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post #1 of 6 Old 08-18-2006, 11:04 AM
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European Strom Headlight Switch

Do the non-US V Stroms have a switch for the headlights?

KTM/Ducatti/?? others seem to have a European Only switch assembly that allows the headlight to be turned off/on.

Any thoughts?

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post #2 of 6 Old 08-18-2006, 11:25 AM
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Re: European Strom Headlight Switch

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Do the non-US V Stroms have a switch for the headlights?

KTM/Ducatti/?? others seem to have a European Only switch assembly that allows the headlight to be turned off/on.

Any thoughts?

Thanks

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My only thought is "why on earth would you want to turn the headlight off and make yourself more invisible?"

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post #3 of 6 Old 08-18-2006, 02:35 PM
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However, there are times when it makes sense to turn the light off to start the bike, especially as a battery get older, and the weather is cold.

I have trouble with the concept that the US Government know what is best for me, (light on, all the time), when the European Governments leave it up to the rider.

We currently have four (4) different levels/layers of light on the bike, and I don't think being invisible is a problem.

Thanks for the concern.

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However, there are times when it makes sense to turn the light off to start the bike, especially as a battery get older, and the weather is cold.
Power to the headlights automatically cuts out when the starter button is pushed, so that really isn't a problem.

I would say that we have much less 'regulation' than European countries. I'm not too concerned that I don't have the 'right' to turn off my headlight.

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post #5 of 6 Old 08-18-2006, 09:53 PM
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In Australia it is also compulsory to have the headlights on. But as stated power to the headlights automatically gets cut as the bike starts so its not a problem.

The only thing I can think of where it would be a handicap is if you were running an accessory with the bike stopped and the engine not running.

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post #6 of 6 Old 08-21-2006, 11:23 AM
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Just to clarify things folks...........

European bikes DO NOT have the ability to turn the lights off, they are on dipped beam all the time when the ignition is on.

The switch just gives us the ability to flick main beam on when stupid cage drivers get on our nerves :twisted: :wink:

You may also notice that we have to have small 'side lights' as well.

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