Give someone the finger

Discussion in 'Australian Motorcycles' started by Peter, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. Peter

    Peter Guest

    Is it okay to use hand signals to display intention to turn?
    Peter, Feb 16, 2012
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  2. Peter

    thefathippy Guest


    Tony F
    thefathippy, Feb 16, 2012
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  3. Peter

    GWD Guest

    Anything that clearly signals your intentions is good, so yes. I've
    noticed some cruiser drivers using their foot and leg to signal turns,
    which seems to work well enough.
    GWD, Feb 16, 2012
  4. Peter

    F Murtz Guest

    Except that it is illegal to not have your feet on the foot rests all
    the time the bike is in motion
    F Murtz, Feb 17, 2012
  5. Peter

    GWD Guest

    Interesting... I didn't know that.
    GWD, Feb 17, 2012
  6. Peter

    Sandgroper Guest

    That's probably due to arthritis and nerve spasms of old age from all
    those cruiser riders that only take their bike out on weekends and are
    not used to sitting on a bike for very long.
    ( it is more commonly seen with Harley riders )

    Sandgroper, Feb 17, 2012
  7. In on Fri, 17 Feb 2012 10:37:50 +1100
    But is illegal in NSW.

    In NSW you must signal a right turn with a hand signal if you have no
    indicators, you are not required to signal a left turn...

    But it has to be the correct hand signal, a wave of a foot isn't

    Zebee Johnstone, Feb 17, 2012
  8. Peter

    Moike Guest

    .... and in the rest of the world, a wave of the foot is a signal to a
    following rider that they should overtake. Or possibly an indication of
    a hazard on the road... it all seems to rely on context. Lord knows
    what would happen if you were riding a cruiser, intending to turn right
    and wanted to indicate to the rapidly approaching rider behind you that
    there was some loose gravel on the road. It could get messy.


    Moike, Feb 17, 2012

  9. If I was riding a cruiser or any other type bike and I saw loose gravel
    I would be more worried that I kept on the road with both hands and feet on
    the appropriate receptacles and not waving any of them in the air
    George W Frost, Feb 17, 2012
  10. Peter

    Theo Bekkers Guest

    "Peter" wrote
    Yes, but not instead of the turn indicators. In WA, if your bike is
    fitted with turn indicators you _must_ use them to indicate. If you
    want to take your right hand off the handlebars as well, that's up to
    you. You must not indicate a left turn with your left hand unless you
    are riding a bicycle. If it doesn't have indicators it must be so old
    that they didn't come with them.

    Theo Bekkers, Feb 20, 2012
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