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    Default Flashing brake lights help needed

    I ran into a Candy Red GL1800 with a nice flashing brake light setup. Not the normal brake light on the spoiler.

    The fellow said he had gotten it at Americade but doesn't know vendor and/or brand.

    The setup alternates the two brake lights located on the trunk.
    Each of those lights has two sections. The electronics alternates between the outer most lights and inner most pair.

    I was a little more impressed with the effect than the normal flashing spoiler brake light.

    Hope I made myself clear and that someone could give me a hint to find a supplier.

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    Don,

    After getting rear-ended at a stoplight years ago, I needed something to prevent another accident. I use the tailBlazer product on my 1800. Works great! Easy to install too.

    http://www.kisantech.com/kisanWeb3/frameSample.htm

    Look at the Demo - http://www.kisantech.com/kisanWeb3/tailDemo.htm to see how the lights flash.

    The brake light graphic is somewhat accurate, however, not exactly. My brake lights flash very quickly on & off, a few seconds, then slowly flash until they stay on.

    I have had very good results with the tailBlazer. Motorists following a bit too close for my comfort back off quickly when I tap the brakes for a second or two. Seems to wake them up when they see the flashing brake lights.

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    Thanks for the info. I'll check them out.
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    Don, there are 3 good units I know of, the Kisan (whiich I have and am very pleased with) Back-oof brake light modulator (which is sold by HDL) and The Brake Dancer, (sold by V&P accessories). It's this tird unit that sounds like what your looking for. look it up at http://www.vpaccessories.com
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    FWIW
    You might want to check on legality of alternating brake lights. I seem to remember some thing about all flashing at same time is ok but any alternating side to side or up and down is illegal (somewhere).
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    Roger,

    QSL, yes I am a "hamateur"

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    Ooops...... not sure which brand I ended up buying.....it flashes all the brake lights simultaniously for a few seconds and then stays on constantly....I got it from Lewis at Elect. Connections. It was extremely easy to install.....5 min in the parking lot at Americade and it surely makes those behind really pay attention.......joy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Closetchef
    Don, there are 3 good units I know of, the Kisan (whiich I have and am very pleased with) Back-oof brake light modulator (which is sold by HDL) and The Brake Dancer, (sold by V&P accessories). It's this tird unit that sounds like what your looking for. look it up at http://www.vpaccessories.com
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    I don't believe they are legal. They would too closely emulate the law. Most officers are quick to pinch violators on this type of infraction.

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    Not to muddy the water, but I purchased a strobe-modual from "Radiantz" - a Google searchwill take you to their site, (or, e-mail me and I'll look for their address). I hooked it in-line with Lewis' (EC's)rear reflector replacement LED. I went this route as it's my opinion flashing too many lights can be both irritating and confusing for the cagers. My low-on-the-rear-fender LED is now a running light, and a strobing brake-light. Upon brake application it strobes for 1.5 seconds, then stay's bright, steadily, until I release both brakes levers and re-apply. You can set a variety of strobe-sequences. When stationary at stop-lights, etc. this rear-light is typically below the hood-level of the cager behind you, but I'm told it's very obvious when I'm on the brakes in traffic. Another option - nothing more. I subscribe whole-heartedly with the theory "lotsa lites, saves lives". Too many near-rear enders in my career.
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    Sounds like you are looking for Kriss brakelight flashers.

    http://kriss.com/

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    I run the Kriss spoiler unit with a cut-off switch to kill the flashing, if needed. Works fine for me. Usual disclaimers apply...not affiliated with anyone, at anytime, at anyplace.
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    There is a 4th alternative. The 'Integrator' that's used by chetswing:
    http://www.rattlebars.com/chetswing/integrator.html
    This one is different in that it also makes the trunk lights act in
    conjunction with the turn signals, essentially moving the turn signals up more in the cagers line-of-sight. It can be mounted with a switch to
    disable the flashing in those states which outlaw flashing taillights.
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    Ahhh, brake light modulator legality finally comes up. Several states have adopted legislation in regards to this, with CA being the first. They allow up to 4 seconds of modulation, then the lights must go steady. All the lights must flash at the same time, no back and forth action as that can be confused with an emergency vehicle. The Kisan Pathblazer (available from our sponsor) meets the requirements, is about a 5 minute install, and is what I have on my bike.

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