DiNotte 400L Taillight Placement

One of my regular readers, Andy, asked: [visit Andy’s blog here]

How do you have the 400L mounted? Got another shot of it.  What is the view like from behind can you see them with panniers or a tailbox?

To which I responded:

Hi Andy,

I won’t be using panniers. I expect the lights will be visible, but can’t know until the tail fairing is in place. I posted this earlier.

Goblin Motors GoblinCricket Tail Fairing I think these photos will help in understanding the lights should be visible with the Goblin Cricket Tail Fairing, although the final “proof-of-the-pudding” is seeing the lights with the fairing installed. Tail Fairing Prep
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Cockpit, Right-Side [Catrike 700]

Front Fairing Prep Front Fairing Prep
Halt, phone, AirZound, DiNotte 400L Taillight Halt, phone, & AirZound Horn
The first 3 accessories are mounted on a handlebar extender, cut to be straight. As seen from the front of the trike looking over the right pedal toward the hand grip.

I expect this setting will work where the little goodies will be nicely tucked behind the front fairing. You may note the mirrors are gone. My hope is that I’ll be able to place them on the top-inside of the fairing. If not, I’ll use my Take-A-Look Mirror [as Jeff does in photos I’ve seen of him].

A couple of times in the past, I’ve had my can of Halt fall off the trike. With this mounting it is accessible and secure. This configuration also allows my to blow the horn with my thumb. The taillight position does not affect my vision.

Cockpit, Left-Side [Catrike 700]

Front Fairing Prep Front Fairing Prep
DiNotte 400L Taillight, Mirrycle Bell, Oregon Scientific Personal UV Monitor, w/Exposure Timer, Garmin Edge 305 Garmin Edge 305, Oregon Scientific Personal UV Monitor, w/Exposure Timer, Mirrycle Bell
The Edge is mounted on a handlebar extender [shortened]. DiNotte light switches are mounted on the handlebar. DiNotte light switches are mounted on the handlebar.

Like the right-side setup, I expect this setting will work where the little goodies will also be nicely tucked behind the front fairing. Mirrors to be placed within the fairing.

Two points:

  1. The Garmin Edge 705 [which has mapping] can replace my Nuvi 760 [now 765T], except it is EXPENSIVE [MSRP $449.99]! My 760 is mounted on the derailleur post where I’ll likely mount the DiNotte 800L Headlight.
  2. I use the Oregon Scientific Personal UV Monitor for temperature and will gladly replace it with a device that gives temperature output. I wish the Edge 705 did.

I still have a bit of wire management to complete.