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10-07-2016 02:33 PM
Jimding
Maybe

For those of you (not me) with smartphones, seems like you could write an app to use the smartphones accelerometer, coupled to the light control module by Bluetooth. The only connection you would need would be 12V. Might even use the camera module to sense light level, and modulate the light intensity accordingly.
10-02-2016 09:31 AM
notacop My Cyberlight works on a decell. THe harder I brake and lower the front end gets, the faster the lights flash.
Too bad the company didn't last the decades. Glad the light did.
09-28-2016 08:53 PM
OydnaR I always thought they were triggered by a vacuum sensor
09-28-2016 08:16 PM
PTRider
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Decelerometer is what he called it, I believe. So i'm guessing his type works on some kind of tilt sensor (mercury switch?) that detects the forward tilt on deceleration.
These days it's all done electronically.
http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/...vxYaAt_98P8HAQ
09-27-2016 06:40 PM
richlandrick Not me. I took a detour after realizing they are not the only brake flashing unit based on a decelerometer.

Here is another, but I'm talking to signal dynamics in the hopes they can use their existing Brake Hold module (which has an accelerometer) to make a much better and less expensive unit.

Vololights: Brakeless Deceleration Indicator for Motorcycles
09-27-2016 03:33 PM
NVDucati
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Originally Posted by Sgt Schultz View Post
In process of ordering a unit, have 2015 DL 650 so they need to verify if rear light coupling is same as earlier models as it is a plug and play in the rear light loom. May be Greywolf could help out here?
I also have the flashing LEDs for rear break but think an extra bit of warning when slowing is good.
When I get them will let you know how it goes. May be a few weeks though.
I notice that they are building (or checking for plug compatibility) on the first order for a specific model. It appears that nobody has ordered one for a 2014 V2.

"Custom Plug-N-Play Kit: We will develop a plug and play module for your bike. After you purchase someone from our team will contact you by email to get some more information about your bike and some pictures of the rear lighting connector. It's quick and easy."

Has anyone started the procedure?
09-27-2016 10:21 AM
richlandrick I guess there is nothing that will prevent a texting driver from running into the back of you with no braking beforehand on their part. We all have different tolerances for risk and different budgets, but since it's less than a meal out with drinks at the bar I think I'll give it a try.

Should at least provide for good conversation at the next rally.
09-27-2016 06:00 AM
cyclopathic
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Originally Posted by richlandrick View Post
I don't see it that way.

I was rear ended at 35 mph about 2.5 weeks ago. Fortunately I was in my truck. If I had been on my motorcycle it would have been a very different experience.

I'm thinking about utilizing the gear brake and the high intensity LEDs discussed in another thread around here somewhere.
I was rear-ended 5mo ago, 1yo car totaled without car for 4 month. I have a bunch of LED brake lights on bikes and brake flashers and when I see something in front or start slowing down will tap on rear brake to get them flash.

Gear brake indicator would be nice for track days but IMHO waste of money for street. Now regular brake flashers and LEDs, additional brake lights is a good idea, though the car which got totaled had them, so they are not that effective as you'd think.
09-27-2016 03:08 AM
Sgt Schultz In process of ordering a unit, have 2015 DL 650 so they need to verify if rear light coupling is same as earlier models as it is a plug and play in the rear light loom. May be Greywolf could help out here?
I also have the flashing LEDs for rear break but think an extra bit of warning when slowing is good.
When I get them will let you know how it goes. May be a few weeks though.
09-27-2016 02:12 AM
Letsgo2up The Gear Brake sounds like a great idea. Sure, you can touch our brake lever, but will you? The gear brake is great for bikes like the Vstrom that slows significantly just from letting off the throttle. I've ridden twisty roads with lots of speed change but very little braking. I've noticed in my manual transmission car, if I drive in a lower gear in traffic so letting off the gas slows me down, following drivers don't react as quickly if they don't see brake lights. They are more used to lights than they are the actual distance decreasing. A deceleration light would be very helpful on manual transmission vehicles.
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