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    Post Invisibility Training for Motorcyclists...

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    Nice reminder video about our inherent invisibility while riding. Also may help to keep emotions in check by not assuming cagers are not looking, checking, and observing or are purposefully trying to hit us. No use getting upset at others on the road when we are arguing against science in many instances - which is pointless.
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    I remember in an old article in perhaps Cycle World, New York had proposed motorcyclists have a revolving light on the top of their helmets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    I remember in an old article in perhaps Cycle World, New York had proposed motorcyclists have a revolving light on the top of their helmets.
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    It won't stick to the tinfoil. Now what?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    It won't stick to the tinfoil. Now what?
    Proponents of this concept had the tin-foil on their heads and were not concerned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    I remember in an old article in perhaps Cycle World, New York had proposed motorcyclists have a revolving light on the top of their helmets.
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    Strange to say that it is currently illegal in New York for motorcyclists to add stuff to the exterior of their helmets.

    This includes items like Go-Pro's.

    Maybe not a primary offence, but if you get pulled over for something else, such as a motorcycle check point, you can get cited.

    Last edited by wildbears; 01-24-2020 at 12:11 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildbears View Post
    Strange to say that it is currently illegal in New York for motorcyclists to add stuff to the exterior of their helmets.

    This includes items like Go-Pro's.

    Maybe not a primary offence, but if you get pulled over for something else, such as a motorcycle check point, you can get cited.

    I wonder if that would include 3m reflective tape being added for visibility? "To add stuff" should be well defined, not that general statement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brownie0486 View Post
    I wonder if that would include 3m reflective tape being added for visibility? "To add stuff" should be well defined, not that general statement.
    I doubt the law says you can't "add stuff." More likely the language is similar to can't "mount a device" or some such.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    I doubt the law says you can't "add stuff." More likely the language is similar to can't "mount a device" or some such.
    Reflectors and stickers are ok, but noting that sticks out that could effect how the helmet works in a crash. Camera mounts, spikes, mohawks and similar things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoorUB View Post
    Reflectors and stickers are ok, but noting that sticks out that could effect how the helmet works in a crash. Camera mounts, spikes, mohawks and similar things.
    Basically anything that could fall off and affect other motorists, according to one source.

    Maybe this will help....


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    Wind buffeting and the associated noise contributes to fatigue on long trips (or short ones if you find it annoying).

    And fatigue is an enemy of staying safe on the pavement.

    If your bike "torments" you this way, maybe a different wind screen and/or wind screen mounting system would help.

    The causes of buffeting include screen attitude and negative trailing pressure.

    (Footnote: For the purpose of this discussion, it is assumed that ear protection is being used but that wind noise exceeds that protection. Also assume that buffeting is not reduced by ear/hearing protection.)
    Last edited by wildbears; 01-28-2020 at 05:12 PM. Reason: Added footnote.

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