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Offline francois.viljoen

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Re: Why yellow/orange head lamps?
« Reply #20 on: August 21, 2013, 08:29:13 am »
Some  might insist that orange is the best biking colour :peepwall:

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Re: Why yellow/orange head lamps?
« Reply #21 on: August 21, 2013, 08:51:28 am »
Yellow best for off Road   Bike in front has yellow bike at back has orange. And for the smart Alic`s now pics of bike in same place well nearly. :P
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Re: Why yellow/orange head lamps?
« Reply #22 on: August 21, 2013, 10:22:41 am »
Yellow best for off Road   Bike in front has yellow bike at back has orange.

You sure this has nothing to do with the bike at the back being twice as far away from the camera as the bike in front?
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Re: Why yellow/orange head lamps?
« Reply #23 on: August 21, 2013, 10:31:31 am »
Amber/yellow much more visible in the dust. Really. Not sure if it makes such a big difference in clear conditions on tar.
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Re: Why yellow/orange head lamps?
« Reply #24 on: August 21, 2013, 10:34:19 am »
I have always had people that I ride with comment on how much more visible I am! If we ride far apart they can see the orange light instead of the other guys and their normal lights.
 

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Re: Why yellow/orange head lamps?
« Reply #25 on: August 21, 2013, 12:01:11 pm »
All of the above, and they might just save your lens in case of a bit of roost!
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Re: Why yellow/orange head lamps?
« Reply #26 on: August 21, 2013, 01:00:37 pm »
sweet. thanks for clearing it up.
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Re: Why yellow/orange head lamps?
« Reply #27 on: August 21, 2013, 01:15:32 pm »
The moment I ut the orange cover on the bike I immediately noticed people see me right away and move over aspecially in nice clear weather on the tar because thats when all the cagers sit and stare at everything except their mirrors. Many others have told me that they see me comming a mile away already. It was that or a high vis vest...
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Re: Why yellow/orange head lamps?
« Reply #28 on: August 21, 2013, 01:43:15 pm »
There are always going to be annoying smartasses who latch on to the latest idea or philosophy because if it's the latest, it must be the greatest. Right?
And there will always be daft old buggers like me who maintain that what was great in our own paticular time warp is still unsurpassable today. That's the way it is and always will be. Todays technophiles will be tomorrows technophobes!
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Re: Why yellow/orange head lamps?
« Reply #29 on: August 21, 2013, 02:08:43 pm »
The moment I ut the orange cover on the bike I immediately noticed people see me right away and move over aspecially in nice clear weather on the tar because thats when all the cagers sit and stare at everything except their mirrors. Many others have told me that they see me comming a mile away already. It was that or a high vis vest...
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Re: Why yellow/orange head lamps?
« Reply #30 on: August 21, 2013, 04:05:10 pm »
I am going shopping for the orange cover.
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Re: Why yellow/orange head lamps?
« Reply #31 on: August 21, 2013, 04:07:31 pm »
I am going shopping for the orange cover.

If you cant get, let me know?
Will be back in CPT tomorrow. Sitting at Lagos Airport waiting for the 10pm flight back home.
Can arrange to send you one :thumleft:
Most prob after the weekend as there is a few things lined up :ricky:
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Re: Why yellow/orange head lamps?
« Reply #32 on: August 21, 2013, 04:09:54 pm »
I am going shopping for the orange cover.

If you cant get, let me know?
Will be back in CPT tomorrow. Sitting at Lagos Airport waiting for the 10pm flight back home.
Can arrange to send you one :thumleft:
Most prob after the weekend as there is a few things lined up :ricky:

You are very kind mate.  I will let you know by the Weekend.   :thumleft:  enjoy Capetown.
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Re: Why yellow/orange head lamps?
« Reply #33 on: August 21, 2013, 04:10:51 pm »
There are always going to be annoying smartasses who latch on to the latest idea or philosophy because if it's the latest, it must be the greatest. Right?
And there will always be daft old buggers like me who maintain that what was great in our own paticular time warp is still unsurpassable today. That's the way it is and always will be. Todays technophiles will be tomorrows technophobes!

I don't hear your noisy indicator beepers - or is that a safety device before your time?? :pot:
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Re: Why yellow/orange head lamps?
« Reply #34 on: August 21, 2013, 04:12:36 pm »
I am going shopping for the orange cover.

If you cant get, let me know?
Will be back in CPT tomorrow. Sitting at Lagos Airport waiting for the 10pm flight back home.
Can arrange to send you one :thumleft:
Most prob after the weekend as there is a few things lined up :ricky:

You are very kind mate.  I will let you know by the Weekend.   :thumleft:  enjoy Capetown.

Will do :thumleft:
That also depends on what Buff has in mind for the weekend :patch: Seems as if he is forcing me to get on the WR and show them how its done :ricky:
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Re: Why yellow/orange head lamps?
« Reply #35 on: August 21, 2013, 04:50:00 pm »
There are always going to be annoying smartasses who latch on to the latest idea or philosophy because if it's the latest, it must be the greatest. Right?
And there will always be daft old buggers like me who maintain that what was great in our own paticular time warp is still unsurpassable today. That's the way it is and always will be. Todays technophiles will be tomorrows technophobes!

I don't hear your noisy indicator beepers - or is that a safety device before your time?? :pot:

Before my time indeed. I remember passing on a box of junk that I had aquired to a mate. When he found a couple of sets of new indicators in it, he called me a bastard! In those days we didn't agree with festooning a bike with yellow lights like a bloody Christmas tree!

Oh, and when I took my car drivers test, I had to wave my arms around out of the window. Using indicators was not allowed.

But I'm not old, and I'll moer the bastard who says I am!
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Re: Why yellow/orange head lamps?
« Reply #36 on: August 21, 2013, 04:53:13 pm »
There are always going to be annoying smartasses who latch on to the latest idea or philosophy because if it's the latest, it must be the greatest. Right?
And there will always be daft old buggers like me who maintain that what was great in our own paticular time warp is still unsurpassable today. That's the way it is and always will be. Todays technophiles will be tomorrows technophobes!

I don't hear your noisy indicator beepers - or is that a safety device before your time?? :pot:

Before my time indeed. I remember passing on a box of junk that I had aquired to a mate. When he found a couple of sets of new indicators in it, he called me a bastard! In those days we didn't agree with festooning a bike with yellow lights like a bloody Christmas tree!

Oh, and when I took my car drivers test, I had to wave my arms around out of the window. Using indicators was not allowed.

But I'm not old, and I'll moer the bastard who says I am!

Sorry OOM, sal nie se OOM is oud nie :peepwall:
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Re: Why yellow/orange head lamps?
« Reply #37 on: August 21, 2013, 04:54:24 pm »
We sell a lot of these orange lenses.
What I like about it is that I can see my wife very clearly in my mirror even if she
is riding far behind me.
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Re: Why yellow/orange head lamps?
« Reply #38 on: August 21, 2013, 09:57:59 pm »
it makes the sun reflect at a 32 degree angle to the earth in order for the fairies to produce moon dust

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Re: Why yellow/orange head lamps?
« Reply #39 on: August 22, 2013, 03:45:07 am »
But to what extent are they legal?
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