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Old 05-11-2014, 10:53 AM   #1
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Tips for being more visible

They can't avoid you if they can't see you. Some good ideas at the link.
http://www.motorcycle.com/top10/top-...otorcycle.html
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Old 05-20-2014, 07:28 PM   #2
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The guy I bought my scooter from did one better. He taped the entire scooter in blue 3M reflective tape. I have had several drivers go out of their way to pull along side just to ask what kind of paint makes the bike so visible a mile away.

He did the same to the helmet.
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Old 05-20-2014, 07:45 PM   #3
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I have considered adding a pulsator to my lights. I don't know how it affects bulb life.
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Old 05-20-2014, 09:20 PM   #4
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Hi
I like and use Hi vis gear when riding
http://www.aerostich.com/hi-viz-advantages-2
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Old 05-20-2014, 11:33 PM   #5
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My eyes, my eyes!!! LOL

Bright, but visible... Just don't drink too much caffeine while wearing...
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Old 05-21-2014, 09:24 AM   #6
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I'm not sure if these are a safety item, but if I can be seen better at night, then it seems a pretty cheap addition.

http://www.dx.com/p/tyre-wheel-valve...-x-ag10-100268

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Old 05-21-2014, 09:34 AM   #7
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I'm not sure if these are a safety item, but if I can be seen better at night, then it seems a pretty cheap addition.

http://www.dx.com/p/tyre-wheel-valve...-x-ag10-100268

Sorry if it's been posted before.
Hi
Outstanding
That would be a fine addition for any motorbike
Thanks ever so much for sharing the link with us
Take care and ride safely dearest friend
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Old 05-21-2014, 11:53 AM   #8
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I have considered adding a pulsator to my lights. I don't know how it affects bulb life.

I have this and generally am very happy with it. I've not had to replace my bulb yet, although for them to work the lights need to be on "bright" at all times. It does not work at night.

I've been told to only use them when approaching intersections or on the highways. They can be distracting to other drivers (that's sort of the point) but can also cause seizures in some people. Plus I've had drivers behind me with them on the flashing in the mirrors can be maddening.

http://2smallerwheels.blogspot.com/2...e-that-is.html
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http://api.viglink.com/api/click?for...-x-ag10-100268
I like the valve lights (especially for the price) but my scoot has 90 degree stems. The valve lights would be visible only from 1 side. Maybe I could rotate one of the stems so that I could have one valve light on each side of the scoot.
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Old 05-23-2014, 09:21 AM   #10
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One thing that was mentioned was reflective gear. But I'm going to mention something else as well.

REFLECTIVE TAPE

You can get it in the color of your bike and it should blend in till light shines on it. It then reflects the light back.

http://www.3m.com/product/informatio...tive-Tape.html
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Old 05-23-2014, 09:53 AM   #11
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Hey Houndguy,
funny you posted about reflective tape as I just bought a pile of stuff at http://www.streetglo.net
I found some black reflective tape thats for black surfaced areas. They say, you dont really see it untill light hits it at night.
I'm riding down to Hickory for the 2014 CON wekend, and really have nothing for night reflectince at all.
So I got some helmet reflectors, and pinstripping for the sides and what not. I'm not very creative but I'll get something on it, to be seen better.
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I wear a high viz vest, that was given to me by a neighbor.....Guess maybe his Harley pals refused to ride with him when he wore it.

It does help some, but nothing will help to get you noticed by the jerks with both thumbs, and both eyes on their freakin phones.
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I put reflective tape on the back of my helmet. My tail light is mounted pretty low, so I am afraid it may not be seen during my morning commute, before sunrise.
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I was getting tired of cars pulling out on me so I got the bike vis bullets for $75 and great investment cause cars see me much better from the sides. They are angled slightly out. I also borrowed the motorcycle safety "Triangle" disconnecting the stock headlight and replacing it with a 5" 18W LED headlamp then putting 2" 3W spot lights below. Having a triangle of lights is supposed to help drivers judge speed/distance and it appears to work. No power drains on standard battery. The Bullets aren't that bright and don't flicker to the point of bothering drivers(ie seizures) and I don't feel the headlamp is blinding but my safety is paramont. I also always wear either a very comfortable yellow vis vest or a bright yellow FirstGear jacket that I absolutely love!


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