I use a headlight modulator on my BMW K1200LT.  It flashes the headlight during 
daylight hours.  Couple that with my riding style, which is: Always assume the 
driver can't see you.  We had a driving method taught by my basic motorcycle 
instructor: Think what if.  What if the car next to me comes over in my lane, 
what if the car waiting at the stop sign pulls out, what if every scenario.  
Make it become second nature to plan an escape route.  I find myself using 
those techniques while in the car as well.  I may have strayed off the original 
thread, but felt compelled to add my .02.

James Jetton
1987 300SDL
2002 BMW K1200LT
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Hwo old is your battery? Is this happening only on your first start of the =

On 1/28/06, Marshall Booth <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> BillR wrote:
> > A couple of weeks ago my '81 SD started an occasional weak buzzer sound=
> > under the dash.  It was rare and brief at first, and stopped when the
> > blinkers were activated.  It has gotten more frequent and longer lastin=
> > and this morning when I turned the key the left blinker came on and wou=
> > not quit.  A bit of fooling with the turn switch got it to go back to a=
> > occasional buzz, but I suspect things need to be dealt with.  I pulled =
> > knee panel and determined that it was the left buzzer that was letting =
> > My suspicion is the I am getting a short in the steering column and nee=
d to
> > pull the blinker stalk and check that.  For those familiar with such th=
> > I could hope it is something that sounds easier.  Any other suggestions=
?  If
> > that is what it needs, how big a job is that?  USAF mechanic son is out=
> > the area for training, and I am hoping it will hold until he is done an=
> > back in the area..  Is it something a used to be handyman could tackle =
> > keeping in mind that more than minimal exertion is not a possibility fo=
r me.
> Try operating the hazard switch half a dozen times and see if thing
> return to normal.
> Marshall
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John Freer
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1985 380SL 145K "Blue Belle"

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