Turn Signals

by Dennis Lund

Always pay attention to your signals. I wish they would put indicators up higher where the rider see that they are on easier. Most bikes don't have self-canceling and other drivers may think you're turning when in fact, you had your signal on without knowing. Bam, they left turn you. Always try to push in your turn button after a turn to cancel the signal...more important than wearing a helmet!

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Sep 20, 2009
Turn-Signal Mirrors
by: Vanessa

As mentioned, having the signals a little higher up would be really helpful. When I was looking to replace my mirrors I was really researching all the different styles out there to hopefully find the one that would best fit my planned motif. Along the way I discovered the turn-signal mirrors just as you see on some of the cars/trucks recently. Here's any example in case anyone is interested in getting something like this - it's a great added safety feature.


(PS My bike is a harley so this was for HD bikes but you might be able to find similar items for other brands.)

Sep 19, 2009
Turn Signals
by: Anonymous

In my motorcycle course, when we all rode the streets and got out of the parking lot, we were told to honk at the bike in front if he/she left the turn signal on. Let me tell you, you get 'ticked off' when you get caught leaving your blinker on but really enjoy giving the guy ahead a good beep or two. There was a lot of honking going on. Anyhow, I have kept in touch with 3 in my course and none of us, after one short ride together forgets to turn the signal off. Best training ever! Ride with a couple of friends like this and see how it works for you!

Hope that helps.

Jun 05, 2009
by: Cheryl

It is so much more dangerous on a motorcycle than in a car when your directional is on. I would love an additional blinker accessory that would stick to my mirrors. Might have to check on that.

Jun 05, 2009
by: Anonymous

I agree. I haven't been riding long but I have found this to be one of the hardest parts. I almost always remember to cancel it but have hard time reaching switch without taking hand off bars. Sometimes I move switch too far and turn other signal on. I always have to look down to make sure it is off which takes eyes off road. Anybody have suggestion on that. I am getting better with each ride but still have problem with that.

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