Head Light Modulator Static


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Head Light Modulator Static

Postby WingRider93 » Sat May 17, 2014 9:47 am



I have a 93 wing. I installed a head light modulator and now have so much static thru the radio and intercom, as it modulates, that I really don't want to use it. I installed it as a safety device. What good is it if it makes so mush noise? Is there a way to fix this problem? Thank you all for your help.



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Re: Head Light Modulator Static

Postby dingdong » Sun May 18, 2014 6:41 am

Lots of us have the same problem. I replaced an older style but defective Kisan Pathblazer that worked fine with a new one that is crap. Newer technology isn't always better. Just cheaper to manufacture I'm guessing. Been suggested to build some sort of noise reduction filter. ??? I don't have a definitive answer for you however. Good luck!
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Re: Head Light Modulator Static

Postby ct1500 » Sun May 18, 2014 7:10 am

What is the manufacture name and who is selling these static causing modulators? Got a link to it so other folks don't purchase. Can you return for refund?
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Re: Head Light Modulator Static

Postby WingAdmin » Sun May 18, 2014 9:27 am

I had a Kisan Pathfinder that also made a ton of noise on my GL1500 - the same manufacturer's unit did not do this on my GL1100.

I ended up building a rather large noise filter out of diodes, large electrolytic capacitors and a custom-wound toroid choke. It worked, but it's not an ideal solution for everyone.

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Re: Head Light Modulator Static

Postby dingdong » Sun May 18, 2014 10:26 am

ct1500 wrote:What is the manufacture name and who is selling these static causing modulators? Got a link to it so other folks don't purchase. Can you return for refund?


http://kisantech.com/mag/pathblazer.html

I haven't tried to return nor have I talked to them yet. I purchased through Cyclemax so I'm guessing I can return it.
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Re: Head Light Modulator Static

Postby WingRider93 » Sun May 18, 2014 3:17 pm

It is a pathblazer by kisan. From the research I have done since I installed this modulator and the problems I have encountered. It looks like if you have radio or intercom on your bike DON'T use this product. You must rewire or build something to fix the buzzing problem. I got this from CycleGiant and plan to send it back tomorrow. There should be a warning for bike owners who own a bike that this product won't work on without major modifications. I hope this will help anyone who plans on use this brand of modulator. If anyone knows of one that WILL work on a Wing please let me know. Thank You Wingrider93

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Re: Head Light Modulator Static

Postby redial » Sun May 18, 2014 8:04 pm

I have no experience with a headlight modulator, so has anyone any thoughts on this:

http://www.kriss.com/dualh4mod.php

Again, not from experience, is this item expensive at around $150?


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