Sorry to contradict you Matt, but running high-beams durring the day is standard. All cars with daytime lamps are using the high-beams instead of regular. You’re not going to get blinded because your eyes have already ajusted to sunlight and will not be affected as badly by high-beams.
“Using the high beam of a motorcycle’s headlight during the day also helps to prevent violations of the motorcyclist’s right-of-way (Hurt, 1981).”
“Headlight modulators, which cause the light to alternate between a higher and a lower intensity during the day, also increase conspicuity (Hurt, 1981). Headlight modulators are federally regulated lighting devices and as such, all state laws governing them are preempted. Motorcycle headlight modulators have not been studied to determine their effects on other motorists.