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Old 10-05-2012, 07:49 AM   #16
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^^^^ you cant just tell a great story and not post any pictures WTF
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:56 AM   #17
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^^^^ you cant just tell a great story and not post any pictures WTF
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:57 AM   #18
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After seeing a picture of some system cases in the ON magazine a few years ago, I decided to "tape" the back of my black system cases. I went to identitape.com and got some of their 1"wide engineer grade reflective tape in white, yellow, red and blue. Using Scotch blue tape in 1"width, I taped up the cases on a 45 degree angle putting the tape right next to each other. After completely taping the case, I removed every other piece of tape and replaced it with white, in effect creating a black and white herringbone pattern. Red was put vertically where the case halves meet, and yellow was put in a herringbone pattern on the rear wheel little plastic fender. Creates quite the striking effect.
Later that evening I went for a ride to Walmart. On the way home, the car that was way behind me started flashing its lights from high to low beam repeatedly. Then the police spot light came on. He caught up with me at the next stoplight, rolled down his window and asked me if I was wondering what he was doing. He told me that he noticed my "reflective signature" was like a firetruck, but I was too small.
When I got home, I took my tactical flashlight and walked two blocks away and showed it on the back of the bike. Wow! It was so bright that you could not even see the license plate in the halo. An unanticipated daylight added feature is that people do not pull up nearly as close at stoplights as they used to, usually leaving at least a car length of space instead of pulling right up to me.Don't think they are really quite sure where the back of the motorcycle is. I like that a lot. Best part about the whole conversion is that the tape is only $7.00 a roll for 15 feet, costing me about $28.00 or so for a lot of added day and night safety.
Actually, it's:
http://www.identi-tape.com/
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Old 10-05-2012, 10:47 AM   #19
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I see you use both the side stand and center stand when parked in the garage....can't be too careful.
Belt and suspenders my friend, belt and suspenders.

I do that to show people my bike is happy to see them.

Seriously, this has been debated ad nauseum before. I've decided to leave it down, so I don't have the bike roll over me when I push it off the centerstand. Yes, I've had the sidestand come down on my toe - I'll never forget where to put my feet again - nothing broken, but hurt like hell for a while.

My apologies to the OP...I didn't mean to threadjack.

I'm close enough to Ontario to smell what they're cooking...the long, cold winters will do things to ya man.
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Old 10-05-2012, 12:03 PM   #20
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Seriously... We need some pics lol
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Old 10-05-2012, 03:21 PM   #21
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Here's how I did mine...

http://www.reflectivedecals.com/dchevrons.htm

sorry no pic's upped yet.

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Old 10-05-2012, 05:44 PM   #22
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Sorry about no pictures!

Posted early this morning on the way out for a 400+ mile ride in the North Georgia mountains. Got some pictures of the bags on my album on Killboy.com. Will take some tomorrow and post if I can figure out how. LOL!
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Old 10-05-2012, 06:27 PM   #23
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:25 PM   #24
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Is this what you're looking for?




I found a set on ebay here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/140790097619...84.m1439.l2649

Got 'em on my bike. Look just like the picture.
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:47 PM   #25
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Reflective on VARIOs/Caribous....perhaps some ideas?

Grainger industrial supply carries these RED/WHITE strips (on a single strip). Think there was about 20 strips, 11" RED, 7" white (or the reverse IIRC) for about $30-ish? Call them. They'll know.

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Old 10-06-2012, 07:44 AM   #26
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Grainer industrial supply carries these RED/WHITE strips (on a single strip). Think there was about 20 strips, 11" RED, 7" white (or the reverse IIRC) for about $30-ish? Call them. They'll know.

You mean Grainger, right? Their catalog is a good way to waste a day - over 4,000 pages of cool stuff.
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Old 10-06-2012, 04:42 PM   #27
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Grainger industrial supply carries these RED/WHITE strips (on a single strip). Think there was about 20 strips, 11" RED, 7" white (or the reverse IIRC) for about $30-ish? Call them. They'll know.

That bike has got to light up like 60 christmas trees when you illuminate it from behind. I'd like to see the same pic, but using a flash.
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Old 10-07-2012, 07:16 AM   #28
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You may want to try Humvee Graphics: http://www.humvee-graphics.com/catal...a822092a172b0a
Just ordered the stickers for all three boxes.
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Old 10-07-2012, 11:08 AM   #29
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That bike has got to light up like 60 christmas trees when you illuminate it from behind. I'd like to see the same pic, but using a flash.
And this doesn't even include the Caribou Top case!

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Old 10-07-2012, 10:11 PM   #30
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Suddenly got motivated to take a flash pic of my cases:

white '3M983:1w' and day-glow green-yellow 'srhi1fy' from identi-tape.com.

While I'm at it, here's my helmet:


I guess the tape works.

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