Question on brights / high beams

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Do you run high beams / brights during the day?

Yes.
14
24%
No.
40
69%
All the brights all the time (at night too)
1
2%
It depends (respond in comments)
3
5%
 
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Re: Question on brights / high beams

Post by bull_dog190 » Fri May 25, 2018 5:06 am


Like was said before, I will turn the highbeams on temporarily if I am getting in a tight spot with lots of traffic.
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Re: Question on brights / high beams

Post by Rymek » Fri May 25, 2018 5:54 am


Running high beam during the day is stupid and dangerous. You blind other people when you do it. Ask a friend to run against you or behind you on the road while you're in the car or on a motorcycle and you'll see in the rear mirror what I mean.

Completely unnecessary and should be fined when someone does it.
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Re: Question on brights / high beams

Post by JonTheChron » Fri May 25, 2018 12:05 pm


My province JUST made it legal and recommended few days ago to run the high beams during the day on motorcycles, for safety reasons.
Headlight modulation is also permitted.
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Re: Question on brights / high beams

Post by wyso » Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:02 am


High beams only turned off after dark. Always have, always will. Anything to make bike more visible to others.
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Re: Question on brights / high beams

Post by Niggsey » Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:09 am


Makes no difference in the UK they still try to nock you off the dam thing it’s a national sport in the UK
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Re: Question on brights / high beams

Post by Niggsey » Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:18 am


Makes no difference in the uk the still try to knock you off
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Re: Question on brights / high beams

Post by wellcraft » Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:42 pm


cOoTeR wrote:
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.
Do you have evidence to support what you're saying in regards to high beams distorting actual over perceived distances? Just curious
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Re: Question on brights / high beams

Post by cOoTeR » Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:03 pm


wellcraft wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:42 pm
cOoTeR wrote:
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.
Do you have evidence to support what you're saying in regards to high beams distorting actual over perceived distances? Just curious
Have some one drive at you at the same speed from the same distance with their brights on and brights off you'll see whay I'm saying.
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Re: Question on brights / high beams

Post by black-k1 » Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:45 pm


Those that run full/high beam when there's other traffic on the road are inconsiderate selfish arrogant A holes! Blinding other road users is only going upset those road users and, when on a bike, you really don't want to be sharing the road with others you've pissed off!
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