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post #1 of 11 Old 10-02-2006, 03:43 AM Thread Starter
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I was thinking of using them for running lights for the most part and maybe fabbing up some electronics to make them function as turn signals as well. My thought is the wider the bike looks for the car we are approaching at an intersection or driveway maybe it will keep them from pulling out. Anyways does anyone have any experience with these?? Looks by the pic that they are wider than the Mickey mouse as well maybe a better view. Found them on ebay...

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My thought is the wider the bike looks for the car we are approaching at an intersection or driveway maybe it will keep them from pulling out.
This is so true. Once upon a time, I had a cruiser. When I went out at night, three or four cars would pull out directly in front of me in a 5 minute trip to the store. I put on a light bar, and they stopped pulling out in front of me. I think they are looking for 2 or more parallel lights, like other cars have, and a single light just doesn't register.

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post #3 of 11 Old 10-02-2006, 05:54 AM
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YEP...people look for things that can kill them instinctively so the mind only does a quick map of oncoming sometimes (2 lights turns the brain on, one light apparently don't) .....you don't see old ladies pulling out in front of dumptrucks or Peterbilt rigs...but they'll burger up a bike rider in a split second.

More lights = good...may look into that myself.

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I saw those mirrors on eBay as well...and proceeded to gag.

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Man those things are FUGLY.

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can't say they are ugly or pretty they have a function and all of them kinda look like sh!t to me including the bar end ones but i'm looking at function

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Since you asked, these mirrors are bugly. Translation; butt ugly


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Sorry, but I have to agree, they are f'ugly, though probably pretty functional, even though it might be quite a trick getting wires to those lights cleanly.

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I'd rather be sexy and dead than be caught on a bike with those things.


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Do yourself a favor and loose them on E- Bay.
Unless of course you really need that type of function in your life.
Its like trying to make an ugly girl into a model. It can be done, Just how much work do really want to put into it before it becomes unjustifiable. You might spend more than you were trying to save. Just get good looking ones that work.

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post #11 of 11 Old 10-02-2006, 10:42 PM
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if they were a bit smaller maybe,, i do kinda dig the singals in the mirrors, would make a cleaner look, hmm, i might take a pair of those cheap-o superbike plastic mirrors, and use the mounts and make a housing with led strips in em...

wait, someone surely must make these...

as far as lights go, once upon a time i mounted 2 small projector sphere fog lamps down on the reflector mounts on the front fork,, looked really really stupid, but got commented on how people will take a second look, due to the odd nature, and configuration, even got pulled by an occifer of the law for it, his only comment was that it removed the reflectors.... but liked the odd look for getting noticed.

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