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Re: Retro fitted indicators = dangerous!
« Reply #60 on: 23.10. 2017 19:33 »
G'day Gb.
No, and I'm lucky I didn't give him a new size 10 dent in his door. 100 yards up the road I was pulled over by a cop. He must have been a bit behind me and saw me get out of shape and ride over the roundabout. He did a breathalyzer and license check then let me go. Lucky it was only 9:30 so I hadn't had a beer yet.
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Re: Retro fitted indicators = dangerous!
« Reply #61 on: 23.10. 2017 20:29 »
I also adjust the grub screw on the throttle so it stays where it is when I signal right, especially important when going up a hill and turning right.


On last mot examiner passed me but said throttle should shut off when released. I asked him how I keep going up a hill and give a hand signal at the same time. He never had an answer!

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Re: Retro fitted indicators = dangerous!
« Reply #62 on: 23.10. 2017 20:36 »
Muskrat, you could have said to the officer 'What you want me to do hit the *****' - but then - maybe it's better to smile nicely at him.

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Re: Retro fitted indicators = dangerous!
« Reply #63 on: 23.10. 2017 20:51 »
G'day Gb.
No, and I'm lucky I didn't give him a new size 10 dent in his door. 100 yards up the road I was pulled over by a cop. He must have been a bit behind me and saw me get out of shape and ride over the roundabout. He did a breathalyzer and license check then let me go. Lucky it was only 9:30 so I hadn't had a beer yet.
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I guess you explained to the cop what happened. Was he sympathetic?

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Re: Retro fitted indicators = dangerous!
« Reply #64 on: 23.10. 2017 22:02 »
A sympathetic cop in N.S.W.?   *lol*

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Re: Retro fitted indicators = dangerous!
« Reply #65 on: 24.10. 2017 11:50 »
Not sympathetic but understanding.
I rarely use the blinkers on my rHonda either. By the time they blink I'm 1/2 a mile up the road  *dunno*
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Re: Retro fitted indicators = dangerous!
« Reply #66 on: 24.10. 2017 19:32 »
Aproaching a roundabout a car in the right side street had his left blinker on so I proceeded onto the intersection.

You made a basic mistake there.