Brake Light Modulator
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I Break Jets
Joined: 27 Feb 2007
Posts: 1376
Location: Concord, California
Sat Oct 27, 2007 7:23 pm quote
At the La Ducati Day in La Honda, there was a guy, Bernard, selling the Vizi-Tec SupaBrake Flasher. What it does is flash the brake light several times to alert the driver behind you, then it operates like a normal brake light. He had several models, but nothing for Vespa. He said if I would help him with the wiring and plug design, he would send me one. A few digital pix and some emails later, it arrived. The only issue I had was the stiffness of the ViziTec wires made it a bit hard to wedge into the recess behind the taillight. I told Bernard and he said future models will use less stiff insulation. The whole unit takes less than a minute to install and fits perfectly between the tail and brake bulbs.

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The brain box

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Box installed

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Box with wires tucked in.

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Tucking the plugs in before closing up.

Ossessionato
07 GTS250, Several Lambrettas
Joined: 25 Apr 2007
Posts: 2629
Location: Raleigh, NC
Sun Oct 28, 2007 4:55 am quote
Any idea how much this guy wants for one? I went to his website and there is no pricing listed.
I Break Jets
Joined: 27 Feb 2007
Posts: 1376
Location: Concord, California
Sun Oct 28, 2007 8:38 am quote
I think he gets about $70 for them, but don't quote me.
Ossessionato
Joined: 10 Jun 2007
Posts: 2041
Location: So Cal
Sun Oct 28, 2007 10:45 pm quote
http://www.vizi-tec.com/VESPA/SB-Vespa.htm
says $71.95 for the GTS. No mention of other veaps models though.
Hooked
2005 GT 200
Joined: 26 Jun 2006
Posts: 119
Location: Tampa bay
Tue Oct 30, 2007 5:43 am quote
Is the tail light wirering the same for the GT also??
I Break Jets
Joined: 27 Feb 2007
Posts: 1376
Location: Concord, California
Tue Oct 30, 2007 6:39 am quote
Probably the same. I wonder if you have the same space behind the taillight. I would look at yours compared to a GTS before ordering.
Hooked
04 GT200, 58 VNA, 74 Rally 200, 06 Bonneville T100
Joined: 07 Jan 2006
Posts: 183
Location: Seattle
Fri Nov 02, 2007 5:10 pm quote
Shout out if anyone tries it for the GT
Molto Verboso
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Joined: 01 Apr 2007
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Location: San Jose, CA, USA
Sat Nov 03, 2007 3:36 pm quote
ks7877 wrote:
says $71.95 for the GTS.
Knowing that the Back Off! XP is only $30 and has multiple flashing modes, what is the advantage for using the Ducati module?
Ossessionato
07 GTS250, Several Lambrettas
Joined: 25 Apr 2007
Posts: 2629
Location: Raleigh, NC
Sat Nov 03, 2007 3:48 pm quote
Plug-n-Play? No wires to cut or splice? Slightly different programming modes? That's my guess.
Ossessionato
Joined: 13 Jul 2006
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Location: pacifica,ca.
Sun Nov 18, 2007 9:34 am quote
olhogrider, how's it working for you?
I Break Jets
Joined: 27 Feb 2007
Posts: 1376
Location: Concord, California
Sun Nov 18, 2007 10:54 pm quote
Sorry I don't know anything about the "back off". This thing is working great for me. It is plug and play. No splicing. I saw Aerostich has a replacement taillight bulb that claims similar performance for $60. I don't think it comes in Vespa sizes. Also this unit is not a Ducati part, that's just where I met the guy selling them.
Molto Verboso
Kitted ET4.
Joined: 26 Aug 2007
Posts: 1657
Location: City of Lost Angels
Wed Nov 28, 2007 7:01 pm quote
I installed the "back off" on my et4. Does require splicing but i used a crimping kit instead of sodering. Allows you to set it up various ways as far as the blinking goes. No complaints...pretty cool.
Hooked
2007 Vespa GTS 250
Joined: 26 Jul 2007
Posts: 165
Location: Portland
Sun Dec 02, 2007 6:48 am quote
bluebuddha wrote:
I installed the "back off" on my et4. Does require splicing but i used a crimping kit instead of sodering. Allows you to set it up various ways as far as the blinking goes. No complaints...pretty cool.
+1

It was very easy to install on my GTS, and the module is small enough to fit in the space behind the light.
Hooked
04 GT200, 58 VNA, 74 Rally 200, 06 Bonneville T100
Joined: 07 Jan 2006
Posts: 183
Location: Seattle
Sat Dec 22, 2007 12:22 am quote
anyone try it on a GT yet?
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