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Offline iamwhatiam

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No passing light?
« on: January 10, 2019, 07:55:20 PM »
 I have a 2018 US model XRX. Am I correct that there is no passing light function?  I can't find anything about it the manual, and the highbeam switch just seems to have an on or off feature. That would be a first for me on any bike I think.

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Re: No passing light?
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2019, 08:19:28 PM »
Yeap - welcome to the club. There's no passing light because in Europe the "always on headlight" can be switch off to Daytime Running Lights mode. In that mode the button that we have functions as a passing light.

In the US the "always on headlights" law made the switch button an impossibility so the passing light functionality was abandoned - that button is missing on our control set actually.  So, we can only switch to high beam and switch back to low beam... no passing lights for us... I got used to it though :-D In NY I use that button and the horn button A LOT!!!

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Re: No passing light?
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2019, 09:15:44 PM »
Interesting. My gen1 TEX has the passing feature. It is not something commonly used here though (considered rude).
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Re: No passing light?
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2019, 09:26:04 PM »
*Originally Posted by CaptainTrips [+]
Interesting. My gen1 TEX has the passing feature. It is not something commonly used here though (considered rude).

Correct. My 2014 XC had it as well. They messed up with the 2018 models [*gasp*]... It's really useful I tell ya'  :008: Sometimes I want to re-install the D4s and use them as passing lights. Some people need to be shaken, not stirred here in NY. I am not sure how, but most people drop at least 60% in the IQ department as soon as they cross into Manhattan. I can see the IQs slowly dripping as I approach on LIE (one of the expressways that lead in an out out Long Island into Manhattan)... Slowly but surely, can't fit in the lane, can't turn, can't adjust speed, don't know where to go, doesn't know three lanes turn and tries to shift 3 lanes to the left because the GPS says "stay to the left..." Air horn + projectors as passing lights...  :232:  :008:
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Re: No passing light?
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2019, 10:21:06 PM »
My gen 2 has it.

My 06 Sprint ST had it.

None of the Japanese bikes I've owned had it.

Maybe it's a Euro thing?
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Re: No passing light?
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2019, 11:01:43 PM »
*Originally Posted by JG_XRT [+]
My gen 2 has it.

My 06 Sprint ST had it.

None of the Japanese bikes I've owned had it.

Maybe it's a Euro thing?
I think my 650 V-strom had it -- ?
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Re: No passing light?
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2019, 01:24:08 AM »
My 01 Bandit and V-Strom both had it.  My 13 Tex has it as well.  I use it a lot when approaching intersections with possible left turners or entering right turners from side streets. I would miss it if it wasn't there.  Yet another reason not to "upgrade." (Besides I just put new Michelin Road 5 Trails on it and loving the like-new ride!)

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Re: No passing light?
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2019, 01:34:31 AM »
Yeah, my last four bikes did. I'm sure of three. Super Tener, Tiger 800, FJR 1300, V-Strom 650. Anyway. I find it handy just signally cars to go ahead, as well as other things. Was surprised with all the switches on the bike not one of them did the trick. Oh well. They could have just kept the Euro switch and made it a high/low beam instead of on/off switch. Then used the index finger trigger as a flash.

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Re: No passing light?
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2019, 03:31:27 AM »
*Originally Posted by iamwhatiam [+]
Yeah, my last four bikes did. I'm sure of three. Super Tener, Tiger 800, FJR 1300, V-Strom 650. Anyway. I find it handy just signally cars to go ahead, as well as other things. Was surprised with all the switches on the bike not one of them did the trick. Oh well. They could have just kept the Euro switch and made it a high/low beam instead of on/off switch. Then used the index finger trigger as a flash.

 :0461: Right? That's just common sense... But that also meant more work for the engineering, document writers, testers, oh wait this is Triumph we're talking about...  :230: :008:
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Re: No passing light?
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2019, 09:29:51 AM »
*Originally Posted by Icy [+]
:0461: Right? That's just common sense... But that also meant more work for the engineering, document writers, testers, oh wait this is Triumph we're talking about...  :230: :008:
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