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    Sidecar turn signals

    I know there's not a lot of sidecar guys on here, but, I'll bet somebody has an opinion. Do you unhook the bikes right hand turn signals when you have right hand turn signals on the sidecar? Restoring an R90/6 with a Velorex 562.

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    Yes!! I have followed rigs that had right signals on the bike and the car and it is confusing. My rig is is set up with the bike signals disconnected.
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    I wrapped the right turn signals with electrical tape for a couple of months, but the sidecar turn signal is mounted forward of the trunk a few inches and was not always visible to vehicles behind me (depending on the angle of view), so I took it off. Figured it was better to get their attention even if there was some confusion on their part.

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    Sidecar/Bike turn siginals

    Quote Originally Posted by rcockrum View Post
    I know there's not a lot of sidecar guys on here, but, I'll bet somebody has an opinion. Do you unhook the bikes right hand turn signals when you have right hand turn signals on the sidecar? Restoring an R90/6 with a Velorex 562.
    No.I run with the bike right and the sidcar right turn siginals.Front suidecar siuginal is blocked by a toolbox.I run an 83 R100RT & 2005 562.

    Jack
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    My Ural came without right side signals on the bike. I agree, having the on the car and the bike would just be confusing. Could easily be mistaken for 4-way flashers.
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    I also have disconnected the right side signals on the bike. I guess it will depend on the visibility/mounting of the lights on your hack.
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    Right side on my R90/6 is disconnected.... same sidecar as yours..
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    Depends on local laws, I origanally disconnected the right side turn signals on the bike, but then it wouldn't pass inspection. For a few years I'd reconnect to pass inspection, then disconnect, but the last couple years I've just left then connected.
    Mike Currin
    93 K1100RS / EML Speed 2000 sidecar
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