View Poll Results: LED headlamps and foglamps

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  • I have no problems with others lights

    0 0%
  • Im constantly blinded by bright lights and hate night driving

    3 18.75%
  • Some newer vehicles are too high intensity lighting

    7 43.75%
  • Just hate poorly adjusted lights

    8 50.00%
  • Im too busy looking at phone to notice

    1 6.25%
  • Ive illegally modified my lights and dont care

    0 0%
  • I ride around on full beam not caring that people cant see my indicators

    0 0%
  • Im a bat and just use sonar

    0 0%
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Thread: A bright idea

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    A bright idea

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    Lets start with those driving with no lights, park lights and DRLs, get them using low beam. Move onto the wankers that are driving around on high beam, either not caring or having no idea...
    Quote Originally Posted by Jane Omorogbe from UK MSN on the KTM990SM
    It's barking mad and if it doesn't turn you into a complete loon within half an hour of cocking a leg over the lofty 875mm seat height, I'll eat my Arai.

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    And rear fog lights on at night.

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    And while you are at it, them cyclists with the over-bright flashing LED front lights
    =mjc=
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    I second the motion re rear fog lights. These people ussually have the front fog lights on as well,whilt not as bad as LED or HID still add lumen to the already bright lights at the front

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    Actually fog lights full stop. Were not allowed to drive fast enough in nz to really need them. They really for high speed European motorways plagued by fog.

    If visibility is that bad of your normal headlamps in fog your prob out driving your stopping distance anyway.

    Really they are just a fashion accessory.
    And yes we need to get rid of cyclist flashing strobe lights annoying as hell. Im just waiting for population growth to get to the point where they regularly trigger an oncoming epilepsy fit in a driver who promptly crashes into them, Darwin fixes everything.
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    My bike came with a set of PIAA fog lamps, I think I've used them intentionally maybe twice? Once when I was returning home at night and discovered my headlight was out, maybe once more with some fog?

    By some fluke of electrical weirdness though the switch on the handlebars has a green LED when off, a red one when on, which confuses me so sometimes I accidentally nudge the switch and don't realise they're on for a bit.

    I added some DRLs on the handlebars as well, the bullet-type ones, they are bright and I try to remember to turn them off at night...but don't always. So overall, sorry if I've dazzled anyone accidentally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SaferRides View Post
    And rear fog lights on at night.

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    When I was selling cars (over 20yrs) I'd confidently state that less than 10% of buyers/owners knew what button on the Euro they were driving controlled the rear fog light. I made sure to educate each and every one of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onearmedbandit View Post
    When I was selling cars (over 20yrs) I'd confidently state that less than 10% of buyers/owners knew what button on the Euro they were driving controlled the rear fog light. I made sure to educate each and every one of them.
    I hereby nominate you a Nobel prize for your contribution to society. Few people realise that rear fog light especially in rain make it hard for someone doing a 13hr mission to notice their brake lights when it matters.
    You very well could have saved someones life.
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    Not a bike thing, more a moan about a car thing.

    When headlights in newer cars are set to auto, the daylight sensor in the car takes charge of the lights.

    During the day, even if fog is as thick as a former prime minister I hesitate to name, the daylight sensor prevents the lights from coming on, as there enough light to fool the sensor.

    It's a light sensor, not a visibility sensor.

    Which partially explains the marital discord I suffer when trying to get my wife to not reply on auto headlights in her car.

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    Out for a ride this morning heading onto the Pahiatua Track, a 4x4 was putting his right turn blinker on and off !!!!!! Is that a thing now ???? (it wasn't just his blinker left on either.)

    It was obviously a warning for me as no one else was around....

    Sure enough half a K further on , there was a Police wagon, maybe a Skoda parked up !
    heh heh and he gave me a wave ! nice, obviously a bike fan, and I waved back.. lol

    Thru that bit I'm usually starting to get the old knee out....... Lucky me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rastuscat View Post

    Which partially explains the marital discord I suffer when trying to get my wife to not reply on auto headlights in her car.
    sign her up for KB, she won't even know it's you with these comments and suddenly think it's someone elses idea, and a good one at that, better than your own idea, thats how marraige works i'm told.

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    Marriage works?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rastuscat View Post
    Not a bike thing, more a moan about a car thing.

    When headlights in newer cars are set to auto, the daylight sensor in the car takes charge of the lights.

    During the day, even if fog is as thick as a former prime minister I hesitate to name, the daylight sensor prevents the lights from coming on, as there enough light to fool the sensor.
    One irritating thing about the company car, you can't turn the fogs on unless the lights on are, ie, not DRL.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jane Omorogbe from UK MSN on the KTM990SM
    It's barking mad and if it doesn't turn you into a complete loon within half an hour of cocking a leg over the lofty 875mm seat height, I'll eat my Arai.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laava View Post
    Marriage works?
    Dunno actually, I haven't made the same mistake once as yet.

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