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Red face Flashing high beams on bikes...whats the dilly yo?!

OK, so I keep seeing these goldwings and such riding down the highway with their high beams flashing away... like F'in crazy!

What's up with this?

I know it's probably to get the cagers attention and it probably works well because it's getting my attention on the other side of the h/w.

But it's got to be illegal as $**t! Not to mention highly irritating if you were driving/riding in front of these clowns!

Anybody got a link to whatever they're using?

What's your take?

Snakemann...what's the legal standpoint in FL on this? I sure would think it's not good being it looks like a cop coming...




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post #2 of 36 (permalink) Old 08-04-2005, 07:21 AM
 
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It's called a Firefly...at least the switch I had was a firefly...They were big back in the late 70's, early 80's they were supposed to increase visibility...I found they just wore my headlights out quicker...

I found this link for both front and rear light modulators...

http://www.kriss.com/trunkflasher.htm

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Well that's another aspect I didn't think of...




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post #4 of 36 (permalink) Old 08-04-2005, 09:36 AM
 
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Also a passing light

On my new gixxer6 I have a button just tap it and it flicks the high beams to let the others know your passing
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NO this is constantly on. Flashing like crazy! It is NOT the flash to pass.




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Bump...Added link to my post...

http://www.kriss.com/trunkflasher.htm
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at least that one only comes on when you're on the brakes...




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Here's what I'm talking about...

here

And it says it is legal cause it turns off at night on its own.... I just can't believe its legal.




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Here's what I'm talking about...

here

And it says it is legal cause it turns off at night on its own.... I just can't believe its legal.

We both posted the same web site, just different pages... ...OMG... Does that mean you and I are on the same Page... ...
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Harleys riders suck anyways LOL
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No Bee as much as you want to be like me... I'm I just clicked thru your link! Sorry to let you down but it's just not that way...




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Well...at least I was there to show you the way...
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True true!




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I'm all for safety, but if you dont have the balls to ride w/o that thing....do something else. They are annoying, and distracting to other drivers on the road.
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I have one good question then..

Would you pull over the tool sporting one of these?




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it seems like it would be impersonating a safety vehicle... It seems some people would pull over thinking you were a cop bike or something... and then be pissed off when you go by and aren't... Then you get a pissed off person in a cage that is now right behind you instead of right in front of you... which when people get pissed they tend to ride your ass, try to scare you, whatever... So really this thing makes riding more dangerous in my eyes

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Silly me...and I thought that is what that hand cannon you carry was for...
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It's legal in FL , just not at night , "316.405 (1) ....."During the hours of operation between sunrise and sunset, the headlights may modulate either the upper beam or the lower beam from its maximum intensity to a lower intensity"

It only applies to motorcycles, not cars
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That's just messed up!!




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Gasman say DILLY one more time and I am coming over with the bat.. MFP.. didn't read all that crap because it is senseless garbage.. i got as far as Goldwing and lost interest..
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