The BackOFF™ XP Brake Light Module automatically flashes your brake light(s) to capture the attention of following drivers and to make your motorcycle more visible. When installed, the motorcycle's brake light becomes significantly more noticeable because your brake light(s) will flash with your choice of 2 attention getting patterns. This module is designed to work with standard incandescent brake lights, LED brake lights, or a combination of both (up to 10amps).
Flash patterns to choose from
Mode 1: Causes your brake light(s) to automatically emit a visual alerting signal of 3-4 short light flashes, followed by 1 steady on light for 4 seconds. This signal automatically repeats itself as long as the brakes are applied.
Mode 2: Causes your brake light(s) to emit 5 quick flashes, followed by a steady on light as long as you are stopped/braking.
These flash patterns are not random, but have been selected because of their ability to gain and retain following driver's attention. Most states drivers handbooks recommend that you flash your brakes when slowing or stopping. The BackOFF™ XP automatically facilitates compliance and enhances safety. Install the BackOFF™ XP and see how much more effective your brake light can be!
To install, wire the BackOFF™ XP Brake Light Module in-line with your existing brake light wire. Locate your brake light wire and cut the wire into 2 (use a test light or multi-meter to find proper wire). Choose the mode you would like from the 2 available and connect the mode wire (red/white or white/red) to the wire leading to the rear of your bike, and connect the red wire from the module to the cut brake light wire leading toward the front of the bike. Tap the black wire from the module to a ground wire and read instructions below for the optional yellow wire. Finally peel the paper lining off of the double sided adhesive pad and mount the module to a clean, flat surface. (Be sure to cap off the unused mode wire)
Solder connections or use crimp connectors (not included)
Black wire: Ground
Red wire: Connect to brake light wire - leading forward (front of bike)
CHOOSE 1 MODE BELOW (CAP OFF UNUSED WIRE) Connect to brake light wire - leading back to the brake light (rear of bike)
Mode 1: White wire / Red stripe
Mode 2: Red wire / White stripe
Yellow wire: Motorcycle hazard flasher / Automotive flasher
Motorcycle: Connect to on/off fused switch and your battery for continuous hazard flashers when switch is on
Automobile: Tap wire to vehicles reverse light wire, causing center brake light to flash when in reverse
Part Number: 01004
Weight: Less than 1lb
Current Limit: 10 Amp Max per Output (up to 3 Standard Incandescent Bulbs/output)
System Requirement: 12VDC(-)
Attachment Method: Included Double Sided Adhesive Pad
Height (in): 5/8"
Length (in): 2 1/4"
Width (in): 1 5/8"
Wire Length: 5"-6"
Material: Anodized Aluminum Case with Heat and Water Resistant Potting
Wire: 16AWG - 20AWG
Package Contents: (1) BackOFF™ XP Brake Light Module, (1) Adhesive Mounting Pad
Color / Finish: Black Anodized
Hardware Included: No
Connectors Included: No
Tools Required: Wire Cutters/Splices
Water Resistant: Yes
Heat and Vibration Resistant: Yes
Companion Product(s): n/a
Signal Dynamics Corporation warranties this product at time of purchase to be free from defects in material and workmanship to the original purchaser. Signal Dynamics Corporation's obligation under the warranty is limited to repairing or exchanging the unit if the unit is returned with the postage prepaid to Signal Dynamics Corp. within 1 year from the date of purchase. The warranty is void if the unit has been incorrectly installed, damaged, or tampered with. This warranty specifically limits Signal Dynamics Corporation's liability to unit replacement only and specifically excludes any consequential damage arising from use proper or improper or failure to properly function. A copy of your purchase receipt or other proof of purchase is required when applying for warranty consideration. See full Warranty and Return Policy!
Posted by Pete on 10th Feb 2017
A very effective signal device that is easy to install. I have had three bikes and each one of them received a "Back Off". Recommend all Motorcycle owners to invest in this very good safety product.
Posted by Rick Plavnicky on 30th Jan 2017
This isn't my first BackOFF module - my wife likes 'em on all of her bikes.
Here's the story behind this particular unit.
On a popular motorcycle parts retailer's website, this unit's fitment information said it was compatible with her trike - a 2016 H-D Freewheeler. When I received the unit from SignalDynamics and reviewed the wiring instructions I discovered that it wasn't actually recommended for the trike's lighting setup. That's because of the integrated turn signals.
A quick call to Signal Dynamics confirmed. BUT... they pointed out that if the trike was equipped with a center brake light - similar to some TourPack setups - I might want to use it on that circuit.
A few minutes with a soldering iron and some shrink-wrap tubing was all it took to install.
Down here in Florida rear-enders are the second most frequent cause of bikers getting hurt - or worse. This product, while no substitute for situational awareness, can help.
Stay safe out there, folks!
Posted by H Hutchins on 29th Dec 2016
I recently purchased the brake light module for my Yamaha Venture. After opening the package the instructions made the installation completely effortless. I finished and exited onto the roadway. My eighbor was behind me. I saw him the next day and all he could saw was wow. He said that whatever I did made my motorcycle 100% more visible by having the stop light flashing as I stopped.
A bit of history. Thisss is my 11th motorcycle. Two ended in the salvage yard. My current motorcycle has 179,000 miles on it and has been on its side twice. Once from a guy who ran a stop stign and the second because the guy rear ended me. I believe now this along with the headlight flasher will make me alot more visible.
Posted by Unknown on 14th Nov 2016
Slipped right in under seat and flashes great. Great eye-catcher to avoid getting rear ended on my bike.
Posted by jo on 27th Sep 2016
I got my garage to install this for me using option 2 (5 pulses and then steady on). Would be nice if the device flashed faster, perhaps it will if I install an LED it may flash faster? Would be nice also if you can simply just wire it one way, then have an actual switch on the device to switch between modes. Now if I want to switch it to option 1, I'd have to rewire it, which would be an inconvenience. But in the end, it does what it was designed to do well. I just think the next generation should be enhanced as I indicated. Also it's very small and light which is on the plus side.
Posted by Unknown on 22nd Sep 2016
Unit took a little longer than usual but it is now installed and works perfectly. Am happy knowing that I am that much safer on the road from inattentive motorists.
I have these installed on all of my bikes.
Posted by Erik C Johnson on 20th Aug 2016
Very pleased with my purchase of the Back Off XP. Easy to understand directions made the installation straight forward.
Posted by Deb Waltz on 30th Jul 2016
Backoff is easy to install. Even though I still keep a watchful eye on my rear end, I feel more secure with my brake light blinking to catch people's attention coming up on me. Yes, you can tap your brake to signal you are stopped, but it is not as efficient as the back off since you have to remember to do it. I have installed it on every bike I have owned.
Posted by Dan on 5th Jul 2016
I have put one of these of every bike I've owned for the last 15 years. Easy to hook up and much safer.
Buy one Now!
Posted by Unknown on 3rd Jul 2016
For some the unit would not perform in mode 1 after the initial test so I shifted to modec2 which worked as advertised. Would have returned item but was in a situation of cut wires, etc so I continued. Installation is rather straight forward.