Passing Lamp & Fog Lights vs High Beams (Illegal ?)

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by MilitaryMike, Aug 5, 2008.

  1. MilitaryMike

    MilitaryMike Member

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    While my bike is in the shop, I have asked to dealer to rewire my passing lamps and fog lights to stay on while my high beams are on, the dealer said they can not complete this task because it is illegal and against the law and/or DOT standards.

    Is this true or false?

    MilitaryMike
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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  3. MilitaryMike

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    Thanks Glider, was kinda hoping the dealer would do it for me since my bike is in the shop.

    Mike
     
  4. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    You might want to think about doing this if you are gonna do any interstate traveling. Some States do not allow multiple "headlights" (more than two), and even running with the passing lamps/fog lights and low beams may be a violation. If you do modify your wiring, make sure you can still turn your lights off to just your main headlight (with low and high beams).

    TQ
     
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  5. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Hey Smitty, wanna translate that last line for me?:s
     
  6. biscuit

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    With my International (Australian) model FLSTN,the passing lamps ONLY come on with high beam!This is contrary to the owners manual,but there you go.
    Maybe you could get hold of the wiring diagram in the workshop manual and see where that leads you.The passing lamps are of course only activated by a toggle switch,but will not illuminate until the high beam switch is turned on.
     
  7. MilitaryMike

    MilitaryMike Member

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    I agree, both my passing lamps and fog lights do operate via switches, but they both go off once I turn-on my high beams.

    Mike
     
  8. MilitaryMike

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    Smitty901,

    Question for you Command Sgt Major, did you afix my DOD Military decal to your forks as prescribe by the Badge and Id folks at the main gate?

    Military Mike
     
  9. KingHeritage

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    It would be illegal in Jersey,but then everything is illegal in Jersey
     
  10. hntwrobin

    hntwrobin Active Member

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    I don't know about him but I refuse to put the sticker on my forks ever again. Especially being retired, I have a plate to affix them to.:bigsmiley23: