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Old 07-21-2011, 10:48 AM
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Hey all

Before I start, yes I searched (google as well) and not a single thread gave a clear and concise answer. It was just everyone's opinion which was split 50/50...and I am sure it will be that way again here in this thread.

I would like to know everyone's take on riding with the highbeams. I took the MSF course in March, and I remember the instructors saying to always ride with the highbeams on at night because you will be seen easier. So far, I have done just that, and yes, I can tell everyone notices me a lot better and I have been flashed only once since March. I feel it is better for my safety to be seen/noticed rather than to worry if I annoy other drivers. Sure if I annoy them, that means they know I'm there.
 
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Old 07-21-2011, 10:52 AM
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I think it is acceptable to ride with brights DURING THE DAY when the contrast between the rest of the world being bright....but at night everything is dark and with your brights on, its 10x worse.....Im pretty sure they said its okay to ride with brights during the day.

I know where I live, its ILLEGAL to operate any vehicle with brights during the night with oncomming traffic......
 
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Old 07-21-2011, 10:57 AM
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Agree^

The correct answer is to use comon sense.

You WILL be noticed more but hi-beams are blinding to oncoming drivers (at night), therefore distracting, and now they are not paying attention to the road and where they are going.

If motorcycle hi-beams were supposed to be ON all the time there wouldnt be a switch to turn them off.
 

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Old 07-21-2011, 11:02 AM
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Riding with your high beams on at night in traffic is not only inconsiderate but illegal in many places. Daytime might be a different matter but never at night when following other vehicles or if there is a vehicle approaching.
 
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Old 07-21-2011, 11:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Kawasaki Noobie View Post
Im pretty sure they said its okay to ride with brights during the day.
Yes, they said during the day, but also specifically said at night as well.
 
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Old 07-21-2011, 11:08 AM
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Do yourself a favor and get some HIDs.
 
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Old 07-21-2011, 11:09 AM
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Originally Posted by NateDieselF4i View Post
Do yourself a favor and get some HIDs.
For the lowbeam?
Can you shoot me a link to purchase?
 
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Old 07-21-2011, 11:10 AM
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DDM Tuning hi/low beam for motorcycles.
 
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Old 07-21-2011, 11:30 AM
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Originally Posted by greenc51 View Post
Yes, they said during the day, but also specifically said at night as well.
I'm pretty sure the MSF would not endorse illegal activity.
 
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Old 07-21-2011, 11:32 AM
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Originally Posted by RoadiJeff View Post
I'm pretty sure the MSF would not endorse illegal activity.
Well do you know for sure this is illegal in Georgia?
 

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