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    Check out the Apple Store they sell one also!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Road-Kill View Post
    Gimmicky at best.
    Considering the tiny percent of MC accidents are rear-end collisions this product seems pointless.
    Considering most accidents occur during daylight hours this adds yet another argument to being even more pointless.
    If I plan on riding at night I ride with a reflector vest, its simple, has no failure rate, cheap, storable and if I'm hit by a car they'll easily find my mangled body.
    Hope your name does not prove to be true! Be careful out there. Contrary to your statement there are a lot of fatal rear end accidents both on MC and Spyder's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaherbst View Post
    Hope your name does not prove to be true! Be careful out there. Contrary to your statement there are a lot of fatal rear end accidents both on MC and Spyder's.

    Jack
    have to agree with Jack

    got rear ended about 9 years ago and was off the bike for 7 months.
    I'm a big mirror use advocate but the guy changed lanes and hit me.
    It's possible a helmet light would have prevented the whole thing.


    It's a higher percentage than you realize.



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    I'm one of many early investors in this project and have waited some time for this product to release but glad testing and more modifications have and are still being done to improve the unit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Road-Kill View Post
    Gimmicky at best.
    Considering the tiny percent of MC accidents are rear-end collisions this product seems pointless.
    Considering most accidents occur during daylight hours this adds yet another argument to being even more pointless.
    If I plan on riding at night I ride with a reflector vest, its simple, has no failure rate, cheap, storable and if I'm hit by a car they'll easily find my mangled body.
    It only takes 1 time to become roadkill

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    There is one made in france I beleive, forgot the name but it was able to be mounted on the pillion or yours if riding alone. it was proven but not ditributed here yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Road-Kill View Post
    Gimmicky at best.
    Considering the tiny percent of MC accidents are rear-end collisions this product seems pointless.
    Considering most accidents occur during daylight hours this adds yet another argument to being even more pointless.
    If I plan on riding at night I ride with a reflector vest, its simple, has no failure rate, cheap, storable and if I'm hit by a car they'll easily find my mangled body.
    Road-Kill,

    They work on the same concept as deer whistles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhern View Post
    .......1) The light sensitivity appears to be pretty well dialed in -- it basically nails all braking actions, and does a good job on downshift deceleration (engine braking). The default intent is to avoid false positives to ensure the light is a trustworthy warning. It is wireless/disconnected -- i.e., not wired into your brakes or engine -- so it's doing all of this in a self-contained way. It is not affected by the wearer's head motion (e.g., shifting left and right to view traffic/potential hazards, bobbing up and down when the right song is playing, etc.).

    1a) That said, they are going to be including the ability to adjust sensitivity in the final version.......

    .....Looking forward to posting my own video when it arrives in 3 months time!
    Being a firm believer in making yourself as visible as possible (unlike some of the non-believers in this thread), I've had my eye on this product as well. However, I didn't invest because I also believe in having a final product to evaluate. I was particularly concerned about dialing in the sensitivity and the weight, so it's good to see that these issues may have been successfully addressed and that it's finally about to come to market.

    Looking forward to seeing your video and hearing your thoughts on it.
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    I don't ride often at night. Too many deer around the rural setting in which I live. If I am forced to, I have a GMAX helmet that has a light built into the back. It can be left on, blink, or be connected to a wireless sending unit that can be purchased. Since I don't ride in the nighttime often, if I do I just leave it solid or blinking to make myself more visible to others.

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    Hi Everyone,
    Just a quick note about the helmet light...
    I have used them for years, both my wife and I have them on our helmets, they are worth every penny
    they get every ones attention behind you. I have been flagged over by many folks wanting to know where I got them.
    G MAX also has them built into their helmets and they also work great.
    so here is a big Thumbs up from me...
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    Quote Originally Posted by UtahPete View Post
    I have an RT, so the bike itself has a place to mount an accessory brake light higher up so it's more visible. But, I recently rode with a couple of

    F3's and realized any accessory brake lights mounted on their bike wouldn't be high enough to have the visibility they should. Then, I looked a little more into the helmet-mounted brake light. This one is a recent startup that's getting some good press. Does anyone have any experience with it, or similar products?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Motorcycledave View Post
    Hi Everyone,
    Just a quick note about the helmet light...
    I have used them for years, both my wife and I have them on our helmets, they are worth every penny
    they get every ones attention behind you. I have been flagged over by many folks wanting to know where I got them.
    G MAX also has them built into their helmets and they also work great.
    so here is a big Thumbs up from me...
    Ride Safe
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    Dave, which brand and model do you have on your helmets? Probably not the Brake Free brand if you've been using them for a long time.

    BTW, I got the package with the Sena10 and extra goodies. Thanks!

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    Also would like to know what you are using Dave. I’m a big proponent of “riding ugly” with as much hi vis clashing color as possible but a helmet light would be a nice add although I have been known to put a flashing bike light on my helmet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeftCoast View Post
    Also would like to know what you are using Dave. I’m a big proponent of “riding ugly” with as much hi vis clashing color as possible but a helmet light would be a nice add although I have been known to put a flashing bike light on my helmet.
    You should go meet with Dave. He lives in Linden. Then, report back

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    After seeing this thread I started doing some research. Low and behold I discovered that there were a half dozen or more companies making these helmet lights. Somebody needs to do a comparison test.

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    Quote Originally Posted by splais View Post
    After seeing this thread I started doing some research. Low and behold I discovered that there were a half dozen or more companies making these helmet lights. Somebody needs to do a comparison test.
    Nobody is making one with the decelerometer feature that I know of. Would have been happy to have any kind of light at back of helmet recently when riding home in the dark with no running lights working.

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    We are partial of course but check out the Nolan ESS sytems looks interesting we will be getting one for the wifes helmet
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fire34 View Post
    We are partial of course but check out the Nolan ESS sytems looks interesting we will be getting one for the wifes helmet
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    $110 list price (available for $70 or so)... says its designed exclusively for certain Nolan helmets ... do you know if it fits other helmets okay?

    https://www.nolan-usa.com/products/n...e-helmets.html

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    No I do not, but the way it mounts with the shims it might be something to look at. Since we have the nolan intercoms we have to get the ESS multi. which is the one I beleive many of us would need. Hope this helps
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    Just looked up the ESS Multi the prodcut description mentioned any brand helmet FYi
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fire34 View Post
    Just looked up the ESS Multi the prodcut description mentioned any brand helmet FYi Dave
    Sure does seem that way;
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CtrrCPYd8Q

    Now, where to get them at the best price....?

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    Did an internet search found it for about $70.00 I have not checked Nolans website though but I believe it was more there. Hope this helps
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fire34 View Post
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    Did an internet search found it for about $70.00 I have not checked Nolans website though but I believe it was more there. Hope this helps
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    Yes, I found it for $70 also, but they want $40 in shipping!

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    For me personally I have 6 different helmets depending on weather, mood, etc. The most I'll do is a removable helmet cam. For additional safety I have reflector tape on the helmets, bike and riding gear. As well I got into the habit of tapping the brakes for the rear and wiggling the front end to affect the headlight pattern for the front if necessary.
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    Just a quick update from the Brake Free team; they've pushed out the delivery once again, to September 2019.

    It's definitely a disappointment, as I was really looking forward to getting it on my helmet, but once again, the choice is to either b**** and moan, or accept that the team involved is doing their best, and the path they're laying down is realistic and hopefully the last of the delays. Having a reasonably structured vehicle like Indiegogo helps to alleviate the "they just took our money and blew it" fear one might have on one's own.

    We'll see if they're on track still in next month's update.
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