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I was wondering if a regular 2 prong flasher(with beeper) can be fitted to a 09 Bandit 1250. I need a reminder sometimes to turn off my directional lights.
 

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Do you know how loud that will have to be to get past the engine / wind noises and into your helmet and ear plugs?

If you built up the habit to turn them on, you need to build up the habit to turn them off.

But, if this is something you really want to do you can wire the 'beeper(s)' up to the turn signal circuit and they will beep beep every time the turn signal lights.

You have to know what the current draw of the beeper is to know whether you can hook it up directly to the circuit, or use a relay to power the beeper.

I recommend getting Posi-Lock connectors for doing your splicing unless you have soldering skills.

Post up what you end up doing because it may be useful to others.
 

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It looks like the OEM relay "flasher" unit has 7 pins which appears to operate the indicator/hazard and side stand switch so I'd say no. That being said you could install a beeper that gets power from either light as a reminder.

Or if the bulb is a single pole you could do something like this: (if it fits the lamp module as well)

https://www.amazon.com/Back-Up-Reverse-Beeper-Universal-Automotive/dp/B07518KM1M
 

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It looks like the OEM relay "flasher" unit has 7 pins which appears to operate the indicator/hazard and side stand switch so I'd say no. That being said you could install a beeper that gets power from either light as a reminder.

Or if the bulb is a single pole you could do something like this: (if it fits the lamp module as well)

https://www.amazon.com/Back-Up-Reverse-Beeper-Universal-Automotive/dp/B07518KM1M
That looks like a good option..... I have 2 other much older bikes with the self cancelling signal lights.......just cant seem to get used to shutting them off........and dont understand why Suzuki never equipped a nice bike like a Bandit with it.
 

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I agree with TWA, they'd need to be pretty loud, especially if you wear a helmet. Perhaps a bright flashing LED light placed somewhere you can't miss would be easier, and just as effective?
 

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The good news is .....the bulbs/beepers fit in the signal light module....but.....Suzuki has gone through the trouble of offsetting the pins just a tiny bit on their stock flasher single pole bulbs so you cant replace them with anything but Suzuki bought stuff.......just grind off 1 pin and they go in place just fine.....but the beeper isnt loud enough with helmet on and engine running as was suggested might be the case......i guess i will put them in the back up lights of my wifes older convertible........What now?????
 

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If sound itsn't ideal - what about an obscene light wired into the flasher circuit, placed along the side or top of the windscreen.

Assuming you have some basic soldering skills you could wire in an LED along with 2 diodes into the 2 indicators in the dash cluster. The diodes work as a back flow preventer so turning on either signal doesn't feed the other.

The key to my setup is having an LED that runs 12v so you don't need any resistors etc.

Here's a basic diagram.

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If you wanted even simpler you could do 2 LED's, each one wired into it's own side. No diodes need that way.
 

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Thanks Obo, that looks even straightforward enough for me to do. I may go with the simpler method. I have the bandit in storage now,so this is a job for the spring.
cheers
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I know this is an old thread, but what the heck. This is what I used one each mounted across the indicator lamp in the guage cluster assembly on my ZR7.
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it's not super loud (only 79dB) so you won't really hear it much at high speed, but perfectly loud enough when tootling around town in traffic which is where you really need it anyway and the current draw doesn't impinge on the effectiveness of the indicator lamps.

If you need something louder then use this
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90dB and you'll have people thinking a truck is reversing over them (again not waterproof, so also mount in the guage cluster).

Then finally a waterproof one like this could be an option, a bit larger and about 5 times more expensive, 85dB
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In any case when mounting don't glue down the back as you'll muffle the sound, either screw down or use some hot glue or superglue at the mounting holes.

As for remembering to cancel the indicators, sure getting into the habit of cancelling after every turn and every lane change is essential, but when you're scooting around town and you have all manner of distractions to deal with it'll only take that one time where you forget to wind up putting you in hospital. Better safe than sorry in my opinion.

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I know this is an old thread, but what the heck. This is what I used one each mounted across the indicator lamp in the guage cluster assembly on my ZR7.
View attachment 123613 Mini Buzzer 5-15V | Jaycar Electronics
it's not super loud (only 79dB) so you won't really hear it much at high speed, but perfectly loud enough when tootling around town in traffic which is where you really need it anyway and the current draw doesn't impinge on the effectiveness of the indicator lamps.

If you need something louder then use this
View attachment 123614 Mini Piezo Buzzer 3-16V | Jaycar Electronics
90dB and you'll have people thinking a truck is reversing over them (again not waterproof, so also mount in the guage cluster).

Then finally a waterproof one like this could be an option, a bit larger and about 5 times more expensive, 85dB
View attachment 123615 Weatherproof Buzzer 6-14VDC | Jaycar Electronics

In any case when mounting don't glue down the back as you'll muffle the sound, either screw down or use some hot glue or superglue at the mounting holes.

As for remembering to cancel the indicators, sure getting into the habit of cancelling after every turn and every lane change is essential, but when you're scooting around town and you have all manner of distractions to deal with it'll only take that one time where you forget to wind up putting you in hospital. Better safe than sorry in my opinion.

Cheers
I replaced the indicator relay on my little Kawasaki Rouser 220 with one from a truck supplies store with the beeper built in. Direct fit.

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How is it we can have abs and traction control, but no self cancel turn signals?

My first ten years of riding were off-road. There was no turn signal. I've found it damn near impossible to learn to shut these off. Let's be honest and change that to impossible.
 
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How is it we can have abs and traction control, but no self cancel turn signals?

My first ten years of riding were off-road. There was no turn signal. I've found it damn near impossible to learn to shut these off. Let's be honest and change that to impossible.
Interestingly, that little Rouser had self-cancelling indicators which was the first and only time that I had experienced them.

Also, the Shiver's indicators are a pita to try to use. Poorly positioned.
 
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Never rely on anything "automatic" like self cancelling turn signals. Learn to cancel them yourself, EVERY TIME. It's just part of street riding and it's your life you are risking by not cancelling them. I have them on my bike and I don't know if they work or not because I turn them off before the self cancelling thing activates. If you can't turn them off yourself then use hand signals. You won't forget to turn those off.:rolleyes:
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Manual turn signals and manual brake lights. Oh and manual shifting.

I read about all these features in the owners "manual." :)
 
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