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    Maybe there is a before photo this time. Didn't load in the last post.
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    There might a before photo this time.
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    The after photo with the reflective tape under the GIVI lenses. As well I have two sets of hyper lights; one set of two inside the bike's brake lens and two larger sets under the bike's brake lens. Took a video but have no idea how to upload it.

    It is my intention to assist any inattentive driver behind me to take notice that I am in front of them and will do what I can to have them avoid rear ending me. My rear turn signals also operate as running lights.

    Despite his rear hyper lights, JIMFASTCAR posted that he was rear ended last weekend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_F View Post
    I have the black 3M tape that shines white at night.
    Paul, can you confirm that it is the tape on this link...3M 680-85...Scotchlite Black.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_F View Post
    As well I have two sets of hyper lights; one set of two inside the bike's brake lens and two larger sets under the bike's brake lens. Took a video but have no idea how to upload it.
    Try YouTube.


    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_F View Post
    Despite his rear hyper lights, JIMFASTCAR posted that he was rear ended last weekend.
    I take it that happend while trying to enter an onramp to the 401 just north of Ridgetown?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GlobalRider View Post
    Paul, can you confirm that it is the tape on this link...3M 680-85...Scotchlite Black.
    Alex, I can't confirm that. I told the safety supply store that I wanted 3M High Intensity Grade Prismatic Reflective Sheeting - White 3930 and they cut four feet off a roll that was about 5" wide. They told me that it was 3M High Intensity Grade Prismatic Reflective Sheeting - White 3930. The tape colour is silver and the back simply says 3M Relective Sheeting. It certainly is a major improvement on what GIVI supplied.

    Besides the reflective tape on the bike, I have silver (white reflecting) tape down the sides of my riding suit plus a couple of wide lime green stripes on my vest. My wife used to be worried about my being seen at night until one night when she followed me on the 401. When she finally passed me, she realized that I was also very visible from the front with the triangular arrangement of lights.

    Many decades ago, I spent a year working in the local hospital's ORs. I have seen what damaged riders look like. I try to avoid visiting that location, although a couple of Sunday mornings ago, I did have a van make a left turn from a side street RIGHT in front of me. Brake covering, panic braking, brake release and a last second swerve around the rear end saved my hide.

    Once again Alex thank you for sharing the GIVI tip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_F View Post
    Alex, I can't confirm that. I told the safety supply store that I wanted 3M High Intensity Grade Prismatic Reflective Sheeting - White 3930 and they cut four feet off a roll that was about 5" wide. They told me that it was 3M High Intensity Grade Prismatic Reflective Sheeting - White 3930. The tape colour is silver and the back simply says 3M Relective Sheeting. It certainly is a major improvement on what GIVI supplied.
    I was refering to the tape that you put on the BMW System Cases as well as the upper and lower halves of your GiVi case. Is that the stuff that is black during the day but shines white when light hits it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GlobalRider View Post
    I was refering to the tape that you put on the BMW System Cases as well as the upper and lower halves of your GiVi case. Is that the stuff that is black during the day but shines white when light hits it?
    Yes. It is 3M tape, it is black and it shines white at night. My wife tells me that there is no mistaking me from behind at night. I do not know how much it bothers cages behind me, but at least they can see me.

    I can't remember the name of the company in California that I bought the stuff from four years ago. It was precut for the Beemer cases and I bought a couple of 8"x11" sheets that I used on the GIVI top box.
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    where did you get the 3M reflective tape? i am having a hard time finding it locally.

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    Good job with the 3M Alex!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nytrashman View Post
    where did you get the 3M reflective tape? i am having a hard time finding it locally.
    I got it locally from a company that supplies those road markers that you see along the road at construction sites. You know those black 4' tube type towers with alternating orange and white rings; well those white rings are 3M High Grade Prismatic Reflective Sheeting. It comes in various widths; I bought some that was 24" wide. A foot ran me $10.

    Try safety supply stores in your area and if you don't come up with anything, Google 3M Reflective Tape or Sheeting and mail order it.

    Try Identi-Tape. They're out of Montreal, Canada which means your dollar may go further.

    Here is a link to the ADVrider site with some member comments/suggestions.

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