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    R1100 hazard flashers

    While working on my buddy's K-bike on the (narrow) shoulder of a gravel-paved stretch of the Al-Can a couple of weeks ago, we speculated on how nice it would be if the 4-way hazard flashers on my R11 would work without having to turn the ignition on.

    Has anyone come up with a mod for that?
    - Glenn
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    Try:

    Key on. Flashers on. key off.

    On my k75 and my R1150R the flashers stay on.
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    Paul is (of course) correct. Once activated, you can shut off the engine and the 4-way flashers will continue to flash. This is done to avoid having a passerby flip your hazards on while you are away from the bike.
    Michael Stock, Trinity, NC
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    Quote Originally Posted by m_stock10506 View Post
    Paul is (of course) correct. Once activated, you can shut off the engine and the 4-way flashers will continue to flash. This is done to avoid having a passerby flip your hazards on while you are away from the bike.
    Just tried in on my '03 R1100S. Well I'll be a two-headed monkey, it works!

    Someone at BMW was thinking the day they came up with that idea.
    Last edited by BC1100S; 09-15-2016 at 05:42 PM. Reason: typo

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    It even worked this way with the add-on kit BMW provided for Airheads.
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    Makes me wonder if anyone ever reads thru the Riders Manual.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GSAddict View Post
    Makes me wonder if anyone ever reads thru the Riders Manual.
    what's that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSAddict View Post
    Makes me wonder if anyone ever reads thru the Riders Manual.


    I think one is fortunate to get an owners manual when purchasing a used bike, or car for that matter.......I swear some people must keep them as souveniers
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    Quote Originally Posted by GSAddict View Post
    Makes me wonder if anyone ever reads thru the Riders Manual.
    I read mine cover-to-cover but somehow missed this. I guess I figured that having a BMW means never having to use one's emergency lights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snookers View Post
    I think one is fortunate to get an owners manual when purchasing a used bike, or car for that matter.......I swear some people must keep them as souveniers
    Yeah, well - I didn't get the manual with the bike, but I DID plop the $20 for my own copy, and have read this multiple times...and totally missed it.

    Jeez.

    Thanks Paul & all!
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