Since '02 xBhp is different things to different people. From a close knit national community of bikers to India's only motorcycling lifestyle magazine and a place to make like-minded biker friends. Join us

WE DESIGN ON

Lenovo ThinkPad
Magazine
Castrol Power 1

Squeeze that brake, don’t grat a handful.

Our Partners

User Tag List

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 15

Thread: the high beam problem..

  1. #1
    Rookie
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Mumbai
    Posts
    20
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Exclamation the high beam problem..

    i wud just like to ask all my fellow bhpians to share their views on this topic,d dangers of driving on high beam.no1 has given it that much importance than it demands.this problem is as grave as rong side driving or not wearing a helmt..specially for bikers.
    a truck or a car even if rolls over a few stones will just feel some bumps or at max some axle damage or somethin like dat..but bike will either skid off or throw d rider away.
    i live in chandigarh nd have been to almost whole north india..nd i find dat very very rare anyone has some brain to think what the person in front of him can see wn he has a high beam on.its not only dangerous for the person in front,it creates problems for the high beamer as well as you cannot judge the distance nd speed correctly wn someone is high beamin u..so u might just end up hittin it.
    i wud suggest adding it to the pledge that we have here nd lettin ppl know its importance.
    its a bigger problem dan it seems..help to eradicate it nd help urself

  2. #2
    Rusted Aryan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    New Delhi/ Shillong
    Posts
    18,673
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)

    Default

    General Biking Discussion Approved.
    ...in search of that perfect world - My Travel Blog :)

  3. #3
    Rookie
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Bangalore
    Posts
    33
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    i try dipping the headlights but very few drivers switch to low beam.

    the very thought of riding through the blind spot(on our side to the road) created by the high beam is scary !

  4. #4
    dcs
    dcs is offline
    MooD(iri)tater!!!!! dcs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Free-da-Bad earlier, Currently in Saddi Dilli!
    Posts
    916
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    well, you will be surprised to know that a lot of drivers and riders dont know they have a dip switch .
    lot of them think that a dip switch is to be used in case if the main /high beam goes kaput. well, I have developed a habit of calling them names, but not that loud, but guess, people will not change so soon!
    Its not about the BHP or the CC, its about one common religion called Biking!!!

    Save the Tigers! Only 1411 (excluding ME) are left!




    This is my entry in the blogging world!!

  5. #5
    Addicted Lost Soul's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Jaipur
    Posts
    206
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    worst are those who use ultra white/blue HIDs on normal reflectors . Hids should be with projectors only and without them they create so much glare a poor 2wheeler rider cant see anything
    The movie Dhoom is loosely based on my Life
    *

  6. #6
    Rusted RanjithMN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Cochin/Riyadh,KSA
    Posts
    2,957
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)

    Default

    i was just thinking of starting a thread advising the member's not to drive with HIGH BEAM.

    i get so irritated when these fools drive with high beam...that too in the city!!??

    nowadays whenever some one does that while coming the opp. way...i just keep flickering my beam and the they OFF their beam!they dont learn w/o a lesson!
    the last day when i was coming back from the airport i had many idiots behind me driving with their HIGH beam even in under the street lights...
    what did was,let them overtake and i drove with high beam right behind them!
    Smoke rubber,not tobacco.

    -Life Through-the-Lens
    -For HELLA/VALEO [BMW/AUDI/FORD/LINCOLN/SKODA],P220,Aftermarket Projectors,pls contact me!

  7. #7
    Rusted whizzkid_ram's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    On The Saddle!
    Posts
    1,916
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Lost Soul View Post
    worst are those who use ultra white/blue HIDs on normal reflectors . Hids should be with projectors only and without them they create so much glare a poor 2wheeler rider cant see anything
    ^^^^^^ +1
    B o D a C i O u S

    Wander logue

    Grand Southern Raid | Munnar | Yercaud | Ootacamund

    The increase in performance is directly proportional to the size of the hole in your pocket :D

  8. #8
    Rusted moeed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Hyderabad/On the highways
    Posts
    2,422
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    I have faced this problem whenever I ride on the highways in the night. But it is sad that nothing can be done about this.

  9. #9
    Rookie
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Mumbai
    Posts
    20
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    i believe that night driving is the ultimate fun as far as just general driving is concerned.but that fun is turned into a nightmare by these idiots driving on high beams..
    as far as dipping the light is concerned..some biker or maybe even a car driver will get to low from high if you flood him with dippers..but truck dirvers NEVERRRR
    they themselves are sitting 10 feet from the ground and have no problem even if we are at high beam.and if u have ever given notice,truck drivers will themselves down their beam if another truck is coming from the front..maybe some sort of truckers code of conduct.
    i drive on one of the worst road i have ever seen,a lot..the landran tangori strech..that road is used by all the trucks to bypass chandigarh to delhi..dat road is barely a one way,that also under construction..and there when u get someone with high beam,u simply have to stop because you cant be sure if there is even road ahead!!
    and yes,the so called 'diamond lights',they can be in low or high or any beam for that matter,they make the person in front blind,and in india driving blind for even a second can be a disaster because you cant tell if you will hit a pothole or a dog or some lady running on the road.
    the biggest problem i have ever seen is a car or a truck with only the left light on (from car's side),right light dead..and on high beam.u cant tell at all if its a two wheeler or an airplane.
    we have the privilege of being in a community and being able to share our views,this we should use to do something about it..just like i had advised adding this thing categorically to the pledge and bringing out general awareness about it..
    Last edited by motor psycho; 09-12-2009 at 04:30 PM.

  10. #10
    Rusted psycho 98's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    KA-05,KA-14
    Posts
    1,002
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Lost Soul View Post
    worst are those who use ultra white/blue HIDs on normal reflectors . Hids should be with projectors only and without them they create so much glare a poor 2wheeler rider cant see anything
    Its not only the four wheelers who install these hid's on normal reflector's even some install it on there bikes, its said that HID's are only to be installed in projectors, but the damn who cares man all they need is blingggg blinngggg on the road i appreciate those who use there HID's only on low beam in city.

    To me these 2 wheeler riders with hid on high beam cause more problem than the cars.
    "Engine tuning is not an exact science, but with some practice and patience you'll get comfortable with your skill and be able tune for any conditions mother nature throws at you"


    Still the Boss -- RX 135

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. [Help]: High lift camshafts and porting
    By shubhanker in forum Help Me!
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 02-07-2011, 08:00 PM
  2. [Photo Feature]: High & Dry Under a Beautiful Waterfall!
    By Dragon in forum The Tourer
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 01-05-2010, 06:28 PM
  3. Shogun High Rev Problem
    By Coolkar in forum Help Me!
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 08-19-2009, 12:57 PM
  4. <HELP>gear shifter too high on FZ 16
    By anirudh fz1 in forum Help Me!
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 06-05-2009, 01:01 PM
  5. hiii high speed fans!!!
    By arn1903 in forum Who Are You?
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 12-11-2008, 03:15 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •