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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 05-30-2007, 12:51 PM Thread Starter
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Question Query - Don't wear green on a bike???

Yesterday afternoon, an older guy in a shop commented on my green / white Kawasaki jacket. He said that you weren't supposed to wear green on a bike, but he didn't know why.

Anyone ever heard of this before???

It's not like I'm going to sell my jacket, I'm just curious...




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Not. (don't tell kawi riders!)
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all i know is you shouldnt ride a bike that changes colors, especially a zx11
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colors in the visible spectrum.

red, and bright colors are most easily noticed by the human eye. Green looks like the shoulder of the road. in most areas. This could be what the guy was getting to, or why he had this idea. The better people see me the safer I am. Contrasting colors are good for riders, that the other drivers will see them easier. Every close call I've ever had was because the driver of the car didn't look, or just didn't see me.
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Wearing green here in Phoenix assures that you will contrast with your surroundings. There isn't a whole lot of green around here. :-)
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all i know is you shouldnt ride a bike that changes colors, especially a zx11
Whew! Good thing I own a colour-changing ZZR 1100.



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red, and bright colors are most easily noticed by the human eye. Green looks like the shoulder of the road. in most areas. This could be what the guy was getting to, or why he had this idea. The better people see me the safer I am. Contrasting colors are good for riders, that the other drivers will see them easier. Every close call I've ever had was because the driver of the car didn't look, or just didn't see me.
That's why I bought a bright yellow helmet. With the new bike, though, people don't notice anything about me. The day I got it, a guy at a petrol station said he's seen me two hours earlier. I said, "No, that was the previous owner." He didn't notice the dfferent colour helmet or jacket, just the bike! But, hey, if it makes me safe, I'm happy!



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Wearing green here in Phoenix assures that you will contrast with your surroundings. There isn't a whole lot of green around here. :-)
Yeah, not much green around my area, too, at the moment.




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LOL....sorry mate, forgot about that european ZZR business but it dont matter, cause its still a NINJA ! WOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOO !
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...WOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOO !
I agree. WOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOO, indeed!




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In my area, the old HD bikers thought green bikes bad luck.
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