I used to use one, also, but it became a big PITA, so I left it at home and never looked back.
A buddy of mine got pulled over on his bike for doing 10 over and was informed that if he didn't have the radar detector on it, he would have only gotten a warning, but with the detector, he ended up with a ticket.
I just try to keep it less than 20 over, and closer to 10-15 over, and haven't had an issue since 1989 (knock on wood), even though I drive and ride more than 40K miles a year.
Several years ago, I had a FZR600 and a BMW R65. With the FZR, I'd have a cop behind me within 10 miles of leaving home, even though I was riding the speed limit, while on my BMW twin, with bags, I was just another old fart on a BMW, even though I was riding 20-25 over.. Nobody paid attention to it because it didn't LOOK fast..
Don't get stupid, keep your eyes open, and don't LOOK fast, and you'll pass through most times without them looking at you..