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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-13-2015, 10:36 PM Thread Starter
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Last year about this time when I was about to test drive this Vegas, the owner pointed out to me this nifty way to blink my head lights by simply pushing down on the light switch. I had not seen this on the previous 4 bikes I had owned and never forgot what he told me. I continue to use this often when approaching drivers on side roads and believe this to be one of the best safety features on any motorcycle. I still slow down just in case the cager decides to pull out in front of me.

I point this out because there are a lot of riders everywhere greatly ticked off with how they are not SEEN and it seems cagers are trying to kill them due to their stupidity. They are so mad when there is an incident, that they are thinking of violence and some are confronting the idiots. We all know this solves nothing! And we all know the best solution is to ALWAYS to ride defensively as if someone wants to take us out every day.

I enjoy riding almost more than any past time activity I experience. I want to have the opportunity to grow old with my wife and to one day have grandchildren. This thought is with me every time I ride so I attempt to stay focused 100% of the time I'm twisting the throttle.

Guys! Be careful where you place yourself when you are around other vehicles. Give yourself a way out of every situation. Please be pro-active rather than reactive.


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I also want to point out that I do take advantage of my pipes and they do notice it in the way that I use it.

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I have mixed emotions on flashing my headlight at intersecting traffic.

Flashing your lights can also be a sign that you are allowing them to pull out.

What I would like is a momentary button that signals a strobe light in the headlight. I once upon a time owned a tow service and bought a kit of white strobes. I drilled a hole in the headlights and rear reverse lights and used epoxy to seal the strobe in the lights. They were very noticeable and are not similar in any way of flashing lights or high beams..

The problem with this idea is there was a control box that powered the strobes and it was not that small so it would be hard to hide on a bike.
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Flashing your lights can also be a sign that you are allowing them to pull out.
I'm with you Sportsman... A driver could be easily confused by the flash. I'll stick to anticipating that drivers coming out on side roads will pull out and prepare for it.

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I'm with you Sportsman... A driver could be easily confused by the flash. I'll stick to anticipating that drivers coming out on side roads will pull out and prepare for it.
This is the best way for me also. However, I'll flash to let someone out or if someone comes at me with high-beams on...



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I run my high beams all the time during the day. I feel that it gives me a little more visibility. I flash as needed to let others know I see them and to pull out or merge.

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In a world where intelligence is equal, WE don't have to anticipate what that driver will do. I don't live in that world!

I must be smarter. I must be more alert. I must use ways to wake up others. The intelligence level for many drivers goes way down when they get in their cars/trucks. They have many distractions. Phones, music, drinks, food, and passengers.

I'm a freaking geen eee usss when I ride cause I do not want to die!

I don't use my little quick flick blinker unless I believe that someone does not see me. And yes, they do understand that I'm NOT giving them permission to pull out.
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driving semis you flash to tell someone it's clear to pull in.

Simplest thing to do is leave your high beam on during the day

Beside if I do it enough I'll wear out my hi low switch

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Has anyone ever tried the "weave"? When approaching an intersection or a car that might pull out, rock the bike side to side in your lane...looks like you are weaving between cones. It makes you more visible and usually makes the driver pause to see (being the key word here) what you are doing. I do this once or twice a ride, and when I do, I've never had a car pull out in front of me.




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What I have done but cannot tell you if it has any result is just turn my headlight on high and leave it until I pass by.

The change from low to high may be noticed but not confused with signaling them to pull out like flashing.

May be a stroke of genius or a waste of time,,,
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