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  • Offline markell54   gb

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    headlights
    on: 02 June, 2023, 07:32:34 pm
    02 June, 2023, 07:32:34 pm
    my 2 headlights both work on full beam. but on side lights only the near side work. is that normal or should the 2 side lights work? thank you.

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    Re: headlights
    Reply #1 on: 02 June, 2023, 09:34:38 pm
    02 June, 2023, 09:34:38 pm
    Just one light when on dipped beam mate.

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    Re: headlights
    Reply #2 on: 03 June, 2023, 12:08:38 am
    03 June, 2023, 12:08:38 am
    thank you Broady much apprecciated

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    Re: headlights
    Reply #3 on: 03 June, 2023, 09:22:34 am
    03 June, 2023, 09:22:34 am
    Tend to leave mine on full beam during the day anyway. They, hopefully, make me more visible* plus they're obviously not blindingly bright enough to cause concern to other road users as I've yet to be flashed - and that's with the extra-bright halogen bulbs.


    * except to the muppet in his tricked up T5 pulling out of Macdonalds car park eating his burger yesterday who obviously must have looked straight through me!

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    Re: headlights
    Reply #4 on: 03 June, 2023, 11:55:46 am
    03 June, 2023, 11:55:46 am
    *Originally Posted by HaggardRider [+]
    Tend to leave mine on full beam during the day anyway. They, hopefully, make me more visible* plus they're obviously not blindingly bright enough to cause concern to other road users as I've yet to be flashed - and that's with the extra-bright halogen bulbs.


    * except to the muppet in his tricked up T5 pulling out of Macdonalds car park eating his burger yesterday who obviously must have looked straight through me!
    Over bright headlights in daytime make it harder to assess the size (ie distance) and speed of an approaching bike as it is harder to see the bike and rider's outline.

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    Re: headlights
    Reply #5 on: 03 June, 2023, 11:37:42 pm
    03 June, 2023, 11:37:42 pm
    *Originally Posted by Rev Ken [+]
    Over bright headlights in daytime make it harder to assess the size (ie distance) and speed of an approaching bike as it is harder to see the bike and rider's outline.

    Ha, I think that is one thing that the Biffer can not be accused of having...

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    Re: headlights
    Reply #6 on: 04 June, 2023, 06:30:47 am
    04 June, 2023, 06:30:47 am
    Riding in day light on full beam is not as harmless as you make it out to be, try selling it to plod at the roadside...

    If you want to be more visible get a pair of DRL's and form a triangle with the dipped beam, or try a yellow jacket just like plod. Top tip - Get on a Bike Safe course to experience the safety bubble afforded to police motorcyclists by other vehicles :016: Another option is to change your line (weave) when approaching junctions with vehicles waiting to pull out, the idea is to break up your background.

    I've recently fitted a pair of these, they are proper bright and unlike other cheap as chips motorcycle DRL's thay do not have the annoying full on, half on , strobe three phase feature. Then again using the (illegal) strobe feature when filtering does get traffic parting like the Red Sea.
    Last Edit: 04 June, 2023, 06:31:21 am by Art

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    Re: headlights
    Reply #7 on: 04 June, 2023, 09:55:53 am
    04 June, 2023, 09:55:53 am
    *Originally Posted by Art [+]

    ...If you want to be more visible get a pair of DRL's ....... they are proper bright

    ...and, of course, no way as blinding as the 55w main beam headlight, no sirree!

    I ride as if I'm invisible, way safer. Ultimately, all the safety and visibility gear in the world is only as good as other road users ability to look AND see.


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    Re: headlights
    Reply #8 on: 04 June, 2023, 11:11:50 am
    04 June, 2023, 11:11:50 am
    Yes, I think its a mistake to rely on others to see us, even those that see us will occasionally not notice us and then there are some that think motorcycles have to give way to cars. Self preservation is the name of the game, if you don't look out for you don't expect others to. The thing that really annoys me, mostly power rangers but others too, is those who rev bomb to warn of their presence which the average motorist either totally ignores or sees it as an act of aggression. A light touch on the brakes and a short toot toot on the horn is so much more effective, safer and why you have a horn.

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    Re: headlights
    Reply #9 on: 06 June, 2023, 09:32:47 pm
    06 June, 2023, 09:32:47 pm
    *Originally Posted by Art [+]
    Riding in day light on full beam is not as harmless as you make it out to be, try selling it to plod at the roadside...

    If you want to be more visible get a pair of DRL's and form a triangle with the dipped beam, or try a yellow jacket just like plod. Top tip - Get on a Bike Safe course to experience the safety bubble afforded to police motorcyclists by other vehicles :016: Another option is to change your line (weave) when approaching junctions with vehicles waiting to pull out, the idea is to break up your background.

    I've recently fitted a pair of these, they are proper bright and unlike other cheap as chips motorcycle DRL's thay do not have the annoying full on, half on , strobe three phase feature. Then again using the (illegal) strobe feature when filtering does get traffic parting like the Red Sea.
    Spot on! (Oh that was unintentionally drawing attention to Spot lights, or DRLs.) :008:

    When fitting DRLs try to fit them as far apart as possible, it all helps.