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Guys... Am I the last person on Earth to arrive at this discovery? I'm talking about operating your blinkers on the handlebar. When I started riding, to turn on the blinker I would shift the switch right or left to active the light. Then to cancel it, I would then shift the switch in the opposite direction... thinking that's logical.. though I discovered I have to do that only part-way. Because if I flick the switch all the way, it activates the signal in the opposite direction. This proved to require some finesse.. and I would often feel silly activating the blinker right and left and right and left just trying to cancel the **** blinking. On my last ride, I have finally discovered that all I need to do is flipping PRESS the **** switch to deactivate it, and it works 100% of the time like a charm. Am I an idiot? Ok thanks, bye.
 

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... If only they provided you with documentation that would explain how these things functioned and required you to pass some type of knowledge check to drive them on the road.
 

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... If only they provided you with documentation that would explain how these things functioned and required you to pass some type of knowledge check to drive them on the road.
Lol.. I probably deserve that. But honestly I don’t remember seeing this anywhere until personal experimentation. I even remember reading or watching R3 reviews where they would talk about a sticky turn signal switch, so I kinda just assumed this was normal. Don’t believe everything you see on the net I guess..
 

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Not the silliest thing I’ve ever heard!

I’ll tell you one of the VERY FEW things I can’t stand about the R3.. How quiet (or altogether nonexistent) the blinker “Click” is on the bike. My last bike had an audible “Clink Clink :: pause :: Clink Clink” until you cancelled the blinker (by pressing in the button ;)). I find myself “Riding my blinker” OFTEN on this bike! I know it’s a bad habit to fail to cancel it after the turn, but I just haven’t adjusted to this yet, and I miss the louder reminder of a few other bikes I’ve ridden! /rant
 

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Dude it's your first bike man. It's all gravy. I remember getting on a Harley for the first time, and not knowing that the turn signals are a flip switch on each side. Now you know!
That sucks on the harleys. I had a V-rod and it annoyed the **** out of me.
 

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Nope same here. I also randomly check the dash to make sure I cancelled the signal. There's almost no feedback on the turn switch to indicate you've even pressed the button to the side enough to activate the turns. At times I thought I signaled and looked down to cancel only to discover I never turned them on!
 
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