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Offline ZXtasy

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OK, this has been going on long enough...
« on: June 16, 2018, 02:05:28 am »
Don't think it is all coincidence. Do others find cagers ignore the C-14 turn signals from the front? In the year plus I find it occurring more often as I approach an intersection signalling mostly for my right turn, the cars that could easily make their left turn into traffic just sit there and wait....and stare. Twice I have pulled over and checked my signals to make sure they were flashing, nice and bright they was.

I was thinking that maybe they are not very obvious as many bikes have the signal up high in the back of the mirrors, but the side mount C-14 ones are plenty obvious. This leave me thinking they are just awestruck by this massive blue enigma looking so beautiful it could surely not be slowing down to take a turn, but must be slowing to allow me to drink in the glory of its visage.

Maybe it is just me...
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Re: OK, this has been going on long enough...
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2018, 02:16:54 am »
I have the same issue with the 2015 Green.

I was asked the other day, "Does that paint take batteries?"
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Re: OK, this has been going on long enough...
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2018, 02:47:28 am »
A lot of the modern turn signals are hard to see at a slight angle. Turn on your signal and go stand 60 feet away and off to one side a little.
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Re: OK, this has been going on long enough...
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2018, 10:16:40 pm »
Hell, I would stay put to gaze at the green ones....love that color, hard to find in my area.

batteries! Hell, nuclear fusion!

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Re: OK, this has been going on long enough...
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2018, 08:43:06 am »
Turn signals are superfluous.  :rotflmao:

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Re: OK, this has been going on long enough...
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2018, 12:08:48 pm »
I'm a big believer in high-mount turn signals, and big bright LED units powering them.
Conspicuity is a life-saver in the motorcycling world, and statistically more accidents happen a car meets a motorcycle and turn across the bikes' path of travel.

I've been considering fabricating some LED's to be mounted in the mirrors since I bought this bike. 
Wish somebody with more skill than me already did.

It would undoubtedly save lives.

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Re: OK, this has been going on long enough...
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2018, 01:30:51 pm »
Unless the cell phone camera is on, and pointed at you, they won’t see you with
aircraft strobes on your head.


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Re: OK, this has been going on long enough...
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2018, 11:52:10 pm »
And do not ever forget those cagers who want to harm motorcyclists on purpose.
There is nothing that will save you from their malice.
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