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Old 10-22-2009, 12:42 PM   #41
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When I'm driving my car at night, I've noticed that an approaching motorcycle is just as visible with low-beams only as with both low- and high-beams. Also, when the motorcycle has the high-beams on it's blinding enough that I have a lot of difficulty making out the actual road surface and lane markings. On an unlit two-lane road, I thinking having your high-beams on makes it MORE DANGEROUS for you because the car might drift across the center divider. Also, the driver has more difficulty judging how far away you are.

On my bike, I haven't noticed the high-beams illuminating the road surface any more than the low-beams already do. I only find it useful on unlit roads when I want to get a better view of upcoming corners via illuminated trees, road signs, deer and the like.
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Old 10-22-2009, 12:44 PM   #42
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Old 10-22-2009, 01:06 PM   #43
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If you are out at night, and there are other vehicles, saying "I don't want to run over something" is a pathetic excuse.

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Old 10-26-2009, 03:01 PM   #44
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I use my hi-beam day and night, except when I'm behind another bike.
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