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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-20-2017, 09:46 PM Thread Starter
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I finally added white ground effects LED lights. Lights are Super Bright LED light strips from O'Reily Auto Parts. $24.99 Tapped into my fog light harness so they're switchable. They look much better in the dark.

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-21-2017, 07:19 AM
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I finally added white ground effects LED lights. Lights are Super Bright LED light strips from O'Reily Auto Parts. $24.99 Tapped into my fog light harness so they're switchable. They look much better in the dark.

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Kool but take a nite shot....so we can appreciate them more...

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Welcome to the forum. Making the Spyder your own is one of the joys of ownership. Remember, one small farkle, can lead to more and more.

Enjoy your ride and thanks for sharing.

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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-21-2017, 03:40 PM
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Nice but you have to be careful about putting any sort of lighting under the bike as it's illegal in quite a few places especially if they are blue

I have a complete under body light kit, but have never put it on

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Kool but take a nite shot....so we can appreciate them more...

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Without, with. Only white in the front, thin blue line in the back.

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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-23-2017, 09:37 AM
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Be advised that displaying BLUE lights anywhere on a moving vehicle is ILLEGAL.......unless you are an emergency vehicle.
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Be advised that displaying BLUE lights anywhere on a moving vehicle is ILLEGAL.......unless you are an emergency vehicle.
I've checked . Oregon statute specifies "forward facing".

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I've checked . Oregon statute specifies "forward facing".
Somehow I don't think that is completely accurate.......since the Federal Uniform Vehicle code says no blue lights......anywhere.

At any rate, in most places they are forbidden.
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I was informed by an Oregon State Police officer, during a traffic stop, that "forward facing" was illegal, however facing the rear or the sides was allowable. Maybe "allowable" was the operative phrase! This was on my previous bike with individual blue LEDs.

The local city police actually thanked me for supporting the "thin blue line", which has been the entire idea.

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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-25-2017, 08:47 AM
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If you really care, do a Google search for "blue lights on cars".
A lot of information will come up........of course the general and non-authoritative stuff first.
I didn't scroll down far enough to find anything official but I suspect that it's on the list somewhere.
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