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Hello,
I bought a 2006 R6 last summer. It had a serious mechanical issue. On stripdown I discovered it had run a big end. So the rebuild started with many new parts and deep cleaning of internals. I started it up last week and it’s running very sweetly.
There were a few cosmetic things to do and one was to fit a new headlight set, so duly fitted then the head scratche. Why was only one light working on high beam only and the other light constantly. So line up checks, swaps of relays, switch checked…and still the same issue and now at a loss!!
After many searches and looking at original road tests I discovered that the headlights are set up as an ‘endurance’ style by the factory. Ie the rhs light is on, then the high beam comes on when the switch is flicked on.
Because I never saw the bike running and the headlight unit was damaged I didn’t know this.

So now Incan say the motorcycle is complete and will pass it’s test….looking forward to better weather to ride it.

Great forum ….with lots of knowledge!!!
 

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I aimed my high-beam down as far as it would go and ran 24/7.

Maximum visibility achieved, without blinding drivers.

 

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I aimed my high-beam down as far as it would go and ran 24/7.

Maximum visibility achieved, without blinding drivers.

I like that idea!!!!
Today I wake up with a different view of the world lol. I thought I was into serious ‘chasing‘ the power!!

Here’s the lady all spruced, new crank, oil pump, valves, cam running gear, etc etc…. and running!!
 

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thats actually super smart, do you ride with a tinted visor at night?
"Maximum visibility" was actually in reference to other drivers. I wanted them to have the better chance at noticing me.

I see a lot of bikes with poor lighting. DRL seemed to have an impact with my car.
 

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"Maximum visibility" was actually in reference to other drivers. I wanted them to have the better chance at noticing me.

I see a lot of bikes with poor lighting. DRL seemed to have an impact with my car.
Yeah, only having one bulb on is less noticable, drls on a bike would be great.
And as far as the visor I just mean in general :)
 

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I wear glasses. So those are what I tint. If I didn't have glasses, would be wearing shades vs tinting the visor. It's easy to remove shades at a stop-light versus having to stop and swap-out a visor.
 

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I wear glasses. So those are what I tint. If I didn't have glasses, would be wearing shades vs tinting the visor. It's easy to remove shades at a stop-light versus having to stop and swap-out a visor.
I wear a tinted all the time, the one for my visor isn't super dark but it helps with dumb led headlights from cars
 

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There are some really dark twisties nearby with occasional critter traffic. Tall trees cover the road even on moonlit nights. Fun, but only if you can see far enough out to maintain some speed. With shades on, wouldn't be able to see beyond the headlight cut-off beam.
 

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I concur with Intuit on night shades. Not worth it at night time. So many risks for animals. I’ve tried it with my chrome visor when I got back late during sundown. Best is to have a helmet with clear visor with a drop tinted visor on the inside for quick switching.
 

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There are some really dark twisties nearby with occasional critter traffic. Tall trees cover the road even on moonlit nights. Fun, but only if you can see far enough out to maintain some speed. With shades on, wouldn't be able to see beyond the headlight cut-off beam.
I never ride at night. The only time I actually rode at night was heading home from work. I just took it nice and easy and I never had any visibility issues.
 

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when riding at night, remember to randomly and heavily apply your brakes to maintain tire temperature in case you need to make a emergency stop lol.
 
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