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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Aug 12th, 2019, 10:34 pm Thread Starter
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What's the solution for brighter brake/tail light?

Is it just a matter of putting the proper resistors and LEDs in place to fool the ABS or is it more sophisticated than that? What about LED's wired directly to the brake switches?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Aug 13th, 2019, 6:55 am
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I don't know what the solution is.But I do know that the brake switches are part of the ABS self test circuit on the iABS equipped bikes.

And that the switches are what they call "momentary Off" or for short mom-Off on the iABS bikes.Contact On at rest and applying the brakes breaks the contact.

One could maybe mount a pressure activated brake light switch at the MC and add lights separate from the OEM setup.Something like that?


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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Aug 13th, 2019, 6:29 pm
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I did the LED/resistor replacement. It worked fine for awhile, but then started giving me problems in the form of an intermittent warning light. There is a thread by this title (I think). I reinstalled the stock bulb and added new brake/running Hyper Lites to increase visibility. All is well now.
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