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    Parking light
    on: May 02, 2018, 09.02 pm
    May 02, 2018, 09.02 pm
    Hi folks. I've got one question that's driving me nuts. The bike seems to be equipped with parking lights. But I cannot find a way to turn em on. Not on the ignition switch and not on the controls at the handle bar. Nothing in the users manual either.
    Thanks in advance.
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    Re: Parking light
    Reply #1 on: May 02, 2018, 09.37 pm
    May 02, 2018, 09.37 pm
    Don't think there are actual parking lights, the 2 smaller lights either side of the headlight are classed as position lights (if that's what you refer to?)

    on older bikes the used to be a parking position on the ignition that you turned your key to, then removed the key,

    and a small wattage parking light stayed on, not seen this on a bike for years
    Last Edit: May 02, 2018, 09.50 pm by superduper

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    Re: Parking light
    Reply #2 on: May 02, 2018, 09.54 pm
    May 02, 2018, 09.54 pm
    *Originally Posted by superduper [+]
    Don't think there are actual parking lights, the 2 smaller lights either side of the headlight are classed as position lights (if that's what you refer to?)

    on older bikes the used to be a parking position on the ignition that you turned your key to, then removed the key,

    and a small wattage parking light stayed on, not seen this on a bike for years
    OK, you seem to be spot on, but when will the position lights come on then? :440:
    It's not that important, I wanted them on just for a photoshoot.
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    Re: Parking light
    Reply #3 on: May 02, 2018, 10.22 pm
    May 02, 2018, 10.22 pm
    they come on with the headlight

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    Re: Parking light
    Reply #4 on: May 02, 2018, 10.25 pm
    May 02, 2018, 10.25 pm
    I just changed my headlight bulbs for "whiter" ones so they look more like my led fog lights,

    now the 2 position lights look crappy yellow, so Im gonna fit 2 leds ones

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    Re: Parking light
    Reply #5 on: May 04, 2018, 07.14 pm
    May 04, 2018, 07.14 pm
    Sounds like a good idea and upgrade SUPERDUPER, but be careful at MOT time, as it may be an issue.

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    Re: Parking light
    Reply #6 on: May 04, 2018, 08.12 pm
    May 04, 2018, 08.12 pm
    " be careful at MOT time, as it may be an issue"

    should not be an issue as my headlight bulbs are H7 halogen, just not yellowish, perfectly legal,

    I've prob got a couple of T10's knocking around somewhere for the parking lights

     



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