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Not used in Australia. In Europe if you want to pass the car infront you flick your passing lights a couple of times and they politely pull over into the slow lane.

In Australia if you give the car in front a couple of flashes of the high beams the only likely effect is they they will slow down to annoy you and give you the finger, or think that your a cop, let you pass and when they realise that you're not, they will tailgate you.

Do the Australian cb500's have a passing switch (non persistant high-beam)?

Actually I believe it's illegal to flash your high beams in oz.
 

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In UK often used to give way to someone at a junction as well though not recommended as not everyone knows and reacts same to it!
 

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In Europe if you want to pass the car infront you flick your passing lights a couple of times and they politely pull over into the slow lane.
errrrmmm.... if only mate ;)

But it is useful to let the car infront know you are there (bit more politer then the horn). Also handy when filtering and some daft bat is on their mobile phone or looking at their face in the mirror whilst drifting out of lane.
 

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Not used in Australia. In Europe if you want to pass the car infront you flick your passing lights a couple of times and they politely pull over into the slow lane.

In Australia if you give the car in front a couple of flashes of the high beams the only likely effect is they they will slow down to annoy you and give you the finger, or think that your a cop, let you pass and when they realise that you're not, they will tailgate you.

Do the Australian cb500's have a passing switch (non persistant high-beam)?

Actually I believe it's illegal to flash your high beams in oz.
We're the angriest drivers.
 
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... Also handy when filtering and some daft bat is on their mobile phone or looking at their face in the mirror whilst drifting out of lane.
:((big laugh smilie) Better stopped than moving at 60 mph (100 k) in bumper to bumper traffic down the freeway (motorway)! :rolleyes: :eek:
 
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In Thailand passing lights are used the same as the horn in other places. They get upset if you beep them, hence I do it all the time.
 
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