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Guest lawrenceofsuburbia
I have just completed mounting the rear SKENE lights. Thanks to very helpful words and pix from <mjsracing> (posted here on April 15th 2015), the clear accompanying instructions from Skene, and the large-scale diagrams in colour on their website (if needed) it was a breeze - fiddly, but not at all difficult.
There are numerous mounting options for the two LED units.   I made a crude temporary bracket just to get the mounting location and angle just right and will now make a nicer and sturdier bracket in ss.   I chose to mount the LEDs as a 'block' immediately under the rear light unit, figuring that this will give a greater target of focus to following Mack trucks and mums racing to pick up their school-kids.
The Skene kit is very well-made, very compact (you can hold the entire kit in the palm of your hand) and should greatly enhance visibility on the road. Not cheap - but highly recommended.
Pix below...
Lawrence of Suburbia [em] (‘39 model)
2015 Matte Grey Tracer – now at 1647 km[/em][em]
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Well done Lawrence. I'd like to see them at night.

I don't normally take my bikes out after dark - but I'll take a pic tonight and post it. L of S
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Took these pix last night in the garage after dark – [em]spooky!
Not sure if it shows the full effect – in pic #1 with running rear light on and Skene in same running mode the camera flashed. In pic #2 – brake lights on in both units - no camera flash.
Whatever – take it from me that the Skene set-up is plenty bright enough - you could make toast with those lights!
And I believe that they – Skene Design - also make a similar item called a Photon Blaster, for added visibility on the front of a motorcycle. Might be an alternative to separate running lights such as the Cree units (which I have on order)… or the LED knuckle-guards now back in stock, I understand...
L of S
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A police rider once showed me how they demonstrated why, when stationary at a red light or intersection you should keep your foot on the brake pedal. If a motorist lightly bumps into you with the front brake engaged and the rear off the bike immediately pivots around the front wheel. With the rear brake engaged it might bump you forward, but typically in a straight line. Try it; sit on the bike and let two mates give you a shove from behind, once with rear brake engaged and once with front brake engaged. For the last test it is better to use a bike that you don't care about much.
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