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    HOW TO: Install a Kisan Tail Blazer - Flashing brake light module
    on: Aug 15, 2016, 05.48 pm
    Aug 15, 2016, 05.48 pm
    How to: Install a Kisan Tailblazer
    The Kisan Tailblazer is small module that you install in line with your brake light wire. It flashes the brake light to give better warning to cagers behind you that you are slowing down. I decided to get one after following another Trophy rider that had one. I was really impressed by how much more the flashing caught your eye. I've seen a couple motorcycle rear enders so I thought it was a worthy addition.

    https://kisantech.com/mag/tailblazer/t50w.html

    When ordering, select “No, I have a three wire LED brake light”

    30 minute install
    To get started, here is what you will need:
    Kisan T50W
    8 mm Socket
    Wire strippers
    Electrical tape

    Step 1: Remove the seat

    Step 2: Remove the tail light assembly
    You simply pull the R-clip and remove the nylon wing nut. The assembly will pull straight out and you just have to unplug it to set it aside








    Step 3: Remove the top bolts to the mud guard with 8 mm socket
    This will allow you to lower the top of the mud guard and feed the plug out to splice the wire. The plug is quite large and it’s tough to work on unless you can expose more wire. You don’t actually need to remove the mudguard, just lower it a bit. No need to remove the side cover or the top case mounts.
    You have to unhook the wire from the small retainer to feed it out.




    Step 4: Pull the wire out through the left side and it will leave you plenty to work with. Starting at the end of the plug, carefully use medical scissors or a razor blade to remove about 6 inches of the tape.




    Step 5: Find the Green wire with the Purple stripe and cut. Crimp the supplied connectors and plug the Kisan in the proper direction. There is a label on the Kisan which shows the end to plug toward the bulbs (the connector)





    Step 6: Temporarily plug the tail light assembly into the connector. Turn the key on and have someone squeeze the brake to make sure everything works. The brake light will flash quickly, flash slower and be on constantly as long as your helper holds the brake. If they let go, the flashing starts all over again.


    Step 7: Unplug the tail light assembly. Using good quality electrical tape, work from the bike and re-wrap the wire completely including the Kisan toward the connector.




    Step 8: Reassemble –

    Feed with wire back into position. I did not bother clipping it in again because the Kisan was roughly where the wire would clip in.
    Push the mud guard back up and replace the two bolts.
    Plug the tail light assembly to the connector
    Push the tail light assembly back in place
    Replace the nylon wing nut and R-clip














    Last Edit: Jul 25, 2017, 07.24 pm by Ad

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    Re: HOW TO: Install a Kisan Tail Blazer - Flashing brake light module
    Reply #1 on: Aug 15, 2016, 05.54 pm
    Aug 15, 2016, 05.54 pm
    Very nicely done.  Clear concise and very well documented.  Great visual aids also. :047:

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    Re: HOW TO: Install a Kisan Tail Blazer - Flashing brake light module
    Reply #2 on: Aug 16, 2016, 06.38 am
    Aug 16, 2016, 06.38 am
    Nice write up.  For those on a budget here is a $4.95 modulator. Very similar install to mgmoto's, but will require the module to be mounted a little further under the seat as it is slightly larger.

    https://www.superbrightleds.com/moreinfo/strobe-controllers/brake-light-strobe-module/195/


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    Re: HOW TO: Install a Kisan Tail Blazer - Flashing brake light module
    Reply #3 on: Aug 18, 2016, 01.33 am
    Aug 18, 2016, 01.33 am
    Is this a module that very briefly blinks the brake light once upon initial application of the brake as seen on EMS units here in the southeast U.S.A. (and probably elsewhere)? Or, is it a module that uniformly blinks the brake light during the entire application of the brake regardless of application time? If the former, I am interested.  If the latter, I am not too sure they are safe.  :084:

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    Re: HOW TO: Install a Kisan Tail Blazer - Flashing brake light module
    Reply #4 on: Aug 18, 2016, 07.50 am
    Aug 18, 2016, 07.50 am
     :159: Reading the info on the Web Site linked to, it says :

    Brake light strobe module works with LED brake or reverse lights.
    Strobe module rapidly flashes bulbs 4 times for 0.4 seconds, slowly 4 times for 2.6 seconds,
    and then lights remain on bright until brake pedal is released.

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    Re: HOW TO: Install a Kisan Tail Blazer - Flashing brake light module
    Reply #5 on: Aug 19, 2016, 04.55 pm
    Aug 19, 2016, 04.55 pm
    *Originally Posted by PhilInAthens [+]
    Is this a module that very briefly blinks the brake light once upon initial application of the brake as seen on EMS units here in the southeast U.S.A. (and probably elsewhere)? Or, is it a module that uniformly blinks the brake light during the entire application of the brake regardless of application time? If the former, I am interested.  If the latter, I am not too sure they are safe.  :084:

    Per the OP:  "The brake light will flash quickly, flash slower and be on constantly as long as your helper holds the brake. If they let go, the flashing starts all over again."
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    Re: HOW TO: Install a Kisan Tail Blazer - Flashing brake light module
    Reply #6 on: Aug 19, 2016, 06.15 pm
    Aug 19, 2016, 06.15 pm
    That's a great addition particularly over here in the States where we can't filter (CA being the exception).

    I would also suggest some auxiliary LED flashers such as the Skene Design P3 Lights as shown in the attached photo.  www.skenedesign.com
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    Re: HOW TO: Install a Kisan Tail Blazer - Flashing brake light module
    Reply #7 on: Aug 19, 2016, 06.25 pm
    Aug 19, 2016, 06.25 pm
    Another enhancement option (over and above the brake light flasher) is from Vololights.  It's a license plate trim ring with LEDs that begin flashing on deceleration - especially valuable for bikes since we have the ability to slow way down without even touching a brake lever.
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