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post #1 of 31 Old 03-22-2016, 01:10 PM Thread Starter
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Plug n Play Tail Light Enhancement?

Hi all,

Looking to find out what you good folks have used to enhance visibility from the rear-view?

Looking for a pre-built set-up that would only need wiring and installation.

Anything you'all have that's a major enhancement in visibility for braking, turning, and riding without using brake or turn signals?

I'm planning on putting automotive reflective tape on the backs of my bags but want more dynamic light movement to get attention from the cars behind.

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post #2 of 31 Old 03-22-2016, 02:32 PM
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I put admore lights in my top case. Brake and turn signal. I also ran clear lenses and put blue 3m reflective tape on the reflectors behind the lens. Visible in second picture.
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I use a tailblazer flasher on my bike, very effective. I have had guys come up to me at a light to tell me how noticeable it is.

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I used to have lights wired up to my top box too but they flashed just a tiny bit slower than the tail light and I didn't like the look so removed them.

For plugnplay you could buy the Eastern Beaver harness that is made for our bikes with a wire for a flasher, then splice it in. No wires to cut or anything.
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I picked up an AYN license plate frame, a Back Off module from Rick at Adventuretech, and Bestem lit top box.

Not yet installed . . . I need to get with it!

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I'm installing this today:

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I'm using the Admore mini light bar. Flashes on braking and has sequential turn signals as well. Can use it with or without the tail light. I got the smoked lens and mounted it to the bottom of the license plate. Wired it up using the Eastern Beaver adapters. A little pricey but a really nice set-up. If you just want your stock light to flash, the aforementioned Tailblazer is good.

AdMore SMT Light Bar (small)
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AdMore SMT Light Bar (small)

I don't connect the sequential turn signal though.....just my preference.

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I don't connect the sequential turn signal though.....just my preference.
How hard was this to wire in?

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It isn't very hard. probably some experience is helpful but I don't think neccessary.

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How hard was this to wire in?
you can use the supplied positaps to tap into the tail, brake and signal wires. I think admore supplies positaps with that product.

but using the eastern beaver tail light adapter here .......
VStrom makes it easy. no cutting into the wiring harness, then it's just connect the correct wires. these Posi-Lock work great as connectors and beaver has them too.

a voltmeter helps to identify the correct wires. to connect wires I like to use posi connectors.

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How hard was this to wire in?
I had to drill a hole or two to run the cable up under the seat, then I just connected to the Eastern Beaver wires. I wrote down the wire colors for the EB if you use those. I could also probably look up bike harness colors for lighting as well if you're just going to tap directly in.

If you tap into the bike wiring, either solder or use the Posi-taps mentioned above - don't use those cheap squeeze-things you see a lot.

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