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Old 27th October 2008
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Right now I ain't running turn signals on my bike, so I thought I would start a poll and see if I was the only one out there? If you don't run any signals, have you been hasseled by the cops at all?
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Who gives a crap about the cops, I'll take all the light I can get to keep me seen!

Front and back!

Plus the turn signals in the back make excellent auxiliary/supplementary brake lights!
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I have signals on My sport but not on My 750 No issues so far !
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I'm with Kev - turn signals front and rear. Greater visibility to the cagers, less visibility to the LEOs (although they're quite forgiving around here).
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As of this moment it's 50/50.... a prime example of how data can be complete BULL.
I'm not sure but I would imagine that I could use arm signals and get by legally, but I'm thinking that at 130 kph. I don't really want to do either of two things.
1) Raise my left arm above my head to signal that I am moving over into the right lane
2) assume that who ever is behind me would recognise that my raising my left arm in the air means I'm moving over into the right hand lane.

There are things I am willing to do for a cleaner look on my bike, I don't beleive this is one of them.
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IMO, you NEED turn signals. It would only be a matter of time before you were signalling with your left hand and needed clutch to brake. It's just not safe. If you need to be cool, there are a lot of options out there and still have turn signals.
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i got nothin, it looks cooler and makes the bikes lines flow nicer
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it looks cooler
I can't hear someone talk about that without thinking they're still in high school.
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i stripped mine because im making mine as bare bones as possible... just my style
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I have 5 bikes in my garage, some with signals, some without. Some bikes are old enough were actually manufactured without them. I do not see a problem not having signals but do agree that if you are going to ride in the city and/ or in traffic frequently, turn signals are probably a good idea. If you are looking for something small there are many options available and the are really easy to mount in most cases.
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