OlHoss, I was thinking about trying to get this working for additional lighting on the back of the bike. Taking (1) 9" strip and pairing it up with each blinker. Maybe even replacing the original signals. I was thinking about somehow stretching it out to the saddlebags. Don't have all the details yet. Just a thought at this moment.
Anything to get more light at the back is a good thing IMHO. If/when I get some hard bags to hang some lights on, they will be LEDs of some sort.
About May of 2008 when I bought my bike, the Princess Auto surplus section had some adhesive strips of 6 or 8 LEDs for the back of a helmet, that were powered by 3 little button batteries, IIRC. There was a transmitter which you spliced into the brake light wire running under the seat, that signalled the LEDs to come on when the brakes were applied. A sort of High Mount brake light.
They had hundreds of them for about 2 bucks apiece. I tried a couple of them, but I only got them to blink once or twice, and they died. The replacement batteries cost several times what I paid for the lights, so I just returned the LED strips. I like the concept though.
The high visibility of extra lights, reflectors, bright colored clothing, helmet and machine are all a good idea, and will probably attract the attention of 75 to 90% of the other riders and drivers on the road. However the only protection we have for the last 10 to 25% who are on the phone, tuning in the radio, eating, putting on makeup, can`t see through an old cracked, sandblasted windshield or are drunk or stoned, etc., is to be aware, keep your head on a swivel and have an escape route planned and the skill to use it.
1991 VN 750 -"Cosmic Lady
" or "Bad Girl
Purchased May 16, 2008
Approx.19,300km (12,000 miles)
Fiamm Freeway Blaster horns
F&S luggage rack and engine guard
Kury Offset Hiway pegs
July 13, 2016, Riding on the DARKSIDE now, Classic Radial 165/80-15
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