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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-05-2004, 04:54 PM Thread Starter
 
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High Beam vs. Low Beam?

Okay, so is when to use the high beam vs. low beam on a motorcycle the same as in a car?
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High beam all the time during the day, low beam at night. The last thing you want to do is blind a cager.

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High beam all the time during the day, low beam at night.
Same here. If I'm on deserted back roads at night time, I'll leave the high beams on.

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-05-2004, 09:11 PM
 
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I run highs pretty much all the time.......except when coming head to head on a 2 lane or on metro highways.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-06-2004, 04:05 AM
 
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high beam all the time.. use low only when a car is comin in your lane... donno where he got only high during the day.. I cant see without my high at night!!!
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I'm sorry, i should have said something like never high-beam a car. Good catch.

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Like the others. The high beam during the day due to most cages with lights on as well & besides I do not have a special powerful bulb.

In the evenings I slow down my pace on the hwys, back-roads & even in town. Using high when no traffic coming my way otherwise will drop to the low beam.

If at nigh it I come across a cage that is going slower then myself, on the hwy, then I signal with turn signals that I am going around him along with flipping the light from low to high & down again till I am just past the vehicle & shift onto high beams -------- latter is an old gentlemen's agreement used by so many traveleing salesmen & others on the 2-lane hwys of Western Cdn & yes it works with Americans close to the border.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-06-2004, 10:51 AM
 
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i think this one is unanimous. I almost ALWAYS use high beams only, except when being curteous to other drivers/riders. You always need to be on the defense, & if driving w/ your highbeams on all the time helps ya .. there ya go ...
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