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post #1 of 5 Old 04-29-2009, 09:13 AM Thread Starter
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How about an ACC light on the display?

How many of us have inadvertantly left the bike for an extended time with the key position at ACC instead of OFF, and come back to be greeted by a dead battery? How hard would it be to just have a ight on the display to prevent you from making such a boneheaded mistake? It's not exactly innovative, but just common sense. Every car, including Suzukis, come with an idiot light for that. I know it's not done on bikes, but it should be. What would it cost? 50 cents more? Suzuki, I know you're out there lurking, so compare that to the cost of having either buy a charger or the hassle of yanking your battery and take it somewhere for a recharge.

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post #2 of 5 Old 04-29-2009, 09:16 AM
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Wire your own?

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post #3 of 5 Old 04-29-2009, 06:03 PM Thread Starter
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ha! obviously i (well, actually, find someone competent who could) could wire in a lot of things that should be there, but really isn't that suzuki's job - to find out what we want, evaluate the reasons why, and include things if they are make sense? After all, the stock V-Strom isn't going to be the best bike in the world forever. Suzuki should realize that you gotta keep up with and surpass the competition - and a lot of how to do that is by taking care of common sense details.

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post #4 of 5 Old 05-03-2009, 01:00 PM
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Doesn't the tail light come on in the Accessory position?

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post #5 of 5 Old 05-06-2009, 04:21 PM
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Change the tail lights to LEDs and they won't kill your battery as fast.

I left mine on for over an hour (by mistake) and used that as an opportunity to test my new Battery Minder. I wired up the battery and tried it out. It ran through all the appropriate LED colors/patterns. Yeah!

You could hook a 12v LED straight to your tail lights, it would be on whenever your tail lights are on. That might be annoying. I'd probably need a LED and beeper or chime (remember those) in the Acc position for it to be noticed.

Accessory positions in cars aren't positioned where they can be mistaken with off. Bad Suzuki bad.

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