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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%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 69. You may not vote on this poll

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post #21 of 35 Old 10-21-2018, 10:07 AM
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I guess some cars still have "parking lights" too, but at 61 Y.O., I cannot recall anyone ever using such lights for sitting on the edge of the road. In the US, many drivers turned them on while driving in low light conditions that didn't require the headlamps.

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post #22 of 35 Old 10-21-2018, 11:11 AM
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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 I'm thinking that the laws requiring this light are outdated.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.
And some of the roads in North America have no shoulder. A ditch or trees up to the edge of the traveled way.

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Its never been an issue for me as I never use the 'lock' position. I figure there's no point, if someone wants your bike, that isn't going to stop them.

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Using the same reasoning can I assume that you never lock your home when nobody is there?
Every hindrance to an opportunist is a good idea. I dislike leaving my helmet unattended sitting on the seat of my bike, not because of the dollar value, but more because of the inconvenience its loss would cause me.
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These bikes "any bike" has a parking light?

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Its never been an issue for me as I never use the 'lock' position. I figure there's no point, if someone wants your bike, that isn't going to stop them.
Unfortunately for me, it is one of the stipulations of my insurance policy that a steering lock needs to be used. But I have never had an issue with the parking lights, guess I am generally more careful with my post ride bike check
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wish there was a fifth option, I voted " no, I may one day need this feature ". I would have preferred to answer " I really don't care as long as the feature is available elsewhere ".

In my opinion, I think the ability to turn the lights on if stuck in a dangerous place (especially at night) is a good option.

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I would suggest that if stuck in a dangerous position you should be using your hazard flashers. Unless you habitually park your bike on the street at night in poorly lit areas I cannot see the need for a night light.

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I would suggest that if stuck in a dangerous position you should be using your hazard flashers. Unless you habitually park your bike on the street at night in poorly lit areas I cannot see the need for a night light.
I would have to agree with this. Flashers could possibly avoid a vehicle approaching from behind realizing too late "Hey, that thing's not on the road and it's also not moving." Flashers will draw a lot more attention than a steady-state head or tail light.
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Never had a issue on any of my V stroms yet.Had 1 incident on my Triumph 1050.Got lucky and someone chased me down to notify me.

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