Little Things You Hate

safreek

Vealcake
That's pretty average...get safreek to go round so his hound can lay a few giant dog eggs on their lawn , might need to feed Burt a beef rendang before hand though just to get things moving.
All free, just pay for postage. Will save me from having to throw it over the neighbors fence. He hates cleaning his pool:eek:
 

rangersac

Likes Dirt
It’s probably their low beams. But because every other fucktard these days drives a UAV with the head lights at the height of your rear view mirror low beams are the new high beams.
I think it's more to do with the new(ish) crop of LED lights. In both of our cars we have LED low beam and halogen high beam setups, and frankly you may as well not bother with high beam given the brightness of the LEDs. I get flashed regularly in our 2012 build model Nissan Leaf, which is about as far away from UAV headlight height as you can get.
 

Haakon

Not happy, Jan.
I think it's more to do with the new(ish) crop of LED lights. In both of our cars we have LED low beam and halogen high beam setups, and frankly you may as well not bother with high beam given the brightness of the LEDs. I get flashed regularly in our 2012 build model Nissan Leaf, which is about as far away from UAV headlight height as you can get.
Check the adjustment too... I’ve seen lots come out of the factory set high.

2012 Leaf really got LEDs? Not aftermarket retrofits?

That’s the other big problem, people putting illegal LED/HID gloves in reflectors designed for halogens...
 

foxpuppet

Eats Squid
Got the opposite problem round here! Dumb idiots that cant even recognize that they're driving with no lights on.
I notified* 2 cars last night that had no lights on. First one pulled out of a side street just behind me, it was only for the fact that she indicated I even knew she was there. Second on was 3 minutes later and I came up behind it thinking why can’t I see any tail lights. It was about 800m more until the highway with no street lights.

*notified means a combined use of hazards, mad waving and flashing my own high beams to attract attention. Even then when alongside the vehicle in question while stationary at lights it took a bit more action to get a response.


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scblack

Leucocholic
I think it's more to do with the new(ish) crop of LED lights. In both of our cars we have LED low beam and halogen high beam setups, and frankly you may as well not bother with high beam given the brightness of the LEDs. I get flashed regularly in our 2012 build model Nissan Leaf, which is about as far away from UAV headlight height as you can get.
Are you actually talking about Xenon lights, or LED?
Low beam lighting on higher end models, such as my Amarok Highline are usually Xenon, not LED.
LED will often replace "driving" lights, not the low beam.

One item people often do not know, is headlights are designed differently for Left or Right hand drive vehicles. The aim-points for the vision is different on each vehicle. So if you buy overseas lighting, make sure it is set for correct hand drive.
 

rangersac

Likes Dirt
Are you actually talking about Xenon lights, or LED?
Low beam lighting on higher end models, such as my Amarok Highline are usually Xenon, not LED.
LED will often replace "driving" lights, not the low beam.

One item people often do not know, is headlights are designed differently for Left or Right hand drive vehicles. The aim-points for the vision is different on each vehicle. So if you buy overseas lighting, make sure it is set for correct hand drive.
In both cases they are definitely LEDs, not Xenons, and both vehicles were built for the Australian market, so you'd hope the factory knew what they were doing!
 

hifiandmtb

Sphincter beanie
I notified* 2 cars last night that had no lights on. First one pulled out of a side street just behind me, it was only for the fact that she indicated I even knew she was there. Second on was 3 minutes later and I came up behind it thinking why can’t I see any tail lights. It was about 800m more until the highway with no street lights.

*notified means a combined use of hazards, mad waving and flashing my own high beams to attract attention. Even then when alongside the vehicle in question while stationary at lights it took a bit more action to get a response.
Hahaha!!!

I drove home through the RNP the other day following a no headlighter...he was following another car so could see ok.

I followed him with lights off...lights on...for 5 mins or so...two “stealth cars” following a pied piper with headlights, leading the two of us.

Eventually the leader pulled away & no-headlighter in front wondered WTF when he couldn’t see shit & I was stealth mode behind, mostly driving by moonlight & memory
 

Haakon

Not happy, Jan.
Standard on the higher spec trim models
Might just be reflector design. Some car makers are better at it than others. AU Falcons were particularly bad - great for the driver, but I was forever being flashed... Even though they were work cars, I adjusted down the beam on them because I got sick of pissing people off.
 

nzhumpy

Googlemeister who likes bikes and scandal
Hahaha!!!

I drove home through the RNP the other day following a no headlighter...he was following another car so could see ok.

I followed him with lights off...lights on...for 5 mins or so...two “stealth cars” following a pied piper with headlights, leading the two of us.

Eventually the leader pulled away & no-headlighter in front wondered WTF when he couldn’t see shit & I was stealth mode behind, mostly driving by moonlight & memory

I do not endorse...
 

pink poodle

Clinically Inane
Hahaha!!!

I drove home through the RNP the other day following a no headlighter...he was following another car so could see ok.

I followed him with lights off...lights on...for 5 mins or so...two “stealth cars” following a pied piper with headlights, leading the two of us.

Eventually the leader pulled away & no-headlighter in front wondered WTF when he couldn’t see shit & I was stealth mode behind, mostly driving by moonlight & memory

The world according to Garp.
 

pink poodle

Clinically Inane
Some hipster doofus locked his sit bike to the same pole as me then went in to vote. The fuckwit has ran his chain through my brake lines...much rage! Much rage building!!!! Trying to figure out if there's an easy way to undo my bike and leave this wanker a solid fuck you...too much rage to think!


Now the pre-polling station in Newcastle is 2 or 3 doors from a busy centrelink office. I hadn't really thought this through before storming into the pre-polling station. The kind attendant at the door asked what electorate I was in and politely replied I had already voted but was looking for someone. I scan the room and can't see a bike helmet so using the "fuck I'm angry voice" I loudly ask "where is the fuckwit that has locked their heap of shit bike to my bike out the front?" well yelling and swearing certainly created a scene! The bike was unlocked and I was free.

Is it just my experience here or does this kind of haphazard carelessness seem to be the exclusive to "trendy" arseholes riding shit bikes? They seem to specialise in it. I had one of these clowns a while ago try and lock their bike directly to my bike's top tube and then I was apparently an arsehole for pointing out that they could fuck off.
 

Mr Crudley

Eats Squid
Is it just my experience here or does this kind of haphazard carelessness seem to be the exclusive to "trendy" arseholes riding shit bikes? They seem to specialise in it. I had one of these clowns a while ago try and lock their bike directly to my bike's top tube and then I was apparently an arsehole for pointing out that they could fuck off.
Hmmm, I think people are generally a PITA all over. This is the attraction of MTB'ing since you can leave them all behind for a while. Take bolt cutters and you are good to go.
 

pink poodle

Clinically Inane
But did your bike get stolen, surely that's a win.
Double locked!!! No chance gasser...

Hmmm, I think people are generally a PITA all over. This is the attraction of MTB'ing since you can leave them all behind for a while. Take bolt cutters and you are good to go.
New bike lock is so fucking heavy I'm not sure I can also carry bolt cutters.
 

moorey

Pagophagic
Some hipster doofus locked his sit bike to the same pole as me then went in to vote. The fuckwit has ran his chain through my brake lines...much rage! Much rage building!!!! Trying to figure out if there's an easy way to undo my bike and leave this wanker a solid fuck you...too much rage to think!


Now the pre-polling station in Newcastle is 2 or 3 doors from a busy centrelink office. I hadn't really thought this through before storming into the pre-polling station. The kind attendant at the door asked what electorate I was in and politely replied I had already voted but was looking for someone. I scan the room and can't see a bike helmet so using the "fuck I'm angry voice" I loudly ask "where is the fuckwit that has locked their heap of shit bike to my bike out the front?" well yelling and swearing certainly created a scene! The bike was unlocked and I was free.

Is it just my experience here or does this kind of haphazard carelessness seem to be the exclusive to "trendy" arseholes riding shit bikes? They seem to specialise in it. I had one of these clowns a while ago try and lock their bike directly to my bike's top tube and then I was apparently an arsehole for pointing out that they could fuck off.
Cool story bro.
 
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