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bensewell

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bensewell says:

Passing Button?

Just noticed a new button i didn't know existed on my bike.  Checked the user manual and its a passing button that puts the main beam on while you hold it to "indicate to drivers that you are going to overtake"


Does anyone actually use these?  I was getting my hopes up and thinking its some kind of batman nitrous button for "passing" cars.

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eatcs01

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eatcs01 says:

PASS button

My pass button also operates the N2O system :biggrin::biggrin:


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bensewell

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bensewell says:

Pointless Button

Its a bit pointless then really.  Its like a headlight flash on a car stalk.  I did use it today now I know its there to let the wanker in the BMW on his phone know that he should look behind him and stop wobbling about all over the shop.  But then the N20 kicked in like eatcs01 and the BMW was no more :)


I honestly thought "passing" would be like a overdrive or something :)  Stupid Me...

It was a good idea though.  

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CBRJGWRR

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CBRJGWRR says:

My Aprilia did have a "Push to Pass" button.

Somebody had wired it up to the powervalve - press the button, open the power valve.

Instant double the brake horsepower.

 

Which meant I was technically riding without a licence while the button was in operation.

It was promptly disconnected.

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ragnar1

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ragnar1 says:

Flashing

@ flookyk. In the UK a flash of the lights DOES NOT mean you can come out. it means I AM HERE

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Lil125Guy

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Lil125Guy says:

Just like

the horn does not mean FOOKING LOOK BEFORE PULLING OUT!!, it technically means 'I am here' yeah right, ever been in traffic, everyone lets you know they are there.


Lights mean you go... they just do.

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winter048

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winter048 says:

agreed

Whilst the highway code may state textbook definitions of horns and lights as a signal saying"i am here" we all know this is not what they mean in reality. I use the pass light occasionally if i am letting someone out.

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MakemRider

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MakemRider says:

Flashing the Lights

This is something I used to do to indicate to others I was letting them out even though I knew that I shouldn't.

Now, If I let someone out then it's my actions that do the indicating, not my lights. This is because I can't garantee that because I will let someone go before me that others will do so.

As for flashing to say 'I'm passing', if you have to do this then chance are you shouldn't be overtaking.

What would happen if you did flash to say you were passing and a driver misunderstood the reason?

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jimbo8098

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jimbo8098 says:

@ragnar1

Yup but its not used like its meant to be used here in the UK.

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macca59

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macca59 says:

Passing switch.

I have used my so called passing switch to tell other driver's coming toward's me at night that their headlamp's are still on high beam and i cant see the b****dy road in front of me. They are so cocooned in their box on wheel's, listening to music and talking on mobile phone's, totally oblivious to anything else around them.

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Gadget01

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Gadget01 says:

Passing Button

I totally agree.

I use mine as I would in a car. As you said this is dangerous to use just before over taking. In this country a flash of head lights means: Go in front or after you or even Thanks for waiting. A car driver would look in his mirror and wounder what you were flashing at, he might even slow or brake and if you are accelerating to over take.......?:shock:
Just make sure it's safe and get passed...

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