The Invisible Motorcycle


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AZgl1800
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Location: Lake Oologah Indian Territory USA
Motorcycle: '02 GL1800

Re: The Invisible Motorcycle

Post by AZgl1800 » Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:35 pm



How does the Suzuki Burgman 400 compare in the Acceleration department?

I am thinking about getting one to take with me in our Toy Hauler...
the GL1800's weight of 950# upsets the RV's weight and balance so badly, that it causes the trailer to wig wag behind my truck, unless I use extreme measures to counteract that rear end Dead Weight. :evil: :evil:


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RockportDave
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Location: Rockport Texas
Motorcycle: 1999 GL1500 SE

Re: The Invisible Motorcycle

Post by RockportDave » Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:45 pm

Color also helps on a bike. My 1988 was gray and I had more cages pull out in front of me on that wing than any others. The girl that pulled out 20’ from me, when my 88, the car and myself were totaled, said she didn’t see me at all. I was about 30’ in front of about 7 cars and trucks running 50 mph and gaining speed. She said she only saw them and was trying to beat them across the highway.
I have noticed more people see my current bike, red, and I wear a white, blue and black mesh jacket.
Dave
1999 GL1500SE 5th Goldwing through the years

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Dark Angel
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Location: Casey, Il
Motorcycle: 2015 GL1800

Re: The Invisible Motorcycle

Post by Dark Angel » Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:53 am

Yes silver and gray are the hardest bikes and cars to see and blend in with many different surfaces and backgrounds.
The world is full of kings and queens who blind your eyes and steal your dreams it's heaven and hell. RJD

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Re: The Invisible Motorcycle

Post by FM-USA » Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:19 pm

On Aug 5th 2016 I installed LED headlights in a non-approved LED bucket.
Best of all, since Aug 5th 2016, NO ONE has pulled out in front of me, "THEY SEE ME NOW". In the past it was several times a day. :shock:

In the beginning, several oncoming vehicles flashing my low beams so I used 2 rows of black electric tape along the top of the lens. Seems they're happy now.
I'm hounded for posting helpful solutions? ARGO!!! (2012 film)
"May you have a quick & safe trip into oblivion"

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redial
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Re: The Invisible Motorcycle

Post by redial » Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:27 am

FM-usa, pardon the ignorance, but what is a "Non-approved LED Bucket"?
Len in Kapunda

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Re: The Invisible Motorcycle

Post by FM-USA » Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:19 am

redial wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:27 am
FM-usa, pardon the ignorance, but what is a "Non-approved LED Bucket"?
Headlight bucket (housing) designed for incandescent lightbulbs.


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