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My riding buddy who often follows me has commented on numerous occasions that he has difficulty seeing me (Black CTX)in the shadows of trees..
So I have contacted Adventuregrafx who are designing rear chevron reflective adhesive chevrons to fit to the saddle bags(panniers)they make them for BMW and the Pan European but not the CTX I think mine will be the first.
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Good low cost solution. There are other brands I've seen on ebay with several color choices.
Another solution I've seen is reflective tape. There is even black reflective tape that isn't as obvious during the day but really stands out with a headlight on it.
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Any pictures of reflective stickers on the back of their ctx? I have a red deluxe. I think I would like more red on the back to cover up the black plastic look.
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My riding buddy who often follows me has commented on numerous occasions that he has difficulty seeing me (Black CTX)in the shadows of trees..
So I have contacted Adventuregrafx who are designing rear chevron reflective adhesive chevrons to fit to the saddle bags(panniers)they make them for BMW and the Pan European but not the CTX I think mine will be the first.
Well, your buddy comment could be a total subjective observation due to:
- his own ability to see objects in that situation
- his motorcycle (vibrations, windshield, ...)
Also it seems it's only a daytime problem so I don't see how adding a reflecting decal could improve visibility during the day.
Did you consider an high visibility vest ?
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I have had the same problem and put some reflective tape on the trunks
the pictures speek for themselves i think
In the first picture i had one stripe on each trunk later i made two stripes in a better reflective red color.
sorry don't have new pictures in the dark, when you will i'll make them.
Visability has improve a lot in daytime, dawn and in the dark.
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perhaps this is a better picture.
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Wearing a hi viz vest and or hi viz helmet will beat anything you can stick on your bike. And you will be seen from all angles. Try it ,you will notice the difference in reaction from other vehicles.

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hi viz vests and helmets, reflective tape or paint. All things are nice and wil help you to be more visable.
BUT be always aware that these are no garanty that you will be seen!!
That said i ride with reflective tape on my trunks, most of the time i wear a hi viz yellow jacket. but very often i have to conclude that car drivers did not have seen me.
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high visibility vest also is important when you are separated from your motorbike ...

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Agree with everything said above. I also ride with my hi-beams on during the day. I think it helps greatly for oncoming traffic. Also, I notice less moving into my lane from cars in front of me or at the 10 and 2 position since using my hi-beams in daytime.
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