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Old 12-08-2009, 10:14 PM   #9046
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Here's what I used...

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Old 12-08-2009, 10:48 PM   #9047
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Exactly what I was looking for... sent Brian a PM. Thx skierd
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Old 12-08-2009, 11:03 PM   #9048
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Exactly what I was looking for... sent Brian a PM. Thx skierd
+1

Looks like a handy item to have in the saddlebag on longer trips......


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Old 12-08-2009, 11:27 PM   #9049
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I typically use a log, cooler, big rock, small child or a dead animal. In a pinch I chuck the thing on it's side.

Nice candy canes by the way.

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Old 12-09-2009, 03:10 AM   #9050
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Dude it's a BIG upgrade over the "dual sported" dirbikes i've driven for years and years in AZ, UT and SC. On my xr650r's i just had the oem tailight on a resistor so that when i hit the brake it went to normal brightness.

There is a market for these....and there are many states that don't even require blinkers. CA riders no.....those engineer types who work for the government and sit through endless safety meetings no...those few of us who don't like blinkers on dirtbikes and live in states that don't care a big yes.

Great Job 12 O clock thanks for giving us some nice options....Keep up the hard work innovatin stuff. When I get a bike I will put my money where my fingers are.
OK, you guys are right and I'm wrong. Don't get me wrong, the design is pretty slick, but you can't tell which friggin way the guys is turning until you're right-up on it. To use 'most dual sported bikes' as the standard to judge against is silly, because many of them are downright poor.

Whatever tricks your trigger though. In comparison to stock, it's a step forward in style and a step backward in safety. You won't convince me otherwise. Looks like a great light for connecting the trails though.
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Old 12-09-2009, 03:42 AM   #9051
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+1

Looks like a handy item to have in the saddlebag on longer trips......

I bought one a while ago from him.

Good piece to have.
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Old 12-09-2009, 05:06 AM   #9052
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In comparison to stock, it's a step forward in style and a step backward in safety. You won't convince me otherwise.
I probably would agree with this statement. I say probably cause I would like to see how bright this light is and how bright the OEM unit is. I know some LED's are quite eye catching. I think I would still use my hand signals if in town and the situation called for it just to be sure and I don't think I would drive any dual sport through insane traffic like ATL, CHI, CHA, or NYC.

Pax Brakelightta

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Old 12-09-2009, 05:40 AM   #9053
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In comparison to stock, it's a step forward in style and a step backward in safety. You won't convince me otherwise.
Yeah, I'll agree with that, too. I had two friends with similar setups (tail light functioned as turn signals) on street-only bikes and you could never see/notice them when following. They'd catch me by surprise all the time..and I was watching for it. Just imagine the average cager.

This might be a nice supplement to good turn signals, but not a replacement (for me anyway). That being said, I use arm signals no matter what bike I'm on and where I'm riding. I just made a habit of it a long time ago and now I always use it. More noticeable than any turn signal in that if the driver doesn't know what the heck you are doing, or has to retrieve the meaning of your signal from their memory from drivers ed. 20 years ago ("Gee, Does the mean right or left?"), their first reaction is to brake and slow up. It has served me well.

...course, I'm still one of the guys running the ugly stock butt on the RR because I like the way it functions more than I dislike the looks. Large visible turn signals, nice bright brake light protected from mud, and the long mudflap protecting me from water spray and mud. So while I'll lust over you fellers butt-tucked bikes, I'll keep puttin' on my stock rear-ended one.

The only thing I plan to add is the pulsing circutry so the stock brake light pulses a few times then comes on solid. From personal observation, that is more noticeable than non-pulsing brake lights and is worth the mod.
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Old 12-09-2009, 05:48 AM   #9054
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There was another fellow making them, too. Not sure if he still is. Nice piece of kit, though I still haven't spend the money. A 1 gallon rotopax standing tall (or 2 gallon on it's side) fits under the skidplate perfect and let's me do all the "rear wheel off the ground" maintenance I need to do. I'll eventually have one of these, but it will wait until after I get all the other farkles and repair gear built up.
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Old 12-09-2009, 06:02 AM   #9055
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The only thing I plan to add is the pulsing circutry so the stock brake light pulses a few times then comes on solid.
I have this unit installed on my WR along with flashing Hyperlights.



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Old 12-09-2009, 06:56 AM   #9056
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I have this unit installed on my WR along with flashing Hyperlights.



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I bought my bike well set up with the Edge tail light & blinker set up. Stock tail light wayyyy better in my opinion?
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Old 12-09-2009, 10:12 AM   #9057
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I bought my bike well set up with the Edge tail light & blinker set up. Stock tail light wayyyy better in my opinion?
I broke my license plate bracket off while riding whoops/crashing a couple of weeks ago.....though that could be more attributable to improper sag and/or rear suspension with my fat ass/saddlebags on the bike as opposed to any perceived shortcomings of the stock/monstrosity plastic hanging down below the stock tail light.......I would agree that the stock set up may not be as flashy as aftermarket alternatives but it IS more visible and safer than any aftermarket alternative that I’ve seen……..

Come'on, less face it, ”butt tucks” are more vanity driven than anything else …..……my main objection to the stock unit is all the low hanging “stuff” below the stock taillight, the huge turnsignals, and associated weight of all that crap…....if I toss it, I must acknowledge the risk in terms of safety.......

I now find myself backpedaling a bit…….I may redirect some "vanity cash" towards my rear suspension now that I’ve slowed down, gotten over the initial 12 O’Clock excitement (awesome product), and started thinking about what really matters……rideability/function.......and, to a degree, safety...... as opposed to “flash(ers)”
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Old 12-09-2009, 10:48 AM   #9058
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I typically use a log, cooler, big rock, small child or a dead animal. In a pinch I chuck the thing on it's side.
I hear you.....but I live/ride in the "desert" Southwest.......I frequently ride in places where none of the above options are available to me.....we're talking barren badlands.......and I've dealt with a rear tube change with the bike on it's side (once)....no thanks......I figure this little rig will be good insurance........sent him $25 this morning......
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Old 12-09-2009, 11:21 AM   #9059
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I now find myself backpedaling a bit…….I may redirect some "vanity cash" towards my rear suspension now that I’ve slowed down, gotten over the initial 12 O’Clock excitement (awesome product), and started thinking about what really matters……rideability/function.......and, to a degree, safety...... as opposed to “flash(ers)”
Chris,

Great, after getting me all spun up about it, you bail! You are kind of like I am with other people's kids. Visit, get the kids spun up wild and crazy right about their bed time, then leave and let the parents deal with 'em!!!!

I have to admit, rideablity/function/safety should be at the top, but damn I want it to look more like a dirt bike!
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Old 12-09-2009, 01:26 PM   #9060
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Vanity? Fine, I'll take it. I've hated the stock turn signals since day 1. The stock whale tail has finally gotten to me too, even though I know the stock LED is bright as hell. I've got a pair of small flashers I'll use for the front (and hence get a hot wire for my 3-circuit if it ever arrives, 6 weeks and counting with margnal response from Eastern Beaver ). If the DRC doesn't match up in brightness, I'll sell it. I mainly kept the stocker because I thought it would keep road spray and roost off my back, but for the most part thats not the case, so off it goes.
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