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 Post subject: Re: Headlights on the Trail?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2016 4:43 pm 
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Very few modern trailbikes have headlights that stay on permanently. For example, none of the KTM EXC trailbikes, Husky FE/TE trailbikes, have headlights that stay on.



They do.


Which models and years?

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 Post subject: Re: Headlights on the Trail?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2016 4:57 pm 
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jonpaul1st wrote:

Which models and years?


I rode the 2016 models KTM's, exc-f (250/350/450) in Oct last year at ORO in spain. They all had a the new light switch fitted - no 'off' position, so always on. Dip or Main..........


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 Post subject: Re: Headlights on the Trail?
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^^ ok Ta

Thought it might be a very recent thing over last year.

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 Post subject: Re: Headlights on the Trail?
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jonpaul1st wrote:
tonylacey wrote:
jonpaul1st wrote:
Very few modern trailbikes have headlights that stay on permanently. For example, none of the KTM EXC trailbikes, Husky FE/TE trailbikes, have headlights that stay on.



They do.


Which models and years?


My 450EXC 2016,main beam or dip no off switch.

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 Post subject: Re: Headlights on the Trail?
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With lights on in daylight you can still get blamed for flashing on coming drivers who then decide to pull out in front/across of you.

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 Post subject: Re: Headlights on the Trail?
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Yeah, but at least they see you, just before you crash into them...


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 Post subject: Re: Headlights on the Trail?
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Good illumination is an essential component of crashing properly.

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 Post subject: Re: Headlights on the Trail?
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Good illumination is an essential component of crashing properly.


Its when its fully illuminated and you still cannot see the crash coming one has to ask which other essential component is missing.

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 Post subject: Re: Headlights on the Trail?
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mike Irving wrote:
jonpaul1st wrote:
Good illumination is an essential component of crashing properly.


Its when its fully illuminated and you still cannot see the crash coming one has to ask which other essential component is missing.


Exaggerated sense of fear?

See the crash and also see the winning line. The two often lay so close so as that the winning line is only visible to those that aren't petrified of making progress.

If you hang on to the front brake every time a hazard gets lit up in the beam, you'll get overtaken.

Best to try to at least keep with the flow of the traffic, or you might get rear-ended by a steam roller.

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 Post subject: Re: Headlights on the Trail?
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jonpaul1st wrote:
tonylacey wrote:
jonpaul1st wrote:
Very few modern trailbikes have headlights that stay on permanently. For example, none of the KTM EXC trailbikes, Husky FE/TE trailbikes, have headlights that stay on.



They do.


Which models and years?


2009 TE450
2016 TE300


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