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Offline NigelW

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Moving indicators
« on: May 05, 2020, 01:43:39 PM »





Hi all,  I've had a bit of discussion with members on Facebook, together we've looked at the issue of moving the indicators.  I've got some of these blanking plates available. I think moving the indicators is possibly the best modification I have made to my Tiger!

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Re: Moving indicators
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2020, 01:46:17 PM »
Neat job. 👍

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Re: Moving indicators
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2020, 01:50:18 PM »
:028: Good mod   :084: but pretty sure K1W1 did this years ago and many here have copied him since.
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Offline NigelW

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Re: Moving indicators
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2020, 01:53:18 PM »
*Originally Posted by Stevie.P [+]
:028: Good mod   :084: but pretty sure K1W1 did this years ago and many here have copied him since.

Oh I'm quite sure it's not an original thought, the indicators are in a stupid place! Lots of people seem to find it difficult to know what to do with the hole that's left over.

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Re: Moving indicators
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2020, 01:59:22 PM »
*Originally Posted by NigelW [+]
Oh I'm quite sure it's not an original thought, the indicators are in a stupid place! Lots of people seem to find it difficult to know what to do with the hole that's left over.

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Re: Moving indicators
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2020, 02:37:23 PM »
Moved the indicators up by the headlights awhile ago. Filled the original location holes with black Tec 7.
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Re: Moving indicators
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2020, 03:25:48 PM »
It just may be worth noting that, in the UK, the positioning of indicators is governed by the Vehicle Lighting Regulations 1989. The Regulations for direction indicators are presented in Schedule 7 of that document and state that, for a motorcycle, the minimum separation distance between a front indicator and any dipped-beam headlamp or front fog lamp is 100mm. For anyone that wants to check these regulations for themselves you will find the document here:

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1989/1796/made

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Re: Moving indicators
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2020, 03:53:05 PM »
Not in the UK.

But raises the question are there different specs for cars because with headlights on a lot of cars now you can't see the indicators that are right next to the headlight.
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Re: Moving indicators
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2020, 04:03:25 PM »
Im finding it difficult to definitively state what the requirements are for a car. The vehicle categories in Schedule 7 are listed as:

(A)Fitted to a motor vehicle, other than a solo motor bicycle or a motor bicycle combination, first used on or after 1st April 1991:   
(a) in the case of a Category 1 indicator, 40 mm;
(b) in the case of a Category 1a indicator, 20 mm;
(c) in the case of a Category 1b indicator, no requirement
(B)Fitted to a solo motor bicycle or a motor bicycle combination in either case first used on or after 1st April 1986:   100 mm
(C)Fitted to any other vehicle:

I think that means it is 40mm, 20mm or any separation for a car first used after 1st April 1991 depending on whether its got a Cat 1, 1a or 1b indicators. Ive no idea what they are and I dont fancy reading the whole document to find out. Suffice it to say, it looks like the separation for cars is a lot less than motorcycles.
« Last Edit: May 05, 2020, 04:09:15 PM by Fazer »

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Re: Moving indicators
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2020, 04:29:31 PM »
I would assume the smaller separation on cars  stems from the lights usually being in a cluster assembly, rather than  completely independent as seen on the majority of bikes.
Now I have to go and check my relocated ones at the front, to keep the Rozzers off my back...

 


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