How to apply the Back Off MC brake light module

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Written by Mr Tidy   
Thursday, 10 June 2004

Reprinted by Permission from Mr Tidy's Tech Tips

The Back off MC brake light module #1001 runs approx, $35.00
Approx, 20 min, job

* Sugession before you start *

 From: J Coulter
 
One thing you could add to the "Back OFF" project is, to take a small tweezer  or micro screwdriver you can back the actual clip out of the nylon wiring plug and cut the yellow wire flush with the clip.  Then solder a new yellow wire to the clip install the connecter and you have a lot more sanatary end result and as much extra length in the wire comming from the plug as you want.  I did this because I thought the wire was a little short otherwise.

My Best 
Jeff

When you apply your brake this module flashes your tail light 3 times and then goes to a steady state for approx., 3 1/2 seconds, then repeats the cycle.

 

To begin this procedure you will need 2 each, female, and 2 each male bullet connectors and a pair of wire crimpers to complete the project.

Remove your seat and set aside.  The wiring harness for the tail lights is on the left side of the battery. The Yellow wire is the Brake Light wire that you will cut and insert the Back Off module in series with.

The red wire of the Back Off module will plugin  towards the front of the bike you will place a male bullet connector. It will be plugged into the yellow
wire towards the front of the bike.  The Striped wire of the Module you will place a female bullet connector upon the wire and it will plug into the yellow wire going through the fender grommet.

Cut the yellow wire and upon the end going into the fender place a male bullet connector.  On the other end going towards the front of the bike place a female bullet connector.  I took this approach so that if the module ever fails on a extended trip you could unplug the module andvdirectly plug your brake light wires back up again.

The module comes with a double backed piece of tape.  Place it upon the frame under the seat. Replace the seat and go riding.



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Written by jdwintx, on 08-01-2008 18:46
Followed these for my 08 Road* with LED's. Worked fine, the only problem was finding a suitable ground connection. Had to run a longer wire to get it right.
Comangination Flasher
Written by jimbosoko, on 09-28-2007 07:56
I bought the Comangination brake light flasher. 
 
It is the same concept...run in parallel with the +12 volt DC that goes to the brake lights. 
 
But this one also has a green wire that goes to battery negative. 
 
2 questions...I am assuming the yellow wire mentioned in this post is the one I need to splice? Anyone have a photo they can send so I can see exactly where the wire is? 
 
For the green to ground...can I just run this to the negative post on the battery, or is there a better way? 
 
Thanks, 
jim
LED Taillight
Written by roadstarga, on 01-17-2007 08:47
Will it work with 2005 LED tail light?
Back Off light
Written by NCIC_OK, on 10-23-2005 10:05
Will it work on the 05 R* LED light? :?

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