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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-19-2008, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
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There seems to be a significant number of us that are interested in improving our night visibility but would prefer to keep our bike looking stock whether for aesthetic reasons or potential resale value. As a representative of the over 50 crowd or simply those who would prefer not to customize their bikes but do want to improve visibility I would ask StreetGlo to consider developing a kit that could be applied on areas of black plastic or metal surfaces rather than the painted finish. One of the weakest areas of night visiblility is from the side and there is certainly plenty of space to apply die cut super black reflective material that would fit the plastic contours without looking like someone gone crazy with black electrician tape. In the day time the bike would still look totally stock but at night it would glow bright white...Food for thought, just my suggestion but I would be interested if any other people feel the same....Nothing against flames or rockets or custom pin striping but they are just not my thing....I would prefer a stealth mode, different strokes for different folks...

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There seems to be a significant number of us that are interested in improving our night visibility but would prefer to keep our bike looking stock whether for aesthetic reasons or potential resale value. As a representative of the over 50 crowd or simply those who would prefer not to customize their bikes but do want to improve visibility I would ask StreetGlo to consider developing a kit that could be applied on areas of black plastic or metal surfaces rather than the painted finish. One of the weakest areas of night visiblility is from the side and there is certainly plenty of space to apply die cut super black reflective material that would fit the plastic contours without looking like someone gone crazy with black electrician tape. In the day time the bike would still look totally stock but at night it would glow bright white...Food for thought, just my suggestion but I would be interested if any other people feel the same....Nothing against flames or rockets or custom pin striping but they are just not my thing....I would prefer a stealth mode, different strokes for different folks...
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+2 Here here, great suggestion.

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I'm with you...great idea
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Like this, or something different, more subtle?


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Did you achieve this effect with the reflective tape that you can buy on E-Bay or some other method? I plan on doing a lot of night driving soon and need more viability also.

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Did you achieve this effect with the reflective tape that you can buy on E-Bay or some other method? I plan on doing a lot of night driving soon and need more viability also.
Like everyone else who posted on the thread so far, I didn't want the effect of the Pontiac Firebird "Screaming Eagle" on my Burgman. I wanted something that worked, but wasn't loud.

I bought the pin-stripe width tape from Streetglo (and used the BurgmanUSA member discount!). The tape is black in the daytime, and on the dark blue 07 Burgman, it hardly shows in the daylight. If you catch it in the light just right, it does show in the daytime, but I've had to point it out usually to people I'm showing the bike to. They have all thought it was factory pin-striping.

The larger reflective tape you see was purchased on eBay. The last time I looked, it appeared like there was two styles of "black". One showed up as gray at night, the other showed up as white at night. The latter is what I bought.

There are several pictures on the Gallery that will show you various views of the bike. Here's the link...
http://burgmanusa.com/gallery/Daboo/Reflective+Tape/

Here are two daytime pictures.
This one is just taken with the normal sunlight.


This one is taken with the flash which makes the reflective tape show up.


I thought it was kind of fun to see the effect of the flash in the daylight.

BTW, while it is time consuming to take off, you can get the tape off later with a hair dryer.

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And the pinstrip width was?
Want to put it along outer outline for greater visability. Superblack on grey/silver Burgman 400 '06.
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