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Offline NCDave

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« on: February 27, 2009, 04:54:00 pm »
Anyone installed something like this?  Have any info or links?    I'm used to the self-cancelling signals on my Vulcan, and seems like a nice extra to have the beep to remind me to turn the signal off.  

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« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2009, 05:33:00 pm »
The flashing green light on my dash usually is enough of a signal.  AKA "2linby" That's 2-lin-by folks!  Northwest Area Director  COG #5539  AMA #927779  IBA #15034  TEAM OREGON MC Instructor    http://community.webshots.com/user/2linby  http://tinyurl.com/njas8 (IBA BunBurner Gold Trip)  http://tinyurl.com/lwelx (Alaska trip)
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« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2009, 05:02:00 pm »
Well, all those years, I've been relying on the green flashing light for my Connie and most of my previous bikes. But once in a while (more often than I would like), after 15, 20 or more minutes, watching for traffic, dogs or whatever, I happen to glance at that green blinking light. Damn !  Again, I forgot to cancel the turn signal and I feel like a complete idiot. Next turn, I MUST remenber !    Joking aside, some kind of simple device to automatically turn off the turn signals would be nice. Any one has ideas ?    Maybe some jockeying of the switch, having to keep it on for the duration of the turn, then letting go after the turn (
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« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2009, 11:09:00 am »
Dave,  I had the same problem and added my own signal reminder, with a twist.  I didn't want to sound like a truck backing up while I was waiting at a stop light, so I fed the signal through the normally closed contacts of a relay connected to the brake light.  A couple diodes tapped into each signal, then a small beeper I mounted by the steering head, does what it needs.  The beeper sounds only when the signals are flashing and I'm off the brakes.  ..dz..    Another benefit I found....my rear brake switch needed adjusting!  The brake light only came on when I really stood on the rear brake.  I found this out when my signal beeper kept sounding while using the rear brake.        2003 Concours  1983 Honda Silverwing  2008 Yamaha Majesty (new)  2003 Honda XR70 (son's)  
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« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2009, 07:35:00 pm »
I bought one from Murphs.  Real easy to install.  It is loud enough to remind others riding with you to cancel their signals also.    
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« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2009, 12:04:00 pm »
LOL....THAT may be the trick!  My riding buddy may remember to turn his off too that way!  

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« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2009, 12:11:00 pm »
Dave must be a common name in this post!  ;)    And can the forum have two people with the same forum name???  Or am I missing something here?    ..dz..  (another dave)      2003 Concours  1983 Honda Silverwing  2008 Yamaha Majesty (new)  2003 Honda XR70 (son's)
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« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2009, 05:14:00 pm »
No, I think there is a forum name and a display name.  I'll have to change mine.  :)  

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« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2009, 05:15:00 pm »
Turn signal beeper, what next more chrome?  :8o:    As mentioned green flashing light and remembering to turn it off work well.  And yes another DAVE....  Dave Muzzey  St. Charles, IL  COG#7957  '01 Connie  
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« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2009, 05:18:00 pm »
AH HA!  it's "alias" in the preferences.  :D  

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« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2009, 11:16:00 am »
Hey , we could have a variation of Monty Python....    "Dave, Dave, Dave, Dave, and myself have come to sing a little song...." :P    ..dz..    2003 Concours  1983 Honda Silverwing  2008 Yamaha Majesty (new)  2003 Honda XR70 (son's)
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« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2009, 12:06:00 pm »
I was thinking of a variation on the Bob Newhart show.  Hi, I'm Dave, this is my brother Dave and my other brother Dave.  :D  

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« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2009, 02:54:00 pm »
Quit with your Davery... and cancel your turn signals.  
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« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2009, 05:22:00 pm »
Good one Brett. :)  Dave Muzzey  St. Charles, IL  COG#7957  '01 Connie  
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« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2009, 08:53:00 am »
NCDave, I've had a beeper on for almost four years now. At first it bugged me a little but now I don't notice it at all except to remind me to turn off my blinker. Most of the time I turn it off automatically but there are times I don't. Who knows why. I think it is a good safety feature. The last thing I want to hear after an accident is "but he had his blinker on".  '02 Connie  COG # 6662  Dallas, Tx
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« Reply #15 on: March 05, 2009, 04:45:00 pm »
That's always my concern too.  I'm usually good about it, but sometimes I forget.  My Vulcan having an automatic cancel has spoiled me!  

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« Reply #16 on: March 10, 2009, 12:40:00 pm »
I did mine the same way davedz did.    For those of you who mock the idea, there are some valid reasons for it, so there ;).      Mine is that I swap rides back and forth between my Concours and my Voyager, (which happens to have self cancelling signals).    I never had an issue remembering to turn of turn signals on the Concours until . . . I got the Voyager.      So the beeper was a solution to keep me from looking down and realizing yet again, that the turn signal has been on for the past xx miles.  
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« Reply #17 on: March 11, 2009, 12:12:00 am »
How about a turn signal seat vibrator, ala CogZilla (I think)? Same   principle as the beeper but silent and gives you a tingly feeling to remind   you.  ;)      Jim #7353  Everett, WA    Current Bikes: '06 Concours   "NTRUDR",'84 Honda VT-500 Ascot  Past Bikes: '02 Honda 919, '83 Honda   XL200R, '81 Suzuki GS-750E, '69 BSA   441 Victor    WB7JH - ARRL Life Member  U.S. Navy Retired
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« Reply #18 on: March 11, 2009, 02:02:00 am »
How about a turn signal seat vibrator, ala CogZilla (I think)? Same   principle as the beeper but silent and gives you a tingly feeling to remind you.       You are kidding right?  I hope so because most of the people around here would have the damn directional on all the time!  Jeez!!!    AKA "2linby" That's 2-lin-by folks!  Northwest Area Director  COG #5539  AMA #927779  IBA #15034  TEAM OREGON MC Instructor    http://community.webshots.com/user/2linby  http://tinyurl.com/njas8 (IBA BunBurner Gold Trip)  http://tinyurl.com/lwelx (Alaska trip)
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« Reply #19 on: March 11, 2009, 09:07:00 am »
Or the wife/GF keeps saying.."Turn here!"  ..dz..    2003 Concours  1983 Honda Silverwing  2008 Yamaha Majesty (new)  2003 Honda XR70 (son's)
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« Reply #20 on: March 11, 2009, 12:44:00 pm »
This will keep the wife/GF happy and you may be able  to hook it into the turn signals as a reminder.    http://viberider.com/    Pat & Sher in Ma.  04 C10 Dark Angel  87 Ninja 600rx
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« Reply #21 on: March 14, 2009, 01:22:00 am »
Not kidding! Seen with my own 2 eyes/felt it with my hand. I was afraid to   sit on it though. 2006 National.      
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« Reply #22 on: March 18, 2009, 11:32:00 am »
I have to admit, no self cancelling signals on the Connie shocked me at first.  I was riding a '83 XV920 Virago with self cancelling signals and then I got my '06 Connie and surprise, no self cancellers.  Got into the habit of watching the top of the guage cluster more (looking for green lights).  Just strange that a bike that is 23 years newer doesn't have something that a basic Yamaha had.  Robert Elliott  Cornelia, GA  COG # 7598
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« Reply #23 on: March 19, 2009, 09:32:00 am »
Hello NCDave,    Here's a link to the beeper I installed. http://www.ldrider.ca/techpages/turnsignalreminder.htm. It works great ther are some electronic fixes out ther too.    Best of Luck  
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