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post #1 of 11 Old May 13th, 2010, 3:36 pm Thread Starter
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Once in while, I volunteer as Motorcycle SAG support at Bicycling events with my LTs. I would like to keep my Emergency Lights ON all the time during the events. But the lights self cancel after a while. Is there a way to keep them ON all the time? Thanks in advance...

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post #2 of 11 Old May 13th, 2010, 3:40 pm
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Re: Keeping Emergency Lights ON?

Hmmmm...scratching his head, I do bicycle races and marathons and have never had that problem. The flashers even stay on when I turn the key to the first off position. I basically leave them on all day.

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Matt, do both of your bikes do that? The years that I had(have) all stay on until I have turned them off, how long do they stay on for?

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Re: Keeping Emergency Lights ON?

Both bikes do the same. Sometimes first both flashers flash then left then right then stops. Sometimes stays on all the time if I am going at constant speed or stopped. But most of the time emergency lights self cancel after like a few minutes.

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Matt, do both of your bikes do that? The years that I had(have) all stay on until I have turned them off, how long do they stay on for?

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Re: Keeping Emergency Lights ON?

Mine stay on till I turn them off.

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post #6 of 11 Old May 14th, 2010, 6:32 pm
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Re: Keeping Emergency Lights ON?

Just a thought. Could your flashers be bad and over heating.
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Re: Keeping Emergency Lights ON?

You are activating them with the red button, right? I know I can quickly emulate eme flashers by holding both flasher buttons down, but that does not activate them on the LT like it does on the can bus GS.

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Hmmmm...scratching his head, I do bicycle races and marathons and have never had that problem. The flashers even stay on when I turn the key to the first off position. I basically leave them on all day.

+1... Mine run all day as well. I have an '02LT

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Re: Keeping Emergency Lights ON?

This probably won't be a problem, but in Florida, it is a traffic violation to be MOVING with your flashes on. Many people do it in the rain or when slowing down, but the law says not to do it, except when not moving. Seems that trucks do it a lot too when they are slowing down in traffic.

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Re: Keeping Emergency Lights ON?

It is a federal requirement that trucks run them on interstates when operating below 40 MPH.

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It is a federal requirement that trucks run them on interstates when operating below 40 MPH.
Thanks - I didn't know that. Seems to make sense.

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