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Offline Oldschool

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Rear blinkers as running lights
« on: October 09, 2018, 12:27:18 am »
I'm trying to increase visibility in the rear of the bike. I have looked into putting lights on my Givi truck, adding accessory lights in the rear, and thought of turning the rear blinkers into running lights that will blink when I turn the blinkers on.

Anyone do this? Do I need a gizmo or gadget to make this work? Figure hard wire the blinkers to always be on then when I hit the blinkers the rear's will blink. Will it work?

Thx

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Re: Rear blinkers as running lights
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2018, 12:36:45 am »
Switchback lights!

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Re: Rear blinkers as running lights
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2018, 12:37:37 am »
I'm trying to increase visibility in the rear of the bike. I have looked into putting lights on my Givi truck, adding accessory lights in the rear, and thought of turning the rear blinkers into running lights that will blink when I turn the blinkers on.

Anyone do this? Do I need a gizmo or gadget to make this work? Figure hard wire the blinkers to always be on then when I hit the blinkers the rear's will blink. Will it work?k

Thx

Someone has that tech here in the NE, that will turn the blinkers into running lights.....someone will chime in with the correct COG’er and how to contact....

See, switchback lights....linky  for help? Also, the reflective stickers that apply to the bags do quite a nice job too and are cheap IMO.

Is it Gixxerhp?
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Re: Rear blinkers as running lights
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2018, 12:51:57 am »
It is Gixxerhp Listed under industry members I'm very pleased with my set up  :great:

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Re: Rear blinkers as running lights
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2018, 01:34:11 am »
I added two red and two yellow all on the sides of the license plate. :beerchug:

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Re: Rear blinkers as running lights
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2018, 03:14:21 am »
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Re: Rear blinkers as running lights
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2018, 03:26:39 am »
My Switchback lights that i sell!

Look at my Forum page , im a industry member here!

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Re: Rear blinkers as running lights
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2018, 01:47:26 am »
YES. THE SWITCHBACK LIGHTS!! One of the best add on that I have put on.

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Re: Rear blinkers as running lights
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2018, 03:15:14 pm »
+++ on the Switchbacks.  They work for front and back signal lights and do both turn signals and break lights (back).  So when in use the rear goes red blinking when the turn signal is switched on, and in my case the BackOff device blinks both the rear stop light and both turn signals go red flashing then solid red until released.  Front Turn Signal goes from white light to blinking yellow in turn signal mode, then back to white when the turn signal is turned off.
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Re: Rear blinkers as running lights
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2018, 12:08:37 am »
I added red Whelen LIN3 lights as brake/signals on each side of the license plate. Now the factory signals and tail/brake are all red running lights.