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Offline pa28pilot

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Denali DRL's
on: 28 Apr 20, 02:11:08
Fitted these today Denali DRL's and attached to front fork guard
https://images.z1000sx.co.uk/DRL2.jpg
https://images.z1000sx.co.uk/DRL1.jpg




Last Edit: 28 Apr 20, 02:24:19 by pa28pilot

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Offline whyhaveone

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Re: Denali DRL's
Reply #1 on: 29 Apr 20, 01:35:13
Just my opinion, but not a good idea as they will be bouncing up and down all the time.

If you can see the light from them it's going to be all over the place and will not be so good for oncoming traffic either.
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Re: Denali DRL's
Reply #2 on: 29 Apr 20, 07:40:59
  :001: like you said its your opinion. Its just where Denali recommed it should be located.

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Re: Denali DRL's
Reply #3 on: 29 Apr 20, 07:56:25
Think about this. The front wheel and fender stays in contact with the ground, it’s the headlight that moves up and down.  :745:

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Re: Denali DRL's
Reply #4 on: 29 Apr 20, 10:20:24
If this makes some dozy driver spot you and stop instead of pulling out into your path, then it'll be worth it ten times over!

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Re: Denali DRL's
Reply #5 on: 30 Apr 20, 07:44:56
 :828: The objective here is to be seen. I usually ride out wearing a high viz headlights sidelights on and drivers still don't see you. Pulling out at junctions and roundabouts.

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Re: Denali DRL's
Reply #6 on: 30 Apr 20, 08:09:32
*Originally Posted by pa28pilot [+]
:828: The objective here is to be seen. I usually ride out wearing a high viz headlights sidelights on and drivers still don't see you. Pulling out at junctions and roundabouts.

 :461:

As a biker for 35 years anything we can do to make ourselves more visible and safe is a good thing IMO.
Car drivers ability to see us ain't getting better IMO.
In 1998 and 2007 I had major SMIDNSY caused by blind car drivers (one driver even claimed as he was also a biker that he couldnt be at fault despite numerous witnesses!) They were low speed ie sub 30mph and I was wearing full leathers, gloves and lid but that didn't stop broken bones, nerve damage, permanent limp and metalwork insitu for the rest of my life.

Was it in the 1980's advert for kids walking home "be bright be seen".

It holds for us too.

Ride safe all.

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Re: Denali DRL's
Reply #7 on: 30 Apr 20, 08:57:28
 :461: :464: the issue we have today is that bright coloured jackets and vests don't actually draw attention anymore, since they are so...the norm IMO  :006:

If any type/style of lighting can draw more attention (as long as it is not blinding!) that's gotta be a good thing!!!  :028:
Last Edit: 30 Apr 20, 09:17:30 by mdr1970
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Re: Denali DRL's
Reply #8 on: 30 Apr 20, 09:37:48
I admit to being outvoted.  :001:
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Re: Denali DRL's
Reply #9 on: 30 Apr 20, 10:03:04
*Originally Posted by whyhaveone [+]
Just my opinion, but not a good idea as they will be bouncing up and down all the time.

If you can see the light from them it's going to be all over the place and will not be so good for oncoming traffic either.

I tend to agree with you but then realised the aim of the lights is to be seen and if they are bouncing up and down then they would have the desired effect.  I doubt they would be bright or focused enough to dazzle an oncoming vehicle but they would get noticed - job done.