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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-26-2018, 11:49 AM Thread Starter
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When I had a BMWR1200RT I bought a brake light from BMW that started rapidly blinking when you put on brakes then it would switch over and glow solid until you stopped. That blinking light saved my butt a number of times. Where can we get something like that?

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Not exactly. The thing by BMW modulated your brake light. Your brake light started blinking when you first put on brakes and went solid as you came to a stop. Also, the advantage of the BMW kit was that it was a simple plugin.

It might have been illegal in some states because I have not seen it offered in the last few years.

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I use a Denali Cansmart to modulate the flashing brake light on my GSA.
You’d need a smart controller to do that on a canbus managed Bobber too, I imagine.
Some management systems also use a gyro and can make the brake lights blink or flash the moment you release the throttle and interia slows the bike down.
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don't know whether you can still get it, definetely illegal in Germany, seems to be legal in the UK: on my recent ride-out with the Tiger 800 bunch one guy had it on the Tiger, frankly I'd made nervous and I do not think you gain much safety by using that.

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I was looking at this yesterday. Might be what you could use



https://www.ajcyclesny.com/product/s...-brake-module/

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don't know whether you can still get it, definetely illegal in Germany, seems to be legal in the UK: on my recent ride-out with the Tiger 800 bunch one guy had it on the Tiger, frankly I'd made nervous and I do not think you gain much safety by using that.
Disagree... flashing brake lights are not UK legal...

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Disagree... flashing brake lights are not UK legal...
as it frightened me it is good that it is illegal at your end....
slightly ot: how do you get an MOT with this if it's illegal
the German TÜV checks the brake lights

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CHange it back to non-modulating for the test, then change it back, and risk getting pulled on the road...

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I was looking at this yesterday. Might be what you could use



https://www.ajcyclesny.com/product/s...-brake-module/
That looks good. Thanks.

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