Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Sub-Arctic, New Hampshire
SOLAS tape ?
Probably cannot do much to increase daytime visibility, but for darkness, I'd recommend SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) tape. You'll recognize this by the name (fine print) on the reflective surface, and its small hexagonal pattern. This stuff REALLY lights up. You may try calling local marinas, or eBay to buy small amounts. Whether you decide on stripes, or big rectangles, etc., you will be seen.
If you want to stay black, there is black reflective tape by 3M, but it's pale compared to the SOLAS stuff.
BTW, I put some on the undersides of my saddlebags & swing arm, just in case my horse takes a nap on a rainy unlit road some evening. Won't make it any lighter to get upright, but maybe oncoming traffic will wonder, "What the Heck is THAT?" And stop?
Being of a certain age, I grew up on Westerns, so I've always worn a white hat.