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Indicator Idiot Lights

I had my 300 delivered on Saturday & took her out for her first run today.

After the first few turnings, I had to keep cancelling my indicators because the idiot lights - both L & R - were far too dim to be visible in the daylight conditions, which was slightly cloudy & dull. The neutral light, which is the same colour as the indicator idiot lights, was fairly easy to see and the light intensity is probably more than twice the intensity of the indicator idiot lights.

Is this the same for your bikes or is mine faulty?

It's one of my common moans that something that seems as simple as providing idiot lights that can actually be seen in most daylight conditions seems to be beyond many manufacturers.

Moan over.

The rest of the run was fun but running-in is such a pain ..... !!!!
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the secret to knowing when the indicators are running is to use your imagination a little. when you ride, draw a pair of indicators in the back of your mind as well as a gear shift indicator.

use them

*a lot*

after a while it will become 2nd nature and free and transportable to *any* motorcycle you ride in the future

a lot of people have said the indicator light on the dash is too dim, i dont have any issues with it, mind you i very rarely look at it and if im in doubt if its not running, just lift my thumb up a little from near the horn and press the cancel button on the indicators and then thumb return to resting position, just near the horn button to wake cagers up with my compact airhorn

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I always hit the cancel 2 or 3 times after a turn because sometimes it stays even when you hit the cancel, and yes the turn signal indicators are very dim and hard to see in sunlight..
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I also suffer from OCD, GHill762. Lol just kiddin man. I catch myself hitting switch more than once just to be sure. I rarely pay attention to indicator lights on dash.
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I also suffer from OCD, GHill762. Lol just kiddin man. I catch myself hitting switch more than once just to be sure. I rarely pay attention to indicator lights on dash.
lol, no OCD here (far from it actually), I just don't like riding around lookin like a doofus with a blinker on, I've been pulled up on by other bikers to tell me my blinker was still on. dang thing just doesn't want to cancel sometimes (even when you HAVE pushed the button)..
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Haha I hear ya.
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I had my 300 delivered on Saturday & took her out for her first run today.

After the first few turnings, I had to keep cancelling my indicators because the idiot lights - both L & R - were far too dim to be visible in the daylight conditions, which was slightly cloudy & dull. The neutral light, which is the same colour as the indicator idiot lights, was fairly easy to see and the light intensity is probably more than twice the intensity of the indicator idiot lights.

Is this the same for your bikes or is mine faulty?

It's one of my common moans that something that seems as simple as providing idiot lights that can actually be seen in most daylight conditions seems to be beyond many manufacturers.

Moan over.

The rest of the run was fun but running-in is such a pain ..... !!!!
As the others have said, just hit cancel after each turn and lane change and you should be fine. In theory you shouldn't have to be constantly looking down at the dash to know what your bike is doing. Also, the light level of the turn signal indicators aren't very bright and I think it's because the bulbs behind them aren't directly behind the indicator pane but actually probably further inward and offset a bit compared to the neutral light.

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I just use the indicator cancel button to shoot lasers at other cars.

*pew pew pew*

The lasers don't work very well, but I rarely leave my indicator on
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I just use the indicator cancel button to shoot lasers at other cars.

*pew pew pew*

The lasers don't work very well, but I rarely leave my indicator on



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I have/had a tendency to leave them on so now it's becoming 2nd nature to press it even though I know it's not on lol, it's almost fun pressing it!! You know it was on when you press the button and it has a click feeling to it.

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