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Old 07-23-21, 07:15 AM
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Interesting. The only question is whether or not motorists pay attention to them.
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Interesting. The only question is whether or not motorists pay attention to them.
More lights may be needed. I have more lights on my helmet...
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If you have 10 feet of spacing horizontally they might be useful. However by the time a motorist at night gets close enough to you to differentiate and recognize what you are trying to tell them, the collision is either already in progress or they will miss you.

Perhaps in the cities where traffic is going somewhat slower, maybe.
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If you have 10 feet of spacing horizontally they might be useful. However by the time a motorist at night gets close enough to you to differentiate and recognize what you are trying to tell them, the collision is either already in progress or they will miss you.

Perhaps in the cities where traffic is going somewhat slower, maybe.
Yes, Iím trying to maximize the horizontal distance between the left and right blinkers. 19.5 inches is about as wide as I can practically go. Iíll be using them in 4-way mode most of the time, and flashing the brake light...
There is a big difference between city streets and state highways, I agree. All I can do is watch my rear-view mirrors and be prepared to ditch.
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22 gauge wire. Red is positive, black is negative (green is also negative) blue is right turn signal, yellow is left turn signal.

22 gauge wire. Red is positive, black is negative (green is also negative) blue is right turn signal, yellow is left turn signal.

Learning to solder. A hot solder iron should melt solder instantly, you shouldnít have to rub the iron to create friction; get a new soldering iron...
Heat shrink tubing is much better than vinyl tape, but you must remember to slip it on before soldering.
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Learning to solder. A hot solder iron should melt solder instantly, you shouldnít have to rub the iron to create friction; get a new soldering iron...
Make sure your soldering iron tip is clean and tinned. When it gets crusty dark gray stuff on it, it doesn't transfer heat very well. Some people I know put a brillo pad in an empty cat food tin and rub the soldering iron tip on it when needed.
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Make sure your soldering iron tip is clean and tinned. When it gets crusty dark gray stuff on it, it doesn't transfer heat very well. Some people I know put a brillo pad in an empty cat food tin and rub the soldering iron tip on it when needed.
That may be the case, but Iím thinking Iíll buy more iron tips ( the new iron has interchangeable tips) and replace them as they get fried.
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