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Offline cas

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DRL
« on: December 24, 2016, 09:05:28 AM »
Excuse my ignorance but can you have the DRL on along with dip beam and high beam.  My DRL goes off when you switch  dip beam on.

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Re: DRL
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2016, 09:52:00 AM »
No you can't.
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Re: DRL
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2016, 11:02:37 AM »
*Originally Posted by cas [+]
Excuse my ignorance but can you have the DRL on along with dip beam and high beam.  My DRL goes off when you switch  dip beam on.

DRL, or headlight. One or the other, not both. Either on auto, or manual switching.

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Re: DRL
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2016, 05:41:20 PM »
I kinda thought that. Cheers.
Would be good if they all stayed on.

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Re: DRL
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2016, 08:43:18 PM »
I agree. On a 5 day trip with mates earlier this year I tried both and they said the headlights were definitely more noticeable than the DRL. Kinda makes the DRL a bit of a waste of time. Not sure I can think of a situation where it would be preferable to use it.

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Re: DRL
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2017, 10:52:43 AM »
Both on would improve your visibility but as you say not possible
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Re: DRL
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2017, 09:28:10 PM »
*Originally Posted by Hobo [+]
Not sure I can think of a situation where it would be preferable to use it.

If you've got the ignition on for some reason, but not got the engine running, then the DRL is less likely to flatten the battery than dip beam.

That's about the only advantage I can think of though. If mine hadn't already got it fitted, I'd not have bothered.
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Re: DRL
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2017, 09:48:50 AM »
What we really need for maximum visibility to traffic is the DRL + both headlights on dip beam. Pity that the bike won't do this. Its : DRL only, or on headlight on dip only,  or both headlights on main beam only. I sometimes use the latter when in traffic.
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