I e-mailed CD and asked if their Gen2 magic brake light flasher works w/both the tour pack and the lower set of brake lights. Their response was something of the effect was "it depends where u splice it". Not a great response....so my question is, will their unit activate both....has anyone done this?
Harry, I did this more than a year ago, using the CustomLED product. I believe CustomLED is a subsidiary or something like that of CD, so we're talking the same product.
In any case, I then put up what I hope is clear documentation -- words and pics -- regarding how you can do this yourself. It was pretty easy. Here's the write-up:
Adding a CustomLED Magic Strobes Brake Light Flasher to the Topcase of a Victory Cross Country Motorcycle
1) I've learned that if you lift the rubber strip that runs the length of the trunk lid, down the center, there's a connector in there. You may want to splice into that area, instead of behind the passenger backrest, the way I did. Or not. If I had to do it again, I think I'd still use the method I described in the write-up.
2) Pauljp did a video on the what I described in my write-up. He does excellent videos, and this one is no exception:
Note: this is a trunk-only flasher write-up. If you want to flash both the fender brake light AND the trunk brake light, you're on your own, at least in terms of my write-up and Paul's video.
Me, I never take the trunk off -- it's just too handy for helmet storage during lunch stops, etc. -- so it wasn't an issue. Also, of the two brake lights, the trunk light, IMHO, is at the better height to catch the attention of brain-dead motorists.