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Turn signal recall

Postby dcgsrider » Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:54 pm

I received the notice from BMW Motorrad today. Curiously, it applies only to "dealer accessory" turn signals, which I don't think I have. As far as I know, mine are the factory originals. At least they appear to look like everyone else's. :)
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Re: Turn signal recall

Postby jskene » Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:24 am

Having seen these replacement signals, I'm pretty sure they are being recalled because they are too small to meet the federal regulations that require a lit area of 3 1/2 square inches.

This regulation was put in place decades ago, and does not take into account the advantages of LED lighting.

A solution is to replace the incandescent bulb in the stock signal (which also doesn't look like it is 3 1/2 sq inches) with an LED.
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Re: Turn signal recall

Postby dcgsrider » Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:01 am

jskene wrote:Having seen these replacement signals, I'm pretty sure they are being recalled because they are too small to meet the federal regulations that require a lit area of 3 1/2 square inches.

This regulation was put in place decades ago, and does not take into account the advantages of LED lighting.

A solution is to replace the incandescent bulb in the stock signal (which also doesn't look like it is 3 1/2 sq inches) with an LED.


Shades of the reflector debacle. http://www.dealernews.com/bmw-motorrad-issues-stop-sale-order-recalls-29000-motorcycles-reflector-fixes/

One my reflectors fell off several years ago. It passes VA state inspection every time.
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