Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Lexington, South Carolina, USA
We had some things like that in the military. Used to use them on chopper patrols to locate the NVA. They also use them in some of the wildlife departments in the civilian world to survey deer populations.
The thing is like Rudy says: Those suckers are fast!! The deer I hit about 7 years ago was just instantly there, I had time to only sit up straight, hang on and hit it square. I never went down, but it completely folded the front forks up under the bike. I honestly do not think I could have avoided it.
The thing is with the current designs even if they could be scaled down for use on small vehicles, they work on a certain cone angle of signal and reception. So a deer down in a ditch in some brush, would actually be out of the cone angle and not sensed. If it so chooses to run out in front of you when you are six feet from it...uh oh! For example at 1000 feet the sensor area signal is about 200 feet in diameter. At 100 feet the sensor receives only a 20 foot radius. Scaled down it would be smaller.
Sonar or air (radar) is also subject to objects between the organic object sensed (deer or human) and the signal is blocked. Some sound systems can penetrate objects even solid rock, but their signal length is not very far, maybe 25 feet.
Also more than just sensing deer it would also sense all humans riding in a car. So if rigged to an audible signal, beep, it would be beeping all the time.
So that is the challenge, how to increase the cone angles to work on a spread area, and how to separate humans, deer, and objects and only have an audible signal for a deer.
Anyone smart enough to accomplish this would be rich, I suppose just about every biker would buy one.
The 1800 is my bike. The very best motorcycle ever made. I was enthralled with my first test ride on this machine. It is a great bike. A crotch rocket with storage bags.............As for oil I use the slick kind, and I like round tires, but as of late I have found square ones work best on the rear. Pirelli Eufori 195/55/16 @ 32 PSI