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Just curious about people's thoughts on headlight modulators. I've been driving around and seen a few on other people's bikes. Definitely makes them more visible. Is this a controversial topic? Has anyone thought about or done it to their 300? Pros and cons of said systems? Not sure if I want to do this mod or not, figured this forum was a good debate arena


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i have never tried the headlight modulator, but it sounds like a good idea. i would like a tail light modulator and i have found a guy in the usa who makes a plug n play unit that fits the 250 ninja as well as the 300 ABS and works fine with the ABS as well

http://www.modmy250.com/LP.html
 

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I wasn't sure about the tail light modulator, but I guess it couldn't hurt. I just don't see these very often and really wondered what the general consensus or attitude from riders was towards them. I just emailed this company about the Ninja 300 to see if/when there plug and play kit will be coming out.

http://www.comagination.com/modulator.htm
 

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i have never tried the headlight modulator, but it sounds like a good idea. i would like a tail light modulator and i have found a guy in the usa who makes a plug n play unit that fits the 250 ninja as well as the 300 ABS and works fine with the ABS as well

http://www.modmy250.com/LP.html
This guy has some cool stuff. Although, as far as the modulators are concerned, it seems like the other company is cheaper, has a 1 year warranty, and gives you a few different options as far as how many flashes/time period you want. I must say, after watching that guys video, tail light modulator looks pretty cool.
 

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I have installed the tail light modulator bulb from Autolumination.com; the 60 LED one. Very bright and flashes for a full second before going steady red. Great thing it's plug & play and not wire splicing needed, fits into factory socket!


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Brake light modulators are safe. Headlight modulators are dangerous.

Flashing your headlight is the international symbol for "go ahead" in many situations. Eventually, some driver will misconstrue it as you giving them the right of way and serve you a nice t-bone steak.
 

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Brake light modulators are safe. Headlight modulators are dangerous.

Flashing your headlight is the international symbol for "go ahead" in many situations. Eventually, some driver will misconstrue it as you giving them the right of way and serve you a nice t-bone steak.
Agreed. I even hate the "PASS" switch on our bikes .
 

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Headlight modulators in my opinion are useless, it just pisses drivers off. It does not matter if you are behind someone and you can see them and have to let them know you are there by having a continuous annoying flashing "i'm going to pass" "get over to the slow lane" signal thing going on, causing them to either slow down and make it danerous for you, or think you are emergency vehicle and slow down and swerve off the road.
The tail light flasher is a better idea, but super bright might not be so good either, you could leave a dark spot in the following drivers eyes causing them to misjudge the distance from them to you.
Just stick with the multi-flashing stop blinker, it will get thier attention and if it doesn't , they would have probably hit you anyway.l
 

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Appreciate all the opinions. I've seen some coming towards me and it really got my attention, but I never thought about the following people situation. Makes sense that it could piss people off or confuse them. Think ill probably do with the tailight and leave it be


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Put 5 hours of straight driving (260 miles) on the bike last week with my new 60 LED modulator tail light bulb installed. Still working like new and much brighter running light then the factory bulb. Good $30 investment thus far.
 

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So a local guy builds headlight and tail light modulators here in AZ. I went ahead and got both. The headlight flashes unless its dark (light sensor on it) or I can manually turn it off. It's been a couple weeks now. I haven't had one driver get visibly angry or bothered. I have had several cars that appeared to be preparing to turn in front of me, then did a double take and you could see in their faces an expression like "what the hell is that flashing light?" So I am pretty pleased with it so far. The tail light flashes about 6-9 times then goes solid. If I let go for a second and pull the brake again it only flashes 2-3 times. I like this also. I am very please with these mods. They were easy to install and work well, cost about $90 shipped. If any driver gets pissed I'll post it here also, but so far all I'm seeing is positive results.


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I have HyperLites on my Pacific Coast and my ST1300. Not sure that I will put them on the Ninja. Flashing lights to the rear of your bike is a good idea. I find that vehicles to the rear of my bike really notice them. Some drivers will not get near the rear of my bike when I am stopped and I have heard drivers slam on their brakes when my flashers operate. I will have to see how much room I have on the Ninja for an install.
 
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