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The John Norwich Riders Corner In honour of our fellow moderator: John Norwich R.I.P. September 17th, 2014
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Old 08-07-2009, 10:45 PM   #1
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so... my bike has twin headlight, only one of them lights up for low beam, both for high beam.

i been using low beam for day time, and high beam for night, but my frd said that i should use high beam during day time because other ppl would see me better, and use low beam at night so i don't blind the driver infront of me?
whats the correct way?
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Old 08-07-2009, 11:42 PM   #2
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i only use my dual lights at a spirited pace at nite time.
my single beam is HID and produces pretty good light
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Old 08-07-2009, 11:43 PM   #3
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well, logically, the correct way is to run them like you would your car headlights. low on all the time, high when you need it.


i run high beams on all the time tho. more vis in the day, and honestly the single sided lowbeam blows ass at night.
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Now that you've mentioned it, it kind of makes sense to use high beam during day and low beam during night.
Never thought of it that way.
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well, logically, the correct way is to run them like you would your car headlights. low on all the time, high when you need it.


i run high beams on all the time tho. more vis in the day, and honestly the single sided lowbeam blows ass at night.
That's what I do as well... and we could be ticketed for it... but hell, my life is worth more than the ticket.
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i run low beam hid all the time.
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Old 08-10-2009, 09:26 PM   #8
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Adjust the high beam lower and raise the low beam, then you can run both day and night and not worry about blinding drivers.
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Old 09-11-2009, 01:34 PM   #9
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I used to ride with the high beam at night as well until I rode home behind my girlfriend one night and she tore a strip off me when we got there about how I blinded her. Made me rethink.
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I don't rely on high beam to save me.
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maybe it's just me, but i think that using the highbeam runs the battery down more quickly.
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Old 11-17-2009, 03:46 AM   #12
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^ Not with the engine running.

Personally I run dual HIDs (one low, one hi/lo). Even with casper shields and a decent cutoff, they're still crazy bright if you look into the reflector, which is what I want. Too many close calls from inattentive drivers. Stock headlights on bikes are way too dim.
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