The Tri-Star™ module converts the rear turn signal lights on your motorcycle to function as additional brake lights. When the brakes are applied, the turn signal lights will also illuminate as brakes. If a turn signal is applied, it will have priority over the brake light function on the side that is selected. If the turn signal is canceled and the brakes are still applied, the brake light function of the turn signal lights illuminate steady on. (Do you want running lights on your turn signals? Check out the Tri-Star™ XP!)
To install, wire the Tri-Star™ Module as directed by the wiring color codes below. To begin, locate your left and right turn signal wires. Once located and tested, cut the left and right turn signal wires in two. Connect (crimp or solder) the violet wire with white trace to the cut end of the left turn signal wire leading to the actual light (back of motorcycle). Now connect the solid violet wire to the left turn signal wire leading toward the front of the motorcycle. Now, connect (crimp or solder) the brown wire with white trace to the cut end of the right turn signal wire leading to the actual light (back of motorcycle). Connect the solid brown wire to the right turn signal wire leading toward the front of the motorcycle. The orange wire from the Tri-Star™ will tap onto your running light wire. Connct the Black wire to a verified ground wire or source. Finally, tap the red wire with black trace onto your brake light wire.
After installing a Tri-Star™ your turn signals may flash at a higher rate of speed, this is because your motorcycle is receiving a different load then before because the signal is now being rerouted through the Tri-Star™ module. We included the Dual Load Equalizer module to stablize the flash rate if this happens. (Install behind the Tri-Star™ Module, on wires leading to the front of the motorcycle.) If your turn signals are flashing quickly or not at all, install the Dual Load equalizer. Tap the violet wire to the left turn signal wire leading to the front of the motorcycle and then tap the brown wire to the right turn signal wire leading to the front of the motorcycle. To finish up, tap the black wire from the dual load equalizer on to a ground source.
Mount the module(s) using the included double sided adhesive or any other suitable means. We recommend the module(s) not to be mounted in an area subject to extreme heat conditions or near high powered electrical areas such as your alternator.
Solder connections or use crimp connectors (not included)
Tri-Star™ Module Wiring
Black Wire: Ground
Red/Black Wire: Brake Light
Orange Wire: Running Light
Violet/White Trace Wire: Left rear signal wire (after cut) leading to turn signal
Violet Wire: Left rear signal wire (after cut) leading toward front of motorcycle
Brown/White Trace Wire: Right rear signal wire (after cut) leading to turn signal
Brown Wire: Right rear signal wire (after cut) leading toward front of motorcycle
Dual Load Equalizer Module Wiring (if needed)
Note: Install behind the Tri-Star™ Module, on wires leading to the front of the motorcycle.
Black Wire: Ground
Violet Wire: Tap connect onto left signal wire leading toward front of motorcycle
Brown Wire: Tap connect onto right signal wire leading toward front of motorcycle
What is the Dual Load Equalizer?
The Dual Load Equalizer Module is designed to correct the issue of turn signals flashing too quickly or not at all. It does this by adding back the load to your mechanical flasher relay that was altered by adding the Tri-Star™ Module. Too little load, and the blinker won't function fast enough...too much load and it will blink too quickly. What the dual load equalizer does is place an artificial load on the circuit so the original blinker will work correctly and at the right speed. Read more...
Part Number: 01006
Weight: Less than 1lb
Amp Limit: 10 Amp Per Output (20 Amps Max)
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) Tri-Star™ Module, (1) Dual Load Equalizer, (1) Adhesive 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 Kenneth Symank on 25th Aug 2017
The product is great. Functions as advertised. If you have 2 wire turn signal setup and want running lights get the XP. These work well with 3 wire setups. Signal D had the box at my house in less than 2 days! I called for a troubleshooting question and a real person answered in a few rings! She was very helpful. If I rewire another bike I will start here! I will also suggest this option to all my friends who ride. Cleaner and easier than other methods (may be smaller too).
Posted by Pete Umbdenstock on 14th Jun 2017
I needed to add additional brake lighting to my '67 Austin-Healey 3000. This module does just what is needed to increase my rear brake lights from two up to four. It was easy to install and did just what I needed.
Posted by Unknown on 7th Feb 2016
easy to install ,works great
Posted by mike on 19th Mar 2015
Great item easy instal and shipped in a timely manner