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Made 3 of these for our sleds over the summer. Easy and relatively inexpensive . Powered from face shield connection using a splitter and inline fuse.
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dual revolution light , 2 amp fuse, skidoo y splitter and power cord with rca plug from the web
outdoor electrical box, cover, toggle switch , fuse holder and 3m auto tape form Home Depot
misc wire connectors, caulk
all around $70-80
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Green means last in line yellow means more coming and red strobe is for distress. No hand signals needed.

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Got to be honest. I love the idea of keeping all of us safer by not having to take a hand off the bars to signal, Not to keen on the look of it tho.
 

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Green means last in line yellow means more coming and red strobe is for distress. No hand signals needed.

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Interesting...

I have done a lot of riding in my time and this is the first I have heard of this. Is it a east coast thing?

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Interesting...

I have done a lot of riding in my time and this is the first I have heard of this. Is it a east coast thing?

Thanks!
Yes it is, the states are running adds in the magazines to keep both hands on the bars at all times. Snowmobilers aren’t as resilient as they used to be.
I like you were able to make that on the cheap and for the safety of you and other riders, but that is fugly. I would have holesawed that into a panel before mounting a cast w/p box on the side of a 13k+ machine.
 

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Yes it is, the states are running adds in the magazines to keep both hands on the bars at all times. Snowmobilers aren’t as resilient as they used to be.
I like you were able to make that on the cheap and for the safety of you and other riders, but that is fugly. I would have holesawed that into a panel before mounting a cast w/p box on the side of a 13k+ machine.
The light and clamps easily detach from the sled with no holes for a better resale. As far as the aesthetics go I care more about safety of my wife, son and myself. While it may not look factory I admit, I am confident it will work and also the satisfaction of knowing I made them. Also the fact I saved a few hundred bucks to put toward the trips this winter helps.
 

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Great idea. Rarely see it used up in the Northeast. Once in a while. I do think its cool. I see more and more people do not even use hand signals, but in the same breath we travel at such speeds now compared to the old days, maybe taking hands off the bars is counter productive.
 

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Not sure how bright in the day time the homemade light will be ..... but we passed multiple sleds with the manufactured ones think they were ride safe ??? Anyways I was impressed how bright they were and easy to see.

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This is something not recognized system wide. Pretty pointless in my area as most people riding have no clue they're being followed thinking they are last up in a group. Would need to first implement huge mirrors to resolve that problem.

IMO, At the end of the day, the only logical way to apply safety for predicting oncoming traffic is to always expect someone anytime anywhere. Anything else can create a false sense of security. Hand signals are/or a light system is really just for curtesy.

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Why would you tell someone that there is nobody behind me so you can go as fast as you want now?? Who are they going to blame when you give them a green light then hit somebody in the next corner?? At some point someone is going to get sued because you told Joe he has a empty trail ahead and then he hits someone!!!
 

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Why would you tell someone that there is nobody behind me so you can go as fast as you want now?? Who are they going to blame when you give them a green light then hit somebody in the next corner?? At some point someone is going to get sued because you told Joe he has a empty trail ahead and then he hits someone!!!
I believe we are always supposed to be in control of our sleds aren't we? Anybody that gets confused and thinks the green light is the signal to rip ass the trail like they are now the only one left on them should just stay off the trails.
I don't have a ride light but wouldn't it be the same safety issue with hand signals when the last guy in line motions that he is the last guy in his pack of riders?
 

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Ive seen one group in MN with them. I knew what it meant. At the very least someone who has no idea what they are might just be confused for a bit. Possibly slowing down.

The more people do it to the sleds the more people will know what the colors mean. And the happier the dont ever take your hands off the handlebars crowd will be.

Looks good OP.
 

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NYS Parks and Rec. came out two years ago (as I recall) against the use of hand signals. Their logic (right for once) was that it was dangerous to take a hand off the bars and it gave oncoming riders the false sense that the coast was clear. We’ve all gotten the last rider hand signal with another group right behind that rider. Hand signals are pointless.
 
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