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post #1 of 15 Old 07-20-2008, 12:31 PM Thread Starter
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Brake Light Modulator

I decided to go with Vizi-tec's Supabrake for my 919.

Linky: http://www.vizi-tec.com/HONDA/PRODUCT_HONDA.htm

This link will contain a model specific set of install instructions that can be viewed/downloaded/printed.

Simple install. Follow the instructions in the shop manual (section2-page3) for removing the rear cowl/brake light assembly. Then it's just plug'n'play with the unit....no soldering or wire tapping necessary. Vizi-tec even gives you some zip ties to tidy things up. Then put the body work back on, and you're done. Make sure your seat lock mechanism is properly lined up and working before putting your seat on at the end. I had no problems, but I believe others have been burned by improper allignment of the mechanism.

This unit supposedly works for LED's and those of us that are still filamentous (like me).

Installation doesn't get easier than this; between Vizi-tec's install document and the shop manual for those of us that haven't removed the rear bodywork before, pictures for this post would have been way overkill.

Vizi-tec provides *great* service during the sale.....these folks are the best to deal with!

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post #2 of 15 Old 07-20-2008, 12:35 PM
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stupid question, but what does this modulator do?
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I tried this product about six months ago, and it crapped out after two weeks. Just installed "back off" modulator, will keep all informed on long term reliability.

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The unit modulates your brake light display. It flashes the brake lights when you apply the brakes.
It's a safety feature. I've installed them on all the bikes I've had since, well, since about 1982.
I haven't been rear ended yet, but then having a little luck never hurts, either. I got proactive about this when I got to watch my wife who was riding our Yamadog 650 home get hit from behind by a cager. Not pretty.
Anyway, I like this unit. It does everything I need. I believe it can even be programmed for a different mode if you don't like the stock factory setup.
And it's about 1/10 the size of the unit from 1982!


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Hey Dog512,
Just curious, did you try working with the Vizi-tec people regarding your unit, and if so, how'd it go?


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i have the "back off" modulator and love it and see no need for any other unit highly recommend it for only $35

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I tried this product about six months ago, and it crapped out after two weeks. Just installed "back off" modulator, will keep all informed on long term reliability.
According to their website they have a 2 year warranty, you should really call them up and find out about a replacement, fixing, money back.

Just a thought.

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i have the "back off" modulator and love it and see no need for any other unit highly recommend it for only $35
Probably the biggest reason to go with the Vizi-tec versus the Back Off is the wiring has been configured in length, and with connectors that are bike model specific. Plug and play. No soldering or splicing required.

Sometimes I feel like screwing with that stuff (see my dual Freeway Blaster install), sometimes not.


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viztech problem

I recently added this to my 2007 919 with stock bulbs but when I apply brakes only one bulb flashes. I tried swapping the bulbs but it does the same thing. I'm going to disassemble and recheck everything but with plug and play installation i doubt I screwed any thing up. Can any one give me a suggestion as what to check out when I go back in. I am mechanic by trade and am good at what I do and have wrenched on bikes for years but am new to the 919. Thanks, The Bean

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Remove the viztech module
Reconnect the stock 3 pin connectors.
Verify proper operation, both tail lights and brake lights work.
Replace the viztech module.
If it does not function properly it is more than likely defective or the connector pins are not making contact..

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I just installed the Vizi-tec last week. Very easy to install and I have not had any problems with it. Both bulbs flash.

e-mail Bernard over at Vizi-tec about your problem. The guys over there are very responsive and need to know if there is a problem wiht a unit.

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Thank everone. I'll recheck my install and then I'll contact Viz tech. The Bean

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Just a long term followup on Viztech brake light modulator: been on the bike for 6 weeks without a problem.
If a clean plug'n'play install is what you want, this unit is recommended.
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post #14 of 15 Old 09-08-2008, 10:08 AM
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I've had one for months now. No problems and works as advetised. Some people prefer the Back Off's, others Hyperlights. I suppose it doesn't matter as long as you use something. I found teh Vizi-tech met all my needs and is 919 specific.

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post #15 of 15 Old 09-08-2008, 01:56 PM
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I've been considering the Back-Off modulator. The install on the Visi-Tec does looks ridiculously simple, but it's double the price. Is the extra price for the Honda specific plug??

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