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I don't know about you...
« on: September 15, 2020, 03:44:03 AM »
I feel safer when people behind me see my brake lights...
So I added two more...

And


Cheers...
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Re: I don't know about you...
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2020, 06:59:38 AM »
Of course yes.
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Re: I don't know about you...
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2020, 08:09:23 AM »
Great minds think alike ! ......




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Re: I don't know about you...
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2020, 06:38:31 PM »
Where did you get those, Alan?  The only thing that doesn't quite look right is the delay for the supplementary flashers...they seem to be slightly out of sync
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Re: I don't know about you...
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2020, 06:53:19 PM »
They were from eBay but I got them a good few years ago now.

I no longer have the Sellers details.

That "delay" is the difference between an LED light ( the additional Stalk Light )
and the Trophy stock Tungsten filament bulb. 

The LED lights up almost immediately as soon as Power is applied,
and similarly goes out quickly when the Power is disconnected,
whereas the Tungsten filament bulbs lag behind a little when Power is applied
as the filaments heat up, and also need a little longer to extinguish as they cool down.

I could replace the stock Trophy bulbs with LED's and resistors, then they would be
perfectly synchronised, but I quite like them the way they are and ( I think )
that delay makes them a bit more noticeable.

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Re: I don't know about you...
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2020, 09:04:24 PM »
Without encouragement that no one could feel offended.

Preferably and under my experience working by city. The best thing is to install lights and especially braking, in the TopCase why? simple, because the lights are hidden and the lower they are installed on the motorcycle.

It will make us less visible to drivers of large vehicles, buses, trucks, etc. to the maneuvers we do.

Every day I work with the motorcycle from one side of Barcelona to the other. And above all, the buses are placed behind me, they do not see the original brake lights and neither the turn signals, because the TopCase covers them.
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Re: I don't know about you...
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2020, 10:56:04 PM »
I don't know how things are over the pond when it comes driver's attentiveness, here in US a lot of drivers have a attention span of a gnat. Add touch screens and social media to that equation and things take really ugly turn.   

Using turn signals in US is highly optional, hence no effort to increase turn signal visibility on my part.
To indicate directions I am taking, I wear yellow leather gloves which I signal with. It seems to work a lot better that actual turn signals.

US was one of first country to introduce CHMSL to reduce rear end collisions.

I believe turn adding extra brake lights and marking reflectors increase your chance of avoiding rear end collision.
Better yet is to use a modulator that flashed LED brake light upon application. Signal Dynamics offer multitude of solutions. I haven't gotten one. But it is an option.


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Re: I don't know about you...
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2020, 05:51:33 AM »
Here in Spain the attention of many drivers is the attention to mobile phones, either in calls or sending wasap. So in those moments they don't pay attention to driving.

In terms of laws, we can not put more lights than the motorcycle is standard. Also no optional brake light.

As soon as you put something on it that comes out of what the motorcycle has from the factory, you need a certificate from the workshop and with that certificate, pass it through Industria PAGAR so that it is approved and put on the technical sheet of the motorcycle.
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