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Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chandler, Arizona
All radar and laser speed devices do work on motorcycles. But, it is not totally accurate, and operator error will make it more inaccurate. Radar can be made more accurate than it is, believe it or not, when they clock the speed of a baseball in a major league game, they try a lot harder to get it right than the cops do.
I have worked for the City of Chandler for 34 years, know a number of cops, and they explained it to me. Because of the error inherent in radar and laser systems, they set the speed at which they will stop you several MPH above the speed limit. A good estimate from the cops themselves however, is that only about 70% of those ticketed for speeding by the use of radar are actually guilty.
As for just how sensitive radar is, I can tell you that a person on a bicycle will trip the "photo radar" vans they set up along the streets. I've done it. Jerry.
I am a motorcyclist, NOT a biker.
1997 Vulcan 750, purchased about a week ago
2006 Sportster 1200 Low
2013 Royal Enfield Bullet 500, converted to carb
2001 Yamaha XT225, heavily modified
2004 Honda Rebel 250
1979 Vespa P200E
2002 Vulcan 750 parts bike
1994 Yamaha XT225 parts bike