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#1 FJRPete

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Posted 27 September 2006 - 07:26 PM

Hello,

I see motorcyclists wave to each other on a regular basis, so I am wondering if there are some standard hand signals which can be used. For example, are there hand signals for "your high beams are on" or "police in the area", etc.

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Posted 27 September 2006 - 07:56 PM

Well left hand patting the top of head = Cops ahead.
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Posted 27 September 2006 - 08:10 PM

Thanks for that one! I wanted to give that warning earlier today.

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Posted 27 September 2006 - 09:23 PM

Open hand to the side of the helmet (like an antler)=Deer sighted ahead.

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Posted 27 September 2006 - 10:10 PM

Never heard of Google?

http://www.ridemyown...ndsignals.shtml

Pay special attention to the last one. wink.gif
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Posted 28 September 2006 - 08:59 AM

How about a "foot" signal?! For debris or other "hazards" on the road I like to use the appropriate foot to signal to following riders of a hazard.

Feel this is safer than taking my hands off the bars to point down to it, especially going into a corner.

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Posted 28 September 2006 - 09:47 AM

Heres the animated version

http://www.njmc.org/etiquette/

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Posted 29 September 2006 - 12:13 PM

QUOTE(xcsp @ Sep 28 2006, 01:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
How about a "foot" signal?! For debris or other "hazards" on the road I like to use the appropriate foot to signal to following riders of a hazard.

Feel this is safer than taking my hands off the bars to point down to it, especially going into a corner.



Yep it is used however most recommend that you pay attention to what you are doing and steer around it, if the rider behind is keeping the proper distance they should be able to manuver around it as well.


I still like to give the signal though

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Posted 29 September 2006 - 12:19 PM

QUOTE(FJRPete @ Sep 27 2006, 08:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Only serious replies, please!


HAHA! That's funny. New here, huh?

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Posted 30 September 2006 - 01:44 PM

QUOTE(GunMD @ Sep 29 2006, 04:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(FJRPete @ Sep 27 2006, 08:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>


Only serious replies, please!


HAHA! That's funny. New here, huh?

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That's what I was thinking. We wouldn't want a whole thread of seriousness.
I am glad at least one person mentioned the important one.
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Posted 01 October 2006 - 09:02 PM

Ther needs to be one more for cop. That is pat the top of head and point up ward to sky for that ever loving airplane flying overhead. what do you think?


And how about a cop with a radar trying to pin you for a ticket and help the states coffers?? Need someone to post what they think it would look like..........


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Posted 03 October 2006 - 04:20 AM

Arm extended out to side, alternating fist and open hand = "You left your turn signal on"

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Posted 03 October 2006 - 11:58 AM

QUOTE(daviddowns2000 @ Oct 3 2006, 07:27 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Arm extended out to side, alternating fist and open hand = "You left your turn signal on"


and right turn signal?

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Posted 03 October 2006 - 12:29 PM

same for either turn signal -

hold hand out - left -

4 fingers together - pinching to the thumb - like making a shadow puppet duck. Means a turn signal is on. You should be able to figure out which one.

amazingly - this signal seems to work for cars and trucks, too. Not sure if it is a bike signal or universal, but people seem to be able to inherently know this one.

I guess if it blinks like a duck... it must be a tern signal (sorry)
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Posted 03 October 2006 - 12:37 PM

Several times I've given the cop warning-and gotten the universal IQ indicator signal in return. When given to a non-lid wearing participant in our sport, it's apparently taken as a "where's yours?" signal rather than it's intended purpose. Oh, and one I use, don't know if it's official or not, but thumb and fingers in shape of mouth talking-much like chickeys post mentioned-used on cell phone morons who would rather yak than pay attention to the world around them. This also garners plenty of the aforementioned IQ indicators. Just thought I'd mention it.
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Posted 12 September 2007 - 09:17 AM

the information you ask for, and more helpful information is contained is this thread under ride planning

http://www.fjrforum....showtopic=14966
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Posted 12 September 2007 - 01:16 PM

http://www.willowcre...and_signals.htm

http://www.ama-cycle...RideSignals.asp

http://www.ridemyown...ndsignals.shtml

http://njmc.org/etiquette/


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Posted 12 September 2007 - 03:44 PM

Damn, ya'll are going soft.

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Posted 12 September 2007 - 03:51 PM

QUOTE(twowheelnut @ Sep 28 2006, 01:10 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Never heard of Google?

http://www.ridemyown...ndsignals.shtml

Pay special attention to the last one. wink.gif


Awwwwwww...........they're just a bunch of kids.....snickering about the bird. rolleyes.gif

you irritatingly incompetent and
infuriatingly unhelpful bunch of twats.

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Posted 13 September 2007 - 10:50 AM

The standard car signal for "cop ahead" is to flash you lights on and off. Doesn't work as good on a bike where the light is always on and there's no way to turn it off. I've always used the "slow down" signal to let people know there's a cop ahead while riding the bike. Seems to work pretty good.
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