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Old 03-17-2011, 07:26 AM   #1
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Riding with people at night and having the high beams on... does it bother you??

It has been a while from the last time i went out riding at night with friends.

I'm not talking about anyone here just wanna see what you guys feel about this?!

Does it bother you if some one is riding with you and right behind you he has his high beams ON? not just one but 3,4,8 bikes with all their high beams on??

to me it does, the reflection of the lights on my mirrors just blind the F*ck out of me.

your turn...........
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Old 03-17-2011, 07:32 AM   #2
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I have hid's and they are really too bright. Joes are the same and I don't like him behind me
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Old 03-17-2011, 07:33 AM   #3
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i can barely handle the regular lights sometimes but i have contrast issues, lights at night really screw me up.
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Old 03-17-2011, 07:54 AM   #4
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I run with my high beams on. The main reason is because I have an R6 and the low beams really suck.
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Old 03-17-2011, 07:55 AM   #5
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When we ride, we get in a habit whoever leads, they are the one with the high beams. Everyone else is low beams.. Night forest runs FTW!!!
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Old 03-17-2011, 07:59 AM   #6
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I ride with high beams on at night, but i rarely ride with others.
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I run with my high beams on. The main reason is because I have an R6 and the low beams really suck.
...yes they do.
But when you ride with others and you combine their lights and yours it gets really bright when riding in a group.

HID's will fix that for $60.00.
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Old 03-17-2011, 08:06 AM   #8
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It has been a while from the last time i went out riding at night with friends.

I'm not talking about anyone here just wanna see what you guys feel about this?!

Does it bother you if some one is riding with you and right behind you he has his high beams ON? not just one but 3,4,8 bikes with all their high beams on??

to me it does, the reflection of the lights on my mirrors just blind the F*ck out of me.

your turn...........
IMO only the lead rider should have high beams on
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Old 03-17-2011, 08:09 AM   #9
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riding solo the high beams are normally on....behind someone else they go off b/c I know I want them to do the same
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Old 03-17-2011, 08:19 AM   #10
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I use my mirrors a lot. . .and I hate seeing brights in my mirrors.
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Old 03-17-2011, 08:21 AM   #11
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I use my mirrors a lot. . .and I hate seeing brights in my mirrors.
same way i feel
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Old 03-17-2011, 08:23 AM   #12
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Isn't it illegal to have your highs on behind somebody or has that always been a "courtesy" thing? I have done most of my riding at night (worked the nightclubs for years). I do NOT ride with my high beams on.
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Old 03-17-2011, 08:24 AM   #13
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I have Kissan modulators that make the bike noticeable to people's rear mirrors.

Sometimes cagers gets , sometimes I use them as "punishment" when they behave stupid and dangerous, e.g. cutting me off by changing lanes without checking mirrors. Sometimes they think I'm a cop and start slowing down...
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Old 03-17-2011, 08:32 AM   #14
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Isn't it illegal to have your highs on behind somebody or has that always been a "courtesy" thing? I have done most of my riding at night (worked the nightclubs for years). I do NOT ride with my high beams on.
Hmm, I wonder if it's illegal or not?

Anyone been pulled over for ONLY riding with their highs on?
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I've heard that it is technically illegal, but I do it out of courtesy.
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It depends. When a friend (who will remain nameless) had only a working highbeam on his bike I rode with him and adjusted my mirrors or distance accordingly.

I have noticed a plethora of HIDs on bikes. I've been using them since 06 in my 636 (added headlight mesh to cut down the glare). It's starting to become annoying because the large reflective surface of some housings is producing an insane amount of glare. It might be safer for the rider, but a drunk coming towards the light on a 2 lane road might negate the increased safety margin.
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Old 03-17-2011, 09:01 AM   #18
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thats why i use a black visor
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Old 03-17-2011, 09:06 AM   #19
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thats why i use a black visor
I have a black visor too but its a little hard to see at night with it.
so now i use a clear visor...
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day time, high is ok. more a safety thing. trying to be noticed. but... I will go to low beams if I roll up behind someone at a light.
low beams at night unless no one is around.
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