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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-26-2019, 08:38 PM Thread Starter
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Added some reflective tape to helmet and to the sides of my crashbars, hoping to make me alot more visible on the rare occasion I ride at night. This works pretty well in dark room, hoping it works equally well on the street at night! It may be a little hard to see but the pictures of the helmet front and back look really bright in the dark room with light shining on it . I'm assuming the tape I put on the crash bars will be equally as bright to oncoming vehicles. This is the same reflective tape that many police and emergency vehicles use. And if I dont like it, peel it off....simple.😀
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its a good idea...can never be visible enough especially if you do a lot of nite riding. Always keep a red reflective on the back of my helmets. Amazing how many people have told me they notice it from far behind me.

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nice. I got behind a guy early in the morning before the sun was up and when my head lights hit the tape, his bike and the back of his jacket and helmet lit up. Maybe I should get some reflective tape... I wear a lot of white and have a light colored bike. I love the look of black motorcycles but they disappear in traffic and especially at night.


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Funny you should say that you disappear at night .... you're right. I was riding with my son and made him wear all the protective high visibility gear. I wasnt wearing anything high-visibility just my normal jeans and a long-sleeve maroon t-shirt. He told me he couldn't see anything but my tail light and my running lights in the back. I should follow my own advice to him. I plan to from now on, cant be toooooo visible!
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my running lights when i had the c50:
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Nice, that will certainly light up the road.
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For a little bit more visibility I also did this modification. I move the stock rear turn signals level with the rear brake light and turn them into running lights. These blinkers were from Amazon called Chris Products, deuce Harley turn signals with a 3/4 inch stud adapter. Turned out real nice I think. This picture was taken with the rear fender off right after I had wired the lights. The license plate bolts are dual red and white LEDs. The white LEDs light up the license plate and the red LEDs face backwards and light up when you hit the brakes.
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my running lights when i had the c50:
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Reflective tape is a great idea. Safety first.
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Added some reflective tape to helmet and to the sides of my crashbars, hoping to make me alot more visible on the rare occasion I ride at night. This works pretty well in dark room, hoping it works equally well on the street at night! It may be a little hard to see but the pictures of the helmet front and back look really bright in the dark room with light shining on it . I'm assuming the tape I put on the crash bars will be equally as bright to oncoming vehicles. This is the same reflective tape that many police and emergency vehicles use. And if I dont like it, peel it off....simple.😀
I did a similar thing with my helmet, but put stripes along the side of the helmet. I rode in a helite hi viz airbag vest: plenty of reflective material to go around. Moded rear turn signal to have running/turn signals and added Denali aux lights and switchback LEDs for the front running lights. The last thing to do is to add "neon" lights...

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