I was under the impression that running lights in the rear were not street leagal (which is why your bike only comes with front running lights) Can anyone confirm or deny?
Whoa! Good question. I forgot that a car/truck's rear
running are red & turn signals are yellow.
So it figures that a motorcycles might best be the same (by law or to avoid confusion). Nut don't big rig trucks often customize using extra yellow lights alomg with the standard red brake & running lights?
If so then since the regular bike tail light already has thr red running light then the yellow (not white) running lights would be OK. ?? Or, since red light still looks red through a yellow filter, we'd need LED replacement lights with red LEDs always on (running lights) and yellow LEDs for the turn signals.
We need the law
California Highway patrol
I don't know if additional rear lights are considered "tail lights." Seems that they would. ??
The following are Illegal:
---Tail lights other than red (24600 VC).
---Incorrect color of turn signal
. It must be white or yellow to the front, red or yellow to the rear
---Red lights to the front. They are illegal except on emergency vehicles (24003 VC).
---Tail lights that incorporate a bulb with a red tint or coating
. In general, custom tail lights that incorporate a clear outer shell and red inner lens
are legal (24011 VC). If they don't incorporate reflectors, they must be added to the vehicle (24607 VC).
---Tail lights that are too dim, washed out or show yellow, white or other colors (24600 VC).
---Illegal color of side marker lights. If present, must be yellow in the front and red in the rear (25106, 24003 VC).
---Driving with just parking lights on (24800 VC). Vehicles that have factory-installed automatic daytime running lights must meet federal requirements and are legal.
---Illegal decorative lights (24003 VC). All flashing decorative lights are illegal (25250 VC).
AMA- Oregon laws... didn't see anything at this site: