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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 08-29-2012, 01:37 PM Thread Starter
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Two concerns about turn signals

I have two concerns about the F3's turn signals and I wanted to know if anyone has figured out a workaround for it:

1. The turn signals can't be used as emergency/hazard flashing lights (have them all flash simultaneously when parked in the breakdown lane). I have had it on all of my previous bikes and I really miss this functionality.

2. Not actually a concern, but annoying. The turn signals are not self cancelling, so the rider consciously needs to turn them off. Again, not something I would have expected from a premium bike, when all the cheap ones are equipped with advanced self cancelling relays these days. Maybe MV decided to cut corners to reduce costs? I know I can glance at my instrument cluster every couple minutes to make sure my turn signals are not flashing, but that's not the point I am trying to make here. The signalMinder seems to be the only viable option, has anyone used it before or anyone using it with their F3?

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.... you sound like a BMW rider....

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.... you sound like a BMW rider....
Well I love the BMW, it is a well made street bike and IMO all street bikes should definitely have these basic features.

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.... you sound like a BMW rider....
I wanted to say that but was being polite.

I bought a Harley once to see what the attraction was (turned out to be none) and the indicator bulbs keep breaking from the horrible vibrations. After weeks of regularly buying replacement bulbs and moaning to the Bike shop they replied;
"We don't understand why you find this a nuisance and feel the need to keep replacing them, most Harley riders don't bother using their indicators"

I find the indicator button location is spot on for ease of use, both flicking it on and off. LED lights would have looked cooler though for the money we paid.

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I have two concerns about the F3's turn signals and I wanted to know if anyone has figured out a workaround for it:

1. The turn signals can't be used as emergency/hazard flashing lights (have them all flash simultaneously when parked in the breakdown lane). I have had it on all of my previous bikes and I really miss this functionality.

2. Not actually a concern, but annoying. The turn signals are not self cancelling, so the rider consciously needs to turn them off. Again, not something I would have expected from a premium bike, when all the cheap ones are equipped with advanced self cancelling relays these days. Maybe MV decided to cut corners to reduce costs? I know I can glance at my instrument cluster every couple minutes to make sure my turn signals are not flashing, but that's not the point I am trying to make here. The signalMinder seems to be the only viable option, has anyone used it before or anyone using it with their F3?
Are you really 'seriously concerned'?

Whats next, its not self cleaning?

In 21 years I've yet to ride a bike with self canceling indicators or need hazards on a motorcycle.

I find your concern ill founded and just a little weird.

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Are you really 'seriously concerned'?

Whats next, its not self cleaning?

In 21 years I've yet to ride a bike with self canceling indicators or need hazards on a motorcycle.

I find your concern ill founded and just a little weird.

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BMW S10000RR and Aprilia RSV4 both have self cancelling indicators,
S1000RR has hazards as well

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BMW S10000RR and Aprilia RSV4 both have self cancelling indicators,
S1000RR has hazards as well

Still, it's not that big a deal. Those bikes don't have counter-rotating crankshaft, MV stickers or good looks.

I can understand that self cancelling lights and hazzards may be useful or nice to have, but as a must-have, no way.

I have buddies who ride BMWs, we all get along great. By that I mean everyone teases them.

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Guys, the post was to find alternatives if there were any, not to discuss what one wants and what is nice to have. There is nothing wrong in making a beautiful bike perfect by adding some well thought out functionality. If someone is happy with the F3's stock turn signals, thats good. I'll continue to improvise them

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Im just old and stuck in my ways.

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it's a race bike your lucky it comes blinkers and a headlight

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