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    Motorcycle safety PSA

    http://youtu.be/_b3T7u4ZJ1Y

    Rhonda just showed me this from her facebook page. I, of course, encourage you to copy and paste it to your facebook page and get the word out. Leaving good info on the forums is like preaching to the choir.
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    Thumbs up Reece PSA

    Reece....pretty well done safety PSA.....should be posted everywhere.......

    Coupla comments......I love the "nose-picker" gloves.....why do people wear 'em???
    -no goggles/shield (??)
    -almost without exception I recommend HIGH BEAMS during the day...this guys headlight was not on high.....no matter what he says....

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    Quote Originally Posted by rangerreece View Post
    http://youtu.be/_b3T7u4ZJ1Y

    Rhonda just showed me this from her facebook page. I, of course, encourage you to copy and paste it to your facebook page and get the word out. Leaving good info on the forums is like preaching to the choir.
    I wonder what sort of reception it would get on some of the Harley, Squid or Stunter forums.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brownie View Post
    Reece....pretty well done safety PSA.....should be posted everywhere.......

    Coupla comments......I love the "nose-picker" gloves.....why do people wear 'em???
    -no goggles/shield (??)
    -almost without exception I recommend HIGH BEAMS during the day...this guys headlight was not on high.....no matter what he says....
    How about the black helmet? http://www.bmj.com/content/328/7444/857.full

    Switch to a white helmet and improve your odds (by 24 percent).

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    Helmet

    Physics tells us a white helmet is most visible however if everyone is wearing white helmets the guy in the black helmet will stick out and be noticed. It seems like if drivers get used to seeing something after a while they don't see it. I wear a Shoei Neotec fluorescent yellow and black, next helmet fluorescent blue maybe or fluorescent green?IMG_1307.jpg

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    Great video.

    I must be doing something wrong. I don't have people turn left in front of me. I can't understand why he did either. He had louder pipes than I have. Maybe they weren't loud enough? And he dressed all in black. I just dress in hi-vis clothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 179212 View Post
    Physics tells us a white helmet is most visible however if everyone is wearing white helmets the guy in the black helmet will stick out and be noticed.
    That's not how it works. A motorist looks your way. He has a split second to notice you and perceive your presence. It makes no difference in that instant in time what color helmets others are wearing. Check over the findings of the study I provided a link to. Everyone has an opinion...the researchers had findings based on real-world results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKsuited View Post
    That's not how it works. A motorist looks your way. He has a split second to notice you and perceive your presence. It makes no difference in that instant in time what color helmets others are wearing. Check over the findings of the study I provided a link to. Everyone has an opinion...the researchers had findings based on real-world results.

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    Now I am confused... Your link to that study clearly states a light helmet improved conspicuity, as well as fluorescent gear. Aircraft studies reveal similar findings, although they point to contrasting colors because of the size of the object in view.




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    Quote Originally Posted by AKsuited View Post
    That's not how it works. A motorist looks your way. He has a split second to notice you and perceive your presence. It makes no difference in that instant in time what color helmets others are wearing. Check over the findings of the study I provided a link to. Everyone has an opinion...the researchers had findings based on real-world results.

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    You do the best you can - or don't. There are no guarantees but you do the besst yoyu can. The Harley doofus folks with crap for gear and loud pipes do noat define us.
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    I kind of go by the idea in Philippians 1:21.

    If they hit me...kill me. No big deal. I know where I'm going. But don't do it half way and leave me in a hospital bed for years and years.

    Maybe that's why I'm still around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    You do the best you can - or don't. There are no guarantees but you do the besst yoyu can. The Harley doofus folks with crap for gear and loud pipes do noat define us.
    I wonder how much time- if any, the Harley riders spend lobbing pot-shots toward BMW riders?
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    Quote Originally Posted by daboo View Post
    I kind of go by the idea in Philippians 1:21.
    +1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    I wonder how much time- if any, the Harley riders spend lobbing pot-shots toward BMW riders?
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    They don't know any better... so probably none... but if they do, who cares? What they think about BMW riders does not matter to me. They all secretly wish they were like us anyway but they also want to be like the rest of the sheep. What a dilemma.
    PS: I am tired of them asking me "Aren't you hot in all that gear?"
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    There's no need to PC about people that are making poor choices like ignoring available safety gear and making excessive noise. Accidents happen and you should take precaution to not become a financial burden to the community. Similarly, making noise is just making noise.....a pointless act, akin to flame cars.

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