, 2013, 05:52:15 am »
If you are 5' 8", take your stock seat to a good upholstery guy, and have him shave the stock seat down to where the highest part of the bulge on the side of the seat is. Imagine the side of the seat is a parabolic shape (the bulge), shave the seat up to the highest point of the bulge.

what happens is, you lower yourself about 1 to 1.5 inch being able to flat foot much more comfortably, and you actually make the seat wider because you shave it down to its widest point. Now, you might lose a little bit on the cushioning of the stock, which as stock seats go, the Kawi is fairly comfortable.

I lowered mine with link; however, the seat shaving option is much more efficient. You get the flat-footing and keep the optimum handling of the machine.

Of course, none of these may apply to ZG's bike since that Kawi is tricked beyond the twilight zone. Those ohlins probably more than make up for the degradation of lowering kits.

ZG, I was really hoping you would send me that laser-crasher since my bike is no longer lowered...how about it kid?
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Re: Anyone using the TPX laser jammer?
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