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    Anyone else use an audiable turn signal reminder?

    Sometimes (quite often, actually) I forget to turn off my turn signal after making a turn, so I have installed a buzzer device that I pulled out from under the dash of an older junked vehicle. I really helps my peace-of-mind, knowing that I am no longer sending out "false"signals to drivers, which might cause them to turn or pull out in front of me. I was just wondering if there are any other TW200 riders out there who engage in a similar practice.

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    It's something I've been going to do as I sometimes forget to cancel the signals, also. My brother found a neat circuit that allows you to silence the beeper at stop lights by pulling the front brake lever.
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    Now that is cool.
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    I'm looking into doing the same thing, Thx
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    Quote Originally Posted by B-dub View Post
    It's something I've been going to do as I sometimes forget to cancel the signals, also. My brother found a neat circuit that allows you to silence the beeper at stop lights by pulling the front brake lever.
    Do you have a wiring diagram fir this?

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    I'll be interested in hearing more on this. Brain dead after a turn is pretty common for me and a few miles down the road I finally notice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbm View Post
    Do you have a wiring diagram fir this?
    The wiring diagram is here.
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    Sweet! The diagram even has a parts list!

    I'm doing it. Too bad today is labor day. I bet Radio Shack is closed. Maybe not! I'm gonna call.

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    Thanks!

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    The circuit for silencing the buzzer when brakes are applied is a pretty good idea. But depending on how much current the buzzer being used requires for operation, there MAY be a way to hook it up and make it work WITHOUT needing ANY circuitry. What you would do is connect one terminal (the +, if they are marked) of the buzzer to the "X" (switched) terminal of the flasher unit. Then connect the other terminal of the buzzer (-, if polarity is marked) directly to the wire circuit feeding the brake light filament in the taillight assembly.

    The theory of operation would be that the BL filament would act as a low resistance resistor, effectively grounding the "-" terminal of the buzzer, allowing it to operate as long as niether of the brakes are applied. But with either brake applied, the BL filament would be brought up to 12 volts, disabling the buzzer. But this probably will NOT work if you are using an LED TL/BL, as it's resistance when not on likely is too high to allow enough current to flow through it in order to operate the buzzer. But that situation could be compensated for by connecting a reisistor having a low enough resistance, from the brake light circuit, to ground.

    P.S. - I have NOT actually tried this yet. It is as of yet merely an untested theory. I need to get my front wheel situation resolved before I can put any time into confirming that this does actually work. Therefore, I [formally, or whatever] disclaim any responsibility if you fry anything, should you attempt to hook it up in the mannor in which I have described, before I get the opportunity to try it myself.
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