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Old 02-26-2013, 06:54 AM   #16
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Color of clearance lamps, side marker lamps, back-up lamps, and reflectors

RCW46.37.100 has some interesting tidbits. The most interesting is that motorcycles are allowed to have a blue dot light at the rear of the bike. If anyone has seen these on the po-po bikes, then you know they scream into the dark night air. Best of all, others will think you're a cop and improve their behavior around you. I may actually try these out.
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:11 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by WeeMcD View Post
It's very rare that the middle of the bike needs lights. The fore and aft are the most valuable bright areas. These are also two spots that you're least likely to have po-po issues.
I started swapping out those completely useless reflectors for LED's.

First attempt was on my Rebel:



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Old 02-26-2013, 05:54 PM   #18
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IMO, I agree with a riding instructor I once had and a bright solid colored helmet is the safest / most boring thing you can put on.
Graphics on most MX type helmets at speed look like urban camo..
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:52 PM   #19
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You can always wear lights on your person, like bicycle riders.

No penalty there.

My friend wears blinky lights hooked to the sides of his reflective vest at night.

Cop pulled him over and asked where he could get some.
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