Track T 2411 wrote:I love/hate my turn signal buzzer! (Guess I'm too busy negotiating the corner, traffic, and pedestrians to turn the signal off...).
An ammeter would be nice, I just have no clue how to hook one up (I could probably Google it...).
The starter safety switch is another love/hate item. My first long ride on my new2 me '76 found me stuck in the middle of nowhere, in the rain, in the dark, with nary a peep from the starter because the neutral light stayed on and the clutch switch/diode circuit was wonky...
As an aside, I always leave my bike in gear when parking on the side stand. A little less likely to get knocked over (I learned the hard way...).
flyday58 wrote:Good stuff from TOG, thanks. I recently acquired a BMW R1100RT, my first Beemer in my 60+ years on planet. The bike is set up so that the side stand has to be stowed for it to be able to start. I found out last week that the neutral light has to be on also, or the start and several other circuits are disabled. The light is driven by a tranny-mounted switch which gets gummed up and dirtified over time, causing erractic or non-operation of the switch, thus no start. The switch is a grizzly to get to so lots of owners end up bypassing this safety feature.
And I just had the tranny out!
rcmatt007 wrote:I have always liked the turn signal indicator on my 78. It "clicks" below 40 mph and buzzes above that. So not the obnoxious squelch standing at a light. Also handy as you are slowing down as it is an audible reminder when you are getting below 40.
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