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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-Dec-2016, 09:08 AM (631)
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Yes my '16 GSA can be programmed but currently one has to find the European program version and if one takes his or her bike back to a US dealer it will be overwritten...
This is correct, like the BMW LED turn signals that came out it took a couple of years before BMW allowed U.S dealers to to program the BMS-X for them, I imagine the same is going to be the case with the dynamic brake light if we're lucky. But I look for it to come in a dealer installed retrofit package with VIN enabled coding for $$$.

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post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-Dec-2016, 01:11 PM (799) Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the replies. I will look into these options.

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BackOff! Brake light modulator

I've not messed with the electronics on this new bike - but would something like this work? I had it on my Hayabusa and I like it.

I find I use a lot of engine braking on a motorcycle, I would prefer something that would activate the brake light based on inertial changes - so the cars behind me noticed I was slowing even if I wasn't braking. Is there anything out there like that? I've seen the Vololight - but that's just a license plate frame - not sure how good it would be, and the website says BMW's CANBUS system isn't compatible with the modular system - maybe it still is with the license plate frame version?
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Thanks again for the replies. I just took my bike in for the 600mile inspection. They told me they have seen a lot of problems with DIY light flashing options and the electrical system. The problems seem to arise from improper installation. They didn't elaborate on "problems" but they said there were several different ways they could be hooked up and some interfere with the bike's electrical system. Sorry I can't be more specific but my lack of knowledge about these products and the electrical system of my bike doesn't allow for a very good explanation.

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