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post #11 of 41 Old 11-03-2012, 05:54 AM Thread Starter
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Fair point about having them mounted at the front. They haven't been fully installed yet so i might try mounting them just above the relectors on the forks.
Thanks for the input.
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post #12 of 41 Old 11-03-2012, 07:49 AM
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Check this thread there are some good photos in it to illustrate the triangle of light concept.
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post #13 of 41 Old 11-03-2012, 11:12 AM
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I understand the argument for the triangle effect. but i find putting at the widest part of bike so that in combination of headlight gives a really wide stance - it seem easier to be seen especially when moving in and out of traffic (as opposed to triangle which seem to work better in clear or low traffic)

I seem a lot of new bikes have "parking" or DRL mounted on mirrors from the factory. i mounted mine on my handguards.

I use a set lights which is ADR approved for use as emergency strobe lights which have a wide spread pattern similar to DRL.

No i dont used the lights at light at all.

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post #14 of 41 Old 11-23-2012, 11:52 PM
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Got pulled over today.

Didn't catch me speeding :}, so RBT & rego check by one cop, while another cop checks the bike for anything bookable.

Looked at the LED driving lights, didn't say a thing - mind you mine do have covers on them so I can say with hand on heart "For off road use" if I have to. This is SE QLD, which is a bit more relaxed than some parts of Oz.

FWIW. The 2012 model already has running lights, top outside corner of the reflector.

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post #15 of 41 Old 11-25-2012, 04:44 AM
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Blitz of some sort....

The boys in blue were out there this weekend in SE Qld, you got through OK Pete. But as other threads pointed out, not so lucky for many sports bikes. I am glad I had the weekend off I guess. Although the weather was awesome.

As for the lights, KIWI is on track. Speaking from experience Red Neddy behind me with his low down on the forks running lights stands out from any other bike behind me, as viewed in my mirrors. The triangle effect gives the bike presence... and brilliance.

I want some before I head to Tassie in March next year.
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post #16 of 41 Old 05-25-2016, 03:14 AM
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Hello everone: My first post on the forum Just wanted to revive this thread.
I am wanting to add a couple of (daytime running lights) leds clamped to my new ( to me) DL650 K9 crashbars to add additional visibility to that provided by the headlight. i.e the leds will be on all the time to give me increased visibility to other drivers

Searched Ebay but cannot find anything I'm confident is legal in Victoria. Any suggestions ?

This from RACV website:

Daytime running lights (DRLs) may be fitted to the front of a vehicle to increase its visibility to other road users during the daytime. They should not be confused with driving or fog lamps, which although similar in appearance are not designed for use in clear daylight conditions and are more likely to cause glare or annoyance to other motorists. Daytime running lights (DRLs) reduce the risk of collision during the daytime.
RACV believes a limit in intensity of 1200 candela (a measure of the light's brightness) for DRLs will provide maximum visibility to other motorists in the daytime, while minimizing any glare effect.
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post #17 of 41 Old 05-25-2016, 05:11 AM
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High beam is legal during the day. Where it is NOT legal is within 200m of another vehicle regardless of whether that vehicle is travelling the same direction as you or coming towards you. If it's in front of you and within 200m, high beam off. High beam is also legal within town limits (didn't used to be but that changed some years back) but the 200m rule still applies.

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Thanks but High Beam lights is a different kettle of fish.
My question is about running DRL's
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post #19 of 41 Old 05-25-2016, 07:34 AM
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There are many of who have 2 stage LEDs with switchable power settings, some via wireless, others wired. Mine are wired...and have it working like this:
In DRL (low power) mode they come on with power on/low beam. This can cheese off other motorists in low ambient light, night time etc and could be illegal anyway. To address this, I have a separate switch to turn them off, but they come on with full power whenever high beam is selected regardless.

As to the legals, reading into it a cpl of years ago, it seemed the law was not up to date. It was along the lines of "DRLs can only be used when headlights are switched off"....not an option for a ADR compliant bike since whenever.
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post #20 of 41 Old 05-25-2016, 10:35 PM
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Thanks for that .
so what LEDs are legal in Oz to be used as always-on DRL's . Anyone got any suggestions of what and where to buy.
I dont want to p*ss off any motorists, just want to make sure they see me
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