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I was ona Blue Knights ride last weekend and we saw a yellow Wing that was with us. At intersections, he would turn on strobes, red and white, , front and rear and let us turn while holding traffic...

Nevermind the legalities, where would I get a setup like that???

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If you google "police motorcycle strobe texas" you'll get a ton of hits. Have to hunt for the ones that insert into the existing light housings. I don't think any of these guys would have a problem shipping to Canada if you want to pay the freight, but customs may have other ideas.

The biggest space eater is the control box. I don't think there's any place to mount it except in the trunk, unless you cram it into the back corner of one of the saddlebags.

Gonna be expensive.
 

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Here is a pair that will get your attention ebay item 320368786180

Control box is about 1 inch square by two inches long.
 

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"Nevermind the legalities, where would I get a setup like that???"

this quote from someone in Blue Knights.- pretty sad.
 

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you are looking for covert strobes, tip for buying get the highest wattage strobes you can no less than 90watt , i have a full set of coverts on my wing and they are great, send me your email and i will send a video of them
 

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I was ona Blue Knights ride last weekend and we saw a yellow Wing that was with us. At intersections, he would turn on strobes, red and white, , front and rear and let us turn while holding traffic...

Nevermind the legalities, where would I get a setup like that???

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Hope he isn't using red lights facing the front or he could get an expensive ticket.
 

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I have same setup on my beast,but only 1 light
this is what I installed where the reflector was located .
tied into brake wire with a 2 pole plug disconnect if in case i am told to unplug it by LEO,so far so good with out any noise from leo
however the people close their eyes very quick when the see it when i apply my brakes!!! I do take off the brakes when possile


http://www.strobesnmore.com/whelen-tir3-super-leds.html

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I got this idea from another board member about a year ago.
 

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I have same setup on my beast,but only 1 light
this is what I installed where the reflector was located .
tied into brake wire with a 2 pole plug disconnect if in case i am told to unplug it by LEO,so far so good with out any noise from leo
however the people close their eyes very quick when the see it when i apply my brakes!!! I do take off the brakes when possile


http://www.strobesnmore.com/whelen-tir3-super-leds.html

edmund

I got this idea from another board member about a year ago.

I like this light (from link),is there anyway it can be wired controlled to strobe momentary when brake pressed to garb attention and then go out. I know there is a product called back off but no where near as bright as this.

This light would stop someone painting their nails or text messaging very quickly.
 

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I have Big Bike switch block that I am going to install on top of brake cylinder next time I remover the top shelter so I can redirect the some loose wires to control the on & off for the Strobe,PIAA,Fog lights and maybe future add on LEDs
Am not happy where some of the switches are located(fog,piaa) switched for all time use(hi and low beam headlights)
Just want to put strobe,fog,piaa ,leds switches in one location
if any info need ,please pm me
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Most SERF riders have strobes for use when escorting bicycle rides. They are in the amber turn signal housings (for obvious legal reasons) and they are only used on rides where police are aware of our presence. Even then, they are never used to block traffic unless specifically requested by an LEO.

StrobesNMore.com has an inexpensive kit that includes four strobe bulbs, 60W power supply, and all the wiring for about $170. This is the kit most of our members installed. The strobe bulbs are rated at 35W each so you could upgrade to a more powerful power supply (up to about 120W) but the base kit is very visible even in bright daylight.

I went a little different direction. I replaced all turn signal bulbs with the brightest LED bulbs I could find then wired in an LED strobe flasher (ShoMe 11.1050STT) that converts the signals to strobes via a switch on the clutch cylinder. That particular strobe flasher has a nice override feature - if you use your turn signals while the strobes are on, it pauses the strobes and displays normal signals then goes back to strobes when the signals are done. The 7W superbright LED bulbs were $50 per pair and the strobe flasher was $30 so it actually came out a little cheaper than the regular strobe kit and I didn't have to put additional 1" holes in the turn signal housings.
 

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when I added the strobe light to mine ,i removed the reflector and ran the wire through the hole
on the inside I put a 2 pole disconnect plug for in case you have to remove the panal
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I can't speak to Canadian law but before you spend money and install the wrong thing do the reasearch on what you can or can't use when you ride. For example in Tennessee green strobes are restricted to funeral vehicles. Some states are purple.
On my wing I'm running a combonation of different strobes and my wife's trike has a number of different LED lights and we are adding more in the upcoming weeks.
Strobes are cool to have but some LEOs can get touchy about their use.
 

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"Nevermind the legalities, where would I get a setup like that???"

this quote from someone in Blue Knights.- pretty sad.
When I said nevermind the legalities, I meant it for people like you. I don't need a lesson on what is and isn't legal. These lights would be used only for police-escorted charity rides where I would act as an escort, therefore making it all legal. If you have nothing to add, then stop judging and stop highjacking my $%^ing thread!

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For those that provided helpful answers, thank you.
 

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I saw a group of Bond Slaves (whatever that means) riding through our town (it's a local chapter or gang, whatever you call it) and they had a bike block the stoplight so they all could make the light and a couple stop signs including 2 chase vehicles with trailers.

My opinion is that is wrong.
Again, stop highjacking my thread and mind your own damned business! I have no desire to explain to you why what I want to do is perfectly legal for its intended purpose. As for who you saw do what and where, and whether you thought it was wrong or not, I don't %^&ing care.

I'm looking for links on solid vendors with good reps, and a few pieces of advice, nothing more.

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I have two white strobes mounted in the front head light housing in front of the high beams, and two mounted in the running lights on the rear. I mounted the power pack in the trunk where the CD player would normally be housed. I am using the Big Bike switch that was mentioned earlier. It is mounted on the right side brake cylinder..... If I had to do another bike I would consider the Hide Away LED's. They also require a 1" hole, but the draw on the battery is less, and they run cooler....
http://tac2supply.com/whelen-vertex-led-hide-a-way.aspx
A little more expensive than strobes, but you don't have to worry about the power pack...
 
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Again, stop highjacking my thread and mind your own damned business!...

I'm looking for links on solid vendors with good reps, and a few pieces of advice, nothing more.

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When you post something in a public forum, you should expect comments. Not everyone is going to narrowly answer your question without some other comment. Even when I listed some options for strobe installation, I made a point of mentioning what our members do to remain legal with strobe use. You could have reduced those comments by merely saying how you would be using them in your original post (rather than waiting until someone called you out on it).

I assume you are an LEO so I sure hope you don't display that belligerent attitude when dealing with the public in your job.
 

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I assume you are an LEO so I sure hope you don't display that belligerent attitude when dealing with the public in your job.
I assume the same thing, and then just figure he is one of those LEO's who do exhibit that attitude - they are part of the percentage that makes the rest of us look at them and reflects on the whole body.
 

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For all those who provided links and helpful tips, I thank you sincerely. I am not a "belligerent" man, but I do not have much patience for stupidity. My comments with quotes were directed at the 2 people who chose to comment on their personal opinion, without offering anything constructive in return.

I thought I had been clear and to the point in my original post that I didn't want to discuss the legalities of having strobes on a Wing, yet they chose to comment on who sad it was, or how wrong it was, etc....

That's where I get a little upset. Any of you who work with the public, or anyone who has served in the military and then gets lambasted by left-wing self-serving liberals who cry "police state" every time a LEO expresses an opinion understand my frustration. the public, as you called it, is not overly smart and anyone working with the "public", has run across a multitude of morons who think they know better.

Anyhow, I digress. This is what I wanted to avoid. Anyone else who would've posted my question would have avoided comments, but because I'm a LEO, the one poster automatically assumed that I wanted those lights for "illegal" use and jumped on my thread to make his disgust known, rather than assuming I am a law abiding person and "straight and narrow" LEO who simply inquired about strobe lights to assist in police-escorted, charity rides to raise money for sick kids, veterans and people in need, which is what they are for.

The very fact that I am expected to have to explain why I want these lights is entirely based on the fact that I am a LEO and some folks will automatically cry "WOLF", thinking that: "nevermind the legalites" meant "illegal use". That's what upset me.

Anyway. Whatever.

Thanks to those that tried to help.

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I can't speak to Canadian law but before you spend money and install the wrong thing do the reasearch on what you can or can't use when you ride. For example in Tennessee green strobes are restricted to funeral vehicles. Some states are purple.
On my wing I'm running a combonation of different strobes and my wife's trike has a number of different LED lights and we are adding more in the upcoming weeks.
Strobes are cool to have but some LEOs can get touchy about their use.

Thank you for your helpful reply. I'll do more research, as you suggested.

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I have two white strobes mounted in the front head light housing in front of the high beams, and two mounted in the running lights on the rear. I mounted the power pack in the trunk where the CD player would normally be housed. I am using the Big Bike switch that was mentioned earlier. It is mounted on the right side brake cylinder..... If I had to do another bike I would consider the Hide Away LED's. They also require a 1" hole, but the draw on the battery is less, and they run cooler....
http://tac2supply.com/whelen-vertex-led-hide-a-way.aspx
A little more expensive than strobes, but you don't have to worry about the power pack...

Very good link! Thank you!.

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