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    Quote Originally Posted by cheshirecat View Post
    Hmm. I've got two small white LED's under the front fairing above forks and oddly enough I think they actually make a difference, more so than having the headlights on all the time, donning a white helmet or hi viz which seems to most ineffective of the lot.
    I have a piece of electronics which permanently lights the two orange forward indicators at any time neither is indicating a turn. These are 21W bulbs which I believe is again too powerful (by law), but the splatter would never dazzle anyone. I am ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN that this is far more effective at improving forward visibility that the headlight or any other form of lighting.
    I am friendly with my WOF man who is a long term biker. I think he knew the law, but liked this arragement very much when I switched it on to show him. Cheers
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    There are some nice lights for reasonable prices here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rastuscat View Post
    Got some clarification today. In daytime you can use DRL as long as your headlight switches off when the DRLs switch on.

    Completely defeats the purpose. It's an anti safety rule. Knob ends.
    Dicknuts. My DRLs don't turn off when the bike is going.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bogan View Post
    Dicknuts. My DRLs don't turn off when the bike is going.
    Just fit a suitable switch - I had to on my bike as my DRLs were such a glare at night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scumdog View Post
    Just fit a suitable switch - I had to on my bike as my DRLs were such a glare at night.
    Irony Scummie.

    DRLs are scientifically proven to be of most benefit in low light to dark conditions.

    A tri-light formation, with maximum separation horizontally and vertically, makes it easier for a motorist in a give way to judge the onset of an approaching motorcyclist. It's the separation that counts, not just the brightness.

    If they are too bright at night, I bet there's a way to reduce the voltage for night riding. Does that work with LEDs? I'm not sure.

    I've been reading lots about this before starting a paper to get it made legal to run DRLs at the same time as headlights.

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    I also work on a triangle of light being very odd and not often seen on the road. Even if the motorist just wonders what on earth that is... it's all I want.

    How about asking for park lamps to be legal as well... currently they just classify it as a forward facing position lamp... bit of a problem when your DRL have been classified as forward facing position lamps... You can only have two.
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    I run daytime lights and fog lights, the Day running lights off after dark as they are too bright (dusk they are on) The fog lamps are enough after dark as they are still pretty white compared to the headlamp but being lower they don't blind the on coming traffic...... too bright and you are all they see and then it target fixation!


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    no close up of the day lamps but I was wiring them in here, mounted them using rifle scope rings and a bit of flat welded to the rings.... Cruiser bars are 1"

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    Yes its not legal to have day lamps and headlight going at one but I will run them both until someone tickets me....I would rather be seen !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rastuscat View Post
    I've been reading lots about this before starting a paper to get it made legal to run DRLs at the same time as headlights.
    Nice one RC. Thanks for that. More power to your elbow!!!!
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    Nothing illegal about running the front turn signals with a headlight. Cop bikes were wired this way in the 80's and a lot of USA based model motorcycles were. My 82 CSR750 kawasaki was set up that way.

    The triangle thingy is why all cars also have a third high level brake light.

    Just mount the bloody things and use them - switch them off when you got for a WOF. Just like popping the noise eater in the back of your muffler .....

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    scored these 1.5 watt ones of trademe for $20 delivered Click image for larger version. 

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    and some rear ones $10 delivered of ebay
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    Quote Originally Posted by hayd3n View Post
    scored these 1.5 watt ones of trademe for $20 delivered
    Are they these ones perchance? http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/List...x?id=602256633

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllanB View Post
    Nothing illegal about running the front turn signals with a headlight. Cop bikes were wired this way in the 80's and a lot of USA based model motorcycles were. My 82 CSR750 kawasaki was set up that way.

    The triangle thingy is why all cars also have a third high level brake light.

    Just mount the bloody things and use them - switch them off when you got for a WOF. Just like popping the noise eater in the back of your muffler .....
    my 87 fzr750 has the indicators on with the headlight looks good and visable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Erelyes View Post
    thats them

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    Quote Originally Posted by rastuscat View Post
    Irony Scummie.

    DRLs are scientifically proven to be of most benefit in low light to dark conditions.

    A tri-light formation, with maximum separation horizontally and vertically, makes it easier for a motorist in a give way to judge the onset of an approaching motorcyclist. It's the separation that counts, not just the brightness.

    If they are too bright at night, I bet there's a way to reduce the voltage for night riding. Does that work with LEDs? I'm not sure.

    I've been reading lots about this before starting a paper to get it made legal to run DRLs at the same time as headlights.

    There is a project under way which may support a change to the legislation to enable the use of additional lighting configurations. Read more about it here; http://motonz.org.nz/projects/visibilityproject/

    Cheers
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    Reckon these could be a go, http://dx.com/p/10w-1000lm-6000-7000...-dc-12v-185685

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