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Old 11-09-2017, 06:41 AM   #1
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What have you done to increase visibility?

So one aspect I have noticed that could be improved is visibility, especially considering they didn't use the rear turn signals as running lights. What have you done to increase your visual presence?


I didn't find the right solution from the internet.

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Old 11-09-2017, 11:23 AM   #2
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Installed a Kuryakyn run-turn-brake controller, and put an LED fin on my trunk. I refuse to wear the yellow jacket or safety vest while riding, but that's just my preference.
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Old 11-09-2017, 12:27 PM   #3
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For the front I added a set of s[ot lights on my crash bar ! Give the triangle effect and really helps in the front ! I will try and dig up some pics as the Nomad is gone :( Found them
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Old 11-11-2017, 12:22 AM   #4
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Headlight and tail light modulators. Switched headlight and spots to LEDs at 6000K (bright white). My Kevlar suit has a lot of retroreflective stripping, but I also added some retroreflective stripes to my helmet. I have had positive comments about how all of these increased my visibility, especially in the dark. When I'm wearing leathers, the stripping on the helmet still adds a lot of visibility.
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Old 11-11-2017, 12:22 PM   #5
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I also installed a Kuryakyn run-turn-brake controller, and wired my Ultra Classic tail lights into it, and added red rear turn lenses, so now I have 5 rear lights, 5 are on when braking, and turn signals are one in the trunk and the stock flashes for the direction I switch to. Year before last I also added a strobbing red light bar (like the ones on fire trucks with 3 lights) to the rear center of the trunk, that are only active when the brake is applied. Up front I have switch back LED turn signals with clear lenses, passing lamps, and the head light, all are high power super bright LEDs. When going down the road, it looks like I have 5 head lights.
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Old 11-11-2017, 02:36 PM   #6
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brake light flasher. It is not legal here, but I dont care. Main thing is that the frickin' cager notice that I am in front of him/her. Most of the time, the fog lights on my voyager are on - even without any fog and sure not legal too.


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Old 11-14-2017, 01:44 PM   #7
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I changed my front light to a brighter hd light, put on two spotlight driving lights in the front. Added blue led lights around the engine area for nighttime riding. Added led teardrop lights on the back of my saddle bags. Gives me three running and brake lights and two blinkers per side on it.
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Old 11-14-2017, 09:49 PM   #8
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Look up Skenedesign. I have them on the sides of my license plates. I also have a set of amber ones I put up front on my sport touring bikes so slow cars would get out of my way.

Here are some of my bikes lit up.





Only the accessory light are turned on in this photo.


Unfortunately, the rest of my photos are on photobucket and can no longer show them on the forums.
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A couple of months ago I replaced my headlight, driving lights, tail light and turn signals with LED versions. One added benefit, my rear turn signals now also function as running and brake lights.
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Old 11-15-2017, 08:41 PM   #10
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Look up Skenedesign. I have them on the sides of my license plates. I also have a set of amber ones I put up front on my sport touring bikes so slow cars would get out of my way.

Here are some of my bikes lit up.


Unfortunately, the rest of my photos are on photobucket and can no longer show them on the forums.
I got this photo from Photobucket, you should be able to upload as well.


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Old 11-16-2017, 08:51 PM   #11
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I got this photo from Photobucket, you should be able to upload as well.



Interesting. All my previous posts have a spot for a photo and a note saying to update my account to allow 3rd party hosting. I thought that meant I had to pay to be able to share the photos.
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