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Offline AussieKiwi

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Horn Switch Lousy (Dangerous in fact) location
on: April 29, 2013, 05:39:10 PM
How many of you have like I have, gone to press the horn in an emergency and simply pressed the indicator cancel!

After having so many Honda bikes it infuriates me that the horn switch on the CT is now the above the indicator cancel.

The horn switch is probably the most important one on a motorcycle, hence it should be easiest to get to in the fastest time.

The awkward placement of the Horn switch on the CT takes a long time to seek and press.

What can we do about it? I am thinking of mounting another horn switch below my indicator cancel.

Do you share my frustration?

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Offline Bernie

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Re: Horn Switch Lousy (Dangerous in fact) location
Reply #1 on: April 29, 2013, 05:49:50 PM
For me it's just "reprogramming" my brain, needed about two weeks.
Well I use some kind of mental training, as I have to do anyway with a new bike or car.

During the last approx. 120'000 kms on bikes, I guess Ia used the horn three or four times.

So to be honest, for me it's no issue.
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Re: Horn Switch Lousy (Dangerous in fact) location
Reply #2 on: April 29, 2013, 05:56:28 PM
I used to beep the horn when I went for the indicator. Got some funny looks from car drivers for a while.

Over time though, I've managed to get use to it and now it's not a problem.

I'm not sure there's a lot you can do.


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Re: Horn Switch Lousy (Dangerous in fact) location
Reply #3 on: April 29, 2013, 07:01:29 PM
I had "got used to it" too until the other day when a car pulled out in front of me from a driveway. Instincts and 20 years of honda's previous switch relationship took over and while I was on the switch within milliseconds, it was the indicator cancel switch.

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Re: Horn Switch Lousy (Dangerous in fact) location
Reply #4 on: April 29, 2013, 07:45:33 PM
I get confused as well. The CT is the same as the Tuono now, so it's not too bad. Some folks have turned the switch gear round the bar a bit to get better access.
What do you mean it's raining....get ootside and ride the thing.

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Re: Horn Switch Lousy (Dangerous in fact) location
Reply #5 on: April 29, 2013, 07:50:05 PM
Are the switch positions on the DCT and manual bikes exactly the same  :261:

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Re: Horn Switch Lousy (Dangerous in fact) location
Reply #6 on: April 29, 2013, 09:02:27 PM
I`m totally used to it, and have to adjust big time when riding other bikes. So, no problem for me....
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Re: Horn Switch Lousy (Dangerous in fact) location
Reply #7 on: April 29, 2013, 11:33:46 PM
I have been caught a few times have only ever had Honda's gone to use the horn and got the indicator cancel.
The other annoying thing is when reverse parking with my tank bag at full left lock the horn goes off which is rather un=cool when it happens infront of a pub with a whole lot of bikes sitting outside  :232:
However, I am getting used to it as I have been training myself to use the horn when ever I see a Volvo driver (bloody volvo drivers) just to get in the practice of finding it quickly  :001:
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