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post #11 of 26 (permalink) Old 08-19-2019, 12:37 PM
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I've mounted a pair of Koso Aurora LED fog lights on the Denail Aux Light Mount bar. Small but effective.
I also use the Denali Aux Light Mount Bars along with some Baja Design Dual Beam Aux Lights. Really like the mount since it's not right up besides the headlight and more importantly it keeps them inside the envelope of my mid Outback Mototek crash bars plus at full steering lock it still clears the front fender if I ever fully compress the front forks. I do a lot of commuting in LA lane sharing and with the amber covers they really pop......as you said it's about being seen. Good luck
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post #12 of 26 (permalink) Old 08-19-2019, 01:26 PM
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i've found Hi-Viz gear works well for making people notice you.

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post #13 of 26 (permalink) Old 08-19-2019, 04:43 PM
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i've found Hi-Viz gear works well for making people notice you.
Lol!!!! A friend of mine is a EMT and they say: “wear hi-vis so we can find the body parts easier”

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post #16 of 26 (permalink) Old 08-20-2019, 08:00 AM
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Lol!!!! A friend of mine is a EMT and they say: “wear hi-vis so we can find the body parts easier”
ehh maybe, but I ride 4 days a week in the Atlanta metro, in rush hour. Since i switched my gear over to Hi-VIZ i've had far less "close calls" from inattentive drivers. When riding in all black gear at night (early morning), I routinely had people trying to cut over on me, cutting me off, etc.

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Small rant here: Why are bikes now painted in dark colors, or in several colors with broken outlines? Why is most of the gear blackish or darkish, or dull colors with broken outlines? Breaking up the shape is the basic principle of camouflage. It's as if we want to get run over, or manufacturers want us to be. Is it because looking like Billy Badass is cool? You'll be cool long enough without hurrying the condition. All my stuff is solid colors (as bright as possible, but not Hi-Viz, BTW), so someone would glance and have a chance of realizing "that's a man on a motorcycle" just by the shape.
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ehh maybe, but I ride 4 days a week in the Atlanta metro, in rush hour. Since i switched my gear over to Hi-VIZ i've had far less "close calls" from inattentive drivers. When riding in all black gear at night (early morning), I routinely had people trying to cut over on me, cutting me off, etc.

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Yea I disagreed with her too, ppl just don’t pay attention period. But I also think bright is better, you are more likely to be seen in hi-viz then black/grey...
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I think the only research I ever found was some done in Australia about 20 years ago that IIRC said white helmets were involved in 30% less accidents than any other colour. Not sure whether dayglo yellow helmets were included at that time.
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When they are on their phones talking or texting, they are in another world, they don't see or hear ****...and we.....are basically dead if we're not being the best offensively defensive rider we can be.

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