Should not get rear ended


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Hallct
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Should not get rear ended

Postby Hallct » Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:31 pm



I put a Kisan 25 LED on the inside of the trunk for the top light bar.
I put a Backoff XP inside The trunk for The trunk taillights, now I feel better for being seen at a stop or stopping.

Here is a video of what it looks like on a1995 SE






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Captain422
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Re: Should not get rear ended

Postby Captain422 » Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:39 pm

Now that looks great!! Thanks for the video.

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wingpilot08
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Re: Should not get rear ended

Postby wingpilot08 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:48 am

I did similar years ago when I bought the bike. Just recently removed it and rewired it...always liked the light show on the back and since I upgraded a lot of the lights to LED's it's even better!

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jbarr74
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Re: Should not get rear ended

Postby jbarr74 » Tue Jan 01, 2013 7:31 pm

What is the level of difficulty installing led lights?
Who sell these kits?
Thanks
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Re: Should not get rear ended

Postby wingpilot08 » Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:10 am

The LED's I changed out are on the trunk side light and saddlebag lights. Had to open the lights/reflectors using a heat gun and pry open very carefully. I then used LED strips to change out the lights. I purchased the LED strips from http://www.meritline.com

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I also replaced the lights in the handle bar controls with 3mm blue LED's. Makes a big difference. These were a bit more difficult, but if you can solder..it's not that hard to do!

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Installation of the modulator is not that difficult. Mine is located under the trunk (remove lower panel and install). Basically it is connecting to your brake light to power the unit and then to the left and right lights. Mine is quite old and required me to make cut s and resolder the connections. No doubt the newer units are plug and play. This is what mine looks like:

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The green & green/yellow went to the brake power & ground. Blue pair went to left light, red pair to right light.

Most motorcycle site have the devices (search for a wig-wag brake light) or go to: http://www.amazon.com/SDC-BRAKE-LIGHT-M ... B001E3WDN4

This is all the lights that I have changed to LED so far on my Wing....

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Jungle Jim
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Re: Should not get rear ended

Postby Jungle Jim » Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:47 pm

Looks cool and I'm sure you will be noticed by any thinking individual. Thanks for the post.

rickmcdaniel
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Re: Should not get rear ended

Postby rickmcdaniel » Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:24 pm

Need to know if my 99 gl1500 se has the electronic speed sensor or is a cable driven speedo? The new backoff module requires the speed sensor. Anyone know.

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Re: Should not get rear ended

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:41 pm

rickmcdaniel wrote:Need to know if my 99 gl1500 se has the electronic speed sensor or is a cable driven speedo? The new backoff module requires the speed sensor. Anyone know.


It's a cable driven speedometer.

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Re: Should not get rear ended

Postby rickmcdaniel » Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:24 pm

Thanks. So I get the less fancy module.

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Re: Should not get rear ended

Postby Dusty Boots » Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:36 am

I'm all for making myself more visible to the motoring public, hating how motorist sit right on your tail while coming to/sitting at a stop!!. :x


I did something similar with my Aspencade, which does not have the spoiler

I added some strip LEDs and hooked them up to my SD Back OFF XP brake modulator.




Now when I hit the brakes, traffic behind me gives me plenty of room, while stopping/slowing down.







I also added some arrow LEDs to my side mirrors, along with the wiring harness that turns the trunk's lighted side reflectors into additional signal markers, in an attempt to make myself more visible while out on the road.










Dusty




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