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If you wanted an integrated turn signal for your R6 in the last few years you could plan on spending between $50-$70. Now it seems that mass production (and the R6 hasn’t changed much in six years) has driven the price down to a much more reasonable $29.00. These are the same (essentially) integrated signals that I reviewed earlier here: http://r6blog.com/motodynamics-integrated-taillight-review/.
Now you can buy them super cheap. Good things come to those who wait!
When I got home today there was an exciting package waiting for me. Inside I knew there was a beautiful integrated tail light from www.motodynamic.com. This is a good looking tail light! As I pull it out of the packaging the attention to detail is instantly obvious. All the plastic lines are crisp, the plastic is well smoked but not overly so, and the microprocessor is discreetly tucked away as not to interfere with the light. I can’t wait to get this installed.
The two features I love about the Motodynamics Integrated Taillight is the three quick flashes when braking and the sequential turn signals.
Since I am upgrading from the Clear Alternatives I am well aware that the closeness of the signals makes it harder for nearby drivers to quickly tell which direction I am signaling. The progressive signals make that much more obvious by systematically lighting the signal outwards which almost gives the light a wave look.
If there is one thing motorcyclists need to worry about in stop and go traffic it’s getting rear ended. I watch every car coming up behind me just to ensure I don’t end up as some F5000 Double Deluxe Duty’s morning snack. The Motodynamics Taillight helps warn incoming drivers you are there by blinking the brake light three quick times before going to solid red. Now instead of manually blinking my brakes I can pump a few times and know a very obvious brake light is flashing.
Motodynamics got the idea of sequential signals from traffic signals that inform drivers they need to change lanes. The signal is recognizable and obvious. Every cager will be able to to see and recognize it.
Installation is no different than any other taillight and the instructions included were far superior to the Clear Alternatives model I had previously installed. Essentially all you are going to do is:
- Remove the rear fairing.
- Pull out the old taillight and unplug it.
- Install the new light being sure to match the correct left and right turn signal to the appropriate wire. This is done by turning on your left turn signal and making sure the attached wire triggers the left signal on the taillight.
- Reinstall fairing
It didn’t take me more than 45 minutes to install it slowly.
When you install your tail light it is also a great opportunity to add or remove the rear foot pegs. Removing foot pegs gives the bike a much cleaner look if you don’t carry passengers often.
This doesn’t even deserve much of a write up. Yamaha is getting lazy. The 2012 Yamaha R6 features BOLD NEW GRAPHICS!!! and that’s about it. It’s been essentially the same bike for six years now. Yes, it handles well. But come on!
The R1 video trumpets how Yamaha has won AMA, WSBK, and MotoGP with their bikes recently. OH REALLY!? Where is the trickle down tech? Who cares if you win and your street bikes don’t improve? Isn’t that the point?
Same R1, same R6. At least the pictures the released will make good backgrounds.
I would like to remind Yamaha that they made this commercial once upon a time.
I saw your page on facebook and have been looking around for help, I’d really appreciate it. I own a 1999 R6 that I am having problems with, and would appreciate the help. To start off, I am having major problems with the bike to ignite, It just keeps getting worse, it idles but it takes many tries before it actually starts, recently, I tried somany times it killed my battery cause it wouldnt start.. If i dont ride for a week or longer my battery dies. Recently I borrowed a battery from a buddy of mine with a bike, and my bike started up fine with his battery.Second when the bike is on, my headlights are dim, once I accelerate they brighten up alot more.. what Im more worried about though its the whole starting problem.. Its a big problem to me.. What do you think this problem is? I have been trying to do some research and it seems to be pointing towards a stator or voltage regulator problem.. I WOULD GREATLY APPRECIATE THE HELP!!!
First off you need to know I’m not a Yamaha mechanic. All the knowledge I have comes from working on my 2006 R6 and I never experienced trouble such as yours.
From what your telling me it sounds like you have a bad battery. A new battery with a Battery Tender 021-0123 Battery Tender Junior 12V Battery Charger sounds like it should cure those problems. But I don’t know for sure.
If the battery is good then I can’t imagine another problem other than the stator, which is essentially an alternator.
What do you fellow riders think?
I’m not sure what the plan was, but it doesn’t go so well. Fortunately he got away with a broken wrist.