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post #1 of 17 Old 01-21-2005, 11:17 AM Thread Starter
 
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Turn Signals and Break Lights

Ok, not sure if anyone covered this but I would like to gain a lot more visibility in the rear. The OEM turn signals and break lights are just not adequate enough for my liking to be seen well during day time.

Does anyone have any suggestions on increasing light intensity? I also know of plenty of cruiser bikes with a conversion of turn signals to work in conjunction with break light. Is there something like this for the Strom?

Any suggestion would be appreciated!

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post #2 of 17 Old 01-22-2005, 12:43 AM
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how about a Kisan Tailblazer?

www.kisantech.com
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post #3 of 17 Old 01-24-2005, 06:14 PM Thread Starter
 
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As far as I can tell they only sell break flasher.

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post #4 of 17 Old 01-24-2005, 11:37 PM
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If Kisan doesn't sell what you want then get some Hyper Lights and call it a day. :idea: Cycle gadgets is a very good vendor to deal with BTW.

http://www.cyclegadgets.com/Products...ct.asp?Item=HL
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post #5 of 17 Old 01-25-2005, 10:10 AM
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Hyper-Lites

Hyper-Lites will increase your rear brake/running light visibility tremendously. I may be a little prejudiced, since Hyper-Lite is my company, but I truly believe they are the best safety lights in they industry. I posted a photo of my DL1000 with the Hyper-Lite and the OEM brake light on. https://stromtrooper.com/gallery/albu...V-Stromlow.jpg

The difference in intensity is startling. If you check it out please note that the lights are really red, but are so intense that none of my cameras will show them anything but white. They brake lights also flash, and can be set up for wither 5 second flashing then solid or continuous flashing.

Since I own a V-Strom (which I consider the finest all around MC in the Universe) we created a model specific kit (pictured) that mounts on the license plate light housing. It includes step by step instructions with pictures.

For turn signals, I mounted a set of our 16 LED amber turn signal modules on the side reflectors next to the license plate. The 8 LED sets are nearly as effective, but I like my turn signals (especially the left) to really pop.

Two things I love most about our lights: 1. They are REALLY bright, but have never induced a case of road rage. I call it the Goldilocks syndrome... 2. They are bulletproof...they'll run under water with no problem.

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post #6 of 17 Old 01-26-2005, 03:05 PM Thread Starter
 
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I think Hyper-Lite is a great solution for what I'm trying to accomplish!

Thanks guys,
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post #7 of 17 Old 01-26-2005, 03:12 PM Thread Starter
 
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Where can I get the Hyper-Lites for the V-Strom? cyclegadgets.com only shows BMW models.

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post #8 of 17 Old 01-26-2005, 03:35 PM
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Hyperlites

hyperlites.com Go to the Product page, then the V-Strom page

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post #9 of 17 Old 01-26-2005, 03:38 PM
 
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Originally Posted by wingman
Where can I get the Hyper-Lites for the V-Strom? cyclegadgets.com only shows BMW models.

Wingman
I went to his profile and found

http://www.hyperlites.com/


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Are the installation instructions available anywhere?
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post #10 of 17 Old 01-27-2005, 04:38 PM
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Instructions

Ask and Ye Shall Find...

Full installation instructions now at http://www.hyperlites.com/Vstrom.html

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