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Turn signal question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by GLJ, Apr 16, 2019 at 6:02 PM.

  1. GLJ

    GLJ Ran through life like my hair was on fire 650 time Top Contributor

    Rode my 650 for the first time in 35 or years today. Like a lot of bikes back then the turn signals were one of the first things removed. Illinois still does not require them. Well anyway riding it today I realized hand signals have one advantage over lights. To my knowledge no manufacture has been able to equal this advantage. Care to guess what that is.
     
  2. solo2racr

    solo2racr Suck, Squeeze, Bang, Blow

    You can signal with just ONE finger???
     
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  3. GLJ

    GLJ Ran through life like my hair was on fire 650 time Top Contributor

    Close. But my other bikes just need a thumb to cancel them.
     
  4. GLJ

    GLJ Ran through life like my hair was on fire 650 time Top Contributor

    Now before anyone gets the wrong impression I'm no way saying that hand signals are safer or better than lights.
     
  5. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs BBQ Hunter Top Contributor

    Ummmm,

    - It still works regardless of blown fuse or bulbs?

    - It prevents simultaneous use of the horn?

    - It prevents clutch usage?

    - It doubles as a "howdy" to other riders?

    - It's self canceling?

    - It helps to get blood recirculating in a numb hand?

    - It keeps you from doing stupid stuff, since you're now steering one-handed?
     
  6. fredintoon

    fredintoon Fred Hill, S'toon. Top Contributor

    Hi GLJ,
    I can see three disadvantages:-
    why did that fool give a Communist salute and then turn right?
    Why did that idiot give a Fascist salute and then turn left?
    Why is that moron patting an imaginary dog?
    The only advantage I can guess is that, unlike a flashing signal light, it's most likely being given on purpose.
     
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  7. GLJ

    GLJ Ran through life like my hair was on fire 650 time Top Contributor

     

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