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post #11 of 17 Old 03-26-2012, 09:25 PM Thread Starter
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Right on, man. Looks good. You've done us a great service letting us know about the tape and paint. When riding at night, we need every little advantage we can get and these are big plusses in the Night Riding Book. First Commandment is "Make Yourself Seen!" Would point out, as, as LJ noted, when you put something like this on your bike, you can kind of tell if it's going to last. I take his word for it because my insticts tell me it will last quite awhile. I think the Scotch/3M tape is good stuff.




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post #12 of 17 Old 03-26-2012, 09:31 PM
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It does come in 12 inch wide sheets -- not rolls. I bought some
from Aerostitch, as I recall. I've still got some in the garage,...I'll see if it's got a vendor name on it. Mac
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post #13 of 17 Old 03-26-2012, 09:58 PM
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Right on, man. Looks good. You've done us a great service letting us know about the tape and paint. When riding at night, we need every little advantage we can get and these are big plusses in the Night Riding Book. First Commandment is "Make Yourself Seen!" Would point out, as, as LJ noted, when you put something like this on your bike, you can kind of tell if it's going to last. I take his word for it because my insticts tell me it will last quite awhile. I think the Scotch/3M tape is good stuff.



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post #14 of 17 Old 03-27-2012, 06:54 AM
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Looks like the bigger pieces of tape will be seen a lot better than a lot of little ones.
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post #15 of 17 Old 03-27-2012, 10:05 AM
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If you want more than just tape or little sheets, hit up your local sign shop, they can get it in huge rolls, just be sure to tell them what you are using it for because there are a number of different grades and some have NO stretch, some aren't rated for outdoor UV exposure. I'm still looking for a good online source for rolls, but haven't found it yet.
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Looks like the bigger pieces of tape will be seen a lot better than a lot of little ones.
I put the tape on in the daylight, but after seeing it in action under the camera flash, I agree with you. I'll be adding more in larger pieces where I can.



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post #17 of 17 Old 03-27-2012, 10:52 AM
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My state California has a stipulation in the law about only red being visable from the rear (turn signals can flash amber). They actually require a red reflector of a minimum size.

I've seen bikes with a lot of silver reflecting on the back and it does stand out but I would be concerned about confusing allready confused drivers!

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