Frequently Asked Questions:
FAQ for the Smart Brake Light Module™
Q. Explain Calibration.
A. To calibrate the module follow the directions included in the instructions. At power up the module will look for calibration for the first 5 seconds. Once the module is calibrated it sets the sensitivity to an ‘average’ level. This ‘average’ level is based on a number of motorcycles we tested on from large cruisers to sport bikes. If you do not calibrate the module it will load the last know calibration saved in memory. The module will look for calibration every time it is initially powered up for the first 5 seconds.
Q. Explain Sensitivity adjusting.
A. Once the module is calibrated you can adjust the sensitivity of the module by adjusting its mounting angle. To make the module LESS sensitive adjust the mounting of the module so that the front of the module points UP, away from the ground. Once you have the module sensitivity set, if you re-calibrate the module it will need to be re-adjusted again from baseline.
Q. What if my brake light turns on and stays on?
A. After calibration the module will activate your lights for 20 seconds to signal a successful calibration. If your light comes on later and stays on check the mounting angle of your module. If your module is mounted in an overly sensitive manner it can activate too often.
Q. What if my light flickers or activates too often?
A. Try adjusting the sensitivity of the module according to the instructions. If your module is mounted in an overly sensitive manner it can pick up slight instances of deceleration that you may not even be able to feel.
Q. Can I mount the module on its side?
A. Yes, the arrow on the label just needs to be pointed in the direction of travel.
Q. What if light comes on and adjusting sensitivity doesn’t fix problem, or if my ABS light comes on?
A. Some newer bikes utilize more sophisticated electronics and wiring. Our module is not compatible with bikes that utilize CANbus wiring systems, or some systems that use current or resistance monitoring to check the health of your lighting. These bikes will sometimes flash their ABS light or turn on the rear light solid to indicate incompatibility.
Q. When looking for my bike on the drop down lists I noticed ‘Not Compatible’ for my bike. What does that mean?
A. Not Compatible is for bikes that we have identified as not working with our module.
Q. When looking for my bike on the drop down lists I noticed ‘Custom Plug and Play’ for my bike. What does that mean?
A. When we don’t have a plug and play harness already developed for a certain bike we offer to make one for no additional charge over our usual Plug and Play harness. We call this a Custom Plug and Play. When a customer purchases this we contact them by email to get some information about their bike. Basically we just need a couple pictures of their rear lighting connector under their seat and the wiring associated with it. From this we can visually verify the bike and create a plug and play that we can then offer to future customers as well.