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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 09-25-2013, 06:43 PM Thread Starter
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I ordered these lights a week ago and received them yesterday. Installed them last night and they look sharp. The pictures do not reflect the real lumen power somehow, but they are quite visible , even at a 45 degree angle. I feel like they do add presence on the road.
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Theyre just accent lights though, arent they ?...I mean, they dont illuminate the road, yes/no ?....
Would take some work to do, but one could add an LED white lightstrip to the inside of the headlight housing...like a ring towards the outside....thats like $7 US.....



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Not sure how useful those are. Wait till its dark out, get a good 30 yards in front of the headlight and tell me if you can even see those.

My guess is your running lights and headlight are going to be 10 times more noticable.....

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If those are the bikevis bullets like I run while they don't light up the road they do make the bike much more visible. They are very strong for a small LED and yes, You can see them from 30 yards.

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If some dolt doesn't notice the big. honking headlight that should always be on when the bike is running, chances are the brighter yellow lights ain't going to grab their attention.

As those who went on the recent NJ/PA/NY can attest, I like to wear a rather visible riding jacket that is about 80% day-glow chartreuse. Damn thing can be spotted from at least 1/2 mile away in day light. It is even brighter when hit with headlights at night. Yeah it's a little bit on the boy racer side. But I do notice that when I wear it, folks tend to notice me a lot easier than when I am wearing a carhart tan or black leather jacket. Just something to think about if you are concerned about being seen.
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yes, they are bikevis lights, I saw the thread here, well they are seen at 30 yards, I do not ride the bike at night unless I have to. I agree they will not replace a bright jacket but I figured that anything that make me more visible is a positive. So far those little lights do so, from a fair distance... And it was simple and fun to install.
hope everyone is enjoying our last few weeks or riding, up here the leaves are changing colour fast but temperature is still warm.
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Can't hurt to have brighter lights!
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Again I suggest the rotating yellow light on top of your helmet......

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And it's legal in just about all states.....

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I like to wear a rather visible riding jacket that is about 80% day-glow chartreuse
Yeah....when we stopped in Milford, I was gonna get a can of flat black and spray ya down, lol....

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Again I suggest the rotating yellow light on top of your helmet....
Jean's from Canada....Mounties would shoot his azz, lol.....

I should take a pic of my Harley light bar on...Jack saw me from 1/4 mile away today....on twisties....2x 40W halogen....plus a Silverstar bulb in the headlight.....I look like a tanning bed going down the road with the high beams on, lol....



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Hey, I'm all for safety and try to have plenty of lights for the 4-wheelers to see but I just can't bring myself to wear one of those florescent yellow or white jackets. Call me stupid if you wish, the ladies call me good lookin' on the bike and that's good enough for me!

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