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post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old 04-14-2016, 05:49 AM
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Yep, Mitch is right. In a car or bike put your phone away while you are driving.

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post #12 of 21 (permalink) Old 04-16-2016, 09:40 AM
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regarding auxilliary lighting, I have a 2011 650 that I put a reproduction LED taillight fro a 1950 Pontiac in the indentation of the passenger backrest. Bought it from Speedway hot rod shop looks like it was made to be there. O ly connected it it to lights. Not connected to run signals. Works great, looks good. Would post pic if I knew how.
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The car looks totaled, but the bike looks to be repairable.
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post #14 of 21 (permalink) Old 04-22-2016, 04:21 PM
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Modulating stop light

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Good post, a reminder to watch that rear. That being said I would like to hear what others have done to light up the rear with additional taillights, stop lights etc. Lets hear your ideas.
I have exactly what you are looking for. It is a modulating LED stoplight that fits in the recess in place of your rear reflector. It is so bright you can see it a 1/4 mile away in broad daylight! At night it's dazzling. The part number is 3510 Low profile LED head. It's made by ECCO. Make sure you order the red one. Their phone is 800-635-5900. When installed it looks just like it came with the bike not an add-on. I found it at a store that sells to ambulance fire and police cars.

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post #15 of 21 (permalink) Old 04-23-2016, 10:43 PM
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I too was hit from the rear. I had to ride nearly nine miles back home and almost passed out in my garage. $2400+ damage to my 1994 Helix back in 2002 (10/1/2002 to be exact). As for being better seen I had (at the time):
* the installed running/brake light (r/bl),
* one 24LED r/bl AND
* two 3"round blue dot, Harley Davidson 3" r/bl
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There's a reason why the back of my burgman looks like a Christmas tree.
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Kiwi Dave side case racks with Givi E21 cases and Admore universal bi-color side case kit.
Clearview XL, tinted and vented windshield. Pyramid Plastics Extenda Fenda. Kaoko throttle lock. Bestbackrests.com backrest. Airhawk 2.
Admore large tinted smt led light bar. RAM GPS mount for Tomtom XXL. Oznium turn signal reminders. Stebel Air Horn. OPT7 Fluxbeam LED headlight bulbs. K&N Air Filter.
Dryspec Tool Tube mounted on left side case rack. Denali DM Micro Lights mounted on the front fender.
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I don't use extra lights but in traffic on a motorcycle to watch what is behind you as in front. Blipping the stock rear brake lights should be enough, but sometimes not!
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Please do not delude yourselves that lighting your bike up like a Christmas tree will ensure motorists will see you.

Remember this - they only see you IF they are looking at you........and then that's only a maybe.
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Please do not delude yourselves that lighting your bike up like a Christmas tree will ensure motorists will see you.

Remember this - they only see you IF they are looking at you........and then that's only a maybe.


Extra lights don't hurt, especially when they modulate.

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Givi V46 Tech top case with Givi quick release brake light kit, backrest and interior lighting kit, with an Admore tail/brake light.
Admore Bark Buster running/turn signal LED strips on front faring.
Kiwi Dave side case racks with Givi E21 cases and Admore universal bi-color side case kit.
Clearview XL, tinted and vented windshield. Pyramid Plastics Extenda Fenda. Kaoko throttle lock. Bestbackrests.com backrest. Airhawk 2.
Admore large tinted smt led light bar. RAM GPS mount for Tomtom XXL. Oznium turn signal reminders. Stebel Air Horn. OPT7 Fluxbeam LED headlight bulbs. K&N Air Filter.
Dryspec Tool Tube mounted on left side case rack. Denali DM Micro Lights mounted on the front fender.
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In 61 years of riding I have been hit twice. Both times I was stopped at a red light.
I do make an effort to sit between lanes at traffic lights. I don't like to go all the way to the front since you have to take off quickly then & that leaves you open to someone running a red light. Being able to filter between lanes is one of the few advantages of living in the Demokratik People's Republik of Kalifornia.
I am a bit curious about the purpose of checking your mirrors. What good does it do to look at my shoulders? It would be nice to have a rearview camera but I suspect the sun would make viewing a screen difficult. I know it does for a GPS.
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