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Old 08-28-2008, 06:07 AM   #1
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hi beams and harley a$$holes

alright i own arguably the worst color motorcycle there is. black on black. poor choice maybe but i like it. because of this i have made a habit of riding with my hi beams when im alone. i turn them off when im with my friends or when being curtious is not going to endanger me. philosophy being i would rather be seen and at, than not at and ran over.

taking that further, i just got back from colorado where there are a lot of deer and elk, so for even more good reason im riding at night with my hi beams on through the valley. this deush on a harley that has been riding behind me gets next to me and says "turn off your high beams ! your high beaming everyone! then yells to his fat cow of a passenger 'f***ing crotch rocket idiots" this fat is of course gearless by the way. so i slow down and holler "what" at him. when he went to yell again i interupted him with the new two bros which is very loud by the way. he then proceeded to "take off" on his harley at a blistering 70 something passing a truck on the shoulder!
so what are anyones thoughts on this? do yall ride with hi beams?
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Old 08-28-2008, 06:16 AM   #2
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i pretty much take the same approach, except when i am in the go fast mood on the way to work in the am. i actually use my pass light, it works. most drivers will get out of the passing lane and let me by...F^*K the gay harley guy!!!
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I always ride high beams...like u said id rather be seen then ran over!!
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yup, all harley guys are douchebags
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i'll ride the high beams when i need em. most time i dont
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high beams .. sometimes i get people to flash me from the opposite side of the freeway lol
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a hole, :angry7:

i'll ride the high beams when i need em. most time i dont
dude, I own 2 Harleys, 1 suckzuki, 1 yamaha
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I ride with high beams on unless I'm right up behind someone ( within three car lengths ). If I can see them squinting in their rear view mirror, I'll turn them off.

They probably saved my life this morning when I got cut off buy a dude in a mustang. I fired them off in his eyeballs and he jerked back over to the right, just as my front tire occupied the space he was about to be in.

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Old 08-28-2008, 07:24 AM   #9
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nawice bike, im tired of the "typical harley guy" comments even though i know im not typical, lol. curious can you powder coat the stock cast rims on a sportster?
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Well .. I usually have them on during the day but yesterdays incident showed that even that doesn't really help. So it comes down to anticipating cagers and the faults they'll make.
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Old 08-28-2008, 07:53 AM   #12
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for the record scooter trash and juminfly...i never said harley guys in general are . just this particular guy. if he would have been on a sport bike he would have still been a .

nice bikes by the way man.
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Hi beams all the time during the day, along with a headlight modulator.

At night, though, I practice the same courtesy I'd expect from other motorists to keep the lights on low beam when other vehicles are approaching from the opposite direction. I don't like to be blinded by an oncoming motorist who keeps his hi-beams on, and I don't think many here would appreciate it, either.

Furthermore, I do not think it's ok to blind the oncoming motorist, just because I decide to ride my bike at night, and putting their life in danger. At night, which is the issue in this post, there is no reason why you cannot quickly switch to your low-beam, at least until the oncoming motorist passes you.

My only exception: One thing that really me off is when some a-hole keeps his hi-beams on, even after I flash my lights repeatedly to get him to switch to low. That's when I switch on my pencil-beam flamethrowers (when I'm in my truck), which are strategicly positioned for a direct, in-ur-face hit at the repeat offender!
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nope no hi-beams during the day and rarely at night.
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I used to only use my hi beams during the day, but recently started using them all the time for better visibility (I see better and people can see me better). I'll turn it off if it seems to be bothering someone but I wouldn't think my hi beams would be worse than a car with HID lights...
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Hi beams seldom help with deer. You don't want to have a confrontation with one. Been there-broad daylight in the Kiamichi Mts. in Ok. I lost.
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I used high beam most of the time. I rather be seen and than dead, like you said. He got mad because the car that you passed got and flashed at him. It happens all the time when I ride in a group. I turn off my high beam when car approach. It's only for the one ahead of me and letting the people coming out of drive ways and parking lot knows that I am there and flying through.
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there's been several studies that disprove the high beam=more visibility myth. turns out the high beams actually increase glare, which at night, reduces people's ability to guage the distance of the lights away from them, therefore making them more likely to run you over.

i'll run the high beam during the day, but at night, just the low beam, unless I need to see better.
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