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post #1 of 14 Old 02-21-2012, 07:09 PM Thread Starter
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CA Integrated Tail light??? I can't tell...

I got my tail light today and put it on with the intention of seeing if it was anywhere near as bright as the stocker, expecting disappointment and reversal, HOWEVER, IDK...it's pretty damn bright! Maybe the Chinese co I bought from off eBay just knocked off the idea and did it one better.

I did notice, depending on which tail light bulb you used, the brake light was not real bright...so I used the included parallel splices to join the left and right bulb wires together to feed the rack. Blinded my wife in the day light while parked in the garage, tail lights pointed out. Once it got dark, I lit up my neighbor's house across the street like it's Christmas! I'll have to check it out in full sun light, but so far, I'm very pleased!

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post #2 of 14 Old 02-21-2012, 07:48 PM
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they look bright because they are very directional. the second you move off to the side you'll notice how dim they are. also move back 50+ feet in daylight and they'll be real hard to see.

do the same for the turn signal and you'll notice the same effect. trust us, we've been there. it's garbage in terms of safety.

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Maybe because you spliced the wires you're feeding twice the voltage into the LED board?

Honestly, because of the low visibility of the CA setup, that may be a good workaround, if it is in fact making them brighter. Let us know how they hold up to the additional voltage, if in fact that is what you've wired up.

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You cannot get more voltage. 12v is all you are gonna see on braking. You may have a little more current though. But the board "asks" for the current it needs. If its there, it will take it. That is why we fry fuses. The fuses are designed to fry before the wire melts due to over current draw. Not gonna get any brighter with two wires feeding it.

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You may have had a bulb with a lower wattage then the original bulbs. Making it seem brighter. Either way, read pvsters post

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I bought a Chinese knock-off as soon as I got the bike and it's as bright as the stock was no doubt. I love it. Everyone I've shown it to says they haven't had any problems seeing it, daylight or night. Maybe I just got lucky too?

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Maybe it is just as bright as the stock bulbs, but put it next to a custom LED one and you'll see a HUGE difference. I have a CA brake light board just hanging around my tool box. I bought the kit so I could have the clear lens with my custom led board. I should just throw the CA board in the trash

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Maybe it is just as bright as the stock bulbs, but put it next to a custom LED one and you'll see a HUGE difference. I have a CA brake light board just hanging around my tool box. I bought the kit so I could have the clear lens with my custom led board. I should just throw the CA board in the trash
Not everyone can afford the Custom led board. Dont throw it out.... give it to someone. I do like the integrated signals and CA works for me...I have not had the pleasure of seeing the Custom unit yet. I may loose my mind when I see it, but for now, CA does the trick to clean up the tail.
Someone will take it for sure!

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Yeah, that's why its in the tool box. I'm just kind of sick of moving it out of my way. I'm hoping maybe someone local might want it next group ride. I hate going to the post office around here. lol

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Yeah, that's why its in the tool box. I'm just kind of sick of moving it out of my way. I'm hoping maybe someone local might want it next group ride. I hate going to the post office around here. lol
I'll see you in May!! Spare parts for mine.... I did want to modify one with higher intensity leds...

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All yours dude!

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Why you coming down from Canada to Boston? I'm sure it's a nice ride

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Since I am military and dont really know from one year to the next where I'm gonna be living..... right now I live "close" to Boston and I have never been there.

Dont act like this is the first you have heard of this....
https://www.wristtwisters.com/forums/...ton-29161.html
You even offered to show us the area a little.

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post #14 of 14 Old 02-23-2012, 05:05 AM
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Hahaha i totally forgot about that. Sounds good man

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