Make yourself more visible
I have a Midnight Sapphire Blue ZZR1400 having previously owned several brightly coloured Fireblades. As I am getting on in age I am conscious that if someone doesn't see me and knocks me off my bike I won't bounce as well as I used to so I have done a couple of things to make the bike more visible:-
1. Put some highly reflective tape between the fins of the fairing cover on both sides. I got the tape which comes in 3 metre lengths and 150mm wide. You can get this on Ebay for about £5 direct from China. I made a stencil out of masking tape and then pealed it off the bike and then overlaid it on the high vis tape and cut around for a perfect fit.
2. In order to make myself more visible from behind I fitted some LED strips under the red reflective panels on my Top Box. There's just enough room underneath for you to stick the LED strips to the white plastic backing. Again I sourced the LED's from China in a 5m length that you can cut into lengths to suit your needs. Soldering connections is a bit fiddly. Connection to the bike was via relay with feed direct from the battery. The relay is fitted under the seat and spliced it into the rear light cable. I used the same relay to supply power to the heated grips that I fitted. The relay takes a very small current from the lighting circuit to energise the relay so there is no adverse overloading. I would have uploaded some photos but the limit on upload size renders the photos useless.
Last edited by MikeSF; 02-11-2017 at 04:02 PM.