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Offline SimonUK

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Re: headlight melted
« Reply #30 on: September 14, 2020, 12:24:02 PM »
*Originally Posted by PaulS1000XR [+]
Thought I read that the central DRL was not permitted in the US and you were required to have dipped headlight instead. Is that not the case?  :305:

Correct the XR DRL is not approved in the US

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Re: headlight melted
« Reply #31 on: September 14, 2020, 04:54:27 PM »
*Originally Posted by SimonUK [+]
Correct the XR DRL is not approved in the US

I dont think that its " not approved", I think that its just redundant....
What would be the point of a DRL on a vehicle that runs the headlights all the time?

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Re: headlight melted
« Reply #32 on: September 14, 2020, 09:48:32 PM »
*Originally Posted by Crosshairs [+]
I dont think that its " not approved", I think that its just redundant....
What would be the point of a DRL on a vehicle that runs the headlights all the time?

On all but the US bikes, you can choose to have the headlamps off until it gets dark....but you can choose to have the DRL come on automatically or manually...or have the headlamps on all the time, the choice is yours.

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Re: headlight melted
« Reply #33 on: September 15, 2020, 11:03:12 PM »
*Originally Posted by smithy [+]
On all but the US bikes, you can choose to have the headlamps off until it gets dark....but you can choose to have the DRL come on automatically or manually...or have the headlamps on all the time, the choice is yours.

Smithy.

Yes, I was referring to the not approved comment.... we need the headlight on at all times  but there is no law saying we cant have a DRL also..... so my point was why would BMW give us a DRL when the headlight is already on....it would make no sense. ie redundant..."_

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Re: headlight melted
« Reply #34 on: September 15, 2020, 11:23:10 PM »
*Originally Posted by Crosshairs [+]
Yes, I was referring to the not approved comment.... we need the headlight on at all times  but there is no law saying we cant have a DRL also..... so my point was why would BMW give us a DRL when the headlight is already on....it would make no sense. ie redundant..."_

Interesting that they BMW sell GS, RT, GT, etc with DRLs if they are redundant!!

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Re: headlight melted
« Reply #35 on: September 16, 2020, 12:48:58 AM »
*Originally Posted by SimonUK [+]
Interesting that they BMW sell GS, RT, GT, etc with DRLs if they are redundant!!

But are they enabled in the US..?? Or are their headlamps on all the time.??

In the US they don't have LED indicators on the XR's either.. :027: Silly really as they're very bright and last pretty much forever.

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Re: headlight melted
« Reply #36 on: September 16, 2020, 01:26:17 AM »
From the handbook:


NOTICE
By comparison with the lowbeam headlight, the daytime
running light makes the vehicle
more visible to oncoming traffic.
This improves daytime visibility.


Not all worldwide regions update their highway laws in the same way or at the same time. Hence why the U.S has different lighting legislation to most of Europe (for example).

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Re: headlight melted
« Reply #37 on: September 16, 2020, 01:58:19 PM »
*Originally Posted by SimonUK [+]
Correct the XR DRL is not approved in the US
so what are you saying here? are you saying BMW did not approve it are the US DOT did not approve it?


*Originally Posted by SimonUK [+]
Interesting that they BMW sell GS, RT, GT, etc with DRLs if they are redundant!!

Well if that true,. then that proves my point....which if you read all of my replies is that there is no law that Im aware of that says US bikes cant have DRL's

Just an FYI....I may be misunderstanding you, Im certainly not trying to argue

in any event, I have DRL's on my XR so its a moot point to me
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Re: headlight melted
« Reply #38 on: September 16, 2020, 02:02:06 PM »
*Originally Posted by smithy [+]
But are they enabled in the US..?? Or are their headlamps on all the time.??

In the US they don't have LED indicators on the XR's either.. :027: Silly really as they're very bright and last pretty much forever.

Smithy.

I dont  know the answer to if they are enabled or not, but the headlights are certainly on all the time.... as for why we dont have LED turn signals....there is probably some stupid reason, I just dont know what it is as I agree that they are better

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Re: headlight melted
« Reply #39 on: September 16, 2020, 03:35:07 PM »
*Originally Posted by Crosshairs [+]
Just an FYI....I may be misunderstanding you, Im certainly not trying to argue

in any event, I have DRL's on my XR so its a moot point to me

Also not trying to argue, and I also have DRL's on my XR, I guees I was trying to be funny, and is maybe funnier now with the DRL being redundant!  :164: :821:

I still think the DRL i(OEM) is not approved ion the US and has something to do with the light being in the center and distance between it and the low beam. In the US on the S1000R the low beam turns off when you turn the high beam on(this is only in NA).