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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 01-05-2016, 02:08 PM Thread Starter
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I used to like riding my bike at night. Not any more!

There are too many idiots out there now on the two lanes with the leds and the multi-layered blueish looking iris burners. They are so bright, I have to look away at the last minute.

I'm talking about cars and trucks... they install these things and do not have them properly adjusted so their reach is too high and too far. I'll blink my brights thinking they have their high beams on and then they will blink me back blinding me.

It's too much work and no fun now on the two lanes at night. It's bad enough looking out for critters and then having to try and prevent being blinded by the light.

I want oncoming traffic to be able to see me, not kill me.

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Chances are, those super-bright lights are the LED bulbs sitting in an enclosure that was never made for LED lights. Due to the type of light they produce, you need an insane amount of light to be thrown on the road to see, but blind the hell out of oncoming traffic. I have one, but it's on high-beam only. I have HID in the low beam, but I want to get the Vic LED light.

Then you got those kids with the red/green/blue lights, all of which were a big no-no when I was growing up...



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Are you sure they are LED's, or are they hid's in a reflector housing?
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Yep! Why do you need a dozen lights on your big ass truck all turned on while you are on a two lane? Where can I get a lite bustin kit for my bike... it quietly shoots birdshot and shuts down the rednecker deer blinders on both cars and trucks.
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Quite a few upscale cars come stranded with those annoying lights. In a few years all new cars will have them.. I limit my night driving to some extent, Mostly because as i get older so do the eyes.. Just a fact of life.
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I feel ya Dill! I live out in the county with lots of hills and curves (as least a lot as Indiana goes) and have too been blinded by the HID in non-HID housings. They come around a curve and hit my eyes right where I need to be looking. They are illegal, but I have never heard of anyone getting in trouble for them.
As far as upscale cars having them, they are designed to have a cutoff line from the factory. The ones that are "swapped out" have no way of focusing the beam.
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There was a car/truck the other night about 3/4 miles behind me on a two lane. I swear it had the brightest lights ever. I managed to keep far enough ahead of it but it really surprised me. The idgit wasn't even dimming as a car approached it.

I feel sorry for older folks that have to be out on those roads and lots of older people live out in the boonies. What if it is raining on their way home at night? Great! I just need something else to worry about.
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I've had plenty of cagers flash me so I flash'm back. I lowered my head light a bit and haven't been flashed since with my lows on. I luv my Vision lights. Stock headlight and driving light but clear led turns that turn amber when flasher is on.
My old Honda Shadow, I couldn't see two seconds in front of me. That was scary with no cars around.

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Bright lights are a fact of life in this day and age, even the tail lights are tŲo bright for my liking sitting behind a modern car with its foot on the brake emitting glare!
Admittedly the headlights are the worst.
At least with my Victory HID a flash of my high beam usually gets em to dim.
In days of old..... well hang on...its here now and we just gotta fuggin live with it.
Im not giving up my nightriding.
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There was a car/truck the other night about 3/4 miles behind me on a two lane. I swear it had the brightest lights ever. I managed to keep far enough ahead of it but it really surprised me. The idgit wasn't even dimming as a car approached it.

I feel sorry for older folks that have to be out on those roads and lots of older people live out in the boonies. What if it is raining on their way home at night? Great! I just need something else to worry about.
You were on bike or in your car?
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