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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.
The brain box
The brain box
Box installed
Box installed
Box with wires tucked in.
Box with wires tucked in.
Tucking the plugs in before closing up.
Tucking the plugs in before closing up.
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Any idea how much this guy wants for one? I went to his website and there is no pricing listed.
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I think he gets about $70 for them, but don't quote me.
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http://www.vizi-tec.com/VESPA/SB-Vespa.htm
says $71.95 for the GTS. No mention of other veaps models though.
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Is the tail light wirering the same for the GT also??
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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.
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Shout out if anyone tries it for the GT
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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?
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Plug-n-Play? No wires to cut or splice? Slightly different programming modes? That's my guess.
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olhogrider, how's it working for you?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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anyone try it on a GT yet?
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