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Offline johanp

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Re: Bikes with Spotlights
« Reply #41 on: November 22, 2016, 11:26:27 am »
BMW bikes do not have spots but fogs. Being the reason they don't dim.
Set them lower to be efficient and they will not irritate oncoming traffic.
Remember it is illegal to use white and amber simultaneously. But do just what you please.

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It is not illegal... Lights of the same class need to be the same colour. I don't recall it being specified anywhere in the act but fog and headlights are not in the same class (judging by the beam characteristics specified)

Go check the NRTA, Chapter 6, Part II, 181 Colour of Lights
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http://www.saflii.org/za/legis/consol_reg/nrta93o1996rangnr225632/
"(2) When two or more lamps of the same class emitting light in the same direction are fitted to a vehicle they shall emit light of the same colour."
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Re: Bikes with Spotlights
« Reply #42 on: November 22, 2016, 02:26:21 pm »
I was more referring to bright & dim colours. Now you try to explain the spot and fog difference to a traffic official.

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Re: Bikes with Spotlights
« Reply #43 on: November 22, 2016, 02:47:35 pm »
I was more referring to bright & dim colours. Now you try to explain the spot and fog difference to a traffic official.

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You can't as the Act doesn't define a spot light anymore, if I read it correctly.

You get Daylight Driving, Fog, Driving Lights emitting a low beam and Driving lights emitting a high beam. 

Anyway, I am a firm believer that you never debate with a traffic cop.  Explain once.  If he doesn't understand ask for the ticket.
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Re: Bikes with Spotlights
« Reply #44 on: November 22, 2016, 02:54:34 pm »
Amber on bright with white dim or vice versa is illegal. Fact.

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Re: Bikes with Spotlights
« Reply #45 on: November 22, 2016, 05:35:54 pm »
so who's prepared to go print posters and put them all around.... oh, don't forget to tell the traffic officer he hasn't been doing his job
while we are here get the message out about how a stop street works aswell as an intersection with the traffic lights out in peak traffic with no traffic officials to direct it. and open vehicles with people on the back traveling on the high way.... what else am I missing
this can go on the whole day...
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ffs manne stop complaining about this :thumleft:
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Re: Bikes with Spotlights
« Reply #46 on: November 22, 2016, 09:49:59 pm »
I do not have a problem if you want to compete with the Mitchell's plain boytjies by fitting spots on your bike, but like ExploreSA pointed out, get the alignment right.

Most of these daytime lights are aimed too high.
 

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Re: Bikes with Spotlights
« Reply #47 on: November 23, 2016, 06:57:07 am »
Amber on bright with white dim or vice versa is illegal. Fact.

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It can't be correct as your low beam and high beam are not lights of the same class.

Just be careful using a light cover.  The cop can make a case that it diffuses the light and that is illegal.  Of course, unless he has got a light meter with him, his case is dead before it started.
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Re: Bikes with Spotlights
« Reply #48 on: November 23, 2016, 08:11:20 am »
The amount of lights is determined by the inverse size of a riders dick.
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Re: Bikes with Spotlights
« Reply #49 on: November 23, 2016, 10:15:04 pm »
I commute daily and can confirm cars make way much more when I use my f800gsa with orange light and fog lights on than with my 1290sa also with orange light but without spots.
I will therefore continue to commute with the spots on!!!!
 

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Re: Bikes with Spotlights
« Reply #50 on: November 24, 2016, 09:20:19 am »
I`m looking for a UV light that I can mount under my bash plate to light up the ground beneath my bike with, so I can see where I am putting my foot down when I come to a stop at night. Looks cool too. Can anyone help?





































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Re: Bikes with Spotlights
« Reply #51 on: November 24, 2016, 09:26:01 am »
Kome to Kraaifontein, plenty of cars with purple lights underneath them here. I'm sure you can make something fit  ::)
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Re: Bikes with Spotlights
« Reply #52 on: November 24, 2016, 09:29:53 am »

Go big or go home.
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Re: Bikes with Spotlights
« Reply #53 on: November 24, 2016, 09:38:25 am »
johanp - definitely the way to go for greater visibility! :thumleft:

Just think of how many lives we could save! ;D
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Re: Bikes with Spotlights
« Reply #54 on: November 24, 2016, 09:42:22 am »
Exactly, and sommer add front and rear facing spots as well...just in case.
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Re: Bikes with Spotlights
« Reply #55 on: November 24, 2016, 11:06:31 am »
Yesterday on my way home at about 15:25 as I was approaching New Road on the N1 north, I spot this 1200GS in my rearview mirror....

...as he was just passing under Alandale.

Spotlights make you more visible  :thumleft:
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Re: Bikes with Spotlights
« Reply #57 on: November 24, 2016, 11:34:31 am »
Yesterday on my way home at about 15:25 as I was approaching New Road on the N1 north, I spot this 1200GS in my rearview mirror....

...as he was just passing under Alandale.

Spotlights make you more visible  :thumleft:

BUT!

By the time he gets to you, you have gotten used to the lights, forgotten all about him and knocks him over!   >:D

However, those lights must be awesome to be visible around bends!   :peepwall:

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Re: Bikes with Spotlights
« Reply #58 on: November 29, 2016, 05:52:28 pm »
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The amount of lights is determined by the inverse size of a riders dick.

Hang on, that can't be right- my bike has four auxilliaries and I'm hung like a horse! :thumleft:

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Re: Bikes with Spotlights
« Reply #59 on: November 30, 2016, 10:54:48 am »
 :lol8: Do you drive a Ferrari too?
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