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Old 11-08-2013, 11:41 AM   #11
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Well, we are a silly bunch.
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Old 11-08-2013, 11:42 AM   #12
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The other issue with bikes on the rear is your license plate, it can not be obscured and must be easily readable from a certain distance. It appears from the photo's#6 that the tag is not clearly visible.
One may want to relocate the plate holder and light to prevent "any excuse" of being detained, particularly in these times of "creative" ways of increasing local revenue by local authorities. Reminds me of this commercial
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Old 11-08-2013, 11:54 AM   #13
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Well, we are a silly bunch.
Ah, but did you install those extra lights because you objectively looked at the situation, or because "everyone said you should"?

Tell me I "hafta do something" and you've just encouraged me to look for reasons why not to!
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Old 11-08-2013, 12:06 PM   #14
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Me, I am a conformist. I bow easily to peer pressure.

Truthfully, it was a cheap and easy retrofit, and certainly could help in some situations. In truth, I am rather non-conforming.
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Old 11-08-2013, 12:10 PM   #15
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We ordered them thinking better safe than sorry. $95 didn't seem like a terrible amount in the big scheme of things.
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Old 11-08-2013, 12:15 PM   #16
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We ordered them thinking better safe than sorry. $95 didn't seem like a terrible amount in the big scheme of things.
We are also trying not to $100 option ourselves to death...
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Old 11-08-2013, 12:33 PM   #17
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If you ever owned a Harley Davidson motorcycle you know that H-D stands for "hundred dollar" because that is that most items associated with ownership costs.
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Old 11-08-2013, 12:38 PM   #18
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Our A-frame trailer lights were almost 18 inches higher than the Escape. The Escape lights are lower than many other trailers. We also found that California truckers follow so close that I couldn't see how they could see my lights over their cab front. Besides being fairly low cost, this is one option that is not easily added later. Many other options can be added later, led bulb changes, A/C (if you had the prep work done) different faucet, different sink, etc, but the tail lights, not so much... so we decided to have them added and have not regretted them one bit. A good investment for safety.
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Old 11-08-2013, 12:59 PM   #19
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If you ever owned a Harley Davidson motorcycle you know that H-D stands for "hundred dollar" because that is that most items associated with ownership costs.

Ducati, Kawasaki, and Yamaha here. No Harley Davidsons!!!!
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Old 11-08-2013, 01:10 PM   #20
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I've always believed in upgrading to the latest safety option. I've installed seat belts, third brake lights, etc. in cars. Worn bike helmets before they were required. For the cost of an inexpensive upgrade, my 19' will be more visible. Maybe the car behind the car behind me will see it when I hit the brakes. One avoided collision is well worth the expense.
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