do you ride w/ headlights on 24/7?

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  1. walman7

    walman7 "Did you hurl in my shoe?"

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    just wondering what most people do... i'd rather blind someone for a sec in their rearview then have them not see me at all
     
  2. bagged

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    well if your bike was sold new in the US you have no choice whether you have the lights on or not, it comes wired that way
     
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    2K-2.5RS No caffeine - No function

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    I was gonna say, can you turn them off?
     
  4. walman7

    walman7 "Did you hurl in my shoe?"

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    na i mean the hi-beams not the regular one that's always on
     
  5. HMan

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    During the day yes. At night no.

    Why blind them and give them the "reason" to hit you?

    Thats why I took my bike out and rode at some friends after I put my HID in. If it was "blinding" I wouldn't have used it.
     
  6. ragnarok

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    my normal beam is on 24/7 from factory... my high beam... i just lowered it a bit with a screwdriver and leave that on as well
     
  7. Esp69st

    Esp69st Who's talking about OIL... bitch you cooking

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    I'll adding HID's to my bike this year and I'll get that daytime running light problem...
     
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    Some guys I ride with have installed a switch so they can turn them off. I guess they dont want cops to see em from miles away.
     
  9. Wolf

    Wolf No one plans to take the path that brings you lowe

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    high beams, no.
     
  10. Team503

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    Lows no, highs are on during daylight, off at night (they can't avoid me if they're blinded).
     
  11. PUREVIL

    PUREVIL More Money Than Brains Croo

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    +1
     
  12. walman7

    walman7 "Did you hurl in my shoe?"

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    good stuff. i'll keep em on durign the day and off at night.
     
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    i dont think you can.. unless you add a switch.. i want to add one so i can run from the cops at night..
     
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    :rolleyes:
     
  15. f4i4me

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    high beams yes, but only during the day .. i wouldnt want to do that at night to someone.. its not only annoying to cars, but to the other bikes ur riding with... one kid that rides with us sometimes always has his on his 636 and we always bitch about it being too bring when we look back etc.
     
  16. HMan

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    The MSF and I believe the AMA advises brights during the day to help make you more visible.
     
  17. ragnarok

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    you have to remember to keep the revs high during street riding when using the high beams 24/7... because they draw alot more power and the alternator doesnt charge the battery till about 4k rpms on a sportbike. i had a battery die on me one week when i was riding around town at 3-4k rpm
     
  18. walman7

    walman7 "Did you hurl in my shoe?"

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    yeah i was actually gonna ask cuz someone was tellin me if you keep headlights on all teh time it messes up your electrical system but it sounded like shit to me... what you said makes more sense though, and actually i was having problems with my bike not starting sometimes. i guess that explains it...
     
  19. Steve Kerr

    Steve Kerr 6 Time NBA Champion OT Supporter

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    Always have them on.
     
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  21. ProFX

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    No way, drivers over here would run into you on purpose if you had brights on all day.

    Regular lights are wired on and are required to be on by law.
    Brights are for notification of passing or to see more of the road at night when there is no one in front of you.
     
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    low beam always on, have to turn it on though - not wired always on
     

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