Really interesting and thanks for the info on all of those. I'll be looking more into one of theseThere are a dozen companies that make smart brakelights. One of them is the Admore Light Bar with Smart Brake Technology. It flashes red when you put on the brakes, and blinks yellow for turn signals. (The lamp shines yellow, red, white, as required) Using a built-in acceleromenter, it also flashes when you are slowing down even without putting on the brakes, such as when you ease off the throttle. Its options are adjustable via USB on a laptop, or via Bluetooth to the Admore phone app. I haven't tried one yet, I only saw it demoed at the Vancouver Motorcycle Show last month. (Full disclosure, I may be working as a firmware engineer for Admore starting soon.)
Another one is the Smart Brake Module by Safer Turn. I have this installed on my FTR right now. It works fine and is easy to install, but because it powers the tail lamp by splicing onto the wire, it confuses the ECU to indicate a "Chassis Error" on the console. When the module lights your taillamp to indicate you are slowing down, and your ECU knows that the ECU is not lighting the lamp, your ECU thinks hey, there's a problem with brake lamp, because it monitors how much current should be flowing to the brake lamp when its in control. This method messes with that. This is sometimes referred to as "CAN bus compatibility" even though it doesn't have a thing to do with the bike's CAN bus.
There are more. Some even connect to the CANBus to control the lighting based on system data. Great for Harley Davison, BMW, and Ducati riders who dont want to mess with their wiring.
Installed new heavy bar end weights from HVMP. Stock is 6.2 ounces, new are 14.7. There was a noticeable decrease in handlebar vibration 'as there was in MPG which has now reduced from 40 down to 25 lugging the extra weight about.'
😂😂😂My what a big pair you have. Don't think I've ever seen such a heavyweight set of bar ends? Hope you don't mind R Warshawski I have added a bit to your quote purely for amusement purposes only and made it bold and italic so there are no misunderstandings from any with a sensitive disposition about weight removal/addition on the FTR. 😁
That's an excellent question. I have kept the stock mirrors, as I guess I like looking at my shoulders as opposed to my elbows...lol...the people at HVMP are super responsive to inquiries so maybe send them an email? Best of luck.
Indian FTR is not listed?Scroll up, check my post about weighted bar inserts.
Too bad they can't make these smaller in size and still keep the added mass... IMO they take away from the looks a bit.