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    tdomek
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    Knight Riderz LED brake light

    The recent thread about LED aux brake lights got me thinking.

    I have wanted some kind of added brake light for my'04 R1150RT for some time. I saw a rectangular LED cluster at the West Bend National that I liked on another oilhead, but haven't been able to locate a vendor source. I have never been fond of Hyperlites; the cobby look and high price just turned me off. I saw the plug-and-play BMW aux brake light/licence plate combo at BMW of Daytona over Bike Week. It looked like it would satisfy my desires, until I saw the cost (!). DIY splicing and mounting don't deter me in the least, so I have sought better (read:cheaper) alternatives.

    I saw a Knight Riderz LB02 http://www.cosmicleds.com/knightriderz/ on a tricked out Hey-you're-busted on Main Street Daytona Beach one night and thought it was cool but not sure I'd like the constant cycling back and forth. I just don't want to promote "target fixation" on my backside. Upon research I found them inexpensive ($27), readily available and in three flavors: sequencing, flashing, steady; flashing, steady; just steady.

    Anyone out there have any experience with these little gems? The price is so low I may risk a purchase just on spec but thought I would seek input from our august and learned group.

    Thanks,
    Tom
    Last edited by tdomek; 03-31-2009 at 04:16 PM. Reason: Added URL

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    Manfred
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    Have you considered MotoElektik's ElectroPods? They are inexpensive, easy to mount and connect, and very good quality.

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    tdomek
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    Quote Originally Posted by Manfred View Post
    Have you considered MotoElektik's ElectroPods? They are inexpensive, easy to mount and connect, and very good quality.
    I have; same appearance issues as Hyperlites, and the constant blinking when brakes are applied is undesirable to me. I like the idea of the aux light to blink for a short time and then go steady, or just steady when the brakes are applied; still pondering that question...

    Thanks for the input!

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    Here's a cheap but effective product that does what you want - if you have LED brake lights or have it only connected to LEDs: http://autolumination.com/braker_installation.html

    I used the single circuit module when I installed this device on my old Yamaha XS850.
    Last edited by Manfred; 03-31-2009 at 06:48 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdomek View Post
    I have; same appearance issues as Hyperlites, and the constant blinking when brakes are applied is undesirable to me. I like the idea of the aux light to blink for a short time and then go steady, or just steady when the brakes are applied; still pondering that question...

    Thanks for the input!
    I know you dont like the Hyperlites, but you do know that you can make them stop flashing, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WildBlue View Post
    I know you dont like the Hyperlites, but you do know that you can make them stop flashing, right?
    Hyperlites; yes. ElectroPods; no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manfred View Post
    Have you considered MotoElektik's ElectroPods? They are inexpensive, easy to mount and connect, and very good quality.
    I just put them on my C bike. They're great!!!

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    P-3 lights are large, very bright and programable. Check them out.
    http://p3lights.com/
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    I bought mine @ www.superbrightleds.com -they are in St Louis and sell so many choices that the website will entertain you even if you don't buy anything. I have several of there items on my license plate area and around that location both tail and brake light wired. Cheapest place with most selection I have seen.

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    tdomek
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    Quote Originally Posted by kantuckid View Post
    I bought mine @ www.superbrightleds.com -they are in St Louis and sell so many choices that the website will entertain you even if you don't buy anything. I have several of there items on my license plate area and around that location both tail and brake light wired. Cheapest place with most selection I have seen.
    Stumbled on their site yesterday; you're right, lots of stuff and very reasonable prices. I am think of replacing LOTS of bulbs with LED's; on the bikes, the cage, even the cat... oh, wait; no bulbs on the cat...

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    Quote Originally Posted by therealbatman View Post
    P-3 lights are large, very EXPENSIVE! and programable. Check them out.
    http://p3lights.com/
    There - I fixed it for ya!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manfred View Post
    There - I fixed it for ya!
    Yeah; checked them out too and they are VERY expensive.

    Remember; the cheapest thing on a BMW is... the rider!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manfred View Post
    There - I fixed it for ya!
    The added visibility does come with a price tag...like almost everything else in life...you get what you pay for.
    Attitude is everything!
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