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  • Offline figbat   gb

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    Fork reflector removal
    on: June 06, 2023, 02:36:16 pm
    June 06, 2023, 02:36:16 pm
    Does anybody know why the fork reflector is on these bikes everywhere?  As far as I know this is not a requirement for most countries - the US is the place I most associate with these ugly tack-ons.  Before I remove mine, does anybody have any advice or wisdom about it?  It seems odd that an OEM is adding them to bikes that don't need them, when OEMs are famous for holding back on any little thing that adds cost, time or complexity to production.

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    Re: Fork reflector removal
    Reply #1 on: June 06, 2023, 04:28:32 pm
    June 06, 2023, 04:28:32 pm
    *Originally Posted by figbat [+]
    Does anybody know why the fork reflector is on these bikes everywhere?  As far as I know this is not a requirement for most countries - the US is the place I most associate with these ugly tack-ons.  Before I remove mine, does anybody have any advice or wisdom about it?  It seems odd that an OEM is adding them to bikes that don't need them, when OEMs are famous for holding back on any little thing that adds cost, time or complexity to production.
    Not sure why you want to be less visible, but its your choice \_(ツ)_/

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    Re: Fork reflector removal
    Reply #2 on: June 07, 2023, 12:13:18 am
    June 07, 2023, 12:13:18 am
    I've taken mine off.
    I think that the number of times you are going to be upright at night with someone driving towards the side of you - is minimal or zero.
    They normally pull out in front of you - and i have a big white light on that side  :156:
    Jon

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    Re: Fork reflector removal
    Reply #3 on: July 12, 2023, 09:35:25 pm
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    I don't really like the reflectors. What's left behind with them removed - glued on I guess?
    Last Edit: July 12, 2023, 09:38:33 pm by LoneWolf

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    Re: Fork reflector removal
    Reply #4 on: July 12, 2023, 10:17:03 pm
    July 12, 2023, 10:17:03 pm
    I took mine off recently. They are held on by those self-adhesive foam pads - I was able to remove the residue just with my fingernail.

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    Re: Fork reflector removal
    Reply #5 on: July 13, 2023, 12:36:04 am
    July 13, 2023, 12:36:04 am
    Cheers. I know what I'm doing tomorrow!