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Old 07-07-2011, 01:18 PM   #21
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I also like riding at night, specially during spring and sumer. What I have done and works for me is to look for a kind of "circuit". A route you know well, in terms of curves, pavement condition, dangerous spots and so on.
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Old 07-07-2011, 02:17 PM   #22
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I try to avoid night riding ever since a group of hogs decided to block the highway once.

I still do it fairly often since I dont ever drive the cage anymore. Just take it slower.
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Old 07-07-2011, 02:28 PM   #23
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NIGHT RIDING - At night, not only is it hard to see, but people can hardly see you.


SEEING - Upgrade your headlights. If you don't have them already, get some HID headlights. These aide in your vision at night by providing a high light output. The difference between Halogen and HID is like night and day, your gonna love HID. (You really only need low beam)


BEING SEEN - Bikes with LEDs, extra running lights, neon kits, and reflectivity. J.C. Whitney sells a halogen brake lamp for about $10.00 that is 30% brighter than stock bulbs. You can also buy super bright LED lighting that is much brighter than the typical automotive bulb.

- Add reflective tape to your bike

- WEAR BRIGHT CLOTHING

(If you want to be objective, one dark night you should park your bike somewhere with the lights on, and stand off at a distance to assess how visible it really is from the front, back and side. While you are at it, shine a light on it to see how reflective it is.)

- Always wear clear, clean, unscratched eye protection at night, and understand that even with up-rated headlights, details of the road’s surface may escape you. Odds are that you are sharing the roads not just with nocturnal creatures, SO TAKE THE ROUTE THAT HAS THE MOST TRAFFIC, and LESS RURAL ROADS.
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Old 07-07-2011, 02:59 PM   #25
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Personally, I think its a wash in terms of danger. Yes, you've got reduced visibility and all the drunks are out, but on the other hand, you have a far reduced level of traffic.

Riding is dangerous - period. For that matter, life is dangerous.
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Old 07-07-2011, 03:28 PM   #26
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If you do wheelies people to tend to pay more attention to you...

Wheelies = safety
.. Then your headlights act as a directional flash light... you know you liked when I did that little power wheelie on that dark as road.. lit up the trees and all..

Night is dangerous but so is riding so it is what it is...
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Old 07-07-2011, 03:29 PM   #27
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NIGHT RIDING - At night, not only is it hard to see, but people can hardly see you.


SEEING - Upgrade your headlights. If you don't have them already, get some HID headlights. These aide in your vision at night by providing a high light output. The difference between Halogen and HID is like night and day, your gonna love HID. (You really only need low beam)


BEING SEEN - Bikes with LEDs, extra running lights, neon kits, and reflectivity. J.C. Whitney sells a halogen brake lamp for about $10.00 that is 30% brighter than stock bulbs. You can also buy super bright LED lighting that is much brighter than the typical automotive bulb.

- Add reflective tape to your bike

- WEAR BRIGHT CLOTHING

(If you want to be objective, one dark night you should park your bike somewhere with the lights on, and stand off at a distance to assess how visible it really is from the front, back and side. While you are at it, shine a light on it to see how reflective it is.)

- Always wear clear, clean, unscratched eye protection at night, and understand that even with up-rated headlights, details of the road’s surface may escape you. Odds are that you are sharing the roads not just with nocturnal creatures, SO TAKE THE ROUTE THAT HAS THE MOST TRAFFIC, and LESS RURAL ROADS.
Or ride like no one sees you anyways and always go about 10 fast than everyone else so you take out the rear danger..
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Old 07-07-2011, 05:11 PM   #28
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Yes I found out comprehensive insurance will cover animal damage when riding at night.
I like riding on the freeway at night especially the toll roads because its rather peacful and very few cars, just becareful of leo's and drunks.
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