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I was always taught that the quickest way to die on a motorcycle is to forget to turn off your blinker. My 2007 Honda 919 does not have self canceling blinkers so I would like to add a blinker beeper. I picked one up at a salvage shop and proceeded to install it. That is where I ran into a problem. The blinker beeper has only two wires, hot and ground. Pretty straight forward, right? Not so fast. When I removed the stock front blinkers they had three wires going to each. The third wire is to allow the blinker to act as a front running light. The new LED front blinkers have two wires as well. Anyone know how to wire this correctly?

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You can use a diode to still use the running lights I just unplugged the running light wire from the harness behind the headlight and left the rubber booty over it

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You could just get into the habit of canceling your turn signals every time you turn.

Also you could get into the habit of practicing more situational awareness by using more of your peripheral vision. The 919 has a turn signal indicator right below your gauges. Not that hard to peek down there every so often (TWSS).

FYI for LED turn signals, there is a great write-up by Rob on how to wire in a diode so you can maintain your running light function.

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I tried tying the two power wires together and everything seems to work as it should from a blinker perspective. Even the rear blinkers are acting as running lights now, which I like. I am assuming I need some kind of relay to get the beeper to work with the blinkers?

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You could just get into the habit of canceling your turn signals every time you turn.

Also you could get into the habit of practicing more situational awareness by using more of your peripheral vision. The 919 has a turn signal indicator right below your gauges. Not that hard to peek down there every so often (TWSS).

FYI for LED turn signals, there is a great write-up by Rob on how to wire in a diode so you can maintain your running light function.
I have been riding my entire life and I do try to practice situational awareness but every once in a while I find my humanity getting in the way. I am the imperfect being God created and so to be certain I don't get crushed like a bug I think a little insurance in the way of a reminder beeper is worth the effort.

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I tried tying the two power wires together and everything seems to work as it should from a blinker perspective. Even the rear blinkers are acting as running lights now, which I like. I am assuming I need some kind of relay to get the beeper to work with the blinkers?
Check with your state laws, but that actually might be illegal running your rear indicators as running lights. Makes it harder for folks to determine you 'indication' if the lights are always on.

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Check with your state laws, but that actually might be illegal running your rear indicators as running lights. Makes it harder for folks to determine you 'indication' if the lights are always on.
^^ I believe the only reason cages can get away with it is that the brake/running lights are red and the signals are Amber

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I have been riding my entire life and I do try to practice situational awareness but every once in a while I find my humanity getting in the way. I am the imperfect being God created and so to be certain I don't get crushed like a bug I think a little insurance in the way of a reminder beeper is worth the effort.
Oooor you could get an auto-canceller - because if your helmet is quiet enough to protect your hearing like it's supposed to be you're not going to hear a silly little beeper going off without it being loud enough to violate noise ordinances. That's why manufacturers dropped the beeper in the 80s after installing them through the late 60s and all through the 70s - you can't hear it.

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http://kisantech.com/brochures/SM-inst-manual.pdf

This is the one for the 919:

http://kisantech.com/mag/index.php/s...nder/sm-3.html

You can also get brake strobe and 4 way flash added with that.

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I have been riding my entire life and I do try to practice situational awareness but every once in a while I find my humanity getting in the way. I am the imperfect being God created and so to be certain I don't get crushed like a bug I think a little insurance in the way of a reminder beeper is worth the effort.
Every once in a while I forget too, that's why I have it in muscle memory to just randomly hit the cancel button and/or to look down at my information cluster. If a Deaf person can ride for 11 years without having issues of forgetting turn signals, I think you can do it too

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