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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-06-2007, 04:08 PM Thread Starter
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Back off light flashers?

What's the consensus here on headlight modulators and brake light flashers? Do many here use em? Like em etc..

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Hi Everyone (newbee) To This Site
And Yes I Have Used Backoffs Brake Modulator And Found That It Did Seem To Have A Positive Effect In Keeping Cages Off My Tail And It's Nice Not To Have To Keep Flashing Your Brakes At Traffic Lights At Night When Conditions Are Less Than .

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I have a Back off Modulator and a Diamont star headlight Modulator.
I wont ride without them.

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I use the 4-way flashers quite a bit to get tailgaters' attention in heavy traffic.
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What's the consensus here on headlight modulators and brake light flashers? Do many here use em? Like em etc..
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The singlemost best things that you can do to your bike to make yourself visible on the road...

The Diamond Star Headlight modulator used with a brighter headlight will make you more visible to the cars ahead of you and the BackOFF tail light modulator will keep them off your ass. Installing a few extra brake lights doesn't hurt either...


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I had the Back Off brake modulator on my VN750, really liked it. And, that sticky stuff that's on the back of that module really sticks, I couldn't get it off so I left it on the bike when I traded it in. I'm planning on getting another one for my new bike...

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i have a brake light setup where i have 2 rows of 5 , 1/2"LED's on top of the 750 tool box that flash when i hit the brakes.i fabricated a small metal hood around them so they are more visible in daylight.

as far as a headlight modulator goes, i have yet to get one. what i have learned from reading is that if you see approaching cages, you can perform a little lateral movement with the bike from side to side and it has been proven to alert oncoming drivers of an approaching vehicle and give them some distance persceptiveof where i am.

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