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Re: Silver is NOT a high-vis color
- Subject: Re: Silver is NOT a high-vis color
- From: Robert Silas <robert.silas@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 15 Jul 2005 14:26:23 -0400
I thought about night time when I said that the helmet I bought is of silver colour.
I glued red and silver/mirror like tapes, 2" wide, on the back of the side boxes. Drivers of cars commented on the reflecting capability of that tape, it helps a lot.
I also have a Half-Size(?) helmet too, white, I don't like it, never use it.
My RS' colour is pearl-yellow(?), I don't remember the exact designation of colour; same as the late Lentini's RS was. I were black jacket which is visible during daylight. There is no 100% protection.
Around the cylinders I have crash guards and on each side there is a 5" diameter running light attached to the bar. When riding on two directional heavy traffic I turn those on so I am very visible to oncoming traffic. Also, it is useful during night time to keep an eye on the ditch and brushes from where animals could run out.
----- Original Message -----
From: Tom Brown
To: BMW Oilhead List
Sent: Friday, July 15, 2005 8:25 AM
Subject: Silver is NOT a high-vis color
>My helmet is very light silver colour. My choice of colour based on the
> >"being seen" idea...
Silver is definitely not a high-vis color! It's basically the color of
concrete or dirty tarmac. Very low contrast with the road. I have a silver
car and I always run my parking lights just so people can see me. Silver
is, however very reflective and good for keeping cool. Yellow and white
are the best for visibility.
I use a black helmet, For visibility, I have a checkerboard V pattern of
reflective white on the back that my wife did for me. I use to have a
white Arai with a racerboy dragon pattern on it, but I got a lot of tickets
with it, so I went for a plainer look. Seems to help.
I've got a yellow Joey Dunlop Arai in XL that sits in the box because I
heard it's a collector's item and I'm afraid to wear it.