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Old 09-29-2013, 06:46 AM   #46
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Around here in northeastern Indiana we seem to have a lot of vehicles with flashing lights, and almost all of them are hi intensity LEDs. Police, fire, volunteer fire, ambulances, school busses, garbage trucks, Amish buggies, etc. I drive a rural two lane to work at 5 am every day and it can make you wonder WTF is up the road with all the lights, and then the closer you get the more you are blinded.

I have seen only a handful of bikes with modulators, I usually see them coming from a ways off and I realize they have modulators. So in that respect they worked for me, but I'm also a bike guy and know that such things exist.

I did have a friend who rode around with his high beams on all the time and it was the most annoying thing he could have done.
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Old 09-29-2013, 06:57 AM   #47
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wow, I guess I really struck a nerve with some of the more thin skinned people on this forum.

Personal attacks and everything

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Old 09-29-2013, 07:00 AM   #48
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wow, I guess I really struck a nerve with some of the more thin skinned people on this forum.

Personal attacks and everything


maybe try pulling your panties out and admitting maybe, just maybe, your wrong.
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Old 09-29-2013, 07:02 AM   #49
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I did have a friend who rode around with his high beams on all the time and it was the most annoying thing he could have done.
Riding around on a newer, modern bike with the high-beam on during the day rates right up there on the annoying meter with the modulator.

An old bike with shitty headlight, sure, I understand. And that's where the practice came from. A newer bike's high-beam is too f-ing intense for that shite. It just pisses people off. Including other motorcyclists!
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Old 09-29-2013, 07:08 AM   #50
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maybe try pulling your panties out and admitting maybe, just maybe, your wrong.
Wrong on what?

That flashing your lights is a stupid way of communicating intent to other drivers? That this method of communicating has resulted in more incidents and near misses than would of happened if both parties would have followed the actual rules of the road rather than make up crap as they see fit.

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Old 09-29-2013, 07:16 AM   #51
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Wrong on what?

That flashing your lights is a stupid way of communicating intent to other drivers? That this method of communicating has resulted in more incidents and near misses than would of happened if both parties would have followed the actual rules of the road rather than make up crap as they see fit.

If flashing lights is stupid then why are cars and motorcycles made with lights that intentionally flash? Who needs a signal when you can roll your window down and make gestures?
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Old 09-29-2013, 07:20 AM   #52
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Riding around on a newer, modern bike with the high-beam on during the day rates right up there on the annoying meter with the modulator.

An old bike with shitty headlight, sure, I understand. And that's where the practice came from. A newer bike's high-beam is too f-ing intense for that shite. It just pisses people off. Including other motorcyclists!


Amen!

Sometimes I want to be a cop just to write tickets for that crap; I'd work on commission.
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Old 09-29-2013, 07:22 AM   #53
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you're wrong on everything. no one has ever been more wrong. it's mind boggling that you are still arguing against common sense. I have avoided hitting many deer and many speed traps from people flashing their lights. everyone has, except for you.
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Old 09-29-2013, 07:23 AM   #54
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If flashing lights is stupid then why are cars and motorcycles made with lights that intentionally flash? Who needs a signal when you can roll your window down and make gestures?
Really? All cars and bikes are made this way.....?
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Old 09-29-2013, 07:30 AM   #55
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you're wrong on everything. no one has ever been more wrong. it's mind boggling that you are still arguing against common sense. I have avoided hitting many deer and many speed traps from people flashing their lights. everyone has, except for you.
He's gotta be a new rider/driver.

-warning of speed trap ahead
-warning of wreck/accident/obstruction up ahead
-letting a trucker know he's cleared and can move back into the right lane
-letting someone know you're going to let them out of the side street or parking lot in front of you during heavy/slow traffic
-letting someone merge from another lane into yours during times of heavy/slow traffic.
-flashing to pass as you're overtaking on a two-lane road.

Shite! How many more are there?
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Old 09-29-2013, 07:32 AM   #56
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I thought people in Texas were smarter than that.

He's not from Texas, he's from Houston - they are a little different than the rest of us headlight flashing, move over to the shoulder to let faster traffic pass by, stop out of respect for a funeral procession, wave to your neighbor regular old Texas folks. I'm sure I'd be a little difficult too, if I had to live in the concrete swamp.
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Old 09-29-2013, 07:33 AM   #57
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Really? All cars and bikes are made this way.....?
Every modern car and every European bike has the flash to pass feature.

In your car/truck, if you pull the turn signal/high beam lever with the lights turned off, the high beams will flash. Shite! My ten year old GM truck has this feature! And, so does my 22 year old Guzzi LeMans!

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Old 09-29-2013, 07:58 AM   #58
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this has been a truly entertaining thread.

But please continue to make assumptions about me, i find them extremely entertaining.

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He's gotta be a new rider/driver.

-warning of speed trap ahead
-warning of wreck/accident/obstruction up ahead
crap what is this idiot flashing their lights trying to tell me.
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-letting a trucker know he's cleared and can move back into the right lane
He has mirrors and is considered a professional driver. He and he alone is responsible for his vehicle.
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-letting someone know you're going to let them out of the side street or parking lot in front of you during heavy/slow traffic
guy on main road, hey guy in side street i am here don't pull out in front of me... hilarity ensues!
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-letting someone merge from another lane into yours during times of heavy/slow traffic.
see above...
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-flashing to pass as you're overtaking on a two-lane road.
look at me look at me i am passing you!!!
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Shite! How many more are there?
and thats my point how many more are there....


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He's not from Texas, he's from Houston - they are a little different than the rest of us headlight flashing, move over to the shoulder to let faster traffic pass by, stop out of respect for a funeral procession, wave to your neighbor regular old Texas folks. I'm sure I'd be a little difficult too, if I had to live in the concrete swamp.
... and more prime examples of bad behavior.

person pulling over to let me pass, while apprenticed it was not needed, if I wanted to pass you I would have passed you. You just creating a dangerous situation, throwing crap up into the air and road and being passive aggressive in your behavior towards me.

Stopping for funeral processions LINK
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Passing a funeral

Across most of the state, especially in rural areas, it is the convention for drivers, out of respect for the deceased, to pull-over and stop while a funeral passes by. I suspect that as a result, many folks think that it is actually the law to do so. In fact, it is not. While many states have laws that require drivers to yield to a funeral procession, Texas has no such law. Funeral processions are always escorted by peace officers, and obviously if they indicate for you to yield, then you must do so. But otherwise, if you're driving down the road and a funeral procession approaches, you are not obligated by the law to pull over.
So those that do stop when they are not being told to are creating a traffic hazard.


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Every modern car and every European bike has the flash to pass feature.

In your car/truck, if you pull the turn signal/high beam lever with the lights turned off, the high beams will flash. Shite! My ten year old GM truck has this feature! And, so does my 22 year old Guzzi LeMans!

Neither of my bikes have this feature,

And in addition you are not able to cite any law in the united states that requires a driver to "flash" their lights, or anything that defines what flashing your lights is meant to convey.

Please prove me wrong on this i beg you!
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Old 09-29-2013, 08:02 AM   #59
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Amen!

Sometimes I want to be a cop just to write tickets for that crap; I'd work on commission.
I agree...

Don't get me started on left hand turns through a median, Left lane campers, ....
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Really? All cars and bikes are made this way.....?
Yeah, they are little orange ones in front and either red or orange ones in back...
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