Do you have a link to the light you have on the vee?Good article. I'm not looking into airbags or vests yet, but I noticed decades ago how when seeing a pack of cruisers coming toward me, those with "passing lights" grabbed my attention more than the others. With the availability of bright low current draw LED lights, it's one of the first things I add to any motorcycle now.
Amber on the Vee, white on the C90, they both help oncoming drivers notice me, and maybe, just maybe not turn left in front of me.
that's a good point, I installed two of each "fog and spot" on my FJR1300When you buy a light to be conspicuous and there is a choice of spot or fog, go with the fog. The fogs pattern can be seen thru a wider area, such as a corner or hilly area. I have 1 set of both mounted to my 1000.
Good point. Wouldn't surprise me if that were a difference found with the cheapest Chinesium accessory lights vs. the more legit ones. That is, the cheap ones likely use "eh it's amber or something" where the pricier ones actually bother to do proper selective yellow.To all those who wrote in. please note that amber and selective yellow are different colours and the yellow is more more conspicuous.
Those also are (the most) important strategies for staying safe. IME adding conspicuity helps, too (both visual and momentary aural, i.e. loud horn, when appropriate).I always try to ride very defensive. Take your time, keep your distance and always look around you. Be aware of the situation around you. Try to make eye contact and don't ride like a hooligan.