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Old 08-17-2016, 06:31 PM   #21
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Yeah, and it's blue.
They do it because it makes them feel like it's " high end ". In order to understand the downfall they have to be educated, most of them aren't.
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Like I said, don't listen to the haters. It's your bike, your money.
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Like I said, don't listen to the haters. It's your bike, your money.
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I guess being illegal has no bearing either.....right?
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I guess being illegal has no bearing either.....right?
And you drive the speed limit right?

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And you drive the speed limit right?

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I've seen Toe ride. I'd say speed limit is a pretty accurate description for his pace.
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I think what's Important here is that my pace on my motorcycle doesn't effect other people like blinding the out of everyone does...
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Ill never be as fast as you are in a skirt.....true.
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I think what's Important here is that my pace on my motorcycle doesn't effect other people like blinding the out of everyone does...
We will continue this discussion over wings and drinks tonight.. lol
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What do you mean.....NO WINGS?
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Ever since Tugsxr put in the HID they took wings off the menu.
Not only do they blind ya - they are ruining all the good restaurants in town.
Let's blame him for everything.
Sorry Tugsxr - - this has to happen......
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I'll chime in with the old farts. HID in reflector housing WILL blind the out of everyone on the road. I can go in technical details of why, but I'll keep it short, it's mainly due to difference in focal point and different light design (arc vs filament). Those LED bulbs aren't much better either, again, different focal points.

Stock headlights on most motorcycles aren't adequate either. Riding at night on stock motorcycle headlight is a scary experience. They don't illuminate far enough ahead. Going highway speed on a dark road and you can only pray there's no pot hole or an animal darting out because there's no time for you to react.

if you do and if you don't right? Do it the right way, retrofit the headlight with a proper HID projector which will cost $$. Not all of us can afford the $$ to retrofit proper HID projector.

Normally, I'm adamantly against putting HID into reflector housing. However, for motorcycle, it will require some reconsiderations.

1. Safety first. We, as riders, need to see, and be seen. Inadequate stock headlight put us at risk riding at night. Most of them are in no way adequate to ride faster than 50mph (approx).
2. Our safety VS blinding everybody on the road. I understand the mantra "your bike, your money" and "your bike, do whatever you want". But one must keep in mind that everybody else has been considerate to you by NOT putting HID in their reflector headlights, keeping YOU from being blinded. No need to be THAT douche who put HID in reflector housing and blind everybody else.

With that said... motorcycle only has one headlight, so the blinding effect is not THAT bad. Install HID bulb if you ride a lot at night. Don't install HID for the sake of being "cool", as in using HID bulbs between 4300 - 5000 Kelvins. Anything higher is too blue and the brightness actually decreases. There's a reason all OEM HID use 4300K bulbs...
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