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I know that light laws vary from state to state... I also know that there are specific rules about red meaning certain things, yellow means certain things, that only LEO's can use blue, etc.

But, if a guy wanted to take some side yellow markers (not turns) and convert them to show green with a clear lens...

just wondrin...
 

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Go for it and let us know how much the ticket was........
 

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I know here, that green is usually used for private type security patrols, or marks the command center for FD's at large scenes (green strobe light mounted high). I haven't seen anything on the books that prohibit using or running a solid green light to the front or rear of any vehicles.:baffled:
 

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Over here Green is for go on a traffic signal :D:D:Dyou could get lots of cagers driving right into the side of you .:cheeky1:
 

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I havent had any issues with the addon leds that are already on. I suppose that means its ok, eh?

I just wonder about having those yellow one changed...
 

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In Iowa green is reserved for doctors and the Medical Examiner.

Not sure about Nebraska.

Everywhere is different.
 

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Oh my God ,it looks like a lizzard :shock::shock:... :cheeky1::cheeky1:
 

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Go for it and let us know how much the ticket was........
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UBarW wrote:
I havent had any issues with the addon leds that are already on. I suppose that means its ok, eh?

I just wonder about having those yellow one changed...
I don't know if it'sok or not but I sure do like it...

My friend (lives in Beaverton Or.) has blue accent lights and he has never had any problem with the law. Take Care - Jim
 

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I think it depends on the kind of lighting. Neon under-lighting I don't think counts. I'm not sure on turn signal regs.

For flash bars, so far as I know in NY-

-Yellow or orange- emergency vehicle like a tow-truck, or large construction vehicle. Also sometimes by mailmen delivering mail using non mail-carrier specific vehicles, on escort vehicles. Sometimes a Yellow/orange/white combo. Also sometimes on funeral procession head/tail vehicles.

-Red/white- Ambulances/firetrucks

-Red/Blue- Police. Usually one of each, though one or the other can get you through traffic, but the combo is theirs, be they local or federal.

-Red- Generally fireman in vehicle other than firetruck. Can be just another fireman, firechief, first responder, etc.

Green or blue alone- Tends to be first-responders or medics in a vehicle that's not an ambulance.

Green/red combo- tends to be Fire department Emergency medical personnel in a non emergency-specific vehicle.


I think the fish and game people use either green/blue-yellow/orange or some such weird "found it at the scrapyard" combination.

Now as far as being put on civvy vehicles? As long as you're one of the organization and responding to an emergency, I don't see a problem. However, you're not supposed to run them just for S&G; you need to be responding to something. Yellow/orange seems to be less specific than the others.


If you were just talking signal lights, I'd rethink green, especially for something like a tail-light. Green doesn't scream STOP! Also most people are used to red taillights and red, yellow, or orange blinkers. Try not to confuse the old folks :p

But marker lights... I'd say if you can't find a specific law in your state, one that's well known, go for it.

Edit: BTW, nice lights!
 

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Most states tend to follow 49CFR and that generally dictates from mid vehicle to front: amber to white; mid vehicle to rear: amber to red.



About the only time I'd ever make a traffic stop for vehicle lighting violations (as a MT LEO) was a glaring white light displayed to the rear of a vehicle at night, or clusters of red lights obscuring turn signals when displayed to the front.



Your results may vary by jurisdiction...:dude:
 

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Razgriz wrote:
I think it depends on the kind of lighting. Neon under-lighting I don't think counts. I'm not sure on turn signal regs.

For flash bars, so far as I know in NY-

-Yellow or orange- emergency vehicle like a tow-truck, or large construction vehicle. Also sometimes by mailmen delivering mail using non mail-carrier specific vehicles, on escort vehicles. Sometimes a Yellow/orange/white combo. Also sometimes on funeral procession head/tail vehicles.

-Red/white- Ambulances/firetrucks

-Red/Blue- Police. Usually one of each, though one or the other can get you through traffic, but the combo is theirs, be they local or federal.

-Red- Generally fireman in vehicle other than firetruck. Can be just another fireman, firechief, first responder, etc.

Green or blue alone- Tends to be first-responders or medics in a vehicle that's not an ambulance.

Green/red combo- tends to be Fire department Emergency medical personnel in a non emergency-specific vehicle.


I think the fish and game people use either green/blue-yellow/orange or some such weird "found it at the scrapyard" combination.

Now as far as being put on civvy vehicles? As long as you're one of the organization and responding to an emergency, I don't see a problem. However, you're not supposed to run them just for S&G; you need to be responding to something. Yellow/orange seems to be less specific than the others.


If you were just talking signal lights, I'd rethink green, especially for something like a tail-light. Green doesn't scream STOP! Also most people are used to red taillights and red, yellow, or orange blinkers. Try not to confuse the old folks :p

But marker lights... I'd say if you can't find a specific law in your state, one that's well known, go for it.

Edit: BTW, nice lights!

These are strictly for accessory lights. Was thinking about changing the side markers, but have since abandonded that idea.



I've ridden some at nighthere in oregon without any issues from LEO.
 

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Until Saturday night, after our clubs poker run, I had the opportunity to meet one of Lane counties finest young rookies. He proceeded to quote me the above mentioned statute about visible lights on motor vehicles. Unfortunately, the ring of fire with amber on the outside and blue on the inside is not legal in oregon. boo hoo. No ticket since I have a switch to turn them off independantly. First time in months of riding at night that I have been pulled over. Oh well.... The wing is up for sale anyway, so I guess I will just keep it turned off when on the road.
 

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Hey NomadicWing, see yer a Vet too! glad ya survived that thang Man, I see a lot of youngsters out there are having a rough go at it! I hope that the Highup's at VA will sincerly reach out and not forget about the grunt's, the lil guy's that put in the dirty work!

you said yer selling your Wing? I have been wanting a newer bike but dang, prices keep me from it, would trade in my conversion van but still owe a few more pmts.



I have that 81 Gl1100, if ya know any Vets with a newer xtra bike and would like ta trade fer GP pls email me!

Oh, and my bike has that rail round the bottom end, and it has chromed blues, but the original owner disconnected em! they still look cool, the Cop's I know here in St.Paul don't bug me bout em since I'm a City worker, and former flashlight cop with the State lol. (Kinda like Mall Cop-just a bit smaller in the gut)
 

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Anyone who does RC Helis will trade a large 30 size Centry Augusta 109 in cammo colors, runs on nitro fuel, needs receiver crystal, and TX they come in the same pkg.
I will trde for a sofa style seat w. backrest, any color ok has long has it's in good shape and fits a 81 GL1100.
 

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hay Ubar show the cop a picture of my ride tell him to get over here real quick if he wants to make sargent :cheeky1::cheeky1::cheeky1::cheeky1:
 

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