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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-17-2009, 05:20 PM Thread Starter
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Tail Light Modulators

Hi Folks,

Apologies in advance if this topic was already covered-I did a forum search but couldn't find anything...

Anyway, I was wondering if any of you use/have installed a tail light modulator? A buddy of mine installed one and it seems to attract attention-at least it attracted mine as I noticed it riding behind him ;~). Any opinions/recommendations would be appreciated.

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-17-2009, 08:15 PM
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Just me, but I think they should come as std equip, a guy needs all the help that is avail. Saw em that flash everything on the back end,looks like a flashing Christmas tree, a good thing.
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I installed a pair of Hyper-lites next to my license plate, and I am thinking of installing the tail light modulator. The Hyper-lites are really annoying brake lights but do nothing for the running lights. Should probably do this while my bike is torn apart.
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-19-2009, 12:45 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the comments. Can anyone recommend a specific modulator or they all about the same?

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I have this one on both of my bikes, they work well and the bulb is removable so when it burns out, you don't have to replace the entire unit (the one on my Honda VTX has been in there for two years and hasn't burned out yet). Quick and easy installation, just replace the bulb, no splicing or wiring modifications needed.

https://www.kisantech.com/view_produ...?product=20W-D
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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-23-2009, 08:32 PM Thread Starter
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Hey, that's cool! Beats wiring a modultor in. Thanks for the tip.

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Tail blazer

The tail blazer sounds good. A flashing red light would actually be illegal but no one should complain about that. I have often thought about extra brake lights. Maybe a bullet light or two under the luggage rack. I have the Back Off LED license plate bracket. Not sure it is enough. Never look at it from behind on a sunny day.

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The tail blazer sounds good. A flashing red light would actually be illegal but no one should complain about that. I have often thought about extra brake lights. Maybe a bullet light or two under the luggage rack. I have the Back Off LED license plate bracket. Not sure it is enough. Never look at it from behind on a sunny day.

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A forward-facing flashing red light is illegal in every state -- a rear facing and flashing brake light is legal.
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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-25-2009, 10:01 AM Thread Starter
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I also just came across this Turn Signal Conversion Kit. I may do both the Tail Blazer and the conversion kit! The same company also sells a similar plug-in Headlight Modulator which I will also consider. They have some sort of package deal where you buy both the headlight and tail light modulators at the same time and save a few bucks.

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Modulator

I installed a brake light modulator on my bike last year. It only works when the brake light is activated. I think I got it from Dennis Kirk. It's called the "Backoff"(about $35).
It only took about 20-30 minutes to install. You have to make sure the surface is real clean where you're going to put it.
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