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Motorcycle helmet reflective tape part2.

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After doing my helmet in reflective tape I was asked by my brother in law to do his also.helmet reflective sticker tape scotchlite motorcycle motor bike forum safety hi vis diy

Motorcycle helmet reflective tape.

Posted in General stuff, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 2, 2017 by IRISH ST TATTOO

I bought myself a new Arai tourx3 helmet but wanted to make it extra safe for nightime visibility. I had some ‘high conspicuity’ sticky-back tape, so set about cutting and applying different patterns following the shape of the helmet. in France, by law you need ┬áreflective stickers on your helmet. I don’t know why ALL helmets don’t automatically come with some sort of ┬áreflective Hi-vis markings to keep us safe at night? The tape I bought quite cheap off the internet, I got white and some red for the back. I like the checker pattern it gives it a bit of a racey feel. Although great at night it also has a kinda silvery metallic look in the daylight, it was not intentional but is also looks a bit star wars themed(x-wing/tie fighter pilots) which is ok with me. I have seen similar ideas on a few motorbike touring forums and thought I’d share and maybe inspire someone else to do similar. All you need is a sharpie marker, metal ruler, craft knife and scissors. The tape is 50mm wide so the squares are 25x25mm. Some bits I drew round tracing paper for a template and then cut one piece and reversed it for the other side. RIDE SAFE!