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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-06-2004, 08:56 AM Thread Starter
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A little help please. I will install a Diamond Star Headlight Modulator from www.signaldynamics.com as soon as I get it via UPS. The wiring instructions are pretty simple, until you get beyond the last step. In the special instructions. It states "For bikes that have headlight(s) that stay on any time the key switch is on regardless of the/low beam selector: ( Such as the Honda GL 1800)

1. Connect the headlight modules red wire to the positive source for the headlight(s) that stay on all the time.

2. Connect the headlight modules red wire with white stripe to the headlight(s) that stay on all the time.

3. Cap off and do not use the blue or blue with white stripe wires.

This will only allow the lights that are on all the time to flash. This is necessary because connecting all lights would overload the module, and cause both sets to flash out of sequence with each other which would be illegal.

Question: Do these instructions apply to a 2005 VN 750 since the headlight high/low beams are on all the time with the key switch?

Would you know which wire(color) I would have to use if these instructions apply?
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I found the answer to my question folks. Thanks
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Re: Headlight modulator

What exactly does this modulator do? (forgive me, I'm fairly new to bikes... )
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Re: Headlight modulator

Not laughing, good question. A headlight modulator makes your low beams flash during the daytime so you stand out better in traffic. A tail light modulator flashes your tail light for you when you break. There are seveal different MFGs for both.

Here is one with more detailed information.

http://www.kisantech.com/kisanWeb3/frameSample.htm

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Another source to get all kinds of motorcycle safety lighting add-ons is;

www.signaldynamics.com
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Re: Headlight modulator

I would think having a flashing headlight or taillight would be a distraction to other drivers.
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EXACTLY!!!! And for them to be annoyed they have to NOTICE you don't they? Which is the entire point!!!!

I do not use my headlight modulator when I am following other motorcyclist or other vehicles as a rule. However If I am lead bike I do use it, and if I am in heavy traffic or drivers in front of me are getting squirrly, I do turn it on. Sometimes if I am approaching interesections or lots of side roads and I see people trying to get out I also turn it on. It works, they notice you .

The only times I've had people pull in front of me is when I did NOT have it on.

The tail light flashes three times and then steady, then pattern repeats only when you have the rear brake on, just like the riders course suggests you get in the habbit of doing when you brake all the time... To warn the drivers behind you that you are breaking.


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Re: Headlight modulator

Well, my point is it would be a distraction, possibly causing another accident entirely. Better others than yourself though, I guess.
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Well, my point is it would be a distraction, possibly causing another accident entirely. Better others than yourself though, I guess.
If drivers are distracted by a modulated headlight they shouldn't in the drivers seat. Annoyed? Perhaps, but I don't care about that. Notice we're there, I hope so, and I do care about that. I don't wish anyone to get in a accident, but you're right nitrofish, if it is someone, I hope that it's the one in the cage.
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Well, my point is it would be a distraction, possibly causing another accident entirely. Better others than yourself though, I guess.
No more of a "distraction" than flashing lights from emergency vehicles I wouldn't think. Now that 90%+ of cars and truck have driving lights we need something to make us stand out.

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