Initial Post by @Schuitema on The Book Of Faces:
"Here is a challenge for us GT owners. As it is well proven that most motorcycling accidents that involve another motor vehicle are caused by the driver not seeing us. And one of the main reasons they do not see us despite us often being right in front of them, is for lack of a “Stereo” presentation.
Most motorcycles have a single light source, such as our GT. The human brain responds better and is more able to determine velocity of an oncoming object by use of triangulation. A duplex image, such as two car lights is much better than a single beam pattern.
So, why not try to really put the two LED lights that are adjacent to the main beam to use? This applies for daytime or nighttime riding. Those Three-stage “cornering” lights are certainly of no value during the day and of questionable value at night.
Why not turn them into our “on-demand” duplex RUNNING LIGHTS!! If someone could figure out how to tap into the power source and let us via a switch, bypass the cornering functionality and instead enjoy all three segments (per side) on fully to help us to be seen better by those pesky cagers!
There is the challenge!"
Replies thereafter -
1) (Our own @GaryCulb
AKA Doc) - "I have a 2017 Gen 2 GT. Bought the turn signal light conversion to the LED running lights from the guy in Germany. Lasted about a year. Cost was >$150. Fellow from Germany never responded to get them fixed. Still have them if someone wants to figure out the circuitry/electronics. To be honest the Clearwater Darla's are much better running light. Best- Doc "
2) Had this on mine for a couple of years. They go off with the indicators, stay bright with the DRL and go dim at night until cornering and then function as normal.
A real shame the dongles aren't made now. Oh and the kit never worked with the Gen 2.
3) I endorse this message. All my bikes have VERY bright always on auxiliary lights. It makes a significant difference.
4) So here is what I have come up with today. I just installed a pair of Denali Daytime Running Light LED Pods on the leading edge of my front fender. I sourced the power from one of the two auxiliary power connectors located behind an access hatch under the TFT. I assume the gen 1 bike has these connectors as well. One is on all the time and the other circuit is switched with the ignition.
The nice thing about these light pods is they are relatively inexpensive, about $120US for the pair and they are bright and visible from the front as well as all the way to the sides of the bike.
Website to read: https://www.researchgate.net/public...ct_of_an_improved_tri-headlight_configuration
After that, its a lot of blah-blah (discussion) but this one stood out:
5) "I guess the way to do it, is fit an inline resistor to the input signal on the lean sensor that turns the units on and off? That way it's always tricked into thinking the light is required on either side"
6) Kurvenlicht permanent - ktmforum.eu
(You'll have to translate if this is not your native tongue lol) - Summary here is someone in Germany makes a solution to get your Cornering Lights to be on all the time but uses its own PCB board and is complicated.