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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-17-2016, 07:13 PM Thread Starter
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strobe brake lights: any ideas plz:)

just spoke to a friend who had strobe lights installed on his GWing, said he thought they were worth it, am wondering if any have such lights, what types/models/sizes will fit '16 650 exec? i also just looked at video of same lights made just for HD, and others that tie in with existing light setup,
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Ok, here's what I did to improve my brake lighting.


From Custom Dynamics (www.customdynamics.com)
Knight Rider Non-Sequential Dual Intensity 12 LED Light Bar with Flashing Brake Alert - Red
Item: LB03Price: $29.95 (each)
Now, you'll notice that I have two of the units mounted side-by-side. I mounted them on a piece of aluminum square channel (1/2"), plugged the ends then painted the whole thing black. All the wires run internal and then a couple of brackets to bolt it to the bottom of my GIVI mount. This way, even when I ride with no cases on the bike at all, I still have my extra strobing brake lights below the plate.
Given the choice now I might have gone with the Knight Rider Strobe LBO7 which would have given me some strobe options that weren't available when I ordered my lights.
The only thing I really need to do when I next find myself in bike-working mode is to paint the bolts black so it cleans up the look.


Anyway, I've been very happy with the Custom Dynamics products and this is the second bike I've done the brake bar route and I've never had any issues or failures with the LED units from them. And ****.... that 3M mounting tape, once it cures will never come off!!!!


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I have the P3's from Skene Design, with the LEDs mounted on the license plate bracket. http://www.skenedesign.com/lights/P3_Features.shtml


They are very bright and easily programmable with a variety of flashing modes. They also have an interesting "conspicuity" setting. From their website: "our conspicuity flicker takes advantage of the difference in the persistence of vision of the human eye's central field of view compared to its peripheral view. The result is that the Photon Blaster LEDs appear to flicker when viewed out of the corner of the eye, yet when viewed directly they appear to be on continuously. The net result is that the Photon Blaster gets the attention of drivers who are not paying attention".


Their stuff is not inexpensive, but I find it to be very effective in helping drivers behind me to maintain a safe distance behind me.
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Steve, thanks for your reply/advice/guidance, the site i looked at was the 'custom dynamics' i think, i like the way yours are mounted, and i am a newbie, so...A. i don't have the 'mount for the top box'/no top box and without many skills, not sure i can 'bolt' the lights on without some help, when i saw you mention the 3M mounting tape i momentarily sighed a breath of relief, but it's probably more complicated that a tape job
i'll take a look at the Knight Rider piece too, i'm just wondering if this is a job i should have done, just purchased new 2016 exec, having new horn, gps holder added and should i have them do it? not sure they would follow your lead, or is this a job i could do without welding/drilling?
i appreciate your help/advice..i know i want the strobe, just not sure how to get it done, but thanks. let me know if you've got some ideas

i'm also not good with navigating the forum yet and i may be replying to HowHH, i'm also interested in looking at the Photon Blaster, just wondering how difficult it is to install.
am newbie, awaiting shipment of my scoot, i'll also check out the skenedesign site you posted, if you have any ideas/thoughts, would appreciate and thanks for your reply
i do want the strobe
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thanks HowHH, i'll look at the site you provided, is it difficult to install, i'm a newbie?
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i'll take a look at the Knight Rider piece too, i'm just wondering if this is a job i should have done, just purchased new 2016 exec, having new horn, gps holder added and should i have them do it? not sure they would follow your lead, or is this a job i could do without welding/drilling?
i appreciate your help/advice..i know i want the strobe, just not sure how to get it done, but thanks. let me know if you've got some ideas

Hi Bearone..... first off, may I suggest that you update your profile so that your location shows below your photo like my location shows below my Avatar image. It's easier to offer advice if we know where you're located. As a group we're spread all over the world but there might be someone in your local area who can offer local advice to your questions. I could offer you local Toronto help but no idea if you're anywhere close or not. So let's start with some info and move forward from there.
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thanks will update my profile
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Just to clarify, the P3 lights are for the rear, and the Photon Blaster is for mounting on the front of the bike although both use the same "conspicuity" technology.


They were pretty straightforward to install. Check out Mitch Bergsma's YouTube channel for a how to on removing the rear Tupperware to access the wiring. He has many helpful videos for the Burgman 400 DIYer.
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just spoke to a friend who had strobe lights installed on his GWing, said he thought they were worth it, am wondering if any have such lights, what types/models/sizes will fit '16 650 exec? i also just looked at video of same lights made just for HD, and others that tie in with existing light setup,
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I had installed a fantastic strobe light in the recess Burgman 650 has in the rear fender. It looks like it was factory supplied with the bike. It replaces the existing red reflector. Four others in our riding group have since purchased it. In daylight it can be seen at least two blocks away it's so bright! I purchased it from a supply house that supply's to ambulances, fire trucks and police cars, not motorcycles or scooters.

See WWW.FLASHEQUIPMENT.COM 1-800-570-8866 Make sure you order the RED one.

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