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#1021280 - 10/20/18 06:27 PM Reflectors or reflective tape  
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Just got a set of Bumot cases for my GSA.

Want to add reflectors to side and back of cases. Picked up reflectors at local store, they are junk.

Use reflectors or reflective tape? What brands are best?


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#1021284 - 10/20/18 08:11 PM Re: Reflectors or reflective tape [Re: BrianM]  
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Look for something that is Safety of Life At Sea (SOLAS) grade It is awesome.


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#1021289 - 10/20/18 11:01 PM Re: Reflectors or reflective tape [Re: BrianM]  
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#1021314 - 10/21/18 01:23 PM Re: Reflectors or reflective tape [Re: BrianM]  
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I used combo of FB's black, shine white and retroreflective stickers on rear/side of saddlebags with a retroreflective tape strip.

Added SOLAS tape in rear topcase reflectors that increased the visibility even more.

Front multiple lights.

ATGATT with retroreflective vest/gloves and also on jackets/pants.


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#1021367 - 10/22/18 06:07 AM Re: Reflectors or reflective tape [Re: BrianM]  
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I have the Motoreflective on Globescout cases on my 14 GSA,recommended!
Several other options in the vendor section over on ADVRider.com

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#1021370 - 10/22/18 11:34 AM Re: Reflectors or reflective tape [Re: BrianM]  
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Another vote for SOLAS. That stuff is amazing. I bought a few rolls of tape to add reflective strips to my bags and my helmet. It doesn't look like much until I pull up to the open garage door in my car and the tape on the back of my bike lights up like a neon sign. It used to be stupid expensive, but you can buy whole roles of it off amazon now for pretty cheap.


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#1021376 - 10/22/18 12:33 PM Re: Reflectors or reflective tape [Re: BrianM]  
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I have MotoReflective black (shine white) "tape" on my OEM GSA cases (side cases and top case). After a recent recall campaign, the side cases also have red reflectors on the sides of the cases, as do the racks themselves.

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#1021443 - 10/23/18 05:19 AM Re: Reflectors or reflective tape [Re: BrianM]  
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All good advice. That SOLAS stuff is awesome, but be careful when affixing it. Designed for rusty, greasy marine applications, the adhesive is wicked. Once it's stuck, there isn't any removing it (without a lot of heartache).

https://www.westmarine.com/search?Ntt=reflective+tape

don't forget the hyperlites, modulating tail lights and the like.


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#1021549 - 10/25/18 12:44 PM Re: Reflectors or reflective tape [Re: ltljohn]  
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Originally Posted by ltljohn
Look for something that is Safety of Life At Sea (SOLAS) grade It is awesome.


SOLAS is pretty good:

[Linked Image]

If you do a lot of riding at night, retroreflective stuff like that is really helpful, as it takes the light from the other guy's headlight and bounces it right back toward him for maximum conspicuity. Even in daylight though, the fluorescent yellow/lime-green color gets other driver's attention.

You can get six-inch wide tape here.

#1021554 - 10/25/18 01:44 PM Re: Reflectors or reflective tape [Re: BrianM]  
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Thanks for all the suggestions.


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1997 R1100RT (sold)
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