Brakelight Modulator


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Brakelight Modulator

Postby tom84std » Fri Apr 24, 2015 6:09 am



Don't rant and rave about too much, but I thought I'd share because some of you guys might be interested. About $20. Fully encapsulated. waterproof and about the size of a postage stamp. About 3/16" thick. Three wire hookup. Programmable with 36 different flashing configurations. Will work with LED or incandescent alike. I installed it behind the bulb reflector inside the tail lamp itself. I soldered the connections. It took about an hour. It has two white wires extending from the unit. Touch them together a number of times to step through each operating mode. I didn't see a need to change it from the preset mode though, so I just cut the wires shorter and insulated them. I can change that later if I decide to. Good for 8amps so it will operate a trailer too.
Put it on my wife's bike. She applies either brake, the lamp flashes three times and stays on until she releases. Repeats if she reapplies the brake.
I actually ordered two, so I'll put it on my bike too.

http://3rdbrakeflasher.com/index.php?ma ... cts_id=180



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Re: Brakelight Modulator

Postby dingdong » Fri Apr 24, 2015 7:06 am

All I have to say is when this gets out they will probably sell a ton of them. Finally a manufacturer pricing something for a motorcycle that isn't outrageous. Let us know how this works out in the long run. Thanks!

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Re: Brakelight Modulator

Postby spiralout » Fri Apr 24, 2015 11:08 am

They have almost 2k likes on FB already. Looks like the word IS getting out. Thanks for posting this. I think I'll order one.

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Re: Brakelight Modulator

Postby tom84std » Fri Apr 24, 2015 3:24 pm

For what it's worth, it's one of the few things made in America these days.

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Re: Brakelight Modulator

Postby thomba » Thu Apr 30, 2015 3:09 pm

Thanks for the link. I ordered one when you first posted and received it yesterday. Installed it on my VTX today. Quite impressive and compact. I ordered 2 more today - a 37 mode and a 100 mode. Again, Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Brakelight Modulator

Postby wlkjr » Mon May 04, 2015 11:06 pm

Thanks for the heads up. I ordered one for my son's bike and one for mine. I usually hit the brake lever several times when stopping but now won't have to anymore.

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Re: Brakelight Modulator

Postby Wilcoy02 » Mon May 04, 2015 11:50 pm

I have had mine on my bike for about a year. Cars behind me do slow down a lot sooner on me. I still hit my breaks 2 times.




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