Downunder we have to have the main beam on all the time. Our bikes don't have the option to turn off the headlight (switch unit has a special blank piece in it where the on/off switch would be). Makes sense to me, 'specially when so many can drivers only look for other cans. The more visible you are the better....
PS anyone tried those funky blue tinged globes / bulbs that you see on up-market cars ?
Black bike, black leather, black helmet....only my knuckles on my glove are red (icon hooligans)...so hells yah I keep my high beams up always. Of course that will change when I want cars to totally lose sight of me and drive into me while on their damn cell phones.
High beams are always on during the day. I've been wanting to look into the modulator. Who sells them? As far as leaving them on at night, I do most of the time. I figure it's the same as cars with one headlight blown riding around with there high beams on.