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Fitting Indicators

Tracey Tilley

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What make switchgear have you used for fitting indicators?

At the planning stage but would appreciate any help.
 

Comet Rider

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Switchgear

What make switchgear have you used for fitting indicators?

At the planning stage but would appreciate any help.

Hi Tracey,
Both dad and I use early suzuki switchgear for the LHS, which covers indicators, dip switch and horn. From memory something like early GS550 which does not have the extra switch for flashing your main beam.

Cheers
Neil
 

ET43

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indicator switch gear

On my special I used a switch from a Yamaha RD350, and the like. Most of their range had the same switch. It features indicators, dip switch, pass light and horn in a tidy package. Somewhere I have an ammended wiring diagram for this, as the indicators were, I believe, speedo operated, but they can be cancelled using the self centering button.
Good Hunting,
ET43
 

minivin

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I've fitted one of the pattern Lucas style switches, just I was a bit wise to solder the joints and give the innards a good seeing too with silicone grease. Done 500 miles worth already with no problem, time will tell and it doesn't look as gopping as the CB125T units I used to have on the handlebars
 

Mickthevin

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Indicators

Mine are original - fitted approx 48 years ago. I havent had any problems with the central drive computer apart from occasional electrical surges resulting in unexplainable actions. Mechanically they have faired pretty well. It is noticeable in colder and inclement weather a fair sprinkling of a well known scottish lubricant will ease any stiffness in moving parts thereby facilitating efficient operation. Interestingly enough i have experimented with said lubricant in fairer weather as well, purely in pursuit of objectivity, and there is a certain point of lubrication where all mechanical movement is disjointed. All filling instructions should be strictly observed

mick
 

bmetcalf

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The best part about these original indicators is that they cannot be left on by accident. The worse part is that they are not so good in the dark or times of poor visibility. Worse still is that today's 'drivers' do not appear to know what they mean.

One VOCer in the US wears bright orange chemical worker rubber gloves while riding in the rain and opens and closes his hand to simulate blinkers when signaling.
 

deejay499

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VOC Member
There are some very discreet indicators around now, and with white or tinted lens, can be hidden quite well.
Holden do some of the older replica switches, but these can be a bit of a juggle to get close enough to your thumb.
Mine came from the local breakers yard and new old stock from a dealer.
Cheers, Dave
 
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pifinch

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VOC Member
Mine are original - fitted approx 48 years ago. I havent had any problems with the central drive computer apart from occasional electrical surges resulting in unexplainable actions. Mechanically they have faired pretty well. It is noticeable in colder and inclement weather a fair sprinkling of a well known scottish lubricant will ease any stiffness in moving parts thereby facilitating efficient operation. Interestingly enough i have experimented with said lubricant in fairer weather as well, purely in pursuit of objectivity, and there is a certain point of lubrication where all mechanical movement is disjointed. All filling instructions should be strictly observed

mick

I must admit I prefer this style indicator, but once or twice when I have used the Scots lubricant I tend to fall off!
 

deejay499

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Comet put a very small blue LED warning light facing him, into his headlamp shell, about the size of a screw head. It is very bright and almost invisible. Perhaps if he reads this, he will send a photo.
Dave
 

tim welsh

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Non-VOC Member
Hi Tracey,
Ive got the Yamahaha Diversion ones, does indicators (which you push to cancel- very good with thick gloves), dip, horn and flasher. Have lasted well.
See you in Llwyngwair hopefully (Met office predicts hot summer???)
Tim
 

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