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Old 02-10-2009, 01:53 PM   #1
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When learning to ride do you think that the motorcycle head light modulator should be install on your bike.What about your helmets, should your were them or not.

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Old 02-10-2009, 02:13 PM   #2
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I'm guessing we have another oneposter, heah...

But, just to humor you:

1) Not necessary, but anything you can do to be more obvious to the non-seeing/non-caring/non-functioning car jockeys is good.

B) I'm all for helmets. Others, not so much.
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Old 02-10-2009, 05:18 PM   #3
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well you should keep wearing it you helmet is very important
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Old 02-10-2009, 07:18 PM   #4
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Ahhh, ok I'll bit?

1. If your talking about a flashing headlight, No! I hate those dam things, always think its a cop then I see its just some old scared rider that can't ride defensively enough to save his life so he needs to buy one of these "make me safer cause I dont know how to products?

2.Have you ever seen a melon hit a solid object a 35mph?
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Old 02-10-2009, 10:30 PM   #5
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Ahhh, ok I'll bit?

1. If your talking about a flashing headlight, No! I hate those dam things, always think its a cop then I see its just some old scared rider that can't ride defensively enough to save his life so he needs to buy one of these "make me safer cause I dont know how to products?
Again with the bad logic! You are making value judgements about the skill of the rider just by the use of a flashing headlight. How do you know the skill of the rider? Have you seen them ride poorly? The fact is that the flashing headlight draws more attention. Isn't that, in itself, riding defensively?

IMHO, I do NOT care for them. FWIW, they are illegal here in Delaware. Not sure about any other states.
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Old 02-11-2009, 10:14 AM   #6
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Ive also seen some fried electrical systems with the headlight modulators. I'll stick with my PIAA's on. Helmet? Its your brain, ever been to a Gallagher show?
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Old 02-11-2009, 10:31 AM   #7
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Ahhh, ok I'll bit?

1. If your talking about a flashing headlight, No! I hate those dam things, always think its a cop then I see its just some old scared rider that can't ride defensively enough to save his life so he needs to buy one of these "make me safer cause I dont know how to products?
Ditto Dr. Pulley, Mokester. Just because you don't like them doesn't mean the guy using it can't ride. C'mon Moke, I don't care how good a rider you are, being skilled isn't going to create a magic shield around you that keeps that Q-Tip from pulling in front of you when you're 2' away. Been there, done that.

My Concours had one, and I think it helped. I was going to add one to the VStrom till I noticed the handy "Flash to Pass" trigger on the left control set. I flash any cars that look like they're headed into my path. I hope it annoys the **** out of them.
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Old 02-11-2009, 10:51 AM   #8
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I bought my 1100XX used from Florida. It had a modulating headlight already installed. I'm happy with it, even if I have been pulled over once by a cop who didn't know what it was and that it was legal here in IL. I also wear a helmet and my gear is bright yellow. And I ride defensively. But not scared It doesn't make much sense to be riding scared on the expressway with a bunch of eighteen wheelers all around you.
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Old 02-11-2009, 08:22 PM   #9
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WOW YOU GUYS NEED TO RE-READ MY POST? SHAKING HEAD?
1. If your talking about a flashing headlight, No! I hate those dam things, always think its a cop then I see its just some old scared rider that can't ride defensively enough to save his life so he needs to buy one of these "make me safer cause I dont know how to products?

DOES THIS SAY ANYTHING ABOUT HOW HE RIDES, DOES IT SAY RIDE? IS THE WORD RIDE IN THIS POST? SO QUICKLY YOU GUYS ASSUME I MEANT, HE CANT RIDE? WHEN WHAT I WAS SAYING IS "cause I dont know how to "ride defensively" enough? So I need a flashing headlight to do it for me?????

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Old 02-11-2009, 08:28 PM   #10
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Again with the bad logic! You are making value judgements about the skill of the rider just by the use of a flashing headlight. How do you know the skill of the rider? Have you seen them ride poorly? The fact is that the flashing headlight draws more attention. Isn't that, in itself, riding defensively?

IMHO, I do NOT care for them. FWIW, they are illegal here in Delaware. Not sure about any other states.
Hey now, I didnt say skill, I didnt say rider, nor did I say ride? And you think I need to re-read posts?ppfff. Dr. stuff words in my mouth?
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