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« Reply #20 on: October 09, 2009, 11:08:28 PM »


Ok, so I'm riding this bike around that I've been working on and it's got a headlight modulator.

How the hell do you guys put up with everyone giving you dirty looks, the finger, pulling over thinking you're a cop, flashing their lights at you, the questions at stop lights and the general ire I seem to be garnering on this thing. I'm putting tape over the sensors.

Ya'll are some crazy people.


Maybe it isn't the modulator, maybe it's the loud pipes?
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« Reply #21 on: October 09, 2009, 11:19:45 PM »

I think headlight modulators are such a good idea, I'd like to see them on all vehicles!  Bikes, cars, trucks, why not?  Rolleyes
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« Reply #22 on: October 10, 2009, 11:10:54 AM »


Piss on the haters! Twofinger


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Or more.

Or pair each of them with a religious zealot and let them spend their time trying to convert each other.
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« Reply #23 on: October 10, 2009, 11:27:16 AM »

They are distracting.  From a distance it looks like a Police bike.  If they become more prevalent, hopefully they get banned.
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« Reply #24 on: October 10, 2009, 06:00:10 PM »


Ok, so I'm riding this bike around that I've been working on and it's got a headlight modulator.

How the hell do you guys put up with everyone giving you dirty looks, the finger, pulling over thinking you're a cop, flashing their lights at you, the questions at stop lights and the general ire I seem to be garnering on this thing. I'm putting tape over the sensors.

Ya'll are some crazy people.


Actually I don't get dirty looks or the finger, but I do see people starting to pull out from side roads then suddenly stop... and I do see people slow down and move over ( Bigok)... I do see people checking their mirrors trying to figure out if I'm a cop... I have had people say, "Your headlight is flashing."... or make other signs with their fingers or hands to say the same thing... I just wave to them and think to my self, "Damn... best $80 bucks I ever spent"...  Bigok

Ban them?  pfffth...  get over it...
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« Reply #25 on: October 10, 2009, 06:08:41 PM »




Maybe it isn't the modulator, maybe it's the loud pipes?


On a GL1500 sewing maching....?  Headscratch
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« Reply #26 on: October 10, 2009, 07:38:33 PM »




On a GL1500 sewing maching....?  Headscratch


The right set of pipes can make anything loud!
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« Reply #27 on: October 10, 2009, 10:21:51 PM »


They are distracting.  From a distance it looks like a Police bike.  If they become more prevalent, hopefully they get banned.

 

Yes they are distracting. That would be the purpose of it..... Headscratch  
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« Reply #28 on: October 11, 2009, 09:56:38 AM »

I not seen any evidence that they do anything other than annoy other motorists.

Do you really think that people cannot see a normal headlight  Rolleyes
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« Reply #29 on: October 11, 2009, 10:24:21 AM »


I not seen any evidence that they do anything other than annoy other motorists.

Do you really think that people cannot see a normal headlight  Rolleyes


Buddy... where have you been?   Last I read, cars turning into the path of a motorcycle is one of the major causes of motorcycle accidents... I'm pretty sure all those motorcycles had their headlights on.  It's not enough...  Flashing gets peoples attention... which is why emergency vehicles use FLASHING lights... not just bright/colored lights...

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« Reply #30 on: October 11, 2009, 11:39:16 AM »


How the hell do you guys put up with everyone giving you dirty looks, the finger, pulling over thinking you're a cop, flashing their lights at you, the questions at stop lights and the general ire I seem to be garnering on this thing. I'm putting tape over the sensors.


Most modulators that I know of only come on if the light switch is set to high beams.  In daylight, obviously.  If it is modulating all the time, regardless of where the light control is set, it sounds like something is wrong with the installation and I'd disable it.

As for people, I have seen everything you describe (except the finger), but could probably count the instances on one hand - maybe 2... and that is over the last 6 years now I have been running it.  And mine is on nearly all the time.  The people where you ride need to relax.


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« Reply #31 on: October 11, 2009, 12:20:01 PM »

LuvMy883,

So there you have it. Based on the answers provided by the pro-modulator crowd it's like I said earlier. It requires a keen sense of self entitlement, and you're obviously lacking. Bigsmile
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« Reply #32 on: October 11, 2009, 12:39:27 PM »


LuvMy883,

So there you have it. Based on the answers provided by the pro-modulator crowd it's like I said earlier. It requires a keen sense of self entitlement, and you're obviously lacking. Bigsmile


You've made your position clear.  Repeating it looking for more satisfactory attention is just trolling.
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« Reply #33 on: October 11, 2009, 01:08:47 PM »

My modulators allow me to switch from low beam modulating (Hey, watch for me) to high beam modulating (You ass-wipe, do you see me now!).
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« Reply #34 on: October 11, 2009, 01:22:46 PM »


My modulators allow me to switch from low beam modulating (Hey, watch for me) to high beam modulating (You ass-wipe, do you see me now!).


How do you turn them off?
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« Reply #35 on: October 11, 2009, 01:34:50 PM »




You've made your position clear.  Repeating it looking for more satisfactory attention is just trolling.


And you helped affirm my position. Thank you!   Lol
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« Reply #36 on: October 11, 2009, 01:42:28 PM »

Ultimately I don't care either way...  I survive just fine without them and *MY* ability to watch around me and ride like I'm invisible has done what headlight modulators do for others. I just choose not to be the center point of that much on-road attention.
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« Reply #37 on: October 11, 2009, 01:43:56 PM »




Buddy... where have you been?   Last I read, cars turning into the path of a motorcycle is one of the major causes of motorcycle accidents... I'm pretty sure all those motorcycles had their headlights on.  It's not enough...  Flashing gets peoples attention... which is why emergency vehicles use FLASHING lights... not just bright/colored lights...




From my experience (yes, anecdotal...) - It's not the not seeing them that's the issue... it's misjudging speed and distance due to lack of depth perception on a single point of focus.

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« Reply #38 on: October 11, 2009, 01:47:15 PM »

Ooops... I forgot the prime directive:



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« Reply #39 on: October 11, 2009, 08:43:59 PM »




Buddy... where have you been?   Last I read, cars turning into the path of a motorcycle is one of the major causes of motorcycle accidents... I'm pretty sure all those motorcycles had their headlights on.  It's not enough...  Flashing gets peoples attention... which is why emergency vehicles use FLASHING lights... not just bright/colored lights...



I think you are confusing the purposes of sirens and flashers.  Sirens get your attention, flashers are to distinguish typical motorists from emergency or service vehicles that need special attention.  If you heard a siren and looked to see a group of 10 vehicles with headlights on, you wouldn't be immediately able to tell which had the siren.  Lights and flashing lights are both easily visible, but the flashing light will visually distinguish the emergency vehicle.  If multiple vehicles had fashing lights it would confuse which vehicle needed special attention.

I'd be curious to hear the opinions of some of the LEOs or Firemen on the board.


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