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Old 10-21-2009, 04:49 PM   #21
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Touche, but illegal here too. Read the bold and I shall continue to whine like a 'cause I want to vent. I know it makes no difference and no one is going to stop being an just because I don't like it.

Texas Transportation Code 541.302
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(11) "Roadway" means the portion of a highway, other than the
berm or shoulder, that is improved, designed, or ordinarily used for
vehicular travel. If a highway includes at least two separate
roadways, the term applies to each roadway separately.


Texas Transportation Code 547.333
(c) A person who operates a vehicle on a roadway or shoulder
shall select a distribution of light or composite beam that is aimed
and emits light sufficient to reveal a person or vehicle at a safe
distance ahead of the vehicle, except that:

(1) an operator approaching an oncoming vehicle within 500
feet shall select:

(A) the lowermost distribution of light or composite beam,
regardless of road contour or condition of loading; or

(B) a distribution aimed so that no part of the
high-intensity portion of the lamp projects into the eyes of an
approaching vehicle operator
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(2) an operator approaching a vehicle from the rear within
300 feet may not select the uppermost distribution of light
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Old 10-21-2009, 04:51 PM   #22
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Hi BEAMS 4 TA MOST PART BUT STILL CONSIDERATE OF OTHER DRIVERS
Yea mine are not always on but I do use them when riding through intersections.
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they know this, they don't care.

and we wonder why people "hate" us......

If you really think people hate rider's for using their high beams, to possibly make riding at night safer for them, you are way off base
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Old 10-21-2009, 04:54 PM   #24
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I believe the hate us because of riders cutting infront of them and skipping through traffic.
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Old 10-21-2009, 04:54 PM   #25
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Well I use both high and low. If I have clear visor on, use low, if tint is on (usually when work a long day) I use high. On back roads, use high beams for dead animals, don't want to hit them at 60mph, but if behind another car, I usually ride on the right side of the roa so that I can see what is in front of the car on the road.
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Which leads us to our next point folks. Don't smoke crack.
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Which leads us to our next point folks. Don't smoke crack.
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Hi's during the day only.

Aim your lights properly and you won't need your high beams to prevent you from "running over stuff."
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Hi's during the day only.

Aim your lights properly and you won't need your high beams to prevent you from "running over stuff."
1) The low beam doesn't throw light as far as the high beam
2) Many sportbikes have only one high beam and one low beam
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on behalf of people with night-blindness:

you're plenty visible with low-beams, if you're hi-beaming a driver then all you're doing is handicapping the box of steel coming directly at you, and if they suffer from night blindness ((LIKE ME )) then they're much more likely to hit ((FLATTEN YOUR DUMB ON THE PAVEMENT)) you because of it.


its significantly worse on back roads that dont have other lights around to balance out the contrast - when your eyes see a light that bright they have to adjust to the brightest color, which means making a sacrifice on the darker colors ( (THAT YOU NEED TO FVCKING SEE TO DRIVE) ) around you, so the dark colors fade out and all you see is bright, bright, huge, enormous lights, blinding you.

You almost completely lose your sense of distance because you cant see anything else, your eyes have adjusted to the brightness, naturally you're drawn to the lights because its all you can see, but normally you'll just have to anticipate this problem and watch kinda far away from the lights to keep a bearing on the road.

Its worse when the lights pass you, then everything is pitch black, your eyes take a second to readjust and you run a risk of going off the road. easily.

its dangerous and I've almost gone off the road because of high-beam drivers, i've almost hit high-beam drivers, its not safe.

Don't brake in turns. Don't use your high-beams on other vehicles. You will come across a person with vision problems and you will probably be the cause of them wrecking or the cause of them wrecking you. There is absolutely no argument here, it is stupid to run high-beams at vehicles.
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High by day, low by night except as needed. But not in oncoming traffics face.
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Old 10-22-2009, 10:22 AM   #34
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its means they're at you for having hi beams on.......just like in a car......sigh.
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I have seen a few chicks around with their high beams all day long now that its colder.
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Keep on riding, they flipped their high beams, so they saw you, so it worked!!
Why not flip the lows on until the cars have passed???

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If you really think people hate rider's for using their high beams, to possibly make riding at night safer for them, you are way off base
To try and narrow down "biker hate" to a single item would be ridiculous. It's culmination of many things (splitting, street stunting, loud exhaust, ... , etc).


Strangely enough, I have to agree with X on this one.
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Keep on riding, they flipped their high beams, so they saw you, so it worked!!


Ok so after it worked, do you then A) dim them? Or B) just keep blinding someone who sees you.
A = Ok
B = narcissistic lazy .
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Hi all the time. In the NYC instruction manual they encourage the use of high beams on bikes. Better chance of being seen. I have not had a complaint nor a flicker when I have ridden. If they flicker then they saw me and that a good thing!!
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Hi all the time. In the NYC instruction manual they encourage the use of high beams on bikes. Better chance of being seen. I have not had a complaint nor a flicker when I have ridden. If they flicker then they saw me and that a good thing!!
so do you drive in your car w/ your hi's on?
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I keep his on almost always in the day time.

When night falls, I turn down unless I am on a country road.

If you are out at night, and there are other vehicles, saying "I don't want to run over something" is a pathetic excuse.

You can see with the car in front of you's headlights, or even in front of that car. No reason for YOUR headlights to go that far unless there is also no one in front of you.
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