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Well during my winter maintenance period I added a headlight modulator.



It appears that I am now very popularwith cage drivers coming towards me, I get waved at all the time from drivers of cars, trucks and even other bikes.

I will drive out by the airport and down to the inner harbour later to see if I can add aircraft and boats to the list.



Now I assume that it is because they think I am warning them about a cop ahead of them or something.

The first part of my ride I didnt quite understand what was going on :wtf:, but I finally clued in and had a good chuckle.



My opinion is that the headlight modulator works people notice it.

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Thats good stuff,...Better watch the trains though!

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Those modulators are one way to be seen, keep in mind that while riding with others it does NOT have to be on unless you're leading the pack. Few things are as anoying as having one of those bikes behind you....

Winter is here, happy riding and stay safe !
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Those modulators are one way to be seen, keep in mind that while riding with others it does NOT have to be on unless you're leading the pack. Few things are as anoying as having one of those bikes behind you....
I do realize that, never really had a problem with my "riding manners" but others may not realizethe lightis bothersome to fellow riders.

I dont do a lot of group rides but you sage advice and gentle reminder is appreciated

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Yep, I also find them very distracting in the rear view mirror after a couple of minutes.

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If you think cages notice you now, also wear a black jacket ans a white helmet. They will like your wing so much they will slow down and pull over just to watch you ride by!

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Not trying to hijack this thread but this happened to me years ago, without head light modulators....Just think what would have happened back then if I had modulators on my bike...I will definitely get both head light and stop light modulators for my Wings, but here's a giggle...

I was riding my old Suzuki to my scout meeting, I had on my green Scout Masters uniform...Bike was Imperial Maroon, with white fairing, saddle bags and tour box...I had on a black and white helmet, it was a freebie until I bought a new one......This station wagon pulled up beside me the guy hollers "Eastway Hospital" my wife's having a baby", Then promptly fell in behind me...I never got over the speed limit, but I "escorted" them to that hospital...Two HPD officers drinking coffee at the emergency room entrance when we pulled in...That guy jumps out of his car hollers "Thank You Officer"...I told him "I'm not a police officer I'm a Scout Master"...Those two police officers and myself thought he was then the one going to have a baby..The look on his face ....Priceless!!!!.......

The cops bought me a coffee I told them what had happened they said I did good...No problems...They thought it was funny how he mistook me in a Scout Masters uniform for a motorcycle cop????...Told them that I was just doing my Good Deed for the day...


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Kind of annoying though when on a two lane road and the car in front slows down to a crawl thinking you are a cop. I turn mine off under some circumstances,

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If you think cages notice you now, also wear a black jacket ans a white helmet. They will like your wing so much they will slow down and pull over just to watch you ride by!
Up here its a yellow jacket and a white helmet.


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