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In April, had a young chap run up the back of my 23 hour old RT at a stop sign.. Since then several more attempts.

I have sort of had enough of the Russian roulette from behind, so want to do something about brake light warning systems.
Living in Australia sort of limits availabilty and ability to see live demo's.
So for the sake of it I am going to ask the following definitive questions
They all relate to a 2008 spec R 1200 RT
1. Best system for visibilty in Rear brake enhancement systems?
2. Easiest to install ( I am dreadfully non technical)?
3. Any problems to be careful of. ( don't worry about legals , got that covered)?
4. Where is the best place to purchase on line with great service ?

Thanks Guys, I need to do something about this quickly.
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Hi Guys

In April, had a young chap run up the back of my 23 hour old RT at a stop sign.. Since then several more attempts.

I have sort of had enough of the Russian roulette from behind, so want to do something about brake light warning systems.
Living in Australia sort of limits availabilty and ability to see live demo's.
So for the sake of it I am going to ask the following definitive questions
They all relate to a 2008 spec R 1200 RT
1. Best system for visibilty in Rear brake enhancement systems?
2. Easiest to install ( I am dreadfully non technical)?
3. Any problems to be careful of. ( don't worry about legals , got that covered)?
4. Where is the best place to purchase on line with great service ?

Thanks Guys, I need to do something about this quickly.
regards
PCH
Hi, Paul - you'll have to verify with this outfit - Kriss, butt it sure looks like they make some brake lighting mods that you're after. I have one of their K1200LT brake light flashers (wig-wag/blinky-blinky/steady) kits on ole Toad (a '99) that has worked flawlessly since 2000.

You'll need to verify also that they ship overseas, etc, etc. Good luck.
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I would recommend that you add some LED lights to your rear visibility. I just added an LED package that was very easy to install. This will leave your existing lights in place and you augment with some LEDs which have much more impact. Some versions have the running light in addition to the brake light.

Many riders also find that a white or yellow helmet and a reflective vest or other bright and reflective jacket add a lot to rider safety.

I bought these and have found them to be very effective:
http://sampson-sporttouring.com/hyper-lite.html

They are installed on a 07 GS Adventure (Can-Bus) without any issues so should work the same on your RT.

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I would recommend that you add some LED lights to your rear visibility. I just added an LED package that was very easy to install. This will leave your existing lights in place and you augment with some LEDs which have much more impact. Some versions have the running light in addition to the brake light.

Many riders also find that a white or yellow helmet and a reflective vest or other bright and reflective jacket add a lot to rider safety.

I bought these and have found them to be very effective:
http://sampson-sporttouring.com/hyper-lite.html

They are installed on a 07 GS Adventure (Can-Bus) without any issues so should work the same on your RT.

Good luck.
Great thanks for the personal usage insight. Just what i am looking for. Hyperlites are one of the pre selection items on list.
Olympia Hi vest jacket already ordered and arriving in Ozz this week.
White helmet I have always warn and agree it is a lot more visible.

I think the brake lite LED will definately make a big difference as no one seems to use them here, so they will really show up as different and therefore noticeable.
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Hi, Paul - you'll have to verify with this outfit - Kriss, butt it sure looks like they make some brake lighting mods that you're after. I have one of their K1200LT brake light flashers (wig-wag/blinky-blinky/steady) kits on ole Toad (a '99) that has worked flawlessly since 2000.

You'll need to verify also that they ship overseas, etc, etc. Good luck.
Thanks for this link, Dick. Been looking for a simple way to convert the turn signal lights to running lights, also. They have Canbus, so we're in business.

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Here is another source:
http://www.kisantech.com/database/

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