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Old September 6th, 2016   #1
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Most lighting is meant to add 'visibility' to our bikes in addition to adding visibility to help us see.

One way to make ourselves more visible to drivers is the use of retro-reflective products. I've added LED turn signals on the mirrors, flashing red LED brake bulbs, an LED brake light on the top case, and LED turn signals to the sides of the panniers.

Even with all of that, I wanted some sort of passive visibility that didn't reply on the ignition switch.

Retro-reflective adhesive-backed tape solved the problem for me. In rolls of 1" wide or small sheets 6" wide, the tape is available in orange, school bus yellow, or lime-yellow high-viz. I chose lime-yellow because it matches the jacket. (http://www.reflectivelyyours.com/generic156.html)

I sliced it length-wise (at 1/2" you've got twice as much) and added it to the rear and sides (top case, panniers, and luggage rack). I've used it on red, black, and white bikes. Unfortunately, the pictures don't do justice to its visual effectiveness.
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Old September 7th, 2016   #2
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Does not look as if the Larry Buck TailBrights are available any longer.
The saddle bag/trunk set he sold has been on mine for 13 years now and are still blindingly bright at night.

Bike-Quip is closed due to illness.
I hope that gets better.
They carried a nice selection of ST stuff with some really nice reflective cut to fit the ST1300.

I've used the Reflectivelyyours stuff in the past, still have some nice reflective pin strip on the saddle bags.
Works well stays stuck.

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Now if we could get texting drivers to look out the window once in a while to see the show!
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I couldn't find a photo of my ST at night, but this Goldwing is a fair example at dusk.
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Park it in the garage, or near the door, wait until night, then use a flashlight at the right angle to light up the rear. It works pretty well, if you take the pic, holding the camera very steady with no flash.

I used that for the back of my bike, after I altered the "TWT" (Two Wheeled Texans - so the reflectors shone through) sticker, and posted that on the forum. It was actually a complaint that with black letters on a white background there was nothing reflective. Next M&G, they had them for sale.
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Just shoot a flash photo, that'll show the effect.


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Flash pictures made with reflective anything tend to be over the top. The flashlight idea may work. I'm out of town this week but I can try it next week.

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Anybody added the Skene Designs Photon Blaster to their ST?
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I added blue scotch brite to the rear of the pannier in a full covering. With the blue color it looks stock and reflects great
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