From: George W Frost on

"theo" <theo(a)> wrote in message
On Dec 8, 10:48 am, "George W Frost" <georgewfr...(a)> wrote:
> "theo" <t...(a)> wrote in message

>> Wot? They turned off after 40,000 kms? Helen's V65SP had tail-lights
>> that turned off after about every 1000 kms, but I fixed that by
>> packing the light fitting with foam.

> My tail light goes out even after a short 5 kilometre trip,
> think it might have something to do with when I turn the key to the off
> position

Yeah, but your's probably comes on again when you turn the key to on.



You have been looking in my shed again !!

From: theo on
On Dec 8, 2:39 pm, "George W Frost" <georgewfr...(a)> wrote:
> "theo" <t...(a)> wrote in message

> Yeah, but your's probably comes on again when you turn the key to on.
> Theo
> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> You have been looking in my shed again !!

I can't even find things in my shed. I kow there's a 62 BSA A65 there


From: Alan Pennykid on
On Dec 7, 7:06 pm, "Knobdoodle" <knobdoo...(a)> wrote:
> "The Happy Drunk" <Leon.PeacheyNOS...(a)> wrote:> ...... Not sure about the
> > K100RT .... I'm sure it has self cancelling indicators, but I'm having
> > trouble with the speedo and this feature hasn't been working for that
> > same amount of time
> My '87 K75 had them but my '97 R1100GS didn't!
> Dunno if they came back on that later BeeEms though.....
> --
> Clem

The K75/K100/K1100 had an electronic speedo driven by a sensor in the
rear drive unit. Blinkers cancelled on distance travelled (700 metres
from memory). Oilhead boxers(at least the 1100) went back to a cable
driven speedo from the front wheel, no more self cancelling. No idea
about the later ones.


From: Peter Cremasco on
Kevin Gleeson wrote:
> On Fri, 05 Dec 2008 13:27:24 GMT, "Knobdoodle"
> <knobdoodle(a)> wrote:
>> "jl" <not-here(a)> wrote:
>>> My 1984 Kwaka VN750 had self cancelling blinkers - they obviously weren't
>>> a selling point if your 2008 Kwaka doesn't have them...
>>> JL
>>> turned off when you turned the bars btw
>> Am I missing the joke or are you REALLY saying that a motorcycle's
>> self-cancelling indicators work on handlebar movement?!!?
> I was trying to remember. My RZ250 in the early 80s had
> self-cancelling I think. I'm sure I've ridden something with them. And
> my unreliable memory tells me that they were actually cancelled a
> certain distance after a small handlebar movement. At low speed you
> will do a small amount of direct steer. I'm happy to be proved wrong
> and there was some other system doing it, but that long ago it had to
> be mechanical. But it worked fine. That bit I DO remember.

The BMW K100 had a setup where, if stationary, the blinkers would go
forever. If under some speed (can't remember for sure, but think it was
around 50 kph) the indicators flashed for around 20 times. If OVER that
speed, it flashed around 12 or 13 times. So - linked to speedometer,
with some transister type chippy thingy making decisions.
From: Peter Cremasco on
Knobdoodle wrote:
> "33-45" <33-45(a)> wrote in message
> news:493b7e86$0$30446$afc38c87(a)
>> How about employing a Mercury switch?
>> Blinkers would cancel out once the bike becomes upright.
> 'cept a bike leant over thinks it IS upright.
> i.e. if you had a bowl of water on the tank while you were going at a
> constant radius curve, leant right over, the water level would be flat.
> It's like twirling a bucket around your head; the centrifical force cancels
> out the gravity.
> The microswitch would activate when you initiated the turn and the
> straighten-up though (unless you did it very, very gradually).

Besides which, an indicator is meant to be used to signal an intention
to turn BEFORE the turn, rather than being active during the turn.

You wouldn't think it, though, looking at the use it gets these days. I
sometimes think it is used as a way of telling people you HAVE turned.