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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-01-2012, 03:18 PM Thread Starter
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Has anyone installed the Kisan front/rear headlight/tail light modulator?? If so, was it worth the install & where did you place the daylight sensor for the headlight?

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MeSeaHunt...I've installed both a headlight modulator and a brake lite flasher on my 2010 CR. I used a KRISS (not Kisan) modulator. The Kisan modulator is certainly easy enough to install since it physically mounts right on to the headlight plug itself. The Kriss folks make a big deal about the fact that the Kriss modulator attaches with separate wires so it's not exposed to the heat associated with the headlight itself. The Kriss website has a much better explanation about all this. It's worth reading. The installation is easy and the instructions are accurate. For the record, the Victory CR doesn't like to have a flashing high beam lamp so I wired my modulator to the low beam and its been working fine for 1 year. When I had the modulator connected to the high beam lamp, the high beam indicator in the speedometer also flashed, until it quit flashing altogether. No other operational problems, but my high beam indicator is no more. On the CR, the top comes off the headlight with 4 bolts and VIOLA, you have all the access and wiring exposed for you to work on. There is a wiring bundle that comes right out of the top rear of the headlight and I just ran the daylight sensor through that bundle and let it find daylight up near the top of the handlebars. It works fine. I was going to run the sensor down the fork leg (like I did on previous bikes) but this worked and was a whole lot less work. As far as the brake light flasher is concerned, I used the Signal Dynamics because of good past experiences with their product and the price was terrific. Also, their tech help phone line is tops. Hope this helps you. Watash.
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Watash, very good info/input, thank you

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Has anyone installed the Kisan front/rear headlight/tail light modulator?? If so, was it worth the install & where did you place the daylight sensor for the headlight?
I have the Kisan that mounts inside the headlight bucket and chose it after researching all the major ones out there - all have pros & cons but I felt this was the best bet for me. If you click on the "search" tab in the brown tool bar above and enter "Famscoot", you'll find a similar thread with some good responses from others who have installed modulators. I threaded the sensor wire up through the throttle and front brake cables and secured it with a small black zip tie. It works like it should and you hardly notice it is there; it doesn't effect the throttle or brake in any way.

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Dute, did you attach it to the high or low beam? as others have said the Victory does not mesh well w/the high beam side?? Thanks

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Dute, did you attach it to the high or low beam? as others have said the Victory does not mesh well w/the high beam side?? Thanks
I attached to the high beam as per the manufacturer's instructions and have had no problem/issue with it impacting anything else.


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Has anyone installed the Kisan front/rear headlight/tail light modulator?? If so, was it worth the install & where did you place the daylight sensor for the headlight?

MeSeaHunt,

I just finished installing a dual headlight modulator on my 2011 Vision. I had originally ordered a Kisan (since I've used them on all of my other bikes) but the unit that plugs into the back of each bulb was too wide in diameter for the rubber boots that fit on the back of each headlight assembly.

So I sent it back (waiting on a refund) and I ordered and received a D115H4 duel modulator from them.

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

Installed with no issues (other than great effort to get the damned OEM electrical plugs off of each H4 bulb initially) and I ran the sensor halfway up front brake line on the handlebar and zip tied it off.

Works very well. Highly recommend headlight modulators. They should be standard equipment on a motorcycle these days....
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thanks willtill, I will order it tomm, thanks for the info

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@ willtill, so have you installed the NEW dual plug modulator yet? if yes how is it working and anything special to look for or that you discovered during your install?? Thanks

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The only thing remarkable was the difficulty in getting the OEM electrical connector(s) to release off the back of the H4 bulbs. And the space is limited behind the headlight assembly. Prepare for skinned fingers and hands if you have big meat hooks.
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