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Old 09-28-2012, 11:12 PM   #1
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DIY Turn Signal Reminder

DIY Turn Signal Reminder

Donít know about you but I "occasionally" forget to promptly cancel my turn signals and when I notice that I left a signal on, I feel simultaneously like an idiot and grateful that no one turned in front of me. When looking straight ahead, the bottom of my full-face helmet blocks my peripheral view of the instrument cluster and I can't see my turn signal indicator.

Most 3rd-party turn signal reminders I found on the web all had major shortcomings and most were pretty costly.

Eventually I realized that if I could see the signals themselves, I would know they were still flashing. Being located farther up in my field of view than the instrument cluster, I can see the backs of the turn signals in my peripheral vision when looking straight ahead.

After disassembling one of the front turn signals, I determined there was plenty of room to add an LED that would peek up from the top of the signal housing. Basically, weíre drilling a hole as far back on the turn signal housing as possible and inserting a super bright yellow LED from inside the housing and powering it from the turn signal filament line .

Whenever one of the front turn signals is flashing, so is the LED at the top of that signal, easily visible and noticeable during normal riding. Iíve actually found that just having the LEDs in place has made me more conscious of the need to cancel the signal promptly and only rarely need the flashing reminder to kill it.

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Old 09-28-2012, 11:29 PM   #2
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Pretty slick idea

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Old 10-26-2012, 12:23 AM   #3
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I just keep my thumb on the switch when making the turn, so I dont forget.
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Old 10-26-2012, 12:35 AM   #4
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I do the same with my thumb, BUT I'm far from perfect about it. This is a slick idea, well executed! Thanks for the write up, well done.
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Old 10-26-2012, 12:47 AM   #5
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Appreciate the props, all.
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Old 10-26-2012, 12:35 PM   #6
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cool! once i figure which signals I am going to run I might do this! I keep a bandana wrapped around the center of my bars so I can tie it around my face if its cold out or in the early evening when the bugs are heavy... but tied on the bars it blocks the indicator light...... suppose I could just move the indicator or my bandana
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Old 10-26-2012, 08:56 PM   #7
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Old 08-28-2013, 10:16 AM   #8
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Genius idea.
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Old 09-11-2013, 01:31 PM   #9
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might have to try this myself
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Old 01-27-2014, 12:13 PM   #10
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ha, what an awesome idea. I bought some Rivco mirrors with the turn signal built into both the front and mirror sides of the mirrors, so I don't have this happen any more, but this is a freakin great alternative. I might do it anyway just because =)
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