The jury is still out on this. I know what the statutes state in my state. They are pretty clear, but I don't think some LEOs are clear on the actual state law on these things.
I recently was driving though a long, rural area at 3-4am, and had an idiot that kept cutting me off, so I kicked the lights on. This made me more visible, and I stopped getting damn near ran over. There are no street lights when you get out of town. I got stopped in a small, rinky dink town and told by the officer that the lights were illegal. I made the comment that I should just change them to amber to avoid any further issue, and the officer stated that that too would be illegal. Now, state law CLEARLY states that amber is a LEGAL accent color to have on a moving motor vehicle. Of this there is no argument.
Most LEOs that I have asked say there is no issue with the lights. I have come across 2 cops so far that have told me they are illegal. I think most are confused with the passenger car law that states that you cannot run Neon under carriage lighting while in motion.
I still say that ANY cop who says these lights cannot be on while in motion, on a motorcycle, is a douche bag. Why the hell would they want a bike to be LESS VISIBLE. Seems counter productive if you ask me.
I know what state law says. It states no red, blue, flashing, or any combination thereof. It clearly lists amber as a legal color. I told the cop to stop ALL otr truck traffic and tell them to remove their amber LED lights they like to add to the cabs and trailers. Like he would have the balls to do that.
Course, this time the cop stated that "you coulda ran and got away easily on this thing" after he asked what size the bike was. More or less a moron, bored officer. It was 4 am in a sleeping small town. I had passed several other highway patrol and local county sheriffs deputies along this ride prior to this encounter.
It's one of them things. I know the reason neither officer so far has given me a ticket for running them is because there is no statute to cite on the ticket for violation...and they know it.
I'm going to find them all, print them off, and carry them under the rear pillion, and ask them to point out where in the statute it says I can't run them while driving at night.
It's a work in progress...