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Old 02-03-2014, 03:55 PM   #16
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This has to be a joke, right???
Okay, because if it's not, it's the dumbist thing I've ever read here. :screwy:
And that's saying something.
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Old 02-03-2014, 03:58 PM   #17
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i keep my head light turned off in good weather so that if i go over a bump a car driver wont think i have flashed him and pull out in front off me.
Sorry - meant to qoute this in my previous post.
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Old 02-03-2014, 07:14 PM   #18
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The oncoming vehicle was a Jeep CJ-5, with headlights mounted closely together, just outside of the grill. The narrow headlights made the vehicle appear to be much farther away.

It was a hellova wake-up...

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This reminds me of when an oncoming vehicle has a burnt out headlight. It appears as though they're miles away, and then suddenly they're within a hundred feet of you (or less), which results in an abrupt shock to the system. It's also difficult, with the small amount of reaction time, to judge the distance between your vehicle and the oncoming vehicle, as you're about to pass one another.
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Old 02-03-2014, 07:20 PM   #19
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Lateral motion works for me on a daily basis. Move a little to help them out. Human vision is flawed and must be catered to.
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Old 02-04-2014, 05:36 AM   #20
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Lateral motion works for me on a daily basis. Move a little to help them out. Human brains are flawed and must be catered to.
Fixt. And it's not just cage drivers, I've had close calls with other bikers, cyclists, walkers, etc. Just keep your radar dialed up to 100% all the time.

Seriously, anything that increases our visibility to other motorists is a good thing and studies document this. Lighting, clothing and helmet color all are factors.

DDuelin said it - use every trick you can because you don't know which one will make the difference. We are invisible to everyone else on the road.

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Old 02-04-2014, 07:18 AM   #21
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Another thing that may help might be the color of the light. A a yellow headlight bulb that stands out in a sea of white/blue headlights.

http://www.webbikeworld.com/t2/motor...ight-bulbs.htm
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Old 02-04-2014, 12:36 PM   #22
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Lateral motion works for me on a daily basis. Move a little to help them out. Human brains didn't evolve to deal with threats traveling at speeds greater than 30MPH and must be catered to.
Fixed even more.
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Old 02-05-2014, 01:10 PM   #23
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Another thing that may help might be the color of the light. A a yellow headlight bulb that stands out in a sea of white/blue headlights.

http://www.webbikeworld.com/t2/motor...ight-bulbs.htm
I've been using a yellow low beam bulb for years on the Versys. The high beam bulb is white.
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