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Old 03-18-2015, 05:34 PM   #1
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Billie Brake light from Clearwater

The big brown truck brought my Billie Brake light today. Really happy with it.

Install took about 15 minutes. Really simple if you already have the CANOpener installed.

Interesting thing, The clearwater website says it won't work with MN plates. It seems our plates used to be a funny size. Good news is they are now the standard size and the light fit the plate with zero issues.

First picture is just the tail light. You can see it is brighter than stock.
Second picture is the brake light. Little hard to tell from the photo but it is quite a bit brighter than the stock brake light. I have not adjusted the brightness from the default. I am also not sure what the default settings are.




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Old 03-18-2015, 05:54 PM   #2
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You are covering up the "Minnesota" on the tag. Jonny law may not like this--in NC it is not allowed.
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Old 03-18-2015, 06:40 PM   #3
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I don't think it is an issue here... Plate could easily go on top of the bracket if needed.
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Old 03-18-2015, 11:30 PM   #4
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Billie Brake Light installed on my GS. I already had Ericas so the install was fairly simple. The 'future product' wires on the CANopener module were just waiting for these to be developed and hooked up.

Billie Brake Light photo Off.jpg

Running Light photo Running.jpg

Brake Light photo Zowie.jpg
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Old 03-20-2015, 08:13 AM   #5
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What is the routing path for the wiring?
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Old 03-20-2015, 08:23 AM   #6
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What is the routing path for the wiring?

On mine I ran it up behind the plate through a small opening on the right and side between frame and plastic (as the base of the rt. turn signal), across the rear frame, zip-tied a couple places for security and strain relief. There's plenty of length on the wiring and as stated, very easy connections with two wires - like colors connected with the quick connects and done. They now have directions on their site with info on connection and programming. Takes longer to remove bodywork and get to the wiring than to actually mount and connect it.
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Old 03-20-2015, 09:10 AM   #7
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Maybe its just me but this thing looks massive and kind of fugly.

Does it have a storage compartment or something like that?
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Old 03-20-2015, 04:19 PM   #8
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No storage compartment. I think mine is going to get a "Be the adventure" sticker.

Built heavy for sure. Clearwater says the aluminum frame acts as a heat sink for the lights.

I don't really care so long as cars see the light.
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Old 03-21-2015, 01:48 PM   #9
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Could one of you guys give me the measurements between the mounting holes.

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Old 03-21-2015, 04:27 PM   #10
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Plate about 7 X 4 with holes 5 3/4 apart horizontally and 2 3/4 To 3 apart vertically.
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Old 03-21-2015, 05:08 PM   #11
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Maybe its just me but this thing looks massive and kind of fugly.
Have to agree with Gundrted…the Billie Brake looks fugly!


Much prefer the smaller footprint and light intensity of the Skene Design P3 lights.

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Plate about 7 X 4 with holes 5 3/4 apart horizontally and 2 3/4 To 3 apart vertically.
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[QUOTE=Nomad05;26410836]Have to agree with Gundrted…the Billie Brake looks fugly!


Much prefer the smaller footprint and light intensity of the Skene Design P3 lights.


Try getting it to work with leds on the GS.
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Old 04-19-2015, 03:28 PM   #14
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Since I can't see the light (so to speak) I hooked my go-pro to my side case and shot a quick video. My wife tells me the Billie Light is WAY brighter than the stock light. She watched me drive away and told me that she saw it flashing when I hit the brakes a block away. I think this is "California" mode... Sorry the video is sideways.

https://youtu.be/t7TCV3OHkno
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