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Old 01-05-2010, 06:10 AM   #1
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Hi Viz Store

Hi everybody. I started my business last year in hopes of raising the relevance of motorcyclists / anyone being seen by whatever hazards they may encounter while traveling. For the past 15 years i've been working back and forth between the US and Europe with my job as a Tour Manager / Sound Engineer for rock bands.

It was while i was in Europe that i noticed the Hi Viz Revolution going on all around. First I noticed the bikers in London and Dublin, followed by construction workers and truckers. Upon returning to the States i quickly found out how hard it was to find affordable and quality Hi Viz Gear for me and my biker friends. What i ended up having to do was manually "fetch" vests and jackets and "Mule" them back from Europe and distribute to my friends.

I started hivizstore.com with the idea of making it easier for people to be seen hence making them a bit safer. I have been quite fortunate in the gear that i am selling in that it is all high quality.

Please take a look at my website and share your stories of how being seen has helped save you from an ugly situation. I look forward to hearing from you and reading your posts.

We are now located at www.HiVizGuy.com
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Old 01-05-2010, 06:29 AM   #2
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NIce site. Only suggestions I would make are sizing info for fitting over MC gear and it would be great if you sold reflective and hi viz tape and stickers.

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Old 01-05-2010, 06:38 AM   #3
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Zip n Rip

I've got the Zip n Rip Vests in 2 sizes: M-XL and 2X-4XL

They are a fantastic vest to have to have on hand or better yet wear all of the time. They are great for commuting, low light, night driving, and also handy in case you are broke down on the side of the road.

The Zip n Rip Vest was designed for Law Enforcement and First Responders in that it has expanding sides and tears away in the event you get stuck. The front zipper makes for a secure and easy closure when putting on and taking off.

I know it's "one more thing" to have in your road bag, but the feeling of safety you get can't be beat!
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Old 01-05-2010, 06:45 AM   #4
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I was riding down a straight stretch of an interstate highway, there were no cars ahead of me as far as the eye could see, but far in the distance, I could see a hi viz yellow point.. and as I caught up to it, I could finally see that it was a rider on a KLR. Long before I ever saw his tail light or that he was on a bike, I could see the hi viz vest... that did it for me and I've always worn a hi viz vest over my riding gear.

$16 are well spent on bike safety.
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Old 01-05-2010, 06:49 AM   #5
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The lady in the rest stop

i was driving back to pittsburgh from new jersey late one night on my klr. feeling a bit worn down i pulled into a rest stop. a lady stopped me on the way inside. her exact quote was..."i was falling asleep at the wheel, that was until i saw you. like a bright explosion of light you appeared."

hey, what can i say... the stuff works.
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Old 01-05-2010, 06:56 AM   #6
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can I make a suggestion? The Oxford H Belt is a great product. One I wish I picked up last time I was in Europe. I was going to get one this summer, but, I'd buy from you if you brought it in. http://www.oxford-shop.co.uk/item3298.htm



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Old 01-05-2010, 08:31 AM   #7
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Hi Viz Machine Forum

Thank you for all of your interest. Be sure and follow the exploits of the Making of my Hi Viz Machine.

It's a 1985 K100 that i rescued from under a tarp with hopes of turning it into the Ultimate Hi Viz Machine.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=538958

See the hi viz machine under it's hi viz wraps!!!
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Old 01-05-2010, 03:03 PM   #8
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I'm going to add your site to the ADV vendors discount thread above, thank you.
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Old 01-06-2010, 05:08 AM   #9
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I was riding down a straight stretch of an interstate highway, there were no cars ahead of me as far as the eye could see, but far in the distance, I could see a hi viz yellow point.. and as I caught up to it, I could finally see that it was a rider on a KLR. Long before I ever saw his tail light or that he was on a bike, I could see the hi viz vest... that did it for me and I've always worn a hi viz vest over my riding gear.

$16 are well spent on bike safety.
I had a similar experience and shortly thereafter bought an Olympia Motorsport hi-vis jacket. Best piece of gear I've ever bought!
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Old 02-07-2010, 04:18 PM   #10
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Good stuff

Very impressive.......I always buy red riding gear and white helmets.....and bright colored motorcycles.......and try to never ride at nite......will review your products...Bruce
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Old 02-08-2010, 05:01 AM   #11
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The Zip n Rip

Good call on the red and white gear. Both visually stimulating. My Zip n Rip vest is Great in the event you get caught out after dark, during dusk or dawn, or inclement weather. It's small and won't take up much room and is an excellent idea for an "emergency" situation. After a while you may find yourself wearing it more and more until one day, just like your helmet, you find it's something you can't ride without. thank you for looking.
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Old 02-11-2010, 05:24 PM   #12
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Cool! The jacket looks like it picks up where the Belstaff Discovery left off.
I'm intrigued by the EXO900 helmet too, as I'm looking for a replacement for my aging Schuberth flip-up soon. Lots of good design features. I like the fact that the helmet is also available in hi-viz.
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Old 02-12-2010, 03:02 PM   #13
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Might want to fix the size specification on the order form

It is not obvious where to specify the size for the hi viz zip vest on the order form. Might want to fix this.....
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Old 02-12-2010, 04:18 PM   #14
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Checkout-Sizing

At checkout please state the size under the Customer's Note Section. Thank you for you order BTW. One more Hi Viz Rider... i like it!
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Old 02-15-2010, 09:47 PM   #15
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Will you be at the BMWOA Rally in Redmond? I want to have my pillion/wife try some of it on for proper sizing.
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