Probably dumb question about lights on CBR

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by Tim Gordon, Oct 2, 2006.

  1. Tim Gordon

    Tim Gordon Guest

    I picked up a new (to me) CBR600 on Saturday and drove it home. I've ridden
    into work today and a thought has occurred to me - I don't know how the
    lights work for my journey home later.

    The lights are always on - but only one of them. There is only one switch
    on the handlebars that seems to be for dipped and full beam. How do I put
    dipped lights on but both the front lights?

    And yes, take the piss out of me all you want please - I probably deserve
    it.

    Tim
     
    Tim Gordon, Oct 2, 2006
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  2. Using the patented Mavis Beacon "Hunt&Peck" Technique, Tim Gordon
    You don't. That's the way they work.
    Erm... OK, you smell and your mum dresses you funny.

    How's that?

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  3. Tim Gordon

    Krusty Guest

    If it's anything like Triumph, you fit a relay into a vacant socket.
    You can thank the EU law makers for only giving you one light as
    standard.


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  4. Tim Gordon

    Tim Gordon Guest


    Seems a bit daft to me that.

    Tim
     
    Tim Gordon, Oct 2, 2006
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  5. Using the patented Mavis Beacon "Hunt&Peck" Technique, Tim Gordon
    The "logic" is that two headlights close together can (apparently)
    appear to be a car much further away, IYSWIM. On a dark road in the
    sticks I can see how that could happen, TBH.

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    MikeH Guest

    "This car is very small, this car is <smash>"
     
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  7. Tim Gordon

    Krusty Guest

    A very rare genuine LOL!

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  8. Tim Gordon

    antonye Guest

    Or if it's a Ducati then the reg/rec can't handle
    the juice to have both lights on at once.
     
    antonye, Oct 2, 2006
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  9. Tim Gordon

    Donald Guest

    Permantly on dipped beam, check.
    High beam when you press the high beam button to on, check.
    High beam off when you press the high beam button to off, check.

    Everything looks okay from the riders side.

    I've never actually bothered checking if high beam comes on both side,
    but I've had loads of people say one of my front lights wasn't working
    when on dipped. I laughed in their faces.
     
    Donald, Oct 2, 2006
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  10. Tim Gordon

    Tim Guest

    Either a bulb is gone or you can't. There were some models that were
    "one eyed".
    Get yourself an original name.
     
    Tim, Oct 2, 2006
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  11. Tim Gordon

    Pip Luscher Guest

    Well, yeah, certainly in the case of these bikes with widely-spaced
    projector lights. I also recall once seeing a quad at night and
    getting confused as to what it was and how far away it was.

    IWHT that specifying, say, that the reflectors mustn't be more than
    one radius apart would've sufficed, but that would perhaps be too
    complex for their tiny minds to legislate. I like twin headlights,
    both aesthetically and for the comfort of knowing there's a backup.
     
    Pip Luscher, Oct 2, 2006
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