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norfolknchance

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Riding with Full beam headlights

Was riding into work this morning when I had a ZZR600 follow me along the Soham by-pass with his headlights on full beam, practically obliterating my rear view entirely. Now I ride with my headlights on (don't have a choice on the D675) but not on full beam, this must irritate car drivers as much as it did me. I can understand the need for high visability but at the cost of dazzling and irritating other road users is a self defeating excersise at best.

PS visability was good, overcast but good.

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  • Posted 5 years ago (08 September 2009 11:18)

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R100R

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Posts: 5248

R100R says:

Most will agree

having super-bright lights is counter-productive.  It dazzles other road users and annoys them.  Funnily enough, I only ever see them in the summer.  In the dark depths of winter riders manage with normal lights.:huh:

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skettie

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Posts: 54

skettie says:

being seen

i thought was very important in the biking world so i was really suprised when i went into a bike shop for reflective gear only to be told they dont stock it just use your full beam at all times ...:wacko:needless to say i did not take the advise for the reasons just mentioned!!:tongue::tongue:

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philehidiot

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Posts: 4619

philehidiot says:

55W

I just tend to stick with a 55W quartz halogen bulb - enough of an upgrade to light your way and research shows it makes you most visible without blinding people.

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BIGMat

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Posts: 388

BIGMat says:

Yes

It is most irritating:mad:

R100R - You wouldn't be having a go at the fair weather Ker nigits would you????

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Kegsie

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Kegsie says:

Megalomania

It's just the WMC members, that's the World Megalomaniac Club.  It's the 'look at me I'm special' brigade, seen in all walks of life drivers and motocyclists included.  Can be recognised by the aforementioned headlight tricks, using up two spaces at the car park when one will do, etc. etc. This is quite often curable, to an extent, ie when one's delusion wains as their brand new machine gets a few dents or scratches on it, possibly from irate drivers who can't find a space to park, that kind of thing.  Then there are the incurables, they will park their BMW and 4X4 so close to your car that you have to get in the passengers side and clamber across, anything to bring your attention to their sad little life.  Sad to say that I have a brother who suffers from these delusions, that's how I know about them.  Feel sorry for the bastards then run a key along the offending vehicle.:winkie:

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Kegsie

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Kegsie says:

Megalomania

It's just the WMC members, that's the World Megalomaniac Club.  It's the 'look at me I'm special' brigade, seen in all walks of life drivers and motocyclists included.  Can be recognised by the aforementioned headlight tricks, using up two spaces at the car park when one will do, etc. etc. This is quite often curable, to an extent, ie when one's delusion wains as their brand new machine gets a few dents or scratches on it, possibly from irate drivers who can't find a space to park, that kind of thing.  Then there are the incurables, they will park their BMW and 4X4 so close to your car that you have to get in the passengers side and clamber across, anything to bring your attention to their sad little life.  Sad to say that I have a brother who suffers from these delusions, that's how I know about them.  Feel sorry for the bastards then run a key along the offending vehicle.:winkie:

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used2bfast

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Posts: 4252

used2bfast says:

It may be just

badly adjusted lights. Maybe had an "off" and had the fairing off etc. Perhaps a quiet word would suffice?

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