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Clumsy key user when parking
« on: September 09, 2014, 07:00:54 pm »

Is it me, or is the difference between the steering lock only and steering lock plus parking lights on, very close to each other and difficult to feel?
I am thinking to cut some wires so with this I prevent myself the next morning a flat battery.

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Re: Clumsy key user when parking
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2014, 07:47:19 pm »
Don't think it's that difficult to feel the difference between the two positions, once you have turned the ignition off it's onlt one more stop counter-clockwise, if you want to check you did not go too far you may just slide one hand in front of the cockpit and if the parking light is on it will reflect in your hand, that's what I would do....
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Re: Clumsy key user when parking
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2014, 08:16:36 pm »
It is easy enough to move beyond the steering lock to the parking light position...

I just check the front of the bike out of habit now every time I leave it to see if the parking light is on..
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Re: Clumsy key user when parking
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2014, 08:19:07 pm »
you could wire a small L.E.D light into the parking light circuit and mount it were it's easy to see

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Re: Clumsy key user when parking
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2014, 08:32:28 pm »
You could.... But that would then be another current drain, albeit small... The day you forgot to check it. Plus, unless you got clever it would be on all the time you were riding and would probably annoy you!
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Re: Clumsy key user when parking
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2014, 09:09:14 pm »
neither is cutting wires.that would really ask for trouble.just remove the bulbs but then you might get a ticket for not having working parking light

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Re: Clumsy key user when parking
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2014, 11:09:06 pm »
Not to be difficult but I don't think it hard to tell the difference.  In 17 months of ownership I've only made the mistake once.  Just a case of being attentive.  Whether or not a parking light is required is state dependent and a quick look at Florida law seems to imply required 
http://www.123driving.com/flhandbook/flhb-parking.shtm
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Re: Clumsy key user when parking
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2014, 04:00:21 pm »
This is one of the reasons I switched my park light bulb to an LED bulb. The brighter color is easier to see in the daylight if you accidently switch it to the park feature.
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