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#996169 - 09/05/17 12:55 AM No Backlit Controls
Stu K Offline
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Registered: 08/13/17
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Loc: Connecticuit, USA
so I took my first night ride and silly me discovered that the switch gear was not backlit. Fo some odd reason I assumed (ugh oh) that they would be...are the 17's the same?
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#996211 - 09/05/17 05:58 PM Re: No Backlit Controls [Re: Stu K]
BrianM Offline
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I have never owned a motorcycle with backlit switch gear.
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#996263 - 09/06/17 04:05 PM Re: No Backlit Controls [Re: Stu K]
Stu K Offline
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I haven't either, but for some reason I thought the RT was. Whats funny is that the buttons on the left side of the fairing are back lit in red...
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#996265 - 09/06/17 05:09 PM Re: No Backlit Controls [Re: Stu K]
FlyingFinn Offline
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The newer Multistrada 1200 has backlit control switches, but AFAIK that's the only bike with backlit switches.
It does look pretty nice at night and I didn't find it distracting at all.

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#996286 - 09/06/17 09:26 PM Re: No Backlit Controls [Re: Stu K]
Stu K Offline
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I would think it would be most useful especially with all the buttons and especially the wonder wheel....maybe a future addition.
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#996287 - 09/06/17 09:31 PM Re: No Backlit Controls [Re: Stu K]
Norm 82 Offline
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Registered: 01/09/10
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Loc: Santa Paula Ca. .
When I started riding years ago, you were lucky if your headlight worked, now we worry about lighted switch gear grin
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#996292 - 09/06/17 11:04 PM Re: No Backlit Controls [Re: Stu K]
Hank in WV Offline
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If you're riding an RT, you're still lucky if the headlight works.
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#996295 - 09/07/17 12:27 AM Re: No Backlit Controls [Re: Hank in WV]
Marty Hill Offline
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Originally Posted By: Hank in WV
If you're riding an RT, you're still lucky if the headlight works.


Odd, I never had any problems with my 3 RT's.
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#996300 - 09/07/17 01:33 AM Re: No Backlit Controls [Re: Norm 82]
Stu K Offline
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Lolo...like everything...until you have it you didn't know you were missing it!
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#996308 - 09/07/17 04:01 AM Re: No Backlit Controls [Re: Norm 82]
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Originally Posted By: Norm 82
When I started riding years ago, you were lucky if your headlight worked, now we worry about lighted switch gear grin

I had a car one time that had a bad electrical connection somewhere and every once in awhile all of the lights would go off. It was pretty exciting when that happened while driving on a winding mountain road at night.


Edited by Green RT (09/07/17 04:01 AM)
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