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Old 03-25-2019, 11:00 AM   #1
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hello, I would like small help

whether the position lamp in the main beam is permanently lit even though the HI / LO beam is on?

I wonder because I do not know how the US rule is.
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hello, I would like small help

whether the position lamp in the main beam is permanently lit even though the HI / LO beam is on?

I wonder because I do not know how the US rule is.
There's no US rule for use of the position lamp.

The position lamp is only found on European bikes. It's powered by the ACCY = accessory circuit (orange with white stripe wire) so it's on if the ignition switch is in either the IGN or ACC positions.
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Old 03-25-2019, 12:27 PM   #3
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thank you,

I'm installing a led laight so I have to install a low beam switch
In the version of the LED I can not simultaneously illuminate the low or hi beam with the halo ring. I have to turn off the LOW beam.
In fact, it is the protection of other drivers for two reasons:
the night the halo ring too bright and blinds other drivers, and the other reason is that the cut-off LO beam is very good and the motorcycle is not visible in the daylight.
the problem is that the VRSCF can not turn off the HI / LO beam.
I made a programmable switch to solve it but I did not know if the US position bulb always ON ...



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thank you,

I'm installing a led laight so I have to install a low beam switch
In the version of the LED I can not simultaneously illuminate the low or hi beam with the halo ring. I have to turn off the LOW beam.
In fact, it is the protection of other drivers for two reasons:
the night the halo ring too bright and blinds other drivers, and the other reason is that the cut-off LO beam is very good and the motorcycle is not visible in the daylight.
the problem is that the VRSCF can not turn off the HI / LO beam.
I made a programmable switch to solve it but I did not know if the US position bulb always ON ...
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As I mentioned, US bikes don't have a position light (also called a "city light").

There are US laws concerning the low and high beam on bikes. Here the low beam must always be on whenever the ignition is on. The high beam is only allowed when there's no traffic in either direction within range of the high beam light pattern.

From what you describe, that low beam LED would not meet DOT (Department of Transportation) requirements here. A properly aimed US low beam needs to be visible to oncoming traffic (day or night) but aimed down and to the right so it doesn't blind someone.
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ok, i use these:
https://www.cjponyparts.com/led-head...2018/p/HLA165/

my observation is the halo ring much brighter and that much better visualization of the daylight than the LO beam.
The halo ring has less power but the light beam is not downward. LO beams are strong but are directed down and have a good beam cut.
it's just my perception.
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Old 03-26-2019, 09:28 AM   #6
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Do you want to dim the halo light?
Try Angelo for help: http://www.dutchcustomled.com/
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