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post #1 of 7 Old 04-15-2012, 01:53 AM Thread Starter
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I'm a short time lurker here on the forums and finally had something to quiz guys about. Just picked up my '03 919 about a week ago and looking to clean up the back end. Bought it with 2,100 miles.

Biggest question is why does everyone use the LED tail light setup and additional blinkers as well? I'd prefer to just go with the built in blinkers the CustomLED setup offers and no additional on the rear, is there any legal reason why I can't do this?

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post #2 of 7 Old 04-15-2012, 02:50 AM
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Hello and welcome! Congrats on buying your 919!Check your state laws, some stated require discrete turn signals.

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post #3 of 7 Old 04-15-2012, 05:39 AM
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Also, if you are ever going to operate on Federal land (military bases or special reservations) you may be tagged for a non-compliant vehicle if a Fed cop wants to find something to write you up for. DOT regs say bikes have to have discrete turn signals a minimum and maximum distance away from the brake light, which the integrated tail can't comply with. It's stupid these days, but that's the regs. States that have strict inspections may also fail you for this.

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post #4 of 7 Old 04-15-2012, 06:57 AM
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I have 3 reasons. 1 the law. Blinkers need to be spaced x inches away. Now, no one ever pulls out the ruler, but if they dont see blinkers by themselves its a dead giveaway

2. Its the additional light that helps people see you and where your going. It's just safer that way. Now the custom led unit is awesome, but have you ever followed some other bike with just the integrated? Sometimes it's hard to see the blinker.

3. Gotta follow the law, but integrated tail lights are soooooo cool. I wanted one too! And the best! Custom led

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Thanks a bunch. Mucked about online for Colorado motorcycle laws and saw nothing on turn signal spacing. I'll probably make a call to sheriff's office to be 100% certain.

Not too concerned about being seen as the light has a strobe option. Even if they're not immediately aware of which direction I'm going, I'd I give them the benefit of the doubt that they'll slow down.

The less lights on my bike the better but, before you scream squid, the ones that I intend on having will be very visible.

I'll give you all a heads up for any Colorado riders here.

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post #6 of 7 Old 04-16-2012, 08:35 PM
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Originally Posted by NoGorbac
Not too concerned about being seen...I'd give them the benefit of the doubt that they'll slow down...

YouTube videos will probably change your mind about that. Go search, be enlightened my friend...

I may not have a lot to say but it doesn't mean I don't listen.
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post #7 of 7 Old 04-17-2012, 05:51 AM
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wow are the rules realy that strict over there here in the uk as long as they work and the blink rate is not too fast or slow and can be seen clearly from a few meters away there ok.........

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