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My wife was driving in front of me several weeks ago and when we arrived home she told me that my headlights seemed to be flickering. Like any husband would do--I just blew her off with some lame excuse to keep her quiet.

After thinking about it (I didn't let her know I was) I have come to the conclusion that the low beam shade is the culprit. The spyder is traveling over the bumps and that is causing the suspension to pitch up and down just enough to cause the flickering effect.

I remembered a night ride we were on a few weeks ago and how the low beam shade made a definite line restricting the headlight distance.

The next evening I placed the RT in front of the garage door and made a headlight adjustment and that seemed to be fine, but she told me she saw the same headlight flickering the other day when she was ahead of me again, and that the headlights are not very bright in the daytime.

As there is only 1 filiment in the headlight bulb---the headlights are on HI beam all of the time---so why not just lift the shade by switching on the HI beams for a SAFER brighter daytime running lights.

Has any one else seen or experienced this effect?

Thanks C-YA RL
 

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i noticed it over bumps when riding in front of my RT-S over bumps

someone was riding my RT-S behind me.

we went to HIGH beams during the daytime (recommended by the way in the manual I think) and no flicker .. so prob the low beam shade
 
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