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Re: turning lights always on?

Post by EvilSteve » Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:02 pm


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Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:05 pm
Yeah, I would probably have them turned off at all times unless I'm riding at night. They really serve no purpose during the day. Hopefully the system retains the setting so you don't have to do it every time you get on it.
I'm generally in favor of having my brights on during the day. Cornering lights during the day could also serve to grab someone's attention that there's a bike there. That's why I'd run them during the day for sure.
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Re: turning lights always on?

Post by MadeInJapan » Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:53 pm


I'm gonna keep the cornering light function on the whole time because I'm so lazy to keep switching them between night and day :lol:
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Re: turning lights always on?

Post by cOoTeR » Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:20 am


EvilSteve wrote:
Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:02 pm
UFO wrote:
Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:05 pm
Yeah, I would probably have them turned off at all times unless I'm riding at night. They really serve no purpose during the day. Hopefully the system retains the setting so you don't have to do it every time you get on it.
I'm generally in favor of having my brights on during the day. Cornering lights during the day could also serve to grab someone's attention that there's a bike there. That's why I'd run them during the day for sure.
Motorcyclist that ride around with their brights on all day are distracting and annoying. Modern motorcycles regular headlights are bright enough during the day to be noticed.
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Re: turning lights always on?

Post by EvilSteve » Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:23 pm


cOoTeR wrote:
Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:20 am
Motorcyclist that ride around with their brights on all day are distracting and annoying. Modern motorcycles regular headlights are bright enough during the day to be noticed.
People definitely have different sensitivity to light so, I base my "how annoying is it" on how often people flash their lights at me. Depends on the bike (and its lights) but, doesn't happen all that often. In any case, the point isn't invalidated if I don't ride with brights on.
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Re: turning lights always on?

Post by cOoTeR » Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:36 pm


Have you ever had someone riding around behind you with their brights on? It is very annoying and distracting as well as pretty hard to flash your lights at them. All it does is piss people off and make them dislike motorcyclists even more. There is no benefit in doing it.
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Re: turning lights always on?

Post by EvilSteve » Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:04 pm


That's why I always turn them off at dusk. Pretty much when I see people have their lights on in cars I switch to low beams. No, it doesn't bother me during the day.

If you're trying to convince me, that's one thing but, it's kinda off topic from the thread at hand. Happy to chat in DM or another thread/poll but, I won't respond wrt to highs during the day.
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Re: turning lights always on?

Post by Pyrocritic » Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:49 pm


skimming the manual it says the SX has an ambient light sensor (p115) that is used to automatically set the display brightness. To bad they didn't tied the turn lights into this sensor so the lights will automatically start working when ambient light gets low enough. i would hav eincluded 3 settings

1) Off (always off)
2) Automatic (defualt mode, activates only at low/dark ambient levels)
3) On (activate at all ambient light levels)
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Re: turning lights always on?

Post by JonTheChron » Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:15 am


Motorcycle headlights are always on by default..
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Re: turning lights always on?

Post by ghostwriter78 » Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:17 am


from my last nights ride in total darkness (no streetlights for a long stretch of curvy road):
- cornering light IS A MUST on this bike.
- wouldnt leave it ON permanently as it blends oncoming drivers when you are upright.
- it turns on 1,2,3 lamps progressively the more you lean, to light still same portion of road ahead.
- long beam is too focused, should be a bit wider to illuminate better in curves.
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Post by IowaH2SXRider » Sat May 12, 2018 3:19 am


I have the SE version and think the led dashboard is weak in normal daylight. Anyone discovered if it can be adjusted?
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