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    Don from Austin Texas
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    Dinotte 300r -- mount on helmet or toolkit bag?

    I have six bikes and get bored with one and decide to ride the other frequently. It would be really convenient to mount my killer taillight on my helmet. On some of the bikes seatpost mounting is out of the question because the taillight would be obscured by my emergency toolkit bag.

    So, in order to move a Dinotte 300r from bike-to-bike it needs to be on the back of the toolkit bag or on the back of my helmet. How viable are either?

    Alternatively, I could obtain several mounts for somewhere on the rear frame, I suppose.

    Thanks...Don

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    Get more mounts and have one for each bike. That's what I did.

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    I think having a well-aimed taillight is much more important for night-biking than having a spare inner tube and some tools.

    I'd get extra mounts and put the D300 on the seatpost. Helmet mounted taillights are a good secondary, supplemental taillight location, but their light can be aimed most any direction depending on how you tilt your head. Tools are seldom used, can be mounted other places than under saddle, and your life doesn't depend on them.
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    Don from Austin Texas
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    Quote Originally Posted by seeker333 View Post
    I think having a well-aimed taillight is much more important for night-biking than having a spare inner tube and some tools.

    I'd get extra mounts and put the D300 on the seatpost. Helmet mounted taillights are a good secondary, supplemental taillight location, but their light can be aimed most any direction depending on how you tilt your head. Tools are seldom used, can be mounted other places than under saddle, and your life doesn't depend on them.
    I am pretty attached to the seat bag and have mounts for it on all 6 saddles/bikes. I am leaning towards trying to attach the D300 to the back of the bag.

    Don in Austin

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    what I have seen is that helmet or bag mounted lights are almost never pointed in a direction that can be seen by traffic from the rear. It's really disconcerting to be riding with someone at night and see that they are invisible from the rear. Especially when you realize that while they were sitting on your wheel they were blocking your light from being seen by traffic from the rear

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    doesn't the 300r come with a seat stay mount also? I have gone that route in the past when the wedge bag would block the seat post-mounted light.

    Having the light helmet mounted does get it up higher which could increase visibility in daylight riding, but as mentioned earlier it's pretty much never aimed properly when on helmet.
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