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Hey,

Has anyone installed an headlight (or taillight) modulator on their bike?

If so, please share. I would like to install them over the winter but do not know which model.

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Hey,

Has anyone installed an headlight (or taillight) modulator on their bike?

If so, please share. I would like to install them over the winter but do not know which model.

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There's a good search function, top right. Will give you lots of info:

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The biggest decider if you are planning to upgrade headlights to LEDs or not; they require special modulators. Similarly brake modulators designed for LED will flash too fast for incandescents to give meaningful light.
 

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I have the Back Off brake light modulator but it's been suggested that a flashing headlight could be mistaken for a "go ahead" signal which is contrary to safety.
 

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I have the Back Off brake light modulator but it's been suggested that a flashing headlight could be mistaken for a "go ahead" signal which is contrary to safety.
I've used Back Off modulator a decade ago and they had issue of not flashing when load not sufficient (LED taillight) not sure it is still an issue. Lately had been using $7.46 no-name from Amazon which gives 4 fast blinks, 4 slow and then solid, but fast flash is not long enough for incandescents to give good light. Not a problem for me as I switched to LEDs. LED get to full power instantly and conventional take extra 0.2sec. That is 18' at 60mph for car behind you.
 

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I installed a Kisan Headlight Modulator, Model# P115WD a year ago. Easy plug and play installation. It has made a huge difference in front visibility. In fact, I was so impressed, I bought one for my BMW R1200RT and now both my bikes have them. I don't think I'll ever do without a modulator again.
 
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