Question on brights / high beams

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Do you run high beams / brights during the day?

Yes.
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No.
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All the brights all the time (at night too)
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It depends (respond in comments)
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Question on brights / high beams

Post by EvilSteve » Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:12 pm


@cOoTeR suggests that running brights during the day is annoying and unnecessary (given how good lights are these days). I wanted to see what other people thought.

I generally run brights while the sun is up and turn them off when cars turn have their lights on. I rarely get flashed by other people (doesn't mean it isn't annoying of course).
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Re: Question on brights / high beams

Post by UFO » Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:20 pm


I generally don't ride with high beams on. But if I get into situations where I think drivers are not paying attention, or I get annoyed, I will flip them on and leave them on for awhile.
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Re: Question on brights / high beams

Post by MadeInJapan » Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:55 pm


I don't use my high beams during the daytime unless they cut me off. The lights on this bike is very bright already, you won't need to use high beam let other knows.
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Re: Question on brights / high beams

Post by Ninja H2SX » Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:16 pm


What I do on all my bikes is raise the headlight so low beam is just on the verge of being annoying to cars - so it's somewhere between the factory low beam and high beam setting.

Adjusting the headlight also gives you better lighting of the road at night with the low beam, and certainly with the high beam. Most bikes seem to come from the factory with the headlight adjusted too low anyway.

People seem to get all pissed off in cars over nothing these days, so I'm not going to piss them off with a blinding headlight. Adjusting the headlight is a good compromise IMO.
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Re: Question on brights / high beams

Post by DeRox » Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:18 pm


Nope. Hate it when others do (mostly by accident), so don't do it myself...
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Re: Question on brights / high beams

Post by cOoTeR » Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:47 am


Having your brights on can also distort how far away you are from someone. It can make you look farther away and moving at a different speed than you actually are so it would have the opposite effect of what you're trying to achieve. This becomes very dangerous when approaching intersections or passing people. There are people out there that already hate bikers for a variety of reasons. To those people anyone on a bike is an A hole no matter what type of bike you're on. There's no reason to piss them off even more. You never know what might push someone over the edge and into a full on road rage incident.
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Re: Question on brights / high beams

Post by Ninja H2SX » Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:49 pm


cOoTeR wrote:
Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:47 am
To those people anyone on a bike is an A hole no matter what type of bike you're on. There's no reason to piss them off even more. You never know what might push someone over the edge and into a full on road rage incident.
Yep, and here's an example that happened recently in my area of just how syco some people can react to motorcyclists.

http://www.kiro7.com/news/local/road-ra ... /696699003

https://www.kiro7.com/news/local/no-cha ... /717152012
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Re: Question on brights / high beams

Post by JonTheChron » Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:18 pm


Illegal in my area (thank god) I also agree with cooter that is a very annoying and unnecessary practice
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Re: Question on brights / high beams

Post by EvilSteve » Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:25 am


Thanks for your comments everyone.
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Re: Question on brights / high beams

Post by ghostwriter78 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:21 pm


is this a serious question? AFAIK running high beams full time either day or night makes no sense. only when required.
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