Introduction: Installing Integrated Brake and Sequential Signals on Fz8

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.

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

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.

Step 3: Wiring

The wiring is pretty self explanatory except for the final step. I will elaborate on the illustration.

Take your time when you do this. The more time you take, the neater this is going to look.
I yanked on the stock wiring from the stock blinkers so that I can trace it back to the signal relay. Once you find the location of the wire you're going to replace, plug in the new wiring harness. Also, plug the brake light adapter to the brake light plug and into the new brake light assembly.

Tuck your wires neatly, remember, we are still going to install the power commander later on. (refer to my other instructable) The cleaner the better!!! Use zip ties to neatly bundle your wires.

Step 4: Almost Done!!!

After plugging in the wires, turn on bike and make sure signals and brake light work. You may now pull out the stock wiring and stock rear turn signals off the bike.

You're all done!!!


Have a safe ride and Shiny side up!!!

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MikeA54 made it! (author)2015-10-29

Very helpful! Appreciate it.

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Camtek made it! (author)2015-06-14

Thanx for the instruction vid, Jumb!

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Roadkill2 made it! (author)2013-04-19

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.

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kking22 made it! (author)2012-12-10

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

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jumb5150 made it! (author)2012-10-01

I have to say this is a lot better than stock. Mainly because several LED's are much brighter than just one 1157 bulb

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minuslars made it! (author)2012-09-28

How does the brightness of this tail light compare to the factory one?

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