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In the never ending quest to make the bike more visible to cagers, and having failed to make the Comagination brake light modulator work with the engine running, I proceeded with the Plan B: some left overs from a Circuit City flashing LEDs kit, partially used on another mod, (Rear reflector conversion into a running light) and a license plate LED from JCWhitney.

Here is the sequence:
1. Some of the parts.
1. Some of the parts.
2. The main task of the mod is making a bracket for the light. I used some aluminum angle from which I cut off the crossed areas.
2. The main task of the mod is making a bracket for the light. I used some aluminum angle from which I cut off the crossed areas.
4. The bracket primed and painted. The notch on the bracket corresponds to the electrical wires on the back of the LED (photographed rotated 180d).
4. The bracket primed and painted. The notch on the bracket corresponds to the electrical wires on the back of the LED (photographed rotated 180d).
4. It took me a couple of months to decide where to install an additional light. With all the curves on the bike, it was hard to find a match between an off the shelf light and the surface of the scooter. Finally, I decided to use the screw that secures t
4. It took me a couple of months to decide where to install an additional light. With all the curves on the bike, it was hard to find a match between an off the shelf light and the surface of the scooter. Finally, I decided to use the screw that secures t
5. This is how the wires are routed to the engine compartment. From the light to the engine compartment, where to flashing module is located, the wires are covered in a heat-shrink(?) jacket. From the engine to the rear light, where the power is tapped in
5. This is how the wires are routed to the engine compartment. From the light to the engine compartment, where to flashing module is located, the wires are covered in a heat-shrink(?) jacket. From the engine to the rear light, where the power is tapped in
6. Connection to the brake light power. For the grounding, I used the screw on the upper left of the rear light cavity.
6. Connection to the brake light power. For the grounding, I used the screw on the upper left of the rear light cavity.
7. Securing the wires in the wheel well (routing from the rear light to the engine compartment)
7. Securing the wires in the wheel well (routing from the rear light to the engine compartment)
8. Engine compartment connections. The module is secured to the scooter with its own double tape.
8. Engine compartment connections. The module is secured to the scooter with its own double tape.
9. Final installation
9. Final installation
10. light and afterburner ON.

Final disclosure. This flashing module does not work either, unless is hot wired directly to the battery or any external 12V DC. The voltmeter reads 12V to 13V, depending whether the scooter is running or not. As for Amps, i
10. light and afterburner ON. Final disclosure. This flashing module does not work either, unless is hot wired directly to the battery or any external 12V DC. The voltmeter reads 12V to 13V, depending whether the scooter is running or not. As for Amps, i
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jeez, i think they'll see ya now.
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nice work!! I like I like!! I hope you get the brake modulator work..

wondering did you get some ideas from me like I did on my reflex and burgman? Laughing emoticon
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wow. I did almost this exact same mod over a year ago right down to the 3/4" aluminum angle piece to hold the light bar. You didn't happen to pass through norman,ok and see my scoot around town did ya?
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Here's a modulator that's super EASY to install & CHEAP!
I bought a "Braker Flasher Module" from:

http://autolumination.com/1156_1157.htm

I bought the Single Circuit and installed it on my Stella & my Scarabeo 250. You just cut one brake wire and hook it up "in-line". It flashes 10-20 times for 2 seconds, then stays solid as long has you hold the brake. It's the best mod I've done yet!

The modulator is ONLY $5.99 + $3 or $4 shipping. You must be using an LED light(s) as it won't work with standard bulbs.

Here are some pics of it installed on my stella brake light. I'll post some more pics (when I get them) of my Scarabeo install. It will be easier to see.

The blue and brown wires are coming from the modulator and it fit easily in my brake light housing as it's small and flat.

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And I bought this LED light to go in my Stella brake light socket (1156 / Eagle 5). It's also from autolumination.com.

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