Headlight question

Spuddyd

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#1
Hi all. I've just bought my first S10 (a '14 plate) and although I would NEVER ride with the headlight off, it seems that there is no way to actually turn the headlight off!! The switch has 3 positions, on, high beam and pass.

Am I right on this or am I missing something? (and before you ask.....NO, I haven't read the manual because I'm still waiting for the vendor to send it to me).

TIA.
 

Gigitt

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#5
The light switch is a 2way with momentary

foward High beam
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center main/low beam
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back towards you momentary flash high beam = PASS

Manual calls it a Dimmer/Pass switch "High/Low/PASS"
 

WJBertrand

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#7
This has been the case in the US market since the early 80s.... Last bike I had with a headlight off switch was a 1978 model.
 

EricV

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@Spuddyd - Use caution with the 'Park' position on the key switch. It will drain the battery if used too long. (EU bikes only)
 

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#20
What do you mean by park position ?
I often turn the switch to lock the handlebars overnight at motels and as far as I can tell it has no effect on the battery.
Park Position. On your Main Ignition Switch/Steering Lock (where you use a key to start the motorcycle). From the "Off " position, with your key, you can rotate the switch clockwise one click to the "On" position. That is as far clockwise as it will go. The key cannot be removed from the switch while in the "On" position. The "On" position allows you to start the motorcycle. Coming back one click counterclockwise puts you back in the "Off" position. That turns your motorcycle off. Your key can be removed from the switch at the "Off" position. With the key back in the switch, turn your handlebars all the way to the left or right, then push down on the key while rotating the switch counterclockwise from "Off" to "Lock." The handlebars are now locked in place full left or full right and the key can be removed. If you turn the key one click further in the counterclockwise direction from "Lock" it will now be in the "Park" position. This position still has the handlebars locked one side or the other, but also allows you to turn on your hazard lights/emergency flashers. The emergency flashers must be enabled manually by pressing the "Hazard" switch. The key can be removed from the switch while in the "Park" position. "Park" position is intended to be used when you are stopped in a location where it may not be safe to leave a vehicle parked without some type of illumination, such as the shoulder of the roadway. It is similar to using your hazard lights/flashers on your car. Leaving your motorcycle in "Park" with your hazard lights on will affect your battery. You are unable to leave your emergency flashers on with the bike in the "Off" position and the key removed.
 
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