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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-22-2019, 07:13 PM Thread Starter
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Hey all,I have a perhaps sill question but here goes.........the lighted speedometer is not a "smart light" is it? By that I mean it is only on in darkness or indoors etc? The reason I ask is that today when I got back from my ride and had just pulled into the garage I wanted to check the total miles and when I cycled to it it was really hard to see.I cycled thru another time and glanced away and when I looked again the speedo was now lighted and easy to read. Apparently the light was not on the 1st time I looked? Is there a loose connection there or is that by design?

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I believe its by design Colt, the lights in the speedometer on my Deluxe do the same thing.
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My 2013 is smart light. I can change the color of the night time display too. But yes, hard to see when it is dusk.

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Thanks ematicic and pete, I was about half kidding when I asked if it could be an actual feature..........You guys aren't just messing with me...........are ya?
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not that it really matters, but do you still have a rocker? if so why post in sportster section about it?
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not that it really matters, but do you still have a rocker? if so why post in sportster section about it?
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Noper, I do not. I traded the Rocker on a King and then this year traded the King on the iron 1200. I believe my signature line mentions that..?
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Thanks ematicic and pete, I was about half kidding when I asked if it could be an actual feature..........You guys aren't just messing with me...........are ya?
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As far as you know, we're not.
Maybe....
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Colt how do we know your not pulling our chains ???

Yes the light should come in darkened garage. After replacing my stock speedo with combo Tach and Speed one it still gets my attention when I pull into the garage. Stock one wasn't that bright.
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Colt how do we know your not pulling our chains ???

Yes the light should come in darkened garage. After replacing my stock speedo with combo Tach and Speed one it still gets my attention when I pull into the garage. Stock one wasn't that bright.
HaHaHa.........got me there I guess but the truth is.......it really does seem to 'come on' after being out in the sunlight and them moving into the garage.It's almost like the light is not on at all then after a few seconds inside...........it comes on.
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