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Old 04-18-2007, 08:08 PM   #1
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Question Riding with brights?

Do any of your ride at night with your brights on? I ride with mine on during the day but wonder if it is safe to do at night.
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Old 04-18-2007, 08:09 PM   #2
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Do any of your ride at night with your brights on? I ride with mine on during the day but wonder if it is safe to do at night.
Many people will account for me doing that.

They still don't F`ing see me, so no use.
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Old 04-18-2007, 08:10 PM   #3
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No, brights will only blind/ off other drivers. If they can't see your normal lights at night I don't think brights are gonna help.
Day time may be a different story.
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Old 04-18-2007, 08:24 PM   #4
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I ride with high beams during sunlight hours and low beams at night, but cars still flash me their brights thinking I've got mine on at night when I don't. Oh well, at least they see me!
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Old 04-18-2007, 08:33 PM   #5
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I ride with my high beams all the time. My "daytime running lights".

Anything to get people's attention = safe for me
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Old 04-18-2007, 08:42 PM   #6
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i ride with high beams day and night
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Old 04-18-2007, 08:48 PM   #7
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High beams night and day. When i can afford it i'm buying an HID kit. If the other drivers have a problem with me making sure i've done as much as i can to ensure they've seen me they can just pull over and i can explain how many people have died because car/suv drivers just didnt see the motorcycle.
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Old 04-18-2007, 08:51 PM   #8
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well headlights on the hayabusa are pointed straight down so i can ride with my highbeams on 24/7 and no one cares. i will adjust them one day.
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Old 04-18-2007, 09:20 PM   #9
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Well my theory is that if somebody doesn't see me and appears to be heading my way, I will use the little rocket launchers I bought from Chuck Norris to get their attention.
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Old 04-18-2007, 09:28 PM   #10
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Always have the brights on, unless its at night and I'm in a group of riders (dont want to blind 'em from behind).
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Old 04-18-2007, 09:30 PM   #11
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my brights are stuck in the on position.
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Old 04-18-2007, 09:55 PM   #12
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There was a study done a long time ago about being able to judge the speed of an oncoming vehicle and how that ability is reduced when the oncoming vehicle is running brights. It makes sense to me that this would be the case. A point light moving towards you has no real reference point to judge speed on.
Running with your high beams at night also forces the drivers that you are blinding to look away and that cannot be safe. If anyone (car, bike, truck, whatever) comes at me with brights at night (or in the day) I give them my brights right back.
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Old 04-18-2007, 11:13 PM   #13
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Brights on during the day because I'm running a Kisan Pathblazer headlight modulator and it's engaged in high beam mode. (I think it makes a difference, but some will argue.)

At night I generally run with my headlight (I only have one) on bright unless I'm right behind someone. I've never had anyone flash their lights at me, so mine may need further adjustment.
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Old 04-18-2007, 11:19 PM   #14
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I never knew there was a lowbeam on a bike....and still never phases the old lady in her cadilac driving with her Ray Charlse sunglasses on while attempting to use the new cell phone her great grandson bought her.
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Highbeams 24/7 unless I'm riding with someone else, then I figure the 2 headlights of us are good enough.
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Old 04-19-2007, 01:08 AM   #16
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cool thanks for all your info
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Old 04-19-2007, 09:13 AM   #17
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I ride with my hi-beams on during the day and low-beams at night unless there are no cars around.....
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Old 04-19-2007, 09:21 AM   #18
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high beams 24/7......I just bought a HID kit for my bike on ebay for $125...the way i see it we have to raise the level of awareness when we are out there riding around but when in a group low beams definetly the more noticeable we are the better .....
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Old 04-19-2007, 09:46 AM   #19
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High beams at night if I'm on the freeway or a dark road. Too hard too see with the low beams.
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Old 04-19-2007, 09:50 AM   #20
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To add to what people are saying. The dual head light at night creates the illusion of a car a good distance away. This is a big issue why cars switch lanes while the bike is actually closer then it appeared.
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