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    Default Re: What does this button do? Power Port

    The original switch is NOT a temporary push to flash button. It should turn the light on and off. If it is not staying off, then I would say that the switch is bad.

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    Default Re: What does this button do? Power Port

    Quote Originally Posted by Freebird View Post
    The original switch is NOT a temporary push to flash button. It should turn the light on and off. If it is not staying off, then I would say that the switch is bad.
    You may be right Freebird. Since I didn't know it existed prior to this, my life isn't diminished by the deficiency of it though LOL. Just another item to put on ​THE LIST...

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    Default Re: What does this button do? Power Port

    did away with my switch rather replace bulbs, than have them off. More light during the day the better and at nite.
    rodney swailes

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    Default Re: What does this button do? Power Port

    I didn't do anything to mine either,,,, come to realize I don't have that bike and so don't need to worry about such things. It's nice to have a Spyder.!.!
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    Default Re: What does this button do? Power Port

    Quote Originally Posted by videoarizona View Post
    Replacing the headlight and aux lights with LEDs is "almost" mandatory as the the alternator output is marginal at best. I replaced my headlight with an LED bulb and like the pattern and throw far better. I haven't been able to find the parts needed to put aux lights on...yet.
    I got into a minor wreck in the spring. The body shop said that Yamaha discontinued the aux lights that I have, but they replaced them with new LED ones. I'm out of town right now, once I get home I'll try to remember to see if I can find invoice with all the parts they replaced.

    They say their LEDs but they still have a yellowish-incandescent tint and look. However, I do notice a HUGE difference now when they are on. Before they were more for increasing the chance of being seen but little on lighting up the road. Now it's about 25% increase when I turn them on.

    I'll also try to post a picture, although for some reason this forum never accepts my pictures.

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    Default Re: What does this button do? Power Port

    Rich,

    When i owned the bike I rarely to never turned them off with the switch... so the switch could be stuck in the closed position. Would be an easy job to replace the button switch with a toggle switch if its not working correctly.

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    Default Re: What does this button do? Power Port

    For the passing or aux lights on the Gen 2 I had replaced the incandescent lights with the following from Amazon last year (early 2019):

    LX-LIGHT Dot approved 2 PCS Chrome 4.5 Inch Cree LED Passing Light LED Fog Lamps for Motorcycles Auxiliary Light Bulb Motorcycle Projector Driving Lamp
    Sold by: LX-LIGHT

    Amazon still has them for $38.59 for the pair. I liked the way they work, but you can ask luvmy40 his opinion as this faithful steed is now his.
    LX-LIGHT Dot approved 2 PCS Chrome 4.5 Inch Cree LED Passing Light LED Fog Lamps for Motorcycles Auxiliary Light Bulb Motorcycle Projector Driving Lamp
    [COLOR=#555555 !important]Sold by: LX-LIGHT[/COLOR]

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    Default Re: What does this button do? Power Port

    I like the idea of being seen all that much better during the day.
    I leave mine on all the time.

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