Author Topic: Resolved: LED brake modulator problem  (Read 5156 times)

dirtha

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Resolved: LED brake modulator problem
« on: July 12, 2010, 01:53:11 AM »
Fluke or anybody,
I have a new 2009 Kawasaki Versys.  I have installed the BVBLM-LED unit in mode 3(gray and black wires to ground).  The brake light modulates properly when the brake is applied. The tail light operates at a lower intensity as expected, but there is an occasional "micro" flash.  These are single quick flashes, seem to occur totally at random, sometimes shortly separated, sometimes at intervals of a minute or more.  If the gray wire is disconnected, these flashes stop, but the tail light is then nearly as bright as when braking--not what I want!


I have re-checked that the connections are according to your instructions.  They are all soldered and shrink wrapped.  The ground point(which is the ECU and Fuse ground) has been sanded bare and cleaned.  I have tried alternate ground points to no avail.


Any Ideas?




zeuter

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Re: LED brake modulator problem
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2010, 04:44:05 PM »
Hi dirtha,  Does this problem occur only with the engine running?

dirtha

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Re: LED brake modulator problem
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2010, 05:07:52 PM »
Hi dirtha,  Does this problem occur only with the engine running?
Yes, I believe so. Definitely.

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Re: LED brake modulator problem
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2010, 06:28:21 PM »
Sounds like high voltage transient spikes, it happens with some bikes and they are a nightmare to find the cause when they are random as you describe.  The best place to connect the Ground wire (and Grey in mode 3) is the Ground wire feeding the LED cluster.  You mentioned trying alternative Grounds, was this one of them?


In the meantime, PM me your address and I'll put a suppressor in the post tomorrow.  It'll take about a week as it's coming from Greece.  This may or may not solve the issue, if not, I'll send you a different type when I return to UK on 3 August, sorry, I don't have one here.

dirtha

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Re: LED brake modulator problem
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2010, 09:08:58 PM »
The best place to connect the Ground wire (and Grey in mode 3) is the Ground wire feeding the LED cluster.  You mentioned trying alternative Grounds, was this one of them?
There are 4 or 5 grounds merging to one main point. I will check to see whether one is indeed the cluster.


In the meantime, PM me your address and I'll put a suppressor in the post tomorrow.  It'll take about a week as it's coming from Greece.  This may or may not solve the issue, if not, I'll send you a different type when I return to UK on 3 August, sorry, I don't have one here.


PM'd.  Thank you!

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Re: LED brake modulator problem
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2010, 11:29:18 PM »

Hi dirtha,  suppressor will leave here tomorrow.  Connect the RED to RED and BLACK to BLACK on the module.  This will hopefully filter the voltage spikes causing the problem.  Let me know how you get on.

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Re: LED brake modulator problem
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2010, 07:33:32 PM »

Hi dirtha,  suppressor will leave here tomorrow.  Connect the RED to RED and BLACK to BLACK on the module.  This will hopefully filter the voltage spikes causing the problem.  Let me know how you get on.


The suppressor arrived today, but did not solve the problem..................

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Re: LED brake modulator problem
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2010, 07:21:13 AM »
This is a really weird one as most modern Kawasakis all use a very similar LED cluster also.

I think you'll need to try this other kind of suppressor.......