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Is there a way to not have the headlight on? I think it's pointless for it to be on in the middle of the day. I'm sure there is some trick.
 

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I believe there is laws the require the headlight to be on for motorcycles. Not to mention its easier for cagers to see you. Why would you want to take such risks out there on the road?
 
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Don't turn it off, it's for your own good.
agreed, in fact anyone who provides an answer to this is doing espospowdercoat guy a disservice and endangering this riders life.
 

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I've operated bikes, and cars, since before DRL's were even fitted, or mandated. You'd be a bloody fool not to run with headlights on.
 

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I've been riding motorcycles since 1976. As such, I knew the benefits of having the headlight on. When I started driving cars around the same time, I always drove with my lights on. This was decades before daylight running lights.

I got stopped once in my car by the police. He said I pulled you over because you were driving with your lights on in the day time. I said, "yea, I know that." I guess I was way ahead of my time. Now lights are mandatory on our highways.
 

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This must be a late April Fool's joke.
 
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I've been riding motorcycles since 1976. As such, I knew the benefits of having the headlight on. When I started driving cars around the same time, I always drove with my lights on. This was decades before daylight running lights.

I got stopped once in my car by the police. He said I pulled you over because you were driving with your lights on in the day time. I said, "yea, I know that." I guess I was way ahead of my time. Now lights are mandatory on our highways.
You might not know this but PRIOR to 1976 motorcycles in the USA did not have to have the headlight on while riding. So....therefore you couldn't know how it was to ride without one.
 

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In your thread title you said running lights, in your text you said headlight, to me those are different things, which did you mean?
 

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You might not know this but PRIOR to 1976 motorcycles in the USA did not have to have the headlight on while riding. So....therefore you couldn't know how it was to ride without one.
Sure he could! Just because he started riding in 1976 that doesn't mean that he was riding a '76 model.....he might have been on a '71 Honda something or another.
 

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Sure he could! Just because he started riding in 1976 that doesn't mean that he was riding a '76 model.....he might have been on a '71 Honda something or another.
Stole my post!~

OP- you have GOT to be joking, the only thing that differentiates you from the background that many cagers see is your light.

But if you must know its called a hammer.
 

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You might not know this but PRIOR to 1976 motorcycles in the USA did not have to have the headlight on while riding. So....therefore you couldn't know how it was to ride without one.
Sorry,

I was mixing my stories. I can't even remember if I had to turn on the light on my 1974 CB125. I probably did. I then was referring to driving lights on in my car which certainly didn't have automatic lights.

I've always been a proponent of lots of lights. Same applies to planes. The strobe on my tail is known as an "anti-collision light."
 

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Dang willow, airplanes, motorcycles, and snowmobiles.....you are a man's man!
 

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My first bike a grey import from Japan had a switch to turn the headlight completely off like a car.
 

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Lights on things

Dang willow, airplanes, motorcycles, and snowmobiles.....you are a man's man!
I have a boat too. :cool:


It's Alaska, you have to be prepared. I do confess, I don't own a 4-wheeler (quad) and that seems to put me in the minority up here.

What I don't have that allowed me to collect toys....kids or an ex-wife. Both can be expensive.
 

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I have a boat too. :cool:


It's Alaska, you have to be prepared. I do confess, I don't own a 4-wheeler (quad) and that seems to put me in the minority up here.

What I don't have that allowed me to collect toys....kids or an ex-wife. Both can be expensive.
Hmmpf...........I've got two each!.....that explains it!
 
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Dang willow, airplanes, motorcycles, and snowmobiles.....you are a man's man!
I was going to ask him if the Keystone pipeline ends at his house

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