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Post  biscut Mon Oct 22 2012, 20:04

ok, feel free to laugh...

Is there a button on a motorbike so that you can flash your headlight the same way that you can on a car or is it just done by turning the headlight on and off or changing from dipped to full and back to dipped quickly?

I have seen that you can get headlight modulators but that's not what I mean, I mean this purely as in signalling to another driver that you are there etc etc (keeping to what the highway code states obviously!!).

As I say, feel free to laugh if this is a really obvious question...
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Post  TomCom Mon Oct 22 2012, 20:07

yes some of bikes have that. i have it on my Tcat but the one i have before didnt have it
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Post  biscut Mon Oct 22 2012, 20:13

TomCom wrote:yes some of bikes have that. i have it on my Tcat but the one i have before didnt have it

oh ok, so its not a "standard" thing then, just depends on the bike itself?
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Post  TomCom Mon Oct 22 2012, 20:14

i dont know , but it is usefull Smile
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Post  HEHORE Mon Oct 22 2012, 20:24

I have a trigger style button on my left controls behind the main beam switch , it's there but don't work , mines a 99 cat


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Post  TomCom Mon Oct 22 2012, 20:30

easy to repair i can do it for you
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Post  HEHORE Mon Oct 22 2012, 20:32

If ya can tom that would be nice , but can you come to me ? I'm in gosport
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Post  biscut Mon Oct 22 2012, 20:34

ok, wondered if the consensus was that I was imagining things...
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Post  Radar Mon Oct 22 2012, 23:45

My 98 has a headlamp flash switch, I am pretty sure they are a legal requirement
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Post  Rosco Tue Oct 23 2012, 00:36

Yep - on mine - normally labelled PASS as you flash folks to tell them you're about to be going PASST.
At least I think that is what it means.

It is beyond the headlight (dimmed / full) switch at the back.

I'd be very surprised it you didn't have one. I'm pretty sure they are standard on all cats......but don't mind being proved wrong.

Don't worry about daft questions there's plenty before that have taken the biscut......but you brought your own Wink

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Post  weasley Tue Oct 23 2012, 07:35

Yes, on bikes it is usually known as the PASS button and is a trigger-like button. On the Cat it is on the left hand bar. Every bike I've ridden has had one.
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Post  YZFJohn Tue Oct 23 2012, 09:09

what he said
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Post  SteveCat Tue Oct 23 2012, 09:20

I'm sure you've found it, but here's a pic incase

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If the bike has a HiD bulb, it is possible the pass switch won't work.
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Post  biscut Tue Oct 23 2012, 09:54

thank you very much for the pic, would explain why I hadn't noticed it on the two bikes I passed my test on, didn't look that far round :-)
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Post  TomCom Tue Oct 23 2012, 10:17

Perfect Steve Smile
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Post  SteveCat Tue Oct 23 2012, 11:07

Thanks Tom [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.], I seem to be better at Photo Shop than I thought [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
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Post  TomCom Tue Oct 23 2012, 14:43

I Can Teach You A Thing Or Two tongue
its easy and more fun when you do it for free
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Post  SteveCat Tue Oct 23 2012, 16:49

TomCom wrote:I Can Teach You A Thing Or Two tongue
I bet you can Tom Shocked
... but as I dislike Microsoft and most things that run on it this is as far as I'd like to go, thanks :o.

Sorry Biscut for hijacking your thread


biscut wrote: would explain why I hadn't noticed it on the two bikes I passed my test on, didn't look that far round :-)

When I had a look at my first 'Cat I asked the seller how to cancel the indicators (thinking things might have changed from my 1982 Yammy and not realising self cancelling is no longer a feature :(), 'Just push the lever in the opposite direction' he tells me - Oh, so you don't push it in as in previous models? I try it and he looks in amazement "I've had the bike 4 years and never knew that!"

Don't feel bad Cool
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Post  TomCom Tue Oct 23 2012, 20:51

Windows and all software yes i know its not perfect but all computers in 99% offices are windows Smile
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Post  Guest Sun Oct 28 2012, 18:56

Mine has it & I own a 99 Tcat Cool
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Post  biscut Sun Oct 28 2012, 20:41

Yours has Microsoft windows? Wow LOL :lol3:

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Post  Guest Mon Nov 05 2012, 19:07

The lack of a "pass" button could be an hint towards the bike being a US-spec grey import, as these don't have them (or at least mine doesn't).

Threadjack - For those who don't know, there's a fair few of them in circulation - although Mister Yammy stopped selling them in UK dealers, they carried on selling them in the states for a few extra years. Sensing a gap in the market for a sports 600 which wasn't the lunatic R6, a few UK dealers like DK Motorcycles filled shipping containers with US-spec bikes, brought them over, changed the speedo and sold them over here. As far as I know, they're usually virtually identical except for slightly different switchgear, decals, and some extra reflectors. However, I think California-spec bikes also have a different carb set-up because of emissions regs.
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Post  mikeyzf600 Mon Nov 05 2012, 23:03

Mine doesn't work. Will be fixing it at some point. Apparently some riders use it at a full beam as opposed to using it to flash, and it burns the contacts out.
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