Originally Posted by squawkographic
It's just like everything else on the bike when compared to a cage, your responsibility not the vehicles. My car balances itself, has a fuel gauge, blocks the weather, and turns my signals off. The bike doesn't so I do it for it. Hell I was going to install one of the back off units but I just tap my brakes a few times and get the same result.
My responsibility is to keep myself safe while I enjoy the ride. You cannot say you have never forgotten your turn signal. I have never met a rider that hasn't. Today it's not just the drunk driver you need to watch out for. You have to watch out for the texting driver now too. No one knew what the hell that was 10 years ago. "Distracted Driving? What's that? Oh that's just KIDS not paying attention....." How many of you can go on a ride or even in your cage and NOT see someone texting while driving? I bet you can't.... They will look up long enough to see your turn signal on, then pull into your lane as they go back to that all important txt or mobile facebook status update....
This mod was a responsible thing for me. Yeah i know it's my responsibility to remember to kill it once I've made the corner.... how many of us got distracted during or just after negotiating the corner? I just put the light back into my vision field while my eyes are watching ahead fo me. Safe for me, safe for others around me. I like it.
Besides..... how many cages you see going down the highway at 80+ signaling you that they are going to cross the median for the last 20 miles?....