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post #21 of 49 Old 08-05-2017, 05:35 PM
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My 08 BMW ST had them. I hated them. They'd time out and I was constantly having to initiate them again.
My '78 BMW 80/7 had a horrible beeper that announced the fact that you actuated them. I pulled the plug on that right off.
It's a muscle memory thing. I constantly use the thumb to hit the switch as I ride along after a turn to be sure I've stopped the blinkers.
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I had one of those old Yamahas! The turn signals worked pretty well, as I recall. I'd love to have that system on my Strom.
I have 2 of em in my motorcycle graveyard, I should compare wiring diagrams and see if it may be able to graft an old yamaha turn signal relay into my v-strom, I'm pretty sure the timer is right in the signal flasher relay, It's a pricey relay, over $100 if you can find one........I guess when you look at things in that perspective, the Kisan unit doesn't look overpriced

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I've found myself pushing the cancel button when I let out the clutch after I shift into second gear when ever I leave a stop light, turning or not!

There are also still occasions when I've left it on for a few miles so, basically, I'm just babbling here.
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Had some bikes with them most with out.So old had some bikes that never came with turn signals. Drove my old 37 pick up to a cruise in yesterday.Came home before nine and still day light but when dark and giving hand signals I wonder just how many drivers lots younger than me wonder what the hell I am doing?
As not a cop does so do I.Just get in the habit of hitting that off as you make your turn and it becomes a good habit.We can make good habits that may save your life and may be even break a few long time bad habits.For me slowing down over all and even more so in town. A green light is not a drag race every time you are next to any wheeled thing in the lane next to you! You would think after two traffic schools and lots of tickets a old fart would lean faster. The look on the face of a vett or muscle car when the old fart dust them even as they are squealing tires is so good.And doing it on a real small 650 even more .A real small bike can dust a real bad car so easy for awhile.Then you just hit the brakes to show them its over.
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When the horn goes off, turn off your signals

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Had some bikes with them most with out.So old had some bikes that never came with turn signals. Drove my old 37 pick up to a cruise in yesterday.Came home before nine and still day light but when dark and giving hand signals I wonder just how many drivers lots younger than me wonder what the hell I am doing?
I have a UTV that I have dual registered for the street ("Special Commercial")as well as offroad, it has high and low beam headlights, and running, brake and reverse lights in back, no turn signals, so I use hand signals, the pisser is, in some countries this model comes with turn signals there's even a knock out in the steering column but here in the USofA, the dealers don't even see them on a fiche

I use hand signals regular, and I get people yelling at me to use my turn signals cause they think that anything new that would be street legal would need them. All I am required to have is a mirror and tractor triangle




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As not a cop does so do I.Just get in the habit of hitting that off as you make your turn and it becomes a good habit.We can make good habits that may save your life and may be even break a few long time bad habits.For me slowing down over all and even more so in town. A green light is not a drag race every time you are next to any wheeled thing in the lane next to you! You would think after two traffic schools and lots of tickets a old fart would lean faster. The look on the face of a vett or muscle car when the old fart dust them even as they are squealing tires is so good.And doing it on a real small 650 even more .A real small bike can dust a real bad car so easy for awhile.Then you just hit the brakes to show them its over.
My habit of properly using signals when I change lanes as well as turning, has me reaching for a stalk on the column that ain't there is my reminder that I need to use a hand signal, I can't remember the last time I have ridden a bike without turn signals, I've never owned one without them, dating back to my first, a '67 Honda S90
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I find myself randomly pushing the button to make sure they're off.
My riding instructor told us to a) memorize the controls, and b) push repeatedly to go straight.

Simply treat it as a "push to pass" system.....

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Oydn aR I owned the same Super 90 three times and rode and enjoyed it every time. It looked so odd the last time between my 66 FLH chopper and new 1974 CB750. I was thinking it was a 68 and had no signals.Did not get it new so may be had been taken off?Or maybe a dealer installed option? My first year 1968 CL350 had them.
A good wrench that works at a local shop was a dirt racer but as getting older,30s stopped. He sent to S.D. I think to a place he heard about on the net.$40 and they issue a plate for it.He has added lights and a mirror and its his street/work bike now with a SD plate.Had never heard of this.Guess the state sees it as easy money?Some of my older friends that have summer home in FL get the plates from them to buck the Ky. tax..
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LOL, glad I'm not the only one.
No, you are not the only one, by a mile. I just make it a habit to punch that button from time to time with my left thumb.

I had a BWM which cleared itself. Trouble was it was also good at clearing out my wallet and bank account. I can push that button a lot of times for the twelve grand I saved on my Wee.

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