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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-20-2010, 02:38 PM Thread Starter
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When stopped at a light

I was talking about this in another thread and realized it could be its own. When I'm stopped at a light I check my mirrors rather frequently. When I see a car approaching from behind, I start pumping the hand break so the break light blinks at a pretty good pace. Since I started doing this I noticed that the approaching cager doesn't creep up nearly as close to me. Obviously it can't work on an incline but since I starting doing it, I did notice a difference in how cagers pull up on me. Didn't know if this might help someone else out...

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That's why I bought this type bulb. Saw them on another bike, and they really grabbed my attention. They rotate until the brake is applied and then rapidly flash as long as the brake is engaged. Mine were cheaper than this; $12 and free shipping. Can't remember what ebay seller I got them from. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/HONDA...item483906d434

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Very cool fc, and the price is not bad considering it could save your life.

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Very interesting indeed. Did you replace both bulbs with these or just one? I would be interested in picking up a set myself.


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i have the "back off" brake flasher on my bike, and ive noticed the same. even my running lights flash with the brakes applied, every little bit helps i guess.





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What about also flipping your hazards on for a few seconds to help get their attention?


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Very interesting indeed. Did you replace both bulbs with these or just one? I would be interested in picking up a set myself.
Replaced both. Don't know if it's because I installed one and turned the ignition on to see if it worked, shut it off and then installed the other, but they usually rotate in opposite directions. I forgot to mention that after a revolution or two, they change the direction they rotate. Pretty much does what a modulator would do and then some.

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Good ideas fellas, I'll probably get one of those bulbs flightcontrol has...
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On my latest Ninja, I was wondering why the brake light looked dim, figure it was the bulb. When I pulled the cover, it turned out that there was one of htose spinners in there. IDK, maybe it's the lens or a bad bulb, but I haven't seen one yet that is as bright as the standard bulb.

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