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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-12-2019, 03:18 PM Thread Starter
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The one thing i can not forgive Honda for is moving a valuable piece of emergency equipment . I love this bike but have others and for over 50 years the horn was always in the same location on all bikes .
but after buying this bike i always counseled the turn signals when an emergency arose which could have ended in death . I think it was week 2 of ownership i added a 2nd horn button in the universal location. I have 3 older Honda's and now they all have this emergency feature located as intended - what were they thinking ? = end of rant.
backdrop is my grandfathers 1933 Ford Model A Truck that is one of a few that actually came with a V8 engine and his Christmas gift in 1932 and now sports a HiPo 289
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On a brighter or louder note... this horn is a real horn and not a sissy beepbeep. If I feel that I could be coming into an emergency situation, I rest my thumb over that bad boy button. I also make sure folks I'm passing know I'm coming.

I do not, however, like the fact that the blinkers are not self cancelling.
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The one thing i can not forgive Honda for is moving a valuable piece of emergency equipment . I love this bike but have others and for over 50 years the horn was always in the same location on all bikes .
but after buying this bike i always counseled the turn signals when an emergency arose which could have ended in death . I think it was week 2 of ownership i added a 2nd horn button in the universal location. I have 3 older Honda's and now they all have this emergency feature located as intended - what were they thinking ? = end of rant.
backdrop is my grandfathers 1933 Ford Model A Truck that is one of a few that actually came with a V8 engine and his Christmas gift in 1932 and now sports a HiPo 289
I agree I also have a F6B so it is difficult having different locations for the blinkers and horn when switching bikes.

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backdrop is my grandfathers 1933 Ford Model A Truck that is one of a few that actually came with a V8 engine and his Christmas gift in 1932 and now sports a HiPo 289
it must be a foto bomb? dang why does ever body put something in front of their pics? we need to see that truck. don't be teasing us like you are some kind of truck ***** tart.. show us your ti.. truck!
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If I feel that I could be coming into an emergency situation, I rest my thumb over that bad boy button. I also make sure folks I'm passing know I'm coming.
dp, every intersection and in vicinity of moving vehicles, one I am slowing the fk down, two I keep two fingers on the front brake lever, C I most likely have foot over the rear brake, Red I am probably hunting for that horn and giving false turn signal.. because every time I go to turn somebody (very near) keeps beeping at me.. wtf?
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I used to hit the horn to cancel my turn signals....... Scared the **** OUTTA ME ......
EVERY TIME !

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I do not, however, like the fact that the blinkers are not self cancelling.
I've got 'em....don't worry, you're not missing anything. I HATE IT. It brings it's own set of problems. I ride as if the self-cancelling doesn't exist. PITA as far as I'm concerned.
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Is that because they cancel , too early ??
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On a brighter or louder note... this horn is a real horn and not a sissy beepbeep. If I feel that I could be coming into an emergency situation, I rest my thumb over that bad boy button. I also make sure folks I'm passing know I'm coming.

I do not, however, like the fact that the blinkers are not self cancelling.
I agree. A REAL horn. 👉💥👈

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Is that because they cancel , too early ??
1. They can cancel too early when you're trying to give traffic behind lots of notice of your intention (eg high speed country road)

2. They can cancel too late when you've gone round a corner and you want that indicator off so that the guy waiting in the next side street doesn't think you're also turning in there and pulls out in front of you!

As I said, I pretty much ride as if the feature doesn't exist. I would disable it if I could be bothered figuring out how.
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