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Kisan and others make them.

Google "headlight modulator"

and yes, you should get one. The name of the game is "Visibility"
 

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A headlight modulator is one of the best things you can add to the front of your bike to reduce pullouts and approaching left turning people, especially in cities. I can see a day and night difference when I have it on or off.
I try to turn it off when I'm not moving to avoid irritating the traffic in front of me when I'm in stop and go situations.
Kisan is my choice despite the cost.
 

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I too have the Kisan.



http://www.hrot.org/martino/goldwing/headlight/index.htm



I went with it because it doesn't require any cutting of wires. It is plug and play.

I have cut wires for other projects before, but it's usually ugly when I'm done. So I avoid it when I can. ;)
 

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Kisan ;)
 

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I just finished installing a Kisan Head. modulator. Can't wait to see how it works out. It is plug n play. Very easy. About 96.00 from CycleMax....Gary was great. shipping was great. :action:
 

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Not if you plan on riding in Western PA - Pittsburgh to be exact. A flashing head light tells a oncomming vehicle to go ahead and make your turn.
 

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Not if you plan on riding in Western PA - Pittsburgh to be exact. A flashing head light tells a oncomming vehicle to go ahead and make your turn.
:waving:There is a difference between a flashing light and a headlight modulator. A headlight modulatoralternates between low and high intensity whereas a flashing light goes completely off and then back on. Headlilght modulators are legal in all 50 states per Federal Standard 108. Headlight modulators increase visibility from the front of the bike by about 200%. I have boththe Kisan "pathBlazer" headlight modlulator and the Kisan "tailBlazer" deceleration warning tail light replacement bulbs on my '83 Interstate. These are great safety items to add to you bike.
 

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Just finished putting a Kisan modulator in yesterday and rode it to work today. Don't know if it works or not as I come to work in the dark and go home in the dark too.:cheeky1::cheeky1::cheeky1:



Guess I'll find out tomorrow afternoon.:action:



But hey it's all about being seen.



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tricky wrote:
If you look at the headlight high beam indicator it could be flashing also
:waving:The high beam indiactor will not flash and the headlight modulator will only work during daylight hours when enough light is sensed by the modlulator sensor which points skyward.
 

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As a side note to my previous post the modulator works great. Took it to the Region D rally last week and had no problems what so ever with traffic. I preffer to run it on 2 lane roads as opposed to divided highways, but this is depending on the traffic volume. Also run it in the cities. And remember it is all about being seen. When we ride we look like escapees from a highway constructon project. People comment that we "sure can be seen dressed like that" and I reply, "Thats the idea".
 

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I agree totally... I have one ... also there is a new device, its called Saferide,,,, it is an additional rear light that uses accelerometers to detect that the vehicle is slowing down. It works independant of your brake lights... now external action is required by the rider... just slow down... either back off on the gas, downshift, or hit the brakes...any of these actions will cause a rapid flash of the LEDs...... gets the attention... any questions feel free to email me at [email protected]... I have no affiliation with the MFG....
 

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mzandmywing wrote:
I dont have one.. Should I get one? Where is cheap?
I will not advise you "one way or the other" about the installation of a headlight modulator. However, I will share my riding experience with you.

I have ridden Gold Wing's for 30 years (not counting many other bikes before that) and have enjoyed a safe ride. I have ridden in some of the most heavy traffic areas in the country including to and from work for about 25 years. Check my address, it's in the Washington/Baltimore metropolitan area. My exposure to traffic has probably been as great as just about any rider around.

Riding defensively, using good judgment and playing the what if game has kept me safe all these years and miles without a headlight modulator.

It has been my experience that folks who have a lot of close calls need to assess the way they ride.

And I understand the difference between a modulator and a flashing light, tell that to the vehicle driver after he thinks you are signaling him to turn in front of you. You and I may understand the difference but many vehicle drivers may not.

I stand by my record.
 

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I agree with DB on this one. Defensive driving, awareness, and anticipation play a big role in safety on the road. I like the concept of the headlight modulator for sure, but would opt for the tail light system to alert drivers behind me that I am braking. My reasoning is that I can exert some control over situations developing in front of me. It's the drivers behind me that give me the heebie-jeebies.
 
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