Just wondering if anyone uses the flashing high beam on their bike.
I'm pretty sure he meant during the daytime.Not that good an idea. Look up motion induced blindness. The 1970s are long gone.
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I agree, id rather annoy someone, but get their attention. Where can i find one and what kind of switch did you install.I have a headlight modulator connected to the low beam, as it should be, not to the high beam. I replaced the photocell that prevents its nighttime use with a handlebar mounted switch, so I can choose whenever I want to use it. Its great for getting left lane bandits to move over and as a "light horn" when approaching shopping center driveways, etc.. I can not begin to count the times it got cagers attention with them hitting their brakes. The Kisan device is an easy plug and play unit. I won't leave home without one. As I've said before; I'm doing all I can to preserve what life is left in this ol' guy.
You can find them at Kisantech.com. I supplied a link below. There are others, but I preferred this one as it has a simple plug in design. I suggest phoning them for proper fitment to your bike. There is a wire extending from the modulator and it had a photocell on it to prevent nighttime use per the Feds. I snipped it off, added more wire and a small waterproof toggle switch which I ran up to the left side switch pod.I agree, id rather annoy someone, but get their attention. Where can i find one and what kind of switch did you install.
Headlight modulators are fine. Riding with a solid modern light on hi beam even during the day is a bad idea. Since I'm now at a keyboard I'll 'splain it.I agree, id rather annoy someone, but get their attention. Where can i find one and what kind of switch did you install.
I almost always run my high beams (unless riding directly behind a car) I could care less if the car going the other way sees my bright light as too much. I only have one headlight as opposed to many cars that have four when running their high beams. I also constantly scan the road ahead looking for any problems before they arise, there are 22,000,000 scenarios that go through my mind on every ride be it to the corner market or across the USA.
Interesting that you think a modulated light is okay, but a high beam will piss someone off (and yes, we're talking daytime riding, because you cannot use a modulated beam at night just like you can't use high beam when riding around traffic at night).Headlight modulators are fine. Riding with a solid modern light on hi beam even during the day is a bad idea. Since I'm now at a keyboard I'll 'splain it.
Modern High beams are bright. Real bright, unlike days past when MC lighting was dismal at the very best. Ever wonder why aftermarket companies make so much?
A high beam distorts motion, hides the object behind it, therefor unable to judge distance, or motion. They also create an aggressive driver, either by design or you just blinded them (yes even during the day), an aggressive driver may do unpredictable things. They will pull out on you, cut you off, try to get you out of the rear view mirror, and do it without the benefit of being able to accurately judge distance. See how this could get ugly?
They may take a shot at you, but probably just getting away could end poorly. Anyone want to argue tangling with a cage on a MC will end poorly? People pull out in front of 18 wheelers, fire trucks, ambulances, and TRAINS. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out the flashing lights, bells, guard rails, tracks, and the creaming 3 eyed banshee is a bad thing to tangle with. All of them I have worked on that lived, "didn't see it".
Want to be seen? Try riding in proper road position, wearing solid large swath bright clothing so you don't disappear (yes broken patterns do this no matter the color), owning your lane with a good attitude, and learn to judge what traffic is going to do. Nothing is foolproof but, usually we are our own worst enemy. Don't pizz off the folks you share the road with. Chances are you'll lose and we will be reading a sad story on the forums.
Hmm, I wrote you up a nice comment, but never mind. Sorry to hear the Amin of this forum is in the mindset he is. I hope most of that is humor.Interesting that you think a modulated light is okay, but a high beam will piss someone off (and yes, we're talking daytime riding, because you cannot use a modulated beam at night just like you can't use high beam when riding around traffic at night).
Sounds like you should try riding with your lights off so you don't offend someone, or misjudge motion.
By the way, be careful with your "solid large swath bright clothing" as some drivers might become aggressive if you're dressed brighter than they are. :ltr: