Oct 13, 2005

additional lighting...

i've been a little concerned with the lighting on the rear of my bike - as in not enough of it...

right now, only the center brake light is on constantly. when i apply the brakes, the center (brake) light becomes brighter. the left/right turn signals only come on when i turn then on - the rest of the time they're off. right now, my main concern is riding at night. i'd like to have more lighting and thus (hopefully) more visibility. don't know how effective it would be, but at least i would feel a bit better.

initially i was looking to just add running light capability to the rear turn signals. when i first started searching, it seemed all i could find were modules that would add brake-only or run/brake/turn capability. the brake-only option lights up the turn signals lights only when the brake is applied. that didn't really solve the problem of adding more lighting to the rear of my bike. the run/brake/turn capability was more than i was looking for, but i couldn't seem to find a way to add just running lights. after thinking about it for a while, i decided that having the added brake lights couldn't hurt - in fact, they could only help... and wouldn't you know it, after resigning myself to the fact that i would have run/brake/turn lights, i stumbled across a couple modules that added only running light capability to the rear turn signals. but i decided to stick with the run/brake/turn signals. and i decided on the biketronics tailbones module.

so today i went by custom dynamics to pick up the run/brake/turn module. very good experience. the staff was friendly and knowledgeable. i really enjoyed talking to them, learning more about them and their business. i will definitely be using them for all my lighting needs. if you're in the market for lights for your bike, be sure to check them out. they have the cheapest prices i've found and are serious about customer satisfaction. now i've just got to get the module installed on the bike!!!