Hazard Flasher help needed


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Eroserem
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Hazard Flasher help needed

Postby Eroserem » Sun Jan 31, 2010 1:49 pm



Hi, I did try the Search function of the forum and could not find the answer, if the topic is discussed before I apologize.
I could not leave my 2006 1800 GL with the hazard flasher in ON position and take the keys out of the ignition. Either can not leave any lights on without leaving the keys on the bike.
I am a new GW owner so please guide me how to do each of these I wrote.
Thanks in advance.
Erem.



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Re: Hazard Flasher help needed

Postby jinx » Sun Jan 31, 2010 7:05 pm

Just went out and checked mine. It will not work if the key is off. probably a safety issue, if you could set then with the key off it wouldn,t
stop some one from setting it while it is parked some where.

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Re: Hazard Flasher help needed

Postby gareva1 » Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:33 pm

Well, I wont say it can't be done, but you will have to rewire the power of the hazard switch to a constant power connection for it to work when the key is off...if you want any aftermarket lights to work with the key off, you'll have to wire to a constant (i.e. battery) instead of the accessory circuits; the factory lights will not work with the key off, partially because of the draw they cause...if you run the high beams with the engine off, you'll have a dead battery in 10mins.

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Re: Hazard Flasher help needed

Postby Eroserem » Mon Feb 01, 2010 1:56 am

Thanks for the replies.
My other bike Triumph Trophy 1200 has this as a solution :
The ignition has a Park position when fully turned left and the key can be removed. In this position the smallest (5Watt) bulb in the headlight and the driving lights on the back is ON and additionally only Hazard flasher can be operated.

The aftermarket lights and re-wiring may be a solution but I really wonder how did Honda not think about a situation for a rider who has to leave his bike at night in an emergency case. This is not an abnormal situation and can happen to any of us.
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Re: Hazard Flasher help needed

Postby gareva1 » Mon Feb 01, 2010 3:20 pm

I had a yamaha road star before the wing, and it didnt even have hazard flashers...go figure.

I'm sure you're aware that if you leave the hazard lights on for a few hours, you better bring a jumper battery when you go to get the bike.

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Re: Hazard Flasher help needed

Postby Eroserem » Tue Feb 02, 2010 8:18 am

If I need to leave the bike with the emergency lights on, then this means I am in an emergency situation. In this case most probably I will come back with a repairman or tow truck. Bringing a pair of jumper cable is easier then calling the insurance company for the damage report when a truck flattens the bike.:)

Anyway I am still in research for solution of this missing necessity on the bike.

Regards.

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Re: Hazard Flasher help needed

Postby gareva1 » Tue Feb 02, 2010 4:07 pm

I dunno, I could see situations where I could leave the bike on the side of the road and not come back with a truck or mechanic...I would have no problem pulling a wheel off the bike and taking it for a replacement tire. Not that I don't see your very valid point...

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Re: Hazard Flasher help needed

Postby WA9FWT » Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:55 pm

A good Idea is to carry a road side Flare, at least one.
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