Okay, after of a summer of hell dealing with mileage problems caused by a lousy BMW mechanic(see "why am i getting only 25mpg thread) I'm now fully enjoying my bike. BUT I can barely tolerate the turn signal set up with left and right switches buried under the grip housing and the awkward cancel switch that requires my right thumb to move in a direction that God never intended! And forget about the horn switch...what alternate universe did the engineers that came up with that design come from? Does anyone really believe that in the split second a motorcyclist has to sound the horn to avoid an accident that their thumb muscle instinct would be to leverage upward(against all natural movements of the thumb) versus pressing?
Yesterday I drove up to Kingston NY on the Hudson to have Pirate Upholstery replace my seat covers(great folks BTW, top notch work) and on the way back a jackass in a Beemer(note "in" not "on") cut over three lanes to make a left turn, without a signal of course, and I almost went into his rear. In that moment I managed to hit the left turn signal and hi/lo beam switch with my thumb...everything but the horn! And I recently upgraded to a Stebel Nautilus so if it had blasted I would have scared that crap out of the guy. That was an epiphany!
So now that I've vented...can any one tell me if it's reasonably possible to swap the control clusters with those from a bike that have a normal press horn and rocker switch turn signal?