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Thread: Do you get used to the 'funny' indicators on pre '13 R1200GS models?

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    I’ve got them on my 92 GS and as for my 75 90s wait till you try this throttle side it’s a sort of misshaped two way top and bottom lol


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    Quote Originally Posted by oldnfat View Post
    Much, much easier to use in the real world than a tiny little switch that does it all.
    No no no no.!

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    Do you get used to the 'funny' indicators on pre '13 R1200GS models?

    I wish they all add the ‘funny’ indicators


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    After a short period I loved those indicators

    Better built and logical!


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    I like them but I find the horn has not been a natural fit for me. The self cancelling timeout is adjustable with a GS911.

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    I had them on a few bikes. Bmw like to be a bit different. They were an improvement on the earlier up/down switch. Imagine if they were still in use today. I haven’t counted how many switches are in my bars but I don’t need another 2. JJH

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    Agree about the horn, but there again I very rarely use it.

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    I think that the old style are way better especially when featuring self cancelling - large , simple, was never a fan of the jap style, midget gem switch and find that awkward for indicating or cancelling ind and simultaneously trying to grab clutch to change gear.

    I guess Bmw gave in to journo pressure and all those who were put off without really trying them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Max-GS12 View Post
    I've not ridden one yet and it looks annoying but swapping from this to conventional (ie LH does it all) does it cause any issues?

    And you have to press both together for hazards??

    I cannot say I like the non-tactile feeling of the 1200 LC floppy indicator switch much either but it is at least 'normal'!
    You get used to them very quickly and soon realise it's a brilliant set up and so much better than a little flimsy plastic knob.

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    Having disliked them for years i then got a bike with the little plastic switch thing and now doing a lot on a 1250RT
    which also has the little switch i now appreciate just how good the old switches on my 2011 1200GS are.

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    Do you get used to the 'funny' indicators on pre '13 R1200GS models?

    Question should be do you get used to the funny indicators on post 2013 models.

    Returning after a break of 5 years I considered a variety of bikes ( some non BMW)
    I have settled on a 2012 gs partly because ( IMHO) no other engine is as nice, even the R Nine T which I though had the same engine, but they have done something horrible to it. But the indicators on all these bikes is “ one button does it all”. Im afraid after about half a million miles on BMWs with proper 3 button indicators. The new fangled indicators whilst not a deal breaker helped guide me back to an older bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Max-GS12 View Post

    Trying to contort my left thumb off the throttle mid acceleration to try and find the cancel button seems plain daft?!
    Why do you have a left thumb on your right hand?

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    My first BM was an R100GS that I bought from Howard Millichap. Some will remember him, he had a mission to fix the things BM had got 'wrong'.

    Anyway, he had reconfigured the switches on that bike to a completely different layout to BMW's design. Now THAT was a mind f%*k!
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    Always great fun when switching between my 1250 and my 1200TC

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    Got used to the seperate L-R indicators on my 05 GS within a very short space of time.

    Contrast that to Honda swapping the indicator and horn position on the new Africa Twin, and after several months I am still not used to it. I'd happily go to the old BMW indicator setup though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Khulu View Post
    Nothing "funny" about them at all!
    They are normal!

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