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Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:40 am

mikee112 wrote:
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What a dumb thing for them to fail you over.
Woah Eddy.... cancelling your blinker is VERY important, it's one of the main reasons that cars pull out in front of you, they see your blinker and think you're turning, so they think it's safe to pull out !
I'm with Mike on this. On my first couple of rides on the road with my instructor, I forgot to cancel my blinker a couple of times. Subsequently I almost got killed on a roundabout where a driver (rightly) thought I was going to turn off where I wanted to go straight. That was a wakeup call. Blinkers are important. They get people killed.
Actually, my instructor said: "I'd rather have you forget to turn your blinker on and still make the turn, than forget to turn it off and go straight." That stuck with me for a while.

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Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:35 am

arnehulstein wrote:
Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:40 am
Actually, my instructor said: "I'd rather have you forget to turn your blinker on and still make the turn, than forget to turn it off and go straight." That stuck with me for a while.
I don't know. That doesn't sound very wise, either. If a car is oncoming and expects you to go straight, the same risk is present as forgetting to turn it off. As you ride, it becomes habit to turn the thing on and off. I check it frequently even when not turning.

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Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:19 pm

Agreed. They are there to be used. So, use them. Switch them on and then switch them off. That is the best way. It is kind of what they were meant to do. (Oh, and in the eighties there were quite a few bikes with self cancelling blinkers as well.) However, in the situation here with lots of traffic circles, not putting it on is safer than leaving it on. ;)

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Sat Feb 18, 2017 7:10 am

arnehulstein wrote:
Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:19 pm
(Oh, and in the eighties there were quite a few bikes with self cancelling blinkers as well.)
I remember those Arn ( think it was even a Yamaha invention )...... They were Crap !

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Oh yes they were. They were terrible. I would think they ought to be able to make something decent right now, but I guess nobody feels like they want them. Unlinke in the eighties. ;)

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Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:49 am

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Oh yes they were. They were terrible. I would think they ought to be able to make something decent right now, but I guess nobody feels like they want them. Unlinke in the eighties. ;)
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Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:50 pm

Hahahaha, true.

I mean that Porsche driver wasn't even making an effort. ;)

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Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:14 am

I guess the Porsche driver didn't want to embarrass himself by spinning out on wet pavement. :oops:

That is a pretty funny commercial.
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Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:13 am

I ride with a lot of new riders and learners.

lots of them leave blinkers on I teach them all the clutch method every time you clutch it you press the cancel button same time.

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