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Helmet with brake light

Postby Ron_Ces » Sat Nov 24, 2018 4:42 pm

Who has one and do you like it? My wife is getting me a new one for Christmas.
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Re: Helmet with brake light

Postby bevans » Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:15 pm

Never seen one. Should be interesting.
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Re: Helmet with brake light

Postby mogu83 » Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:29 pm

I have the Nolan ESS system on my Nolan helmet. When I bought it I drove around with it on my front seat, and it really works. As we all know a motorcyclist often slows down by downshifting and not using the brakes. This can be a big problem for cars following (some too close) behind. People riding behind me report it seems to flicked most of the time when I downshift or get off the gas rapidly and all the time when I stop.
It has a few different modes but I just run it in the brake mode. It has a flashing mode that I would consider turning on in heavy fog. It has three sensitivity modes, I run in the center one.
As it's an on/off blinking red lamp it's likely illegal in most states, but the benefit is (IMHO) worth the risk of an equipment violation. (The LEO would have to be a real A-hole)
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Re: Helmet with brake light

Postby Ron_Ces » Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:24 am

Harry, how much weight does it add?
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Re: Helmet with brake light

Postby mogu83 » Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:50 am

Ron_Ces wrote:Harry, how much weight does it add?
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Ounces - it's plastic with two wires that go forward inside the helmet liner. Can't notice the difference with it installed.
If there is any concern I think it would be sticking something on the outside of the helmet. If in the event of an accident the lamp took a direct hit it could put unexpected stress on the helmet shell. (Naturally this is solemn high theory, but some manufactures even warn against painting or decals) Nolan is selling them to install on a Nolan helmet, but they don't seem to be pushing them in the US. Maybe liability problems, or the fact that most States disallow blinking red lights.

I found the cheapest place to buy one was in Italy, received it in less than a week.
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