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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-13-2008, 03:08 PM Thread Starter
 
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pass button on gsxr 600 2005

what does that button/trigger thing do.... its the yellow one on the right side of the handle bars..... thanks
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-13-2008, 04:16 PM
 
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Its to make your headlight flash between hi/low beam or vice versa when passing to let others know you're there. very handy thing IMO
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isnt it on the left? either way, if its the one i think you are talking about...

basically it flashes your high beams, to let people know you are coming, or to let people know youre there...kinda a safety feature i guess, sposed to be easier than reaching up and flicking the high beams on...

its called the passing button cuz back in the day when people were actually trained to drive, if you flicked your lights at a slower driver in front of you they would move...

*edit* bob beat me to it...
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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-13-2008, 07:10 PM Thread Starter
 
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it is on the left i am just an idiot.... thanks for letting me know though.... pretty sweet feature
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post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-13-2008, 07:12 PM
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it is on the left i am just an idiot.... thanks for letting me know though.... pretty sweet feature
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I hardly ever use mine because my high beams are on during the day.
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they still do that in other countries, especially on two lane highways so the person you are passing will scoot over a bit or slow down to let you by.
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I'm pretty sure its on there because it is required to have on a bike to be able to sell in the UK and other places. Never really been too popular of a feature here in the states. Usually flashing people just pisses them off here

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I'm pretty sure its on there because it is required to have on a bike to be able to sell in the UK and other places. Never really been too popular of a feature here in the states. Usually flashing people just pisses them off here


ALSO be careful about FLASHING people... many people take it as you giving up your right away... so if your approaching an intersection or blind side street and use that... you may get cut off...

I personally only use my HI's to let someone else know they have their brights on... or don't have their lights on at all (I'd prefer in the latter case to turn my lights off then on... but on a bike you can't)
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I personally only use my HI's to let someone else know they have their brights on... or don't have their lights on at all (I'd prefer in the latter case to turn my lights off then on... but on a bike you can't)
Actually you can, but your bike doesnt have the switch for it. I CAN though. you just have to own an oldschool bike to be able to.
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I don't flash people in cold weather (but that's for personal reasons)
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I thought it was the Knight Rider turbo boost button that doubled your horsepower when you pushed it. At least that's what the salesman told me.
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its called the passing button cuz back in the day when people were actually trained to drive, if you flicked your lights at a slower driver in front of you they would move...
Ah, So that's why when I flash people they don't move..... I'm 21.. And I know about this.. It seems to me to be common sense.. and whats up with ppl riding slow in the left lane? No one pays attention anymore I guess..



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post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-19-2008, 01:13 AM
 
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my 01 gsxr 750 is rigged with a flamethrower and the yellow button activates it. I dangle a steak off a fishing pole in front of the bike and in the time it gets me to get home from work its cooked medium well...just the way i like it.
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