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post #1 of 14 Old 11-16-2018, 06:06 AM Thread Starter
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Smart Brake System install

I’ve just completed a diy install of the Smart Brake System.
I think its a worthwhile safety farkle adding a feature to the existing tail light.
A way of signalling traffic behind me that I’m slowing down even if I have not touched the brakes.

The device works off an accelerometer.
You can set it to turn on the bright brake light upon deceleration or to flash.

The lil’ black box fit snugly under the bar which locks the seat.
Secured with two zip ties as pointed out by my needlenose pliers.
I chose this location because its a nice horizontal level support.
I tapped the three wires just near the white socket as shown on the top left corner of the pic.
In terms of diy degree of difficulty, I’ll give it a rating of 2cw.
That’s the number of cusswords I yelled out during install.

I paid retail and am not affiliated to the manuf or vendor.
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post #2 of 14 Old 11-16-2018, 01:34 PM
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Zook,

Thanks for the write up. In the market for some type of Taillight Modulator. This looks like a clean setup. Just mounting the box, and a few Posi Tapps under the seat.
Where did you purchase yours?
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I considered their system before I built my own for about $15 . . . brake driven, no accelerometer. I wired in an LED flasher and a pair of inexpensive LED lights mounted on both sides of my license.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/LED-Brake-Stop-Light-Lamp-Flasher-Flash-Strobe-Controller-12V-24V-New-LSC-100B/400985186626?hash=item5d5c946142:g:dIQAAOSw~gRV4M4 5:sc:USPSFirstClass!90034!US!-1:rk:9f:0

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Triangle-Flash-LED-Lights-Motorcycle-ATV-Car-Rear-Tail-Light-Brake-Running-Red/222228181247?epid=5013914442&hash=item33bdd4f0ff:g :9C8AAOSw3uBZr60p:rk:1f:0

Sorry, no photos and I did have to cut out a plate to fit behind the license plate and stick out to hold the lights.
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Nice work Zook, thanks for the info. Out of curiosity, what’s that other black box in the left hand side of the pic?


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Zook,

Thanks for the write up. In the market for some type of Taillight Modulator. This looks like a clean setup. Just mounting the box, and a few Posi Tapps under the seat.
Where did you purchase yours?
Thanks,
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Hi Stu,
Got mine from amazon. They do sell direct on their website though.

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Nice work Zook, thanks for the info. Out of curiosity, what’s that other black box in the left hand side of the pic?


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That’s the fuel vapour canister.

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That’s the fuel vapour canister.


Is that a California model then? Mine does not have that, and I wouldn’t have had room for my PC-8 if it was there.


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Is that a California model then? Mine does not have that, and I wouldn’t have had room for my PC-8 if it was there...
The 2017/18 models we get here are Euro 4 compliant.

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I read about their turn signal cancelling system.Does the v-strom have any cancelling system?
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I read about their turn signal cancelling system.Does the v-strom have any cancelling system?
They do offer a kit for the V-Strom.
The installation is a bit more involved though.

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