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do you guys still have turn signals on your bikes, do you have to have them in your state. Here in NC you dont have to have them, but if you do have them, they have to work or you can get a ticket, same goes for state inspection.
 

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Threw mine in the trashcan first day i had my bike. I've never had a problem in a year now. Just have to remember to use hand signals when "leo" gets behind you. I think the reartail looks so much cleaner with out them anyway.:thumb:
 

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Originally posted by R6Racr
Threw mine in the trashcan first day i had my bike.
So, basically, you see no advantage in being able to signal your intentions to other traffic? Out of curiosity, how many years have you been riding, and how many miles do you ride per year?
I think the reartail looks so much cleaner with out them anyway.
Yeah, and I think I'd look a lot cooler with my hair blowing in the breeze, my pecs bulging under a tank top, and my quads straining in a stylish pair of shorts, but reality makes its demands.
 

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R6Racr said:
Threw mine in the trashcan first day i had my bike. I've never had a problem in a year now. Just have to remember to use hand signals when "leo" gets behind you. I think the reartail looks so much cleaner with out them anyway.:thumb:
Mototech flush mounts for the front, an intergrator kit puts the rear signals into your brake lights has the same effect & still leaves you signals. Just my opinion.
 

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When I was 16 I bought a Yamaha RD250. I got from a guy who came from Tenn. and the bike had no turn signals on it. Well, before the fine folks at the DMV in Virginia would register it for me, I had to put aftermarket turn signals on. They told me hand signals were not acceptable!
 

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someone in an SUV is just waiting to give you guys a fender enema, but hey, your bike sure looks purdy! (not) oh and those intergrator kits? I was behind some guy the other day, and I found it hard as hell to notice when he signaled, especially when we had the sun to our backs, but hey, better dead and stylin than looking like a complete dufus with those useless and ugly blinkers...
 

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I left the stock ones on mine so people can see them. To me replacing your turn signals with little tiny ones falls into the same category as tinted headlight covers. And as a bonus I didnt spend any extra money. The only mods to them I would like to make someday when I have the time is put the front style turn signals on the back also, so they can be on all the time. Personally I use my signals every day and for the most part people respond to them as they should. Inside the brake light is not a good place for turn signals because people who dont ride bikes may not understand it or think to look there.
 

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In Arizona, you don't have to have turn signals... BUT! if you don't you are required to use hand signals.

I have opted for smaller but not micro-sized Lockhart Phillips turn signals. If I'm thinking the cagers don't see my signals, I use hand signals even though they don't know what those mean anyway.:rolleyes:
 

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Like Nick & so many others I leave the stock signal lights on the bike AND USE THEM constantly.
The tucked away ones look good, only the cage drivers have a heard enough time seeing our m/cs & who knows, but they may believe the 'wave' so many feel is a MUST that it all the person is doing when signalling a left or right turn WITHOUT signal lights & mow the poor biker down.
True they stick out & are lst to get bashed when a bike is spilled, but what the 'ell so is safey riding gear in being costly & not always comfortable ESPECIALLY in hot weather.
 

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You dont have to have turn signals here but you have to use hand signals if you dont. And the turn signals have to work if you have them.

I mixed it up once awhile. Use both signals at the same time. Dont use any. Or use one or the other.
 

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I only have one hand signal, its the BACK OFF signal. I saw a guy do it once when I was in my car and it really seems to work. If people are too close behind me I do what I guess would be the classic stop signal, hand down and palm open, but making a pushing motion back toward them, kind of like paddling a boat, two or three "pushes" if you will. I hardly ever do it, and usually it works but a couple of times road rage idiots have been really offended and drove closer or swerved at me. I have to look at who it is and decide if they are just ignorant ( women mostly, no offense ) or hostiles ( all the hostile responses were from men .
 

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When I find someone coming up to close to me, in town---

---- then it is the OFFICIAL hand down STOP sign & if the cage person behind me is to close then I push the hand back which is sort of saying "back off". It seems to work & is probably the only hand signal I give as I count on my stock signal lights & the stop lamp at the rear of the bike.
 

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I like my stock turn signals. Just today I was riding fast with a couple guys in the twisties. They were following me pretty close. When the time came to make a left turn I used my turn signal and hand signal. I'm glad I had my stock signals, I sometimes worry more about getting run over by another biker then a cage.
 

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Re: Re: turn signals

DataDan said:

So, basically, you see no advantage in being able to signal your intentions to other traffic? Out of curiosity, how many years have you been riding, and how many miles do you ride per year?

Yeah, and I think I'd look a lot cooler with my hair blowing in the breeze, my pecs bulging under a tank top, and my quads straining in a stylish pair of shorts, but reality makes its demands.
Why is it that no matter what I find some experienced rider always wanting to bash on someone in bike forums? Yes, yes you where going to give him sheit about it and tell him he's just a squid. Why do you care if the dude has turn signals or not? Sorry you got picked for this one, but I get sick of all these people jumping on there Soapbox talking crap cause they have been riding for 20 years.

You people pop up in every wheelie, stoppie and NOW the "no turn signal thread." Congrats
 

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Re: Re: Re: turn signals

chad 711 said:
Why do you care if the dude has turn signals or not?
While you may understand the value of turn signals as a means to avoid becoming a Ford Executioner hood ornament, not everyone here does. The original poster asked for opinions about removing them. The response to which I replied made no mention of their benefits, citing only the aesthetic advantage to removing them. Without a countervailing response, the original poster might get the idea that no one here sees any advantage to turn signals. To the contrary, I'd guess that a majority of readers have and use them. I posted as a representative of that opinion. However, I could have made the point equally well by responding directly to the original poster and avoided offending the no-turn-signals guy.
 

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This is just my opinion of turn signals Datadan. If you feel you need them use them thats up to you. If they were on my bike i wouldn't use them so why have them. I do value your opinion on this, but don't bad mouth me because i think they look like crap. You must care what your bike looks like or you would be riding a Hrley. Hey maybe you do have a Harley, but just not saying you do.:twofinger
 
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