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    Hi Viz

    I would like to improve my visibility to cagers, without buying new gear. At present I have a charcoal bike, black and grey jacket, black pants and a white helmet. Any ideas that do not require additional gear? And do tricks like bunny ears on the helmet work?

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    Have you thought about one of these Vision Reflective Vests?
    Fairly inexpensive and you can wear it over your existing gear.
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    I've noticed inexpensive hi-viz reflective vests at Harbor Freight in their "safety" section... might be a good way to try out the vest idea.

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    I read somewhere that the single most effective thing a rider can do to enhance visibility is to wear a white helmet; so you're doing something right. That plus the vest should be good.
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    And do tricks like bunny ears on the helmet work?

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    Remember, you get what you pay for. I haven't used an inexpensive vest, but I might worry it would shred in the wind, or fade.

    I have an Olympia: http://www.olympiamotosports.com/nova/nova.htm

    This vest is awesome - its tough and bright!

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    reflective decals

    http://www.reflectivedecals.com/

    have use this company before,,, will again
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    Quote Originally Posted by r11rs94 View Post
    And do tricks like bunny ears on the helmet work?

    Bunny Ears??? [/QUOTE]

    Harvey, is that you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremell View Post
    Remember, you get what you pay for. I haven't used an inexpensive vest, but I might worry it would shred in the wind, or fade.

    I have an Olympia: http://www.olympiamotosports.com/nova/nova.htm

    This vest is awesome - its tough and bright!

    I have one of these also. It's not as high viz as it used to be, what with all the road grime on it, but no one's pulled out in front of me lately. I like to think it's helped some.
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    I recommend the Vision Vest also. There is nothing like that bright green to catch the eye.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Random View Post
    Bunny Ears???
    Harvey, is that you?[/QUOTE]

    Why yes it is. Can't you see me. Maybe you need a little more to drink. haha
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    There was a vendor at the Vermont Rally that had some nice vests of this type, he ever had one with the name "Jesus" on it. I suppose that if that didn't help nothing would.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremell View Post
    Remember, you get what you pay for. I haven't used an inexpensive vest, but I might worry it would shred in the wind, or fade.

    I have an Olympia: http://www.olympiamotosports.com/nova/nova.htm

    This vest is awesome - its tough and bright!
    After spending 3 days riding with a friend wearing one of the Olympia vests, and realizing how visible he was both ahead of me or in my rear view mirrors I got one too. It's an easy fit over any of my riding suits, including the black leather jacket I like so much.
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    Thanks all.
    The Olympia vest certainly caught my eye (I hope it catches cagers eyes a well). I'll give it a try, although I would prefer not to have an additional item of clothing - I live in the hot and humid Lowcountry.
    I have never seen a motorcycle with the pulsating headlight. What sort of response/effect do they have?
    Mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmarkr View Post
    I have never seen a motorcycle with the pulsating headlight. What sort of response/effect do they have?
    My reaction to the pulsating headlight is usually an involuntary anger. I don't know why, but I suspect I am not the only one. On a more logical level, I think it makes it harder to judge distance and speed of the bike. They used to be illegal in some states; I don't know if they still are.
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