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A wind turbine powered brake light? I cant help but laugh
 

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I don't know whats worse. The fact that someone made it, or that someone agreed to try and sell it. You could run that thing off a friggin watch battery, so why go through the trouble of screwing up your helmet with that huge thing?:wtf: were they thinking?
 

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:wtf: were they thinking?
Well, the fact of the matter is that if you drive a motorcycle, therefore you have a helmet, therefore you want to be safe and have some sort of product that makes you visible. Now if they sell that product and someone buys it, they figure you got suckered into buying such a useless product that you'd prolly need to wear the helmet full time, on and off the bike. Everyone knows, safety first! Thanks special Ed!
 

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For what? 2 feet in front of you?:rolleyes: If anyone buys this they have to be complete douches!
For you to BE SEEN, not for you TO SEE. Douche. :rolleyes:
 

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Hi All-

To supplement my motorcycle taillamps I use one of those little LED safety lights that runners/bicyclists popularized a few years ago clipped to my leathers. They run practically forever on a set of inexpensive AA batteries. Just set it to a steady glow so motorists don't think you have on hazard lights or something.

~ Blue Jays ~
 

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^thats different. its not wind powered. I bet your device is as small or smaller then a cell phone. This wind powered one looks so damn big and bulky.
 

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Plus, in order to be wind powered, it would have to produce some added level of drag. Even though it wouldn't be much, you would still probobly feel it, especially on longer rides.

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I'd expect it to have a wind turbine and yes it'll create drag, but it depends on how big the turbine will be and how much force it requires spin the turbine to produce energy. You'd prolly won't even notice the drag, not even on long rides because its prolly not using that much force to spin the turbine (prolly the size of a dime and made out of plastic).

The thing is that when there's no wind involved, I'd expect it not to produce any energy so it won't supply any power if your stopped. I bet they have a warning label on there stating that you'd have to go a certain speed for the turbine to produce enough power to be visible.
 

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Its not just the turbine that would be causing drag, the entire unit ontop of your head would be. It would be like adding a half an inch fin on top of your helmet. But anyways, its still a pointless little gadget.
 

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The coolest useless gadget I've ever seen on a vehicle was on my 80s 300zx. It was an accelerometer. A very bad one, could only got up to half a G. It wasnt accurate enough to serve any good, and had no real perpuse in life what so ever. Still it was a very cool gage to have on your dash.
 

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Did you all see the comercials that were airing when the new mini's came out? It was for some little unit that measured lateral G's. They kept saying G-face throughout the entire comercial. It was the cheapest looking thing ever.
 

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SepiasSoul said:
Plus, in order to be wind powered, it would have to produce some added level of drag. Even though it wouldn't be much, you would still probobly feel it, especially on longer rides.

Sepias

Well I was thinking that too but what about the SHARK helemts? They have quite a big hole on the top of it and that HJC thing isn't even that big of a hole.

Honestly, I don't think it's THAT bad of an idea. I wouldn't buy it but if you want to be seen more, this would definitely do it.
 

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Here is anouther one for you Vash. I found this one on newenough as well. Link I think this one was invented by some HD owners as an attempt to remedy their problems.

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