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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-22-2013, 08:04 PM Thread Starter
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If so, which one, and is it just plug & play?
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If so, which one, and is it just plug & play?
Are you happy with it?
FYI, not a good idea to modulate HID lights, although it's doable.

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I have a Kisan plug and play modulator on the low beam only. Because the feds don't want them to be operable at night, there is a photocell on all units to make certain that doesn't happen...except on my bikes. I snip off the photocell and substitute a switch so I have control over when the modulator will be used and when it won't. It works wonders for getting left lane bandits to move over, especially at night.
I like to call it my light horn and use it mostly in trafficky situations, such as when approaching shopping areas. I'm not big on having it running while tooling down rural highways and byways.

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here is a new light for you

http://cyrilhuzeblog.com/2013/12/21/...en-stay-alive/

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I like those lights, but not the price. I can't think of any other forward facing lights that would do a better job of grabbing drivers' attention though.

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FYI, not a good idea to modulate HID lights, although it's doable.
Oops forgot to update my signature after the crash, no more HID.
I figure if the bright blue HID didn't make me visible maybe the modulator will.
My HID was destroyed by the side of a pick up truck

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Oops forgot to update my signature after the crash, no more HID.
I figure if the bright blue HID didn't make me visible maybe the modulator will.
My HID was destroyed by the side of a pick up truck
Oh, I see.

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If so, which one, and is it just plug & play?
Are you happy with it?
Ive got a 2013 Cross Country....no HID.

As Ive had as many as 12 bikes at one time.....and Im down to 6 now I had some headlight modulators laying around.

All were Comagination units. Problem was I pulled the headlight bucket apart and was expecting to see an H4 connection......and I found "what the hell is this?"

Apparently an H11....hmm, thats not gonna work.

After spending a good couple days looking for a plug and play solution. It seemed my only choice was Kisan at $130.....and I didnt like the fact that it was

a - TWICE the price as my Comagination modulators
b - didnt have a standard female plug on the modulator....looks like they want you to stick this odd two prong plug inside your OEM plug.....maybe it IS water tight and secure, but it doesnt look like it would be

Soooooo.....I just ordered some H8 (same as H11) female and male plugs off eBay for $6. Then I cut the H4 plugs off one of the Comagination units I already owned and soldered the new plugs on. A bit of heatshrink and it looks great, works perfect and it was WAY cheaper than the Kisan alternative.

Even IF you didnt have a Comagination unit.....

$60 for standard H4 modulator
$6 for a pair of H8/H11 plugs
......20 mins of your time swapping them out

Seems cheap and easy to me.
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but...whats a headlight modulator?
personally Id like the option of manually turning my lights on or off, specially in the daytime, mines on all the time.
Kangaroos late afternoon get mesmerised by headlights and Id rather leave mine off till I really need it, and I like to have choices..

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but...whats a headlight modulator?
personally Id like the option of manually turning my lights on or off, specially in the daytime, mines on all the time.
Kangaroos late afternoon get mesmerised by headlights and Id rather leave mine off till I really need it, and I like to have choices..
A modulator pulses the headlight about 2 to 3 times a second. It goes from full bright to about 1/3 bright, not on and off. Here's a link to a page that shows them in action....

http://www.headlightmodulator.com/

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