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I am guilty (and I am not alone in this!) of forgetting to cancel my indicators on trail rides and this causes concern amongst following riders for some reason confuse

Anyways up, I bought one of those 12v buzzers from Maplins about 18 months ago and have only just got around to fitting it this morning.

With some advice from a couple of guys on my local TRF forum, and a bit of experimentation, I found that the answer was to tap into the two wires going into the indicator flasher relay under the tank. 

The wires on the Maplin buzzer are very thin so I stripped back about an eighth of an inch more of the insulation, disconnected the connector from the flasher unit  and hooked the bare wires into the female connector as shown below. The buzzer seems to be polarity conscience so follow my wiring advice in the pics - mainly that the buzzer's positive feeds from the relay's brown wire.

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The connectors still mated with very little force. At this point check the buzzer works - mine did biggrin

It was then just a case of tidying up the buzzer and wires with a couple of cable ties as per pic below and job done!

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I am very pleased with the result even though the buzzer can get annoying if you have a long wait at a junction!

The buzzer is audible up to about 45mph so it's going to be fine biggrinbiggrin

I hope that prevents anyone else struggling with such an installation!

Brian



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Very ingenious, Brian.

I have pondered the problem of uncancelled indicators and have not come up with a solution - mainly my Yorkshire side coming out! confuse

I would probably take the truly Yorkshire route and remove the indicators, switch, wires and relay in total and revert to VMCC hand signals - I never forget to cancel them.

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Having said that I'd probably remove the indicators set up I began to think - would it be legal? confuse

The powers that be say:-

Here is a quote from some MOT testers manual.

"If direction indicators are fitted they must meet the requirements of this inspection, but need not be fitted to a machine which:
. cannot exceed 30mph / 50kph, or
. was first used before 1 August 1986, or
. 'off road' machines which are designed to carry only the rider.
. 'off road' machines with side car designed to carry the rider and one passenger in the side car."

Is a road legal TTR considered to be an 'off road' machine? - I don't think so. disbelief

Martyn



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Cubber wrote:

Very ingenious, Brian.

I have pondered the problem of uncancelled indicators and have not come up with a solution - mainly my Yorkshire side coming out! confuse

I would probably take the truly Yorkshire route and remove the indicators, switch, wires and relay in total and revert to VMCC hand signals - I never forget to cancel them.

Martyn


Thank you Martyn smile

Very difficult when leading a run to use hand signals - especially turning right when you can't leave your hand off the throttle for long!

The only bother was (past tense now!) those following asking me if I knew that I had been indicating left or right for the last 5 miles disbelief

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Cubber wrote:

Is a road legal TTR considered to be an 'off road' machine? - I don't think so. disbelief

Martyn


 I think the dual seat and passenger strap plus the rear footpegs mean that you have to have indicators fitted in the UK.



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Can't get away with no indicators on a TTR unless you remove the rear footpegs. R.E. the first pic, Scotchlocks are a horrible invention that should never be fitted into any bike loom ever, they're very good at accelerating corrosion in the wire and buggering stuff up...

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