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1Back to top Go down    Today's Motorbike Safety Lesson is.... on Wed Sep 21, 2011 4:28 pm

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Watch out for motorbikes!?

    

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Garage your bike!

That is messed up right there...

    

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omg ...!!!


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Wild stuff!! is it real??

    

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Good vid TWB...thanks for sharing!



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Good vid, TWB. It is becoming common practice here for MC to ride with the high beam on in daylight. This is much easier to see than dipped headligt, but does annoy some motorists. The annoyed usually flash their own lights, at which time you can dip your own and switch back to high when you have passed. Naturally, you should dip the light on convoy drivin or folloing behind someone without any intention of passing - just common courtesy.

Most motorists have recognized the reason for this behaviour - and accepted it.

Obviously this does not apply at night.

Unfortunately, the fashion seems to be towards black MC's, black clothing and helmets for riders and black clothing for pedestrians. It may be cool, but not bery visible - and in my view boring as hell.

    

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I've found that if a bike is coming towards you (daytime) with its headlight on high beam, it is difficult to work out how far away the bike is and the speed it is travelling.


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@blakey wrote:I've found that if a bike is coming towards you (daytime) with its headlight on high beam, it is difficult to work out how far away the bike is and the speed it is travelling.

Very good point, I hadn't thought of.

Question then becomes which is the more important aspect: Being noticed with difficulty in judging speed and distance or not being seen at all??

I guess I am still leaning to preferring the first.

    

10Back to top Go down    Re: Today's Motorbike Safety Lesson is.... on Sat Oct 22, 2011 7:42 am

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driving lamps help get noticed ....dont ask me how i know .... all the time i wish i had them on before..... sighs ...i too am a car driver ...and nothing peeves me more than folks driving on high beam towards you .


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11Back to top Go down    Re: Today's Motorbike Safety Lesson is.... on Sat Oct 22, 2011 6:15 pm

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I was thinking of this very subject of safety lighting yesterday, great minds think alike. I found this mod on a google search and I'm thinking of doing it. Basically you replace the parking light strip with a hi viz led strip....



The wesite for the full description of how it's done is...

http://www.bikevis.com/forum/index.php?topic=352.msg886#msg886

and the leds are available on that site aswell priced at about 23 sterling for 2 strips which maybe a bit pricey but cheap LED's are a real false economy (ask me how I know:roll: )

If I do It I'll post up some picks.

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"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page." - St. Augustine from 1600 years ago & still true!

Bike: K100LT 1988. 0172363. AKA the Bullion Brick! Mods: k1100 screen and stands.
K1: 1990. 6374189. Custom Stealth Black paint.
    

12Back to top Go down    Re: Today's Motorbike Safety Lesson is.... on Sat Oct 22, 2011 9:46 pm

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I have been trying to source some red leds in the right size to fit into the vacant part of the tail light lens for extra brake lights. the only ones I can find are about $70 and I am not paying that much.


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13Back to top Go down    Re: Today's Motorbike Safety Lesson is.... on Sun Oct 23, 2011 6:53 am

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Cool

Nice one 88KE that was just what I was planning to do thanks for the info, hope to do it myself this winter.

Those lights look good charlie yet another great idea.

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14Back to top Go down    Re: Today's Motorbike Safety Lesson is.... on Sun Oct 23, 2011 5:31 pm

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Just nuts!!

    

15Back to top Go down    Re: Today's Motorbike Safety Lesson is.... on Sun Oct 23, 2011 5:57 pm

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verry nice 88 ...looks a winner to me


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16Back to top Go down    Re: Today's Motorbike Safety Lesson is.... on Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:06 pm

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@charlie99 wrote:driving lamps help get noticed ....dont ask me how i know .... all the time i wish i had them on before..... sighs ...i too am a car driver ...and nothing peeves me more than folks driving on high beam towards you .
Agreed. I get noticed much more since putting on my daytime driving lights than any other visibility mod -- neon green jacket, high mount braking light, LED parking light, 60/55 headlight.

K-freak wrote:I have been trying to source some red leds in the right size to fit into the vacant part of the tail light lens for extra brake lights. the only ones I can find are about $70 and I am not paying that much.
I built my own rear LED circuits to fill those vacant parts of the brake lens. It was easy. I used LED strips, like this:

Flexible SMD Light strip

Each strip consists of groups of 3 LEDS. This stip can be cut with scissors into any length you want. I created a circuit card of perf board with 9 LEDs (3x3) and wired them in parallel. I used silicone seal to fix the boards in place and wired them into the running lights. It works a treat and cost me only $10 CDN in parts and 2 hours of assembly time. I can post pictures when I have them available


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17Back to top Go down    Re: Today's Motorbike Safety Lesson is.... on Tue Oct 25, 2011 4:04 am

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read my mind about the extra brake lights rob


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18Back to top Go down    Re: Today's Motorbike Safety Lesson is.... on Tue Oct 25, 2011 6:34 am

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High mount Brake light seems like a great Mod, Romack. Any Pics?

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Bike: K100LT 1988. 0172363. AKA the Bullion Brick! Mods: k1100 screen and stands.
K1: 1990. 6374189. Custom Stealth Black paint.
    

19Back to top Go down    Re: Today's Motorbike Safety Lesson is.... on Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:47 am

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Here is a link to the writeup in the Tutorial section:
Adding a Centre High Mount Stop Lamp (CHMSL) to the 22L Top Case


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