Are front signals required in WA state??

Discussion in 'Motorcycle Talk' started by SeanimusPrime91, May 18, 2012.


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What should i do??

  1. Keep the whole fairing on and just deal with it.

    31.0%
  2. Take the fairing off with the signals and chance it.

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  3. Find some way to take the fairing off but keep signals on.

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  1. I have a 1992 ex500 and I want to take the front fairing off to give it a little more of a street look. I'm planning on keeping the headlight bracket on so I won't have to completely customize the thing, but the bracket doesn't have a spot for the signals to be bolted on. I can keep my headlight, mirrors, and speedo on, but nothing for the signals. So i was either going to take them completely off and just have my rear ones, or try to find a way to keep them on the front somehow. Any suggestions?? 8)
     
  2. Avboden

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    pretty sure,

    checking the RCW now
     
    #2 Avboden, May 18, 2012
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  3. Unofficial rules suggest there be a "STFU Donny" option

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    Duck tape for the win!
     
  4. Avboden

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    Yes they are

    http://apps.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=46.37.070

    Buy some small universal stem type turn signals and make a simple bracket, shouldn't be hard at all
     
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    yes

    http://apps.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=46.37.200

     
  6. well without seeing the bike I would guess:

    two small brackets from hardware store / bike shop / scrap metal / lowes / whatever... bolt brackets to the headlight assy and bolt the signals to brackets.

    problem solved.
     
  7. Interesting... Seems the integrated signals would be legal according to this.
     
  8. No matter what you should have them ALL on. Give dumb ass in the cage every opportunity to see what you're about to do.
    I would leave it till you come up with a good plan and the parts/tools/friend to help/get some ideas off other bikes.
    Then have at it, make it clean, functional and different than the bike you just copied.:nana


    P.S. Use em. Your ridding buddies will appreciate it as well.
    I don't know how many times I've almost pasted a friend in the lead spot when he was going to turn and I couldn't see those crappy $5 flush mounts that can't be seen in the sun shine.:angry7:

    Sorry, just a very pro "use your effin signals!" type a guy.:evil4:
     
    #10 nsrg500, May 19, 2012
    Last edited: May 19, 2012
  9. Maybe you shouldn't be drafting your riding buddies on the street.
     
  10. I happened enough times we changed his signals.
    It's like " I only looked away for a second and that's when he decides to turn on some random road?"
    At least now a days they don't put those crappy little things on anymore.
    I have 3 sets I took off/found and gently placed in the TRASH.
    The two CBR's I got had em, GARBAGE!

    To the OP. Keep em on or keep something up front. I'd like to know if you're turning left or going straight at a 4 way.
     
  11. Texasl

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    Here is the WAC covering turn signals, including spacing.

    This is the salient section.

    "(ii) For motorcycles, the front and rear turn signal lamps must be at least nine inches apart, except that front turn signals on motorcycles manufactured after January 1, 1973, must be at least sixteen inches apart."
     
  12. RedKat600

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    Technically, that covers the Euro style tail lights. IE stop light will flash as a turn signal. A lot of modern cars are like this, and those are what the law was designed to cover.

    Integrateds are not legal per the above post regarding distance and surface area.
     
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