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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 #31 of 35 Old 12-30-2018, 04:19 PM
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I left my parking lamps on 1 time for 15 minutes shortly after I got my Vstrom. I just happened to have to go out to the garage, and there they were.
I took full responsibility for my actions,and didnt blame Suzuki for 1) me not being fully aware of this feature, and 2) me not reading the owner's manual.
I never made that mistake again, always look before I leave the garage, or pull the key out of the ignition and re-insert it.
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post #32 of 35 Old 12-30-2018, 08:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Brockie View Post
If disabled on the road I would use hazard flashers.
Not sure, but do the flashers even work without the key? Seems like a long time ago on my SV, I had wanted to use them, but the key had to be in and on.

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post #33 of 35 Old 12-30-2018, 08:28 PM Thread Starter
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No, they do not, but your first responsibility when you break down is to get yourself and your bike to somewhere safe. Or to alert other passers-by to an incident that you have come across. That is where hazard flashers come in.
The night light serves a different function. I believe that function is not so relevant these days.

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post #34 of 35 Old 12-30-2018, 09:31 PM
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You flashers should work with the key turned fully back.

Before I trained myself to turn the key fully then back one click I tried to pull up leaving my one of flashers on, the flash gets your attention far better than just a light, it failed for me so I got into the habit of turning it fully then back.

It has worked for me without fail for many years.

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It's a nice feature, but It would be better if the ignition switch had a "push-down-and-turn" or similar access to the parking light. When I first got my wee, I often overshot Lock and went into Park. But if I had my druthers, a 4-way hazard flasher would be better. I understand the '19s have this; now for a 360ļ compass, toggled with the fuel/voltage switch and readout.
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