lighting, etc.

John Soliday johnsoliday at
Sat Jun 19 10:18:11 PDT 2010

I'm planning on an HID conversion as well after seeing them on bikes and
checking on various forums.  The one thing I have that invaluable is the
brake light modulator.  I got re-ended years ago on an FJ1100 and it hasn't
happened since.  The unit I have is the Kriss unit, a bit pricey but the one
I have on the GPZ has now been on (3) bikes and is still going strong.


-----Original Message-----
From: gpzlist-bounces at [mailto:gpzlist-bounces at] On
Behalf Of Dave King
Sent: Saturday, June 19, 2010 8:27 AM
To: GPZ List
Subject: Re: lighting, etc.

Drew, nothing adds visibility like reflective gear.  Tourmaster makes some
excellent quality riding gear that incorporates reflective striping but
doesn't look too tacky.   

--- On Sat, 6/19/10, Drew Blanchard <drewblanchard at> wrote:

From: Drew Blanchard <drewblanchard at>
Subject: lighting, etc.
To: "GPZ LIST" <gpzlist at>
Date: Saturday, June 19, 2010, 9:50 AM

Trying to increase both my visibility and view at night.   What do you use
for auxiliary lighting?  I'm thinking of adding some fork mounted driving
lights, but I've also seen threads in here about HID conversions and other
options for better night time driving.  Pros and cons?  Options?  If I'm
also adding heated grips, I'm concerned about overall electrical draw.

I also want to add something to increase visibility to traffic approaching
from behind.  I've seen spinners and flashers added to brake systems, but
some are more annoying than helpful.  Added visibility when braking isn't my
only concern; I often drive home on rainy nights, and want to increase my
overall visible "footprint" to traffic.  Suggestions for additional tail

And, again, I'm worried about the total load placed on the  electrical



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