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Warn drivers you're stopping with pulsating brake lights for the back of your Gold Wing. With this controller you can activate up to 6 brake lights to flash automatically and then stay on with a single squeeze of your brakes. The soft switching technology does not harm the life of your brake lights, so ride in confidence and be seen. Fits all Honda GL1500 and GL1800 Gold Wing motorcycles.
One of my riding friends has one of these on his bike and has been rear ended twice this year. I don't have one and have never been rear ended. I won't bash the product but my opinion is that it is better to watch the rearview mirror and take evasive actions. But if it gives you some comfort, go for it!
I have had a tail light modulator on several bikes. When I recently purchased a previously owned 2008 Goldwing, one of my first modifications was to add a tail light modulator.
I checked with my state (VA) and found that to be legal, the tail light modulator must basically (1) only flash one rear facing light and (2) must automatically stop pulsating within 4 seconds of the brake application.
This unit does exactly that, with the modulator pulsating rapidly at first, slowing and then going to steady burn within 4 seconds. Of course, releasing and reapplying the brake lever restarts the sequence, which I usually do when a vehicle approached when I'm stopped at a traffic signal.
I wired this pulsating brake light controller to my center brake light in the trunk spoiler. The controller is mounted in the compartment above the trunk lid, where the spoiler brake light wiring is located. Easy job to do.
The only reason I didn't give this 5 stars is because a month after installation, I noticed that the trunk spoiler was no longer pulsating when I applied the brakes (although, the spoiler brake light did come on). I contacted Wingstuff and they shipped me a new controller (charged to my credit card) and a return authorization shipping label. Once I uninstalled the defective controller and installed the new unit (worked fine), I returned the defective controller and Wingstuff then credited my credit card.
For the record - Wingstuff offered to send me a return shipping label and then ship me a replacement unit (at no charge to my credit chard), after they received the defective device. I chose to handle the replacement this way, so I would only have to remove all the screws to access the trunk lid compartment once.
Two month follow-up: pulsating brake light controller is still working as intended. Would highly recommend.
I researched this item before purchasing. Read the reviews, watched the videos and checked out the forums. I thought I was well prepared to install. I then spent 2 hours trying to locate the C31 connector under the seat of my 2012 GL1800 Motor Trike. I gave up and since I was headed to the dealer for service maintenance I had them install it. Haven't had a reason to remove the seat yet but when I do I'll be checking where they made the damn splice for the unit.
Instructions are sufficiently vague to be nearly worthless.
But, it works very nicely, sure gets people's attention, hard to ignore.
I found an unused frame hole and used a spare bolt for attaching the ground wire. But I had to add a bit of wire to the brake wire, not quite long enough after clipping it.
More lights for safety!
If ya cant install it, ya cant use it! worthless instructions. First locate the brake light wiring harness. Yeah, right. That is like saying first locate the titanic, and then....
So - where is the harness? Remove the seat. On the right side of the bike, beneath where the passenger seat is, underneath the frame tubing, in a clear plastic sleeve cover. Dig down there, its underneath the frame tube.
It is gray in color. 14 pin connector. 6 pins on one side, 8 pins on the other side (6+8=14). One of those wires is green with a red stripe on it. That is it! Put a multimeter voltage tester on it to be sure - with ign on, when you step on the brake (either) you should get 12 volts on the pin. That is it.
I cut the wire, and soldered an extension on both ends of the cut wire to have more room to put the controller where i want. And you will probably need to extend the ground wire supplied to be able to get it to any place grounded.
Concept is great. Finding it without the help of this forum would be impossible.
And we can't wait to show you how it's done!
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