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H.A.R.D. System or Radar Screamer

CoolDaddyGroove2011-03-29 06:18:45 +0000 #1
I can't decide between a light blinking in my helmet or a siren screaming from my dash when I encounter a radar trap.

The HARD system requires a battery pack and receiver to be velcro'd to my helmet (which i then have to remove if it starts raining. And I'm not so sure just a visual cue of radar will be enough to distinguish between X and K and Ka.

The Screamer involves more wiring inside my bike, and given the reviews, anyone riding within 100 feet of me will hear it (maybe not such a bad thing).
T-rex2011-03-29 06:34:42 +0000 #2
A BCSB vet who won't (gasp!) use the search button?

Lol.. just kdding.

I have a screamer. Wiring really wasn't that difficult, and pretty easy to hide. I chose it over the HARD system because:

1) I have multiple helmets

2) I didn't like the idea of my helmet lighting up at night and impairing my vision - even for a second.

The siren really isn't that loud - and has two settings. One quieter, one louder, neither that obtrusive.

Then again, maybe I've just gone deaf from the shorty GP pipe I have on my triple...
kerunt2011-03-29 06:51:18 +0000 #3
Screamer is te only way to go. I've got one and it's awesome. Easy to wire.
CHIA2011-03-29 07:10:50 +0000 #4
I'm getting one of these this year, simple plug & play...and yes, been discussed at length here before:

marcparnes.com/Visual_Alert.htm

www.advrider.com/for...=158727&d=1206645193
Stiffler's Mom2011-03-29 08:07:43 +0000 #5
screamer

1) it has low/high/off settings

2) low/high volumns are both first controlled by the volume of the radar's output. turn the radar down, the screamer is less loud at both settings

3) you don't need full power high setting to hear it go off.

The worry that everyone will hear it go off is a bit overblown.
CoolDaddyGroove2011-03-29 07:23:24 +0000 #6
Hey I searched, but honestly after reading/scanning for 10 minutes I just figured..........

So CHIA, you think that device woudl be visible during daylight?
CHIA2011-03-29 08:58:15 +0000 #7
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Originally Posted by CoolDaddyGroove

Hey I searched, but honestly after reading/scanning for 10 minutes I just figured..........

So CHIA, you think that device woudl be visible during daylight?

I have read a many reviews, and almost all say it's SUPER bright, so much so, that it's NOT to be used at night.

I was skeptical, but I know a couple people here have them, and have confirmed that when they go off, they catch your peripheral or regular vision instantly.

Obviously you have to be somewhat strategic with your mounting location, but they do sound like a very effective device.

To be fair, having the Strom, with more upright seating, and a taller windscreen, there may be an advantage to visibility.

The 2 people who I met, who had them, both had sportbikes though.

The obvious plus, instant installation, and portable, from bike to bike.

The obvious negative, they only work with select detectors.
silverD2011-03-29 08:20:31 +0000 #8
I've had a screamer for a number of years and could not be happier with it.

Having to string a wire from the detector to helmet, for me, is a deal breaker regardless of how good it works.

The link Chia provided seems to require wiring to the display.

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