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  • Some motorcycles have a single turn signal switch on the left handlebar grip. This switch toggles left for a left-turn signal and right for a right-turn signal. You cancel it by pressing the turn signal switch straight in. There may be automatic cancellation as well.
  • Some bikes have two turn signal switches, one on each side of the handlebar. The Harley shown here, requires you to press the turn signal button a second time to cancel the signal. Other bikes use a timer that turns them off automatically. Still others use a slant indicator that recognizes when the bike has leaned over to turn and then righted itself after the turn.
  • Many riders forget to cancel their signals and have to be reminded by other riders.
  • Whatever method your bike uses, get familiar with how the turn signal switch operates and use it for every turn.

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