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Installing integrated brake and sequential signals on Fz8

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So I decided to remove the ugly stock tail signals off my bike. I purchased a motodynamic sequential brake / tail light for the Fz8. I really like the fact that I can work on my bike at Techshop with all the tools available to me at Techshop.


Here is a video of how the tail light suppose to work. I love the 3 quick flash alert when putting on your brakes.
 
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Step 1: Lets rip her apart!!!

First thing were going to do is remove the rider and passenger seats.

Then we go underneath the rear cowl and poke the middle of the snaps to release them. There are six plastic snaps total.

There are also 2 plastic screws on the top side of the cowl that need to be removed. Once all the snaps and screws are removed, slowly slide the cowl off. DON"T SCRATCH THE PAINT!!

Step 2: Remove tail light from rear section

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Here is what the bike should look like after you remove the rear section. Be careful of the rear section. Make sure you put it on some cloth and not just on a bare table. Scratches suck!!

Remove brake light tray from rear section using a phillips screw driver. There should be 7 screws total.

Once the brake light tray is removed from the rear section, attach the new brake light and re install the brake light tray back into the rear section.

Roadkill21 year ago
there are 8 snaps on the bottom not 6. there are 2 plastic screw snaps top two metal screws and 2 bolts to remove the cowl.
kking222 years ago
I am in Australia and my bike is not wired with indicator connectors described in the circuit diagram. You will have to splice wires if you buy this product for an Australian FZ8
jumb5150 (author) 2 years ago
I have to say this is a lot better than stock. Mainly because several LED's are much brighter than just one 1157 bulb
minuslars2 years ago
How does the brightness of this tail light compare to the factory one?