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post #1 of 9 Old 03-17-2008, 12:10 AM Thread Starter
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GIVI Reflection

I have seen a picture somewhere of someone who did this, but I'm not sure where. Credit goes to them for the idea, I just borrowed it and thought someone would want to see a few pics.

I didn't like the factory GIVI reflective stickers that came with my E36 cases. Since my bike is red, I decided to use some red reflective tape instead. I simply cleaned them with a bit of rubbing alcohol, and cut the strips to fit. I bought the tape at Lowes, it comes in a package of 4, 18" strips that are red and silver, and they are about 2" wide. I cut off the silver, then cut the red strips in half.

Sorry for the crappy pic, but my camera didn't want to take a decent indoor picture with the flash off:



With the flash turned on:



Side shot in the garage:



Front shot:



Rear shot:



I'm pleased with the results. I think my total cost was around $12, and it took less than an hour to apply the tape and take some pics (if that.)

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You should get more of that stuff and place it in discrete locations around the bike - then you'll look like Automan or Tron when you're cruising down the road
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You should get more of that stuff and place it in discrete locations around the bike - then you'll look like Automan or Tron when you're cruising down the road

Perfect! You're dating yourself with the Tron reference, though.

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I was very young back then :P It's hard to pick which one was cornier - still, good scifi for it's day
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cornier?

um, don't you mean cooler?

:-D

nice super-reflecto job on the cases, btw.

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Did the same thing with my E45s, only white instead. I got a 3ft by 3ft sheet from a local sign shop for $10 and cut pieces to fit.
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Awesome, looks like you have neon lights turned on.

What colors did Lowes have besides red ?
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Awesome, looks like you have neon lights turned on.

What colors did Lowes have besides red ?

They just had the red/silver strips, 2" X 18" I think. I found them over in the automotive dept. buy the hitches and trailer wiring.

2006 Wee Strom: GIVI crash bars, luggage brackets with E36N side cases, E45 top case with Amotostuff mounting assembly; Murph's fork brace; DV skid plate, radiator, oil cooler guard; Hepco & Becker center stand; Zuk gel seat, hanguards and tank bra; Oxford heated grips; Garmin 2610 GPS; Fenda Extenda; Blue Sea fuse box;

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We'd have to be carefull in Australia as there are laws governing the direction that certain colours may be used - I believe we'd have to use white, yellow or blue only for forward facing reflection, and red only for rearward (I assume it's a direction of travel / lighting issue)
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