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Blaster X Tail Light
« on: Jan 16, 2013, 11:32:15 AM »
I have a question for anyone who has the Blaster X tail light on there raider. My question is has anyone received a ticket for having the tail light on your bike since they are not DOT approved? Also is there anyone living in TX been denied state inspection for having the the tail lights.  The reason why I ask is because I want to install the tail light in my raider.
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Re: Blaster X Tail Light
« Reply #1 on: Jan 16, 2013, 11:33:44 AM »
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Not an issue... add it!
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Re: Blaster X Tail Light
« Reply #2 on: Jan 16, 2013, 11:43:11 AM »
Not at all.  Personally I would think the police would see the safety benefit.   I've been running it for years in AZ with no issues.

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Re: Blaster X Tail Light
« Reply #3 on: Jan 16, 2013, 02:17:26 PM »
I don't think it's an issue, dh. But I would go down to Max's and talk to someone in the service dept about it. They'll know if there's an issue or not. Speaking of local stuff, what part of Abilene are you in? We should ride some time.  :raider:
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Re: Blaster X Tail Light
« Reply #4 on: Jan 16, 2013, 02:29:59 PM »
I am in the Wylie area.
 

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Re: Blaster X Tail Light
« Reply #5 on: Jan 16, 2013, 02:55:09 PM »
Longview, TX, no problem. Got pulled over by a State Trooper last Saturday for running with my LED's on. No ticket, but he did nicely remind me of some things illegal on my bike, but nothing about the tail light.

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Re: Blaster X Tail Light
« Reply #6 on: Jan 16, 2013, 05:09:38 PM »
Longview, TX, no problem. Got pulled over by a State Trooper last Saturday for running with my LED's on. No ticket, but he did nicely remind me of some things illegal on my bike, but nothing about the tail light.

That's funny, because it is legal to run accent LEDs in Texas as long as they're not red or blinking.

Texas has very relaxed motorcycle laws, and even less enforcement.  I've gotten pulled over on a bike that had expired registration and inspection, and the cop didn't even mention it, he was just worried about my speed.
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Re: Blaster X Tail Light
« Reply #7 on: Jan 16, 2013, 05:42:22 PM »
The turn signals on bikes in Ohio are supposed to be something like 12" apart minimum.  That being said, I've had popo follow me while turning and never had an issue.
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Re: Blaster X Tail Light
« Reply #8 on: Jan 16, 2013, 05:44:55 PM »
Been riding one for almost 4 years.  Passes every safety inspection and road check I've had.  I challenge you to find a DOT approved lighting accessory.  They are rare. 

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Re: Blaster X Tail Light
« Reply #9 on: Jan 16, 2013, 06:37:49 PM »
No issue in Yuma, AZ.

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Re: Blaster X Tail Light
« Reply #10 on: Jan 16, 2013, 06:53:12 PM »
Nope no issues here either :)


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Re: Blaster X Tail Light
« Reply #11 on: Jan 16, 2013, 07:07:16 PM »
Thank so far for the great input guys. 
 

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Re: Blaster X Tail Light
« Reply #12 on: Jan 16, 2013, 07:14:39 PM »
Longview, TX, no problem. Got pulled over by a State Trooper last Saturday for running with my LED's on. No ticket, but he did nicely remind me of some things illegal on my bike, but nothing about the tail light.

That's funny, because it is legal to run accent LEDs in Texas as long as they're not red or blinking.

Texas has very relaxed motorcycle laws, and even less enforcement.  I've gotten pulled over on a bike that had expired registration and inspection, and the cop didn't even mention it, he was just worried about my speed.
I actually had mine burning red at the time. I asked about any other colors and he said amber is ok. As I was asking about other colors and mentioned green, he cut me off and said only amber was ok if visible from the front. I really think you could get ten different interpretations from ten different people in Texas, the wording of the law is very confusing.

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Re: Blaster X Tail Light
« Reply #13 on: Jan 16, 2013, 09:12:47 PM »
It's not to DOT standards but its a lot safer so you shouldn't get hassled. The signals and brake lights are amazing. I feel safer since the install with every thing coming up behind me.
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Re: Blaster X Tail Light
« Reply #14 on: Jan 17, 2013, 04:28:06 AM »
It surprises me you even still have inspections in Texas anymore. Minnesota abolished them years ago due to costs.