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Question Possible safety idea...

I used to drive a transit bus. The buses had a engine retarder that came on when you let off the throttle completely, kind of the way our Burgmans do. The part I liked was when that occurred, the brake lights came on to let people behind know the bus was slowing up. Wonder if there is any way to integrate that on our bikes
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How about an inertia based brake light?

Try here. http://www.webbikeworld.com/lights/o...-light-review/

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I touch my brake levers when I engine brake, slow down or see something ahead that might cause a problem

Just to say "pay attention" to anybody behind me, a habit picked up from my truck driver dad.

An automatic way to do it might be useful and stop me getting RSI in traffic
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When the throttle is "chopped" (rapidly closed) manifold vacuum increases significantly to 26+ in Hg--higher than any "normal" manifold vacuum. A simple and relatively inexpensive ($15.25) adjustable vacuum switch such as this:



could be plumbed to the intake (post throttle plate, perhaps "teed" into the MAP sensor tubing) and adjusted so as to illuminate the brake lights when manifold vacuum maxes out...

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Check out the various industrial surplus sites on the web, small pressure and vacuum switches like this show up all the time.

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Pricey but another alternative. http://vololights.com
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The Volo Lights seem to be the best way to go. I also use the brake to flash the lights when I decelerate.
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I was looking at the vololights... Seems like they may be a good solution. Added benefit is extra lighting.

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