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post #1 of 51 Old 08-12-2011, 09:29 PM Thread Starter
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Ground Lighting

Has anyone else noticed there bike did not come with the ground lighting. I have seen three GTL now that did not have it. I thought it came with the safety package. Even listed in my owners manual.

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Has anyone else noticed there bike did not come with the ground lighting. I have seen three GTL now that did not have it. I thought it came with the safety package. Even listed in my owners manual.
It's a dealer-installed accessory, not a factory option. That's what the little superscript "OA" means next to the explanatory text in the manual.

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post #3 of 51 Old 08-12-2011, 11:06 PM
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It was listed in the original list of equipment for the GTL.. Like the rear topbox LED light that we are now going to get for free.. I figure the Topbox LED light is more important to me so I am good with that!!
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It was listed in the original list of equipment for the GTL.. Like the rear topbox LED light that we are now going to get for free.. I figure the Topbox LED light is more important to me so I am good with that!!
+1 -- I'm exactly with you.

But yes, you're not missing anything -- it was originally listed in the promotional materials, but not included in the list of equipment on the pre-orders we actually placed.
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post #5 of 51 Old 08-12-2011, 11:25 PM
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I had my dealer install this option. Not a big deal. But also not very expensive. You only notice the light when putting down the kickstand at night.

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post #6 of 51 Old 08-13-2011, 12:34 AM
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It was listed in the original list of equipment for the GTL.. Like the rear topbox LED light that we are now going to get for free.. I figure the Topbox LED light is more important to me so I am good with that!!
The toplight is free? Is there something that shows this as its a $240 option.
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The top light is free for your friends to the south due to a error in the promotional materials for the Pre-Order bikes. In Canada you will have to pay for the light.
The ground is not very bright I would not waste my money on it again.

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So the ground lighting is not worth the money?
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I'm going to install my own ground and motor lighting. I can turn it on and off at will. After reading irie4u comments I am not going to have dealer install the option lighting if it only comes on when kick stand is going down.

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So the ground lighting is not worth the money?
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Don't waste your money on it.. You barely notice it.
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