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Hi,
I don't have a manual yet and this switchgear is different to all my previous Ducati's.
I can find no indicator lamp that tells me when low beam is on. How do you know if your low beam is on for daytime running?
Plainly i could get off and look round the front but that method went out with the bsa bantam!
I can find no means of turning off the main lights (ignoring the circular LEDs that are on all the time) other than turning the ignition off. Is this right?
Getting them on and hi or lo beam is fine.
Any guidance appreciated.
 

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Where are you?

In the UK, and I believe the rest of Europe, lights have to be on during daylight hours so there isn't an on/off switch for lights. It's been the case for years, can't remember how long, maybe 8-10 years.

If it's anything like BMW you'll have a warning light when a light's not working.

Jerry
 

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I'm in Spain Jerry.
When i start the bike there are no lights on except the ring. When i flick down the "flasher arm" only then the do the main lights come on, but no indicator lamp that this has been successful.
No daytime running lights on in spain is a "negociable" 150 euro fine around my way. wheelies? that just gets applause though!
 

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stavely, the way they are supposed to work or mine does is:
Ignition on - LED ring lights up
Engine running - Led ring and low beam are on
High and low beam with the switch and only a high beam indicator on the dash

If you only have ignition on and push the high beam lever then the light will come on as well as the LED ring.

Were you just trying it with ignition on and the engine not running?
 

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When I picked up my bike, I noticed the LED ring wasn't lit when the bike was running, and I didn't notice if the main headlamp was on. When I got home in my garage, I noticed that the entire headlight doesn't seem to work. Even with the bike running, there is no light, and when I flash the high beam there is still nothing. I'm bringing it to the dealer Saturday morning, but I'm really bummed because I was hoping to go for a ride on Saturday. :(
 

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Anotherhobby, plainly i'm no expert on the Scrambler lights (doh) but your issue sounds generic so, if your rear light doesn't work either I'd be checking the fuse before wasting a good riding day visiting the dealer.
 

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Anotherhobby, plainly i'm no expert on the Scrambler lights (doh) but your issue sounds generic so, if your rear light doesn't work either I'd be checking the fuse before wasting a good riding day visiting the dealer.
Me too. It seems like a connector or fuse. Try the fuse first. I would have thought PDI would have noticed though.
 

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Anotherhobby, good luck with it. I don't think there is a fuse just for the headlight so might be something harder to find. Hopefully just a bad connection as Albie mentioned and should have been picked up before they gave it to you. If the dealer missed something like that then I'd be having a good look over the whole bike, check your oil levels, chain and lever adjustments etc.
 

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Anotherhobby, good luck with it. I don't think there is a fuse just for the headlight so might be something harder to find. Hopefully just a bad connection as Albie mentioned and should have been picked up before they gave it to you. If the dealer missed something like that then I'd be having a good look over the whole bike, check your oil levels, chain and lever adjustments etc.
Disaster averted! I found the headlight plug on the back of the light was not plugged in. I’m surprised the service guy didn’t notice that, or perhaps more likely, it was probably a little loose from the factory and then came off on my ride home. I thought it was on when I picked the bike up. Either way, it’s all good now.
 

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Where are you?

In the UK, and I believe the rest of Europe, lights have to be on during daylight hours so there isn't an on/off switch for lights. It's been the case for years, can't remember how long, maybe 8-10 years.

If it's anything like BMW you'll have a warning light when a light's not working.

Jerry
WHEW, Jerry the rules in the UK seem pretty stringent. Heard also you can't use a tinted visor on your helmet at night. Is that TRUE?? Gosh!
 

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WHEW, Jerry the rules in the UK seem pretty stringent. Heard also you can't use a tinted visor on your helmet at night. Is that TRUE?? Gosh!
Technically, all tinted visors are illegal at all times in the UK but the police generally turn a blind eye to it. In fact many police motorcyclists use tinted visors them selves. They will do you if you are stupid enough to use a tinted visor at night though.
 

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Technically, all tinted visors are illegal at all times in the UK but the police generally turn a blind eye to it. In fact many police motorcyclists use tinted visors them selves. They will do you if you are stupid enough to use a tinted visor at night though.
Yeah I can see your point. I don't personally wear one at night unless for some odd, once in a decade, reason, I get stuck. Then I just ride with it up and use glasses.
 

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How should low / high beam switch supposed to work? When I try to switch it up, it doesnt stay there (should it?) And it doesnt activate high beam lights. (The blue light in the dash doesnt come up). But if I press the "flashing high beam button", it lights the blue high beam light in the dash and goes away when I stop pushing the button. So what gives? I have read the manual but it doesnt work as it should?
 

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How should low / high beam switch supposed to work? When I try to switch it up, it doesnt stay there (should it?) And it doesnt activate high beam lights. (The blue light in the dash doesnt come up). But if I press the "flashing high beam button", it lights the blue high beam light in the dash and goes away when I stop pushing the button. So what gives? I have read the manual but it doesnt work as it should?
Push it down to turn the brights on. Push it down again to turn them back off. The "trigger" is for flashing.
 

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Technically, all tinted visors are illegal at all times in the UK but the police generally turn a blind eye to it. In fact many police motorcyclists use tinted visors them selves. They will do you if you are stupid enough to use a tinted visor at night though.

Not the case I'm afraid Derek. Tinted visors are legal during daylight hours down a certain level of tint, the rule is that the visor has to let in at least 50% light and should be stamped for daytime use only. Dark tints and iridium visors are illegal.


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@AnotherHobby - Well, this is akward. You were right, it functions as you say. Some how I was trying to active the high beams with the "Selection button" that ie. clears trip meter. I feel like a clown right now. Well, my bad. Learning new things every day, even how to switch high beams on, from the RIGHT button :D
The dealer went over everything with me at delivery, otherwise I wouldn't have guess that's how it worked. I've never owned a Ducati before, so I payed close attention. :)
 
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