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23-11-2013 13:15
nicholsong Barry wrote

"Full beam doesn't work"

I had heard that - have you tried the Viagra thread that is running?

Geoff
23-11-2013 12:18
barryd Gary.

I think motorcyclists are much more sensible now than when I was a teenager and got my first bike in the 80's. everyone riding including myself were much much younger and completely bonkers. They are all old farts now trundling along at 40mph, pulling over in villages and getting the thermos out rather than pulling wheelies down the high street and going to the pub!

Rubbish bikers!

I would like Another big bike but my supervisor won't let me have one. I'm only allowed to go out on the 100cc scooter "pig" if I promise to behave.

I always ride with dipped lights. Full beam doesn't work.
23-11-2013 08:59
Gary1944
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Originally Posted by bigcats30
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Originally Posted by Christine600
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Originally Posted by nicholsong
I think the motorcycles that use full-beam, even in daylight, are a dazzling distractio, and I sometimes think that by doing so they are trying to demand priority.
For some reason I get this irrational urge to turn into their full-beam when I meet such motorcyclists. And I cannot belive this is the effect they want!

Back in the day when I drove a motorcycle a little I never saw such behaviour. It is not legal but I don't think the odds are great that a meeting police car will turn around and chase a bike for using the lighs wrong.
Maybe if ALL drivers in the UK did what they were suppose too people wouldn't need to do such things to be seen.

Just maybe
Also maybe if they stuck to the speed limit other users do they wouldn't need to have their headlamps set so high. Many of them do not have the excuse of youth for their speeding either! I had m/bikes in my youth but don't remember being so irresponsible, then again there are other things I don't remember !

Gary.
23-11-2013 08:44
bigcats30
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Originally Posted by Christine600
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Originally Posted by nicholsong
I think the motorcycles that use full-beam, even in daylight, are a dazzling distractio, and I sometimes think that by doing so they are trying to demand priority.
For some reason I get this irrational urge to turn into their full-beam when I meet such motorcyclists. And I cannot belive this is the effect they want!

Back in the day when I drove a motorcycle a little I never saw such behaviour. It is not legal but I don't think the odds are great that a meeting police car will turn around and chase a bike for using the lighs wrong.
Maybe if ALL drivers in the UK did what they were suppose too people wouldn't need to do such things to be seen.

Just maybe
23-11-2013 08:41
Christine600
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Originally Posted by nicholsong
I think the motorcycles that use full-beam, even in daylight, are a dazzling distractio, and I sometimes think that by doing so they are trying to demand priority.
For some reason I get this irrational urge to turn into their full-beam when I meet such motorcyclists. And I cannot belive this is the effect they want!

Back in the day when I drove a motorcycle a little I never saw such behaviour. It is not legal but I don't think the odds are great that a meeting police car will turn around and chase a bike for using the lighs wrong.
23-11-2013 08:41
maomig
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Originally Posted by Grizzly
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Originally Posted by maomig
No big news.

But I understand that talking about Switzerland it appears more fancy.....
No, my motive in putting the extract up on the forum was not to be "fancy" but only to draw attention to a change in the law in Switzerland- from advisory to compulsory- which will affect any driver who is unaware of the change. Your understanding is wrong therefore.


G

Sure, was just a joke, sorry to have given you this impression.
23-11-2013 07:39
alhod I will always try to move and give bikers room to pass if there is the chance to do so. I think many drivers are jealous of the advantage bikers have and just resent that.

Back on topic, surely Sweden had this law many years ago and Saab and Volvo produced all cars with permanently lit headlights. Even in bright sunlight it makes you much more visible. Should be universal law imho.
And don't get me on the idiots who drive in poor conditions with only parking lights on!



Alan
23-11-2013 07:33
Grizzly
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Originally Posted by maomig
No big news.

But I understand that talking about Switzerland it appears more fancy.....
No, my motive in putting the extract up on the forum was not to be "fancy" but only to draw attention to a change in the law in Switzerland- from advisory to compulsory- which will affect any driver who is unaware of the change. Your understanding is wrong therefore.


G
23-11-2013 06:02
barryd
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Originally Posted by p-c
Hi
Sorry Cabby I must agree with Geoff. During this year I have had to use the A40 through to the hospital at Euston and the motorcyclists, not all but many, have an appalling attitude.
p-c
Maybe if the car drivers in the UK as Cabby says gave bikes room they wouldnt have an attitude.

Im not kidding but on the continent in built up traffic cars, vans etc see you coming up the inside and move over! Yes it does happen! Its called consideration. A wave of the hand or leg in acknowledgement often follows.

In the UK I have actually on several occasions had cars or vans go the other way and try and block you coming up or past!

Sorry off topic but just sayin!
22-11-2013 23:45
maomig No big news. In Italy it has been mandatory for the last few years, on all not urban roads. So be advised if you drive down here.

But I understand that talking about Switzerland it appears more fancy.....
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