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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-17-2011, 10:06 PM Thread Starter
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Just a safety thing I started

During ther day I have started using my bright light just like at night. Maybe the other driver will see it better before I dim it. Also keeps my had moving a bit so it wont get so restless. Also kind of think I keep a better lookout for the traffic instead of just letting it pass.
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That all sounds good to me Every little bit helps in one way or the other
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Good idea Dan.
I think the only step up from that will be to add in a headligjt modulator.



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I run with my high beam and driving lights on all the time. The only time I dim them is when necessary at night (oncoming or leading traffic). I have a run-turn-brake kit installed also with a brake light modulator for better visibility from the rear as well.


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I run with my high beam and driving lights on all the time. The only time I dim them is when necessary at night (oncoming or leading traffic). I have a run-turn-brake kit installed also with a brake light modulator for better visibility from the rear as well.
Heck yeah!

Here in Houston, all high all day w/modulator,,, Works better from the front than one of those lime green shirts!!!!
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Heck yeah!

Here in Houston, all high all day w/modulator,,, Works better from the front than one of those lime green shirts!!!!

You're not supposed to put the lime green shirt over the headlight...
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Oh,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, my,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Gawd!!!!!

Maybe that's why everyone kept pulling out in front of me!!??!!

They were seeing 'green' for 'go'!!!!!

(Thnx, I needed that!!!!!)
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High beam

Sounds like a good idea. I have been on a bright sunny day using the high beam with passing lights. If it is heavily overcast I use low beam with passing lamps.

My passing lamps are the OEM 35 Watt bulbs, aimed just a little higher than the low beam. So people can see them in the daytime Sometimes at night in rural areas I use the passing lamp switch like a dimmer switch if I have a passenger on the back. Started doing that when a neighbor told me my lights were to bright at night. I only feel the need to do that when a passenger is on the back raising the lights a little, and in rural areas where it's darker.

I added a trunk resently, it's pretty heavy. I may give the spring a turn or two.

I may change my mind but I have always felt the modulator is a little too much.

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My Hat's off to any one that has a set big enough to ride in or around Houston
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My Hat's off to any one that has a set big enough to ride in or around Houston
Trust me, you will NOT fall asleep riding your bike in Houston!!! LMAO!!!

Yamaha actually had Demo rides here just before Memorial day,,, The 'travel all over the country' Yami Ride Captain and Sweeper didn't sound like they liked our traffic much!!!!

I can't blame 'em,,, Herding a group of folks down the inner loop on bikes they have never ridden before at 70 mph in heavy traffic couldn't have been much fun!!!!

Down here, you really don't worry too much about 'offending' someone with a modulating high beam,,, "Survival" is more the 'tone' LOL!!!
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