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Old 03-17-2011, 09:11 AM   #21
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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.
+1... thats the way it should be!
share the roads with others and do to them what you would like for others to do to you..

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Old 03-17-2011, 09:20 AM   #22
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I ride with my highbeams on all the time, even during the day... I see where you're coming from on the annoying factor.

I usually lead the rides so I have everyones lights on me, never really bothered me much because it helped me make sure where everyone was. Kyle and MykolJ have some high HID's but since for the time being I don't have mirrors, I really don't even notice them. When I had mirrors I would see them on there but just adjusted..

I keep them on because I figure the more annoying the lights are, the more visible they are going to be to a cager, so, that's the logic I use. whatever helps me be more visible.

But I see where you are coming from.

So to answer your question, does it bother me? Meh, not really.
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It me off when a cop catches up with me, gets behind me and puts his lights right at my mirrors...that should be illegal.
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It me off when a cop catches up with me, gets behind me and puts his lights right at my mirrors...that should be illegal.
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It me off when a cop catches up with me, gets behind me and puts his lights right at my mirrors...that should be illegal.
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You are rite! I mean, they should look into rubber coating them. I'm sure it would only cost like $2.00 more per set of cuffs to have them done.
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I ride with my highbeams on all the time, even during the day... I see where you're coming from on the annoying factor.

I usually lead the rides so I have everyones lights on me, never really bothered me much because it helped me make sure where everyone was. Kyle and MykolJ have some high HID's but since for the time being I don't have mirrors, I really don't even notice them. When I had mirrors I would see them on there but just adjusted..

I keep them on because I figure the more annoying the lights are, the more visible they are going to be to a cager, so, that's the logic I use. whatever helps me be more visible.

But I see where you are coming from.

So to answer your question, does it bother me? Meh, not really.

when i ride with 1 or two friends i rather for them to have them on so i can see them where they are, when i ride on the freeway with a big group and everyone keeps moving then i rather for them to have them on... BUT when i do low speed.. like city riding and you have 8 bikes behind you and everyone has their highbeams on, then it gets on the way..... the reflction bothers me. (it may not to others..)
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hid setup for me , but no hi beams , I ride a cruiser & have the passing lamps with hid bulbs also , so no need for hi beams .
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Normally keep the highs off when I ride with people.
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I had the highs on all the time when I had my bike just because I didn't like the way it looked with only lows on and people telling me a light was broken

I forget who, but I remember riding with a small group that liked having leader and sweeper with highs on, just because it was easier to look in your mirrors and spot the guy with 2 lights vs. picking out an actual bike/rider to make sure the whole group made it through.
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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!!!
We were just talking about how crazy it is to ride the forest at night... 1 possum and ur !! High beams or not that little will creep up on u quick!

And yes high beams me off when in my mirror
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...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.
Wouldn't it be double that since I have two light housings?
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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.
Not sure about Texas, but the law at home is:

1) If head on, you have to turn off your highbeams if you are within 100 meters (~300ft) of the oncoming vehicle.

2) If behind, you have to turn off your highbeams if you are within 50 meters (~150 feet) of the vehicle ahead of you.
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People that roll around with high beams and/or driving lights in the city should be castrated, shot and then hung over a fire.

Annoying beyond belief, whether behind or in front on a two lane road.

Kinda like rolling along the STATE DESIGNATED PASSING LANE at or below the speed limit while yacking on the cell.
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I don't like when I'm in a group and riders behind me have the brights on especially with HIDs.

I have HIDs on my bike and I never ride with the brights on.
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when i ride alone i have highs on during the day for visibility, highs arent that bright during the day anyway. and sometimes ill have them on at night depending on the level of retardation in the cages around me

but when im riding with other bikes i leave them off, those highs behind me blind the out of me so ill normally tuck a bit so it isnt shining right in my eyes
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Wouldn't it be double that since I have two light housings?
i got some off Ebay for $45 the set or you can get a really nice set for both headlights for less then $80.00 the ballas for this set are really small and will be easy to hide.

this are the ones that i got on and i love them.. http://www.ddmtuning.com/Product-Cat...hting/HID-Kits
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People that roll around with high beams and/or driving lights in the city should be castrated, shot and then hung over a fire.

Annoying beyond belief, whether behind or in front on a two lane road.
.... That bad?
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.... That bad?

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Don't be an . Turn your lights down.

People that roll with hi's on at all times are just as annoying as people who ride with open exhaust. The major argument being, "I am annoying and therefore noticed." Yeah you are noticed right up untill you blind someone for 4 or more seconds.
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