Virginia - Lights required to work when bike is off?

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by K1paddler, Jan 2, 2014.

  1. K1paddler

    K1paddler Adventurer

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    I'm taking a minimalist approach at DS'ing my xr400 so ideally want to stick with AC power. I know some states require the lights to be operational when the bike is off. Anybody know where VA stands on this?

    Thanks!
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  2. screamin injin

    screamin injin FUBAR

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    nope
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  3. freaking RT

    freaking RT will golf for food

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  4. sieg

    sieg Wearing out tires......2 at a time, day after day.

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    Don't know 'bout VA. but IL. does and what I've done in the past was use a small 9V battery. The + connected to the light wiring, alligator clip connected to the -, clip it to some metal part of the bike, whala.... light works, not long or bright but what's the chance of a LEO checking you out anyway. If you are looking for a way to comply this may help.
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  5. K1paddler

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    Perfect! Thanks all.
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