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    Pulsating Headlight?

    Ive noticed some motorcycle's headlights kind of pulse when they are riding behind me. It always got on my nerves, but after being nearly ran off the road a few times, I started thinking that maybe it does that so that it is easier to be seen. Is this true, or am I just being crazy? And if so, where can I find the "kit" or whatever it is that does it?

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    It's called a headlamp modulator. There are several manufactures that make them. www.ridesafer.com , and others, sell them.
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    Ive been seeing thoes around my area as well, it always grabs my attention when there riding past.

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    I've thought of getting one of these, but I have reservations about tampering with the bike's electricals, since it seems to be the most touchy and tempermental part of a motorcycle - so I've heard/read, anyway.

    For now, I ride with my highbeam on during the day, but the bikes I do see with this mod are very noticeable, so it's definitely something I'd like to do eventually.

    Anybody that's done this on a previous bike that can comment on how it works, how easy it is to install, and is there a switch to disable it at nighttime?

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    I read a study done in Europe a while back that showed the modulators to be VERY effective in highlighting a bike's presence to other drivers. I don't remember that stats but I'll see if I can find it again and post the link. It was with the study that showed loud pipes have almost NO effect in decreasing accidents thru driver's awareness. It was a two year study I think.
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    thanks guys, appreciate all the comments

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    Quote Originally Posted by AF1
    I read a study done in Europe a while back that showed the modulators to be VERY effective in highlighting a bike's presence to other drivers. I don't remember that stats but I'll see if I can find it again and post the link. It was with the study that showed loud pipes have almost NO effect in decreasing accidents thru driver's awareness. It was a two year study I think.

    Here's that link...

    http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/ne..._safety_study/


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