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    Unlit Control Switches

    Since my commute frequently has me riding in the dark this time of year , I added photo-luminescent markings to my unlit control switches.

    Unmarked



    Marked



    Glow in the Dark


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    Cool!

    Where did you get them?

    How well do they show up with headlights, rain, etc?

    I have wished the controls were liggt during my dark, wet commutes
    Last edited by OldRed; 10-12-2008 at 12:14 AM. Reason: Added comment

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    +1 on that!

    Excellent idea - tell us more


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    Neat, inquiring minds what to know more....
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldRed View Post
    Cool!

    Where did you get them?

    Well believe it or not, I found them on a website for handguns. They are a product called Nitesiters. They were intended for placing on the back of the handgun sights to improve night time aiming. They work justs as well on the unlit controls.


    Quote Originally Posted by OldRed View Post
    Cool!

    How well do they show up with headlights, rain, etc?

    I have wished the controls were liggt during my dark, wet commutes
    With headlights close behind the markings are washed out, but then the headlights illuminate my controls for me. I've not ridden with them in the rain yet so I can't speak for that.

    I prefer to operate the controls by feel, but just in case I pull a brain-lock, the markings are there to help quickly aquire visual.

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    Thumbs up

    EXCELLENT example of using this Forum for good and not evil!

    Went to the NiteSiters site....ordered up the larger set (with both dots and strips) for $15.98 (Shipping was only an additional $2.98).

    Both my son and I have complained to each other recently how switches on my R1200RT and his ST1300 are not properly identified in the dark. You read our minds.

    Great suggestion - THANKS!


    http://www.nitesiters.com/
    Last edited by Greenwald; 10-13-2008 at 12:52 PM.
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    Neat! The new BMW's got a switch to whack your helmet with a stick!
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    Well that's kinda cool. I was thinking, what's he using, Lightning Bug Glow Juice?
    I wonder if the 1/8" dots might be too large, let me know.

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