Reflective Tape

On our trip to and from Eureka, Dan told me that the reflective strip on my jacket was totally hidden behind my Givi bag and that I was close to invisible from the back. That’s not good!!

Fortunately, I had ordered some reflective tape sheets from CycleGadgets.com.

The bike before adding tape:

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I added a 8″ x 5″ rectangle to the back of each saddlebag. With the extra little strip left on the 8″ x 11″ sheet, I added some reflection to the back of the Givi bag, too:

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As you can see here, without light, the reflective tape is plain black. Stylish in the daytime, productive at night!

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Here’s another shot of the bags without direct light. You can still see that there’s tape on them, of course, but the effect really is nice and black.

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I’m loving the tape. I still have one more 8″ x 11″ sheet (for $17, you get two sheets), so I have to think of other ways to light up my Givi for commuting. I think I’ll also put some on the back of my helmet.

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