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Offline jonathan

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Re: LED Headlights and Running Lights
« Reply #15 on: April 03, 2018, 11:14:44 am »
So, if you change them to amber bulbs they become running lights. Otherwise, they are just a design feature with no purpose, kind of like the lines on the saddlebags.
On the first gen bikes the lines on the bags continued the visual flow from the fins on the front fairing thus tieing the various components together. The second gen restyle screwed that up.

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Re: LED Headlights and Running Lights
« Reply #16 on: April 03, 2018, 03:13:02 pm »
On the first gen bikes the lines on the bags continued the visual flow from the fins on the front fairing thus tieing the various components together. The second gen restyle screwed that up.

Actually, I think it still matches pretty well.  Slightly different angle, but still 4 stripes up front and 4 on bag.
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Re: LED Headlights and Running Lights
« Reply #17 on: April 03, 2018, 03:38:18 pm »
don't forget the 4 stripes on the heel plate ;)


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Re: LED Headlights and Running Lights
« Reply #18 on: April 03, 2018, 05:04:22 pm »
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Re: LED Headlights and Running Lights
« Reply #19 on: April 03, 2018, 05:32:39 pm »
(also in the "1st gen looks neater at the front" camp)

I think the front fairings on the gen2 are much nicer looking, even if they don't fit perfectly with the bags.
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Re: LED Headlights and Running Lights
« Reply #20 on: April 03, 2018, 06:40:33 pm »
On the first gen bikes the lines on the bags continued the visual flow from the fins on the front fairing thus tieing the various components together. The second gen restyle screwed that up.

I hadn't noticed that until your post. Only reason I brought up the lines on the bags was because it was the first thing that came to mind when I was trying to think of a feature of the bike that was all form and no function, like the "city lights".
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Re: LED Headlights and Running Lights
« Reply #21 on: April 03, 2018, 11:38:44 pm »
....Only reason I brought up the lines on the bags was because it was the first thing that came to mind when I was trying to think of a feature of the bike that was all form and no function,...

I'll agree that their main purpose was probably visual appeal, but doesn't anyone think that they stiffen the outer panel of the saddlebag? I know when I'm trying to cram too much stuff in there and putting my body weight against it to get it closed, that I'm glad their there. :-[

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Re: LED Headlights and Running Lights
« Reply #22 on: April 11, 2018, 08:23:58 pm »
I'm not gonna touch the city light subject. Lights look pretty good. I bought mine from Socalmotogear. Plug n play. Very sweet. Great customer service.
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Re: LED Headlights and Running Lights
« Reply #23 on: April 17, 2018, 05:32:29 pm »
I'll agree that their main purpose was probably visual appeal, but doesn't anyone think that they stiffen the outer panel of the saddlebag? I know when I'm trying to cram too much stuff in there and putting my body weight against it to get it closed, that I'm glad their there. :-[

I’m sure they do stiffen it up some. They also make it the Kawasaki Testarossa!  :thumbs:
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