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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-18-2011, 10:43 PM Thread Starter
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Brake light mod

I installed the WigWag brake light modulator from Back Off, and took this video of it tonight. What do you guys think?

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Very intersting and should be a good attention getter

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I like it. A lot. May not use it on my RC, but will be looking into that for my VFR. I log about 6000 mi/yr of city commuting on it. I've had a couple close calls, and I mean CLOSE, and think anything that increases visibility of our lights is a good thing. I've also seen 2 MC crashes caused by the driver of a car, (and lack of awareness on the part of the rider in one case), happen right in front of me.

I love that side to side blink. Some people in their cars might think it's a cop at first. Not that I want that, but we all know our first knee-jerk reaction when we think we see a cop...

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Side to side is ok. Not my cup of tea though. But concerned about the slow pulses at the end. I can see it now, sitting at a red light with a cager behind you taking on his phone and the brake lights do the slow pulse and the cager thinks your taking off.
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Seems you have 3 settings, rapid side to side, steady on, or 5 pulses (with a pause then 5 more pulses?) I guess that's what Rugid is talking about. valid point. I probably wouldn't use the slower pulses either, except maybe to signal my friends that I see a cop ahead

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Seems you have 3 settings, rapid side to side, steady on, or 5 pulses (with a pause then 5 more pulses?) I guess that's what Rugid is talking about. valid point. I probably wouldn't use the slower pulses either, except maybe to signal my friends that I see a cop ahead
Well, that's the way it comes, I can't turn it off. There are 2 settings on it. One is how I have it set, the other is without the wig-wag back and forth in the beginning. All of them have the slower pulse at the end though. There's no getting around that.
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cool setup.....nice and bright too. how is it in the day time?

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It's just as bright and noticeable in the day time GTS!
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sweet. i like them a lot.

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