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I just realized a slight problem with the controls of my 650 Burgie. I hardly ever ride at night. After playing cards last night, the hours turned into night time hours. Bottom line I found myself riding in the dark. I had difficulty locating the turn signal button and the bright light toggle. Now I realize this may seem minor but a dash of glow in the dark paint or plastic would be helpful. The difficulty was slightly exaggerated because the temps are falling a bit and the heavier riding gloves put my tactile abilities to a challenge. I hope all ride safely.
 

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You need to commit to muscle memory.
Some here have fitted LEDs to illuminate but to be honest if you practice it a few times it is not a problem.
Ever picked your nose in the dark ? Same theory.
 

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In a few weeks, I'll be putting handlebar muffs on my Burgman. They'll be on for the next 8 months probably. Lights would not be a help in that situation. I'm fortunate in that I can ride daily with few exceptions, even though the temps will be in the mid-30s and it'll be dark often.

As NormanB wrote, if you commit this to muscle memory, you won't have a problem. If you were looking for the turn signal or high beam switch, you could've traveled a hundred yards without your eyes on the road. We don't think about how far we travel when our eyes are off the road.

Chris
 

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NormanB said:
Ever picked your nose in the dark ? Same theory.
:lol: I just thought, I don't see what I'm wiping after using the toilet either. :lol:
 

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"............and I thought I was pushing the boundary of decency. :lol:
 

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NormanB said:
"............and I thought I was pushing the boundary of decency. :lol:
See what you do to me Norman! :twisted:
 

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don't worry, in time you will exactly where everything is... sit on the bike, close your eyes and do some blind tests to see if you can remember where everything is...

I never look at my hand controls, maybe at first when I get a new bike to memorize the controls locations.
 

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And remember that once in awhile you will push the wrong button. I am sure we have all done it.

Bill
 

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Bill-Bill said:
And remember that once in awhile you will push the wrong button. I am sure we have all done it.

Bill
just as long as you don't pick someone else's nose.............MJR do not even think about it..... :lol:
 

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Bill-Bill said:
And remember that once in awhile you will push the wrong button. I am sure we have all done it. Bill
NormanB said:
just as long as you don't pick someone else's nose.............MJR do not even THINK about it..... :lol:
Well, too late, we already did Norman. Euuuuu. :pottytrain1: :pottytrain2: :bootyshake:
 

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You can pick your friends.
You can pick your nose.

Just don't pick your friends' noses.
 

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I have often thought that the winker-switch should be replaced with a stalk-switch under the left grip. A simple centre-off, fore/aft flick is all that would be needed, as in most cars - If I could find one that fitted neatly I would definitely change.
 
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