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I am searching for an LED, Flexible, Adheasive Back Light Bar to attach to the Lower Section On My CooCase ,for added visability. I want one that has a Running Mode, Flashing Mode for several seconds as the brake is applied, then the brighter Stop Light Mode. I have seen them at several shows,but cannot locate them on any of my seaarches. I have only found one,from Custom Dynamics, hoever it is only 5" Long. I prefer one between 8" and 14"Lg. and3/4" wide Max.
If anyone can direct me to where I might find this item. I would be Grateful.
 

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Hi,
As I have stated in other posts here, I am a big fan of the Knight Rider lights. I use the small unit (4.7") on my two scooters and they are great products. Note that they have a 7.5" unit available as well. The website says something about using multiple lights and capping off what features you don't want.
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+1 on the Knight Riderz lights. I mounted mine under the mounting plate for my Givi. The reason being that if I ever took the top case off, the LED lights would still be there and functioning. They are inexpensive...but incredibly good. It just goes to show that you don't need to put out six times more money to get quality.

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Daboo;
Agree on the Knight rider, however it is solid, not flexible and will not fit the curvature of the Givi Coocase.
Cant Quit figure how you attached it to the mount,since my Mount also has a slight curvature.
Appreciate any suggestions.
 

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On the underside of the Givi mounting bracket, you'll see it is held on with four bolts. I used what I had on hand for materials...an empty black plastic container that had moss killer in it previously for the "bracket". The black plastic container was fairly heavy material and I simply cut out enough to make an "L" shaped bracket from the left rear bolt to the right rear bolt. The Knight Riderz light bar sticks to it with their double-backed tape.

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Here are some pictures that might help you. Some are with the light on. It's hard to tell just how bright they are from the pics. The light output overwhelms the camera's sensor, so I used the flash to try evening it all out.

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Daboo;

Thanks for all the Pics, you furnished to explain the Mount. I had never thought of doing that. I will try that approach.
 

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HI,
I mounted my Knight Rider light just like Daboo did. However I bought a piece of aluminum angle, cut it to length and used my Harbor Freight bench grinder to round either end. Finally I drilled the holes and spray painted it black. As is the case with Daboo's setup, it is ther all the time and virually invisible to the lines of the scoot - it just lights up when it needs to.

re: the curvature of the box issue, I have had luck using clay in boats for such situations (mounting flat to round). There are a few solutions - none of them in front of me as I write this -0 that allow you to form and then sand and paint the result. I don't imagine the curve would be so great as to expose more than 1/4" at each end? Black paint hides a lot of sins...

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Pete;

Thanks to Deboo I used his suggestion.. I had some 2'x2' Sq. Plastic Tubing, which gave me a solid L shaped piece of plastic.
I have it mounted already, but havent figured out the wiring to hook it up.Is there a wiring Diaghram available for an 09 400?? I have been seaarching the "Net" but havent come up with anything.
 

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Daboo;
I am Wiring Illiterate. I read the Instructions in the above reference and reason as follows.
Rider has three wires;
Black to ground
Blue to Running Light Source==(Tail Light)
Red to Brake Light Source
Connect Red Brake Light Wire to Black/White or White/Black wire of the scooter
Connect Blue Wire(Running Light Source) to Brown Wire of the Scoot
Where does the Black (Ground) go?
 

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I don't remember which is ground, and which is power between the black/white and the white/black. I'd make a temporary connection and try it.

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I went to http://www.LSHlights.com which sells police lighting equipment....( and sirens also - if you want one on yer scoot.!! :thumbup: ) and purchased very small 3 light LED strobes which have 26 flash patterns and used double-sided mounting tape and screwed them into the trunk......... I use them as brake lights and purchased the amber (yellow) color also available in white, red and blue!! They are built like a "ROCK".............
 

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I think I read on here somewhere about a LED license plate holder, or frame. Does anyone know anything about this, or have a link?
 

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Daboo;
As I stated before, I mounted the same way you told me about. I found a Wiring Diagram here in BUSA under "JTAN400K7 Tail Light Wiring" A Riding Buddy bought me a Small Tester for my birthday and the two items made the hookup a snap.Thanks again for all the help and ideas suggested, The Rider works and gives a much greater degree of visibility from the rear. Now if someone can come up with a foolproof idea to make me more visible to those jerks that pull out in front of me, I would feel safer. I have found that riding with High Beams on the Headlight,does make a difference.
 

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Here is a pic of my installation of the Knight Rider light. Very similar to a couple others on this thread. Really like how it blends into the lines of the bike - certainly doesn't look like my typicaly add-on job.
 

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pdxstriper;

Your Pic. is a replica of my Scoot. It makes for a nice appearance.
 
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