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post #1 of 11 Old 02-16-2007, 11:57 PM Thread Starter
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Anybody try one of these? (brake light flasher)

A friend sent me this link but I really haven't heard much about them, anyone know if it would work?

http://www.electroflasher.com/device.html

Or these...

http://www.ldrider.ca/techpages/brakeflasher.htm

http://www.uoguelph.ca/~antoon/circ/flashing3.html

I really don't know much about the electrical stuff (hopefully changing that) so any input on which one would be/work best is appreciated.

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post #2 of 11 Old 02-17-2007, 06:27 AM
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I have a Kisan 100HD Tailblazer on mine and like it very well. It flashes the brake light four or five times and then stays on solid.
http://www.kisantech.com/index.php?cat_id=3

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I have a Kisan 100HD Tailblazer on mine and like it very well. It flashes the brake light four or five times and then stays on solid.
http://www.kisantech.com/index.php?cat_id=3
Last night, I was looking at their 1157 halogen replacement bulbs with integrated flashers. Kinda pricey, but lots cheaper than getting rear ended.

Kisan makes impressively excellent gear. I got the plug-in headlight modulators last month and it's amazing how many cahs pull over to let you by. I'm VERY tempted to install a set of them on my four wheel chariot.

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Last night, I was looking at their 1157 halogen replacement bulbs with integrated flashers. Kinda pricey, but lots cheaper than getting rear ended.
I went with the module as opposed to the integrated lamps simply because I didn't want to worry about replacing expensive lamps if they failed. The module is about 1" square, and since the rear fender of the V-Strom is pretty easy to get off the installation is pretty simple. It's fully epoxy potted so there are no problems from vibrations. My only concern was the screw terminals for the wires since I had to violate Rule #1 and not solder them, but after 8 months I've had no problems at all.

Edit ... Crap, how could I forget about this! Also be sure to check out Hyperlights. They have a set of 3-way lights at This Link that are really slick. I installed a set on Stromette's new FJR last weekend and they are BRIGHT. Photos of them on her bike are at This Link down near the bottom of the page.

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I went with the module as opposed to the integrated lamps simply because I didn't want to worry about replacing expensive lamps if they failed.
The G4 bipin halogen lamps by themselves are surprisingly cheap. Quick google shows them at $1.90 each.

That said, I haven't ordered the Kisan flasher bulbs yet. I have a couple of high output LED modules sitting here that I've also been thinking about using.

Question: Are the Hyperlite flashers progressive like the Kisan?

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Question: Are the Hyperlite flashers progressive like the Kisan?
They have a number of different styles of modules, and it seems that I recall some of them being progressive. The modules I put on the FJR were not. Half is red and half is amber. The red half is the brake light and the amber is the turn signal. They can be mounted with either color on top.

I did just notice on their site that they have a set specifically for the V-Strom. Here Is Their Link Personally I think I'd prefer the dual module mounted on each side of the license plate bracket rather than the single module over the license plate light.


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I use a BackOFF wig-wag with the Hyper-lites. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=in_qPAF564E There are a lot of options, but he one thing you should steer clear of is any device that constantly modulates or flickers the rear tail light. I saw a Harley with a flicker light and it was very hard not to fixate on it. And when he put on the brakes, there was hardly any change in the behavior of the light, it just blinked a little brighter.

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I've got a review of the hyper lites over here: https://stromtrooper.com/forums/showt...ighlight=zed88

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Where can I get those G4 bipin halogen lamps ?

Looks like a simple solution to increase visability.

Thanks

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Hyper-Lites are the way to go in my opinion. Easy to install, small and unobtrusive until activated...then they're very bright to anyone behind you.
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