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Re: 4 way flashers on Ural - Does anyone use them when vehicle is parked/ key off?

Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:09 am
by Lokiboy
4 way flasher with key off is useful if you’re changing a tire on the side of the road

Re: 4 way flashers on Ural - Does anyone use them when vehicle is parked/ key off?

Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:07 pm
by Kaliram
rivers wrote: ↑
“Might wanna check with you local LEO's Some states it's illegal to run the flashers when moving.”

I don’t think this is true. In fact, it’s usually mandatory to
Have flashers on when traveling way slower than the flow of traffic, eg, when going 40 mph on the super slab when the speed limit is 75 mph or when minimum speed limits are posted which can’t be met due to weather or other conditions. That’s why all those semi trucks have their flashers on as they grind their way up mountain passes.

It’s relatively simple to wire in a switch across the two sides of the turn signal indicator light bulb in the headlight bucket. Then turn on the turn signal (either left or right turn: it makes no difference), as well as the newly installed switch, and voila! ....4 way flashers!

Re: 4 way flashers on Ural - Does anyone use them when vehicle is parked/ key off?

Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:21 pm
by Eric N
Kaliram wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:07 pm
I don’t think this is true. In fact, it’s usually mandatory to
Have flashers on when traveling way slower than the flow of traffic, eg, when going 40 mph on the super slab when the speed limit is 75 mph or when minimum speed limits are posted which can’t be met due to weather or other conditions. That’s why all those semi trucks have their flashers o. As they grind their way up mountain passes.

It’s relatively simple to wire in a switch across the two sides of the turn signal indicator light bulb in the headlight bucket. Then turn on the turn signal (either left or right turn: it makes no difference), as well as the newly installed switch, and voila! ....4 way flashers!
I'm in Colorado. Colorado Revised Statutes 42-4-215(7) states "Any vehicle may be equipped with lamps that may be used for the purpose of warning the operators of other vehicles of the presence of a vehicular traffic hazard requiring the exercise of unusual care in approaching, overtaking, or passing and, when so equipped and when the vehicle is not in motion or is being operated at a speed of twenty-five miles per hour or less and at no other time..."

I'm not a lawyer, but even a quick Google search would tell you different states have different laws. That said, I still have zero concern about how law enforcement will view my intended use.

It is also relatively simple to wire a switch with two diodes that connects the flasher relay to the individual left/ right, and voila! 4 way flashers without having to also fiddle with the turn signal switch to get them to work.

Re: 4 way flashers on Ural - Does anyone use them when vehicle is parked/ key off?

Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:43 pm
by ReCycled
Let me rephrase my earlier post. ..

I do not see the need for 4-ways when the bike is unattended. I DO see the advantage of them both while the bike is in operation and when the bike parked with ignition and fuel pump off.

Re: 4 way flashers on Ural - Does anyone use them when vehicle is parked/ key off?

Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:09 pm
by Desantnik-VDV
Eric N wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:11 pm

I ride year round, park in Downtown Denver. It is not uncommon for me to shake homeless off the bike. I have had my switches all messed with many times. Special ordered my 2018 without that sidecar LED thing, doesn't work for my needs, but would have had to run that through a relay. To each their own.
Hidden switch suggestion was only for your downtown homeless issue...
you don't have to be distracted when driving. You can flip on that switch before you start driving. And that hidden switch can be there to power your 4way blinker switch only if you like. And there are many options to choose from...with relay, diodes or just a simple 4way switch, etc.:D

Re: 4 way flashers on Ural - Does anyone use them when vehicle is parked/ key off?

Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:48 pm
by Kaliram
Yo, Eric! I’m in Colorado, as well: Woodland Park. Great off-roading in these parts, of you ever get down this way...

Re: 4 way flashers on Ural - Does anyone use them when vehicle is parked/ key off?

Posted: Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:14 pm
by Speedbump
If you have a 3 position ignition switch, like my 2015, then wire it so both on and acc. will operate the flashers. You can use the acc. position if you are parked.

Re: 4 way flashers on Ural - Does anyone use them when vehicle is parked/ key off?

Posted: Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:49 pm
by RC20
I'm putting this in the watering hole since it's more about theory/ preference.
Not sure why you keep posting since most of us are fake Ural owners :o