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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 11-05-2003, 02:11 PM Thread Starter
 
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Lightbulb riding with your brights on...

how many of you ride around town with your brights on?

i've noticed ever since i've started doing that...i have less cagers "not seeing me" on my travels around town.

i have to take the freeway to and from work every day, and being in so cal means also splitting lanes most of the way.

i especially keep them on in neighborhoods where driveways are blocked by cages parked all along the street. of course i try to remember to turn them back to low when another vehicle is approaching from the other way.

it pisses some people off...but i'd rather deal with somebody , rather than "not seeing me" and turning in to me or some other grand maneuver.

it's amazing how many people look into their mirrors now, then move over nicely for me while there's traffic on the freeways. otherwise the cager's only check their mirrors "during" a lane change...usually while dialing or talking on the phone.

riding with my brights on has saved unnecessary defensive maneuvers many, many times.
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post #2 of 30 (permalink) Old 11-05-2003, 02:57 PM
 
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Yea i started doing that as well for the same reasons, but there isnt heavy traffic around here, but attention is sometimes a good thing.
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post #3 of 30 (permalink) Old 11-05-2003, 06:48 PM
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Always ride with the bright's on during the day, but not at night. The last thing i want to do is blind a cager.

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post #4 of 30 (permalink) Old 11-05-2003, 07:30 PM
 
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too much

My friend has a r1 with these bright as hell HID lights, it blinds the shit out of you on low, and he rides with them on high, I think its to much.
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Always ride with the bright's on during the day, but not at night. The last thing i want to do is blind a cager.
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post #6 of 30 (permalink) Old 11-05-2003, 07:43 PM
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i used to have them on my ex bike kawak 400 zzr once the police stopped me for having em 2 weeks later i had an accident at night later on the cager asked me where ur lights on?.
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post #7 of 30 (permalink) Old 11-05-2003, 09:10 PM
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Always ride with the bright's on during the day, but not at night. The last thing i want to do is blind a cager.
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Always ride with the bright's on during the day, but not at night. The last thing i want to do is blind a cager.
werd.. I do the same thing
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post #9 of 30 (permalink) Old 11-06-2003, 06:51 AM
 
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I too ride with the brights on. All the time. I usually tend to forget to turn them down to low at night, but I get reminded when I get brighted back.
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post #10 of 30 (permalink) Old 11-06-2003, 06:52 PM
 
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I used to ride with Hi-beams on but even that didn't deter cars from noticing or paying attention. What I do now is ride with the low beam and use an ACTIVE Hi-beam where I flash anyone who I see isn't paying attention to me. If you aren't paying attention to other vehicles around your person, then why aren't you? Sometimes it's better to be offensive than defensive when riding. An always on Hi-beam isn't gonna save you or make you more noticable to anyone. It seems to me that the only one's paying attention to hi-beams are other riders when they drive their cars. Better to flash someone and get their attention then be a hood ornament.
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