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Offline bigfraid

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Re: does anyone have led accent lighting on their connie.
« Reply #15 on: December 30, 2014, 09:09:26 pm »
I agree on being defensive  on riding I do and never assume the other person knows  you are there, I have been almost side swiped,pulled in front of.there is no day dreaming when I ride my eyes are always scanning in front and on my mirrors.my wife is the one that is wary I almost went into a center lane where there was a car sitting when my wife decided to make sure the car coming from the other direction was going to stop while I was trying to turn the opposite way and the bike didn't  want to turn that was scary.she is better I have her leaning the way the bike is turning.she just needs to relax a bit and throw some bright colors on.

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Re: does anyone have led accent lighting on their connie.
« Reply #16 on: December 31, 2014, 04:37:18 am »
Get her to take a basic riding course. Even if she doesn't continue to her own bike it'll make a better passenger out of her.
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Re: does anyone have led accent lighting on their connie.
« Reply #17 on: December 31, 2014, 05:57:50 am »
When I first started riding with my wife as passenger, she decided to help me by putting her feet down at stops.  Took me awhile to figure out that one, thankfully before I dumped the both of us.

Some rules of the road with a passenger..

  • Don't put your feet down on stops
  • Lean with me
  • Wait until I tell you to get on or off the bike
  • No sudden movements while stopped and riding
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Re: does anyone have led accent lighting on their connie.
« Reply #18 on: December 31, 2014, 06:22:31 am »
fortunately Teressa is an awesome passenger, both on the road and the race track!

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Re: does anyone have led accent lighting on their connie.
« Reply #19 on: December 31, 2014, 07:30:48 am »
When I first started riding with my wife as passenger, she decided to help me by putting her feet down at stops.  Took me awhile to figure out that one, thankfully before I dumped the both of us.

Some rules of the road with a passenger..

  • Don't put your feet down on stops
  • Lean with me
  • Wait until I tell you to get on or off the bike
  • No sudden movements while stopped and riding
you could not of said it any better.

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Re: does anyone have led accent lighting on their connie.
« Reply #20 on: December 31, 2014, 09:32:42 am »
Typically red and blue are a no go. AR, like many states, have a blue light law restricting blue lights for LEO only. Red is allowed for Fire and EMS and oranges reserved for utility. However each state varies. OK allows all the above on every vehicle (blue lights on a tow truck, orange on OK highway patrol)

As a LEO I enforce it when it becomes a distraction. Strobes are a no go. Underbody lights that can be viewed directly are also no bueno. If you see only the glow, youre okay.
Red to the front and white to the rear violates DOT and present a safety hazard to other drivers.
Every state, county/parish and city varies. Know the laws and know the aggressiveness of your area law enforcement.

As for visibilty I have a simple motto. It doesnt matter what you wear when a driver's head is in a certain place all they see is brown.

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Re: does anyone have led accent lighting on their connie.
« Reply #21 on: December 31, 2014, 09:51:47 am »
 :rotflmao:   Yeah, I expect that everyone is out to kill me when I'm on the bike.
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Re: does anyone have led accent lighting on their connie.
« Reply #22 on: January 02, 2015, 04:30:52 pm »
As for visibilty I have a simple motto. It doesnt matter what you wear when a driver's head is in a certain place all they see is brown.
A very nice way to put it ;D. And more and more drivers have their heads in that 'certain place' than we think, even with texting illegal in most states. That's why I just don't use the bike in the city, and even less in rush-hour traffic. Happy new year folks.

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Re: does anyone have led accent lighting on their connie.
« Reply #23 on: January 02, 2015, 11:58:46 pm »
This must be the spot !!

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