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View Poll Results: Should Suzuki Remove the "Parking Light"?
Yes - I never use it. 40 57.97%
Yes - I sometimes use it, but there is a risk of accidental operation. 1 1.45%
No - I may one day need this feature. 23 33.33%
No - I use this feature. 5 7.25%
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post #11 of 35 Old 10-18-2018, 09:57 PM
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It would make a lot more sense if the parking lights were between "off" and "on" instead of past "off".
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If I'm stopped on the side of the road I think I'd choose my emergency flashers rather than a steady-state tail light and headlight.

I just don't see what the point of the parking light feature is.
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I use the city light when I over charge my battery and need to bleed off a few amps. Turn it of for 5 to 10 minutes and the battery level is back to perfect
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It would make a lot more sense if the parking lights were between "off" and "on" instead of past "off".
But then it wouldn't be available when the fork is locked.

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I just don't see what the point of the parking light feature is.
In some jurisdictions, one is required to show a red light to the rear when parked on a street.

On my previous Range Rover (I haven't checked this one), one could select both rear lights or, by using the blinker switch, right or left when parked.

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...or, by using the blinker switch, right or left when parked.
European Parking lights: they don't do drive though for coffee in Europe but rather stop and have a coffee/espresso/etc. When they do that they often sto with half the car on the sidewalk, the other half on the road. On the side of the car that will be on the road they leave the marker lights on. (I sell Porsche for a living so make sure to tell my clients about it when they pick up their cars.)

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But then it wouldn't be available when the fork is locked.
That's a valid point. How often do you need to leave the bike with the parking lights on though?

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European Parking lights
I just checked, this Range Rover has them, too.

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Seems to me the fork lock is just as useless, though on rare occasions I've used it. It's a very dated design that is still widely used. I'd say let's rethink the whole key thing. Don't some bikes still have a dedicated fork lock on the fork? Have a dedicated switch for the light if it's required.
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Great idea. I'm thinking that the laws requiring this light are outdated. If disabled on the road I would use hazard flashers. If the bike is off the road what is the need for a light? Of course, I do not live in the alleyways of Europe.
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