Thu Aug 04, 2022 11:28 am

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Thu Aug 04, 2022 11:28 am linkquote
Does anyone know where the turn signal relay for the Primavera 50 is located. I want to swap it out with one that also beeps, so I don't forget to turn it off.
Thu Aug 04, 2022 3:21 pm

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Thu Aug 04, 2022 4:43 pm

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Thu Aug 04, 2022 4:43 pm linkquote
Behind the leg shield upper left. Good videos by Robot on how to get there. Dread doing it but really not that bad
Fri Aug 05, 2022 8:50 am

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Fri Aug 05, 2022 8:50 am linkquote
I found Robot's video:
It does not look to hard. I'm thinking about combining this with EU blinkers.

Thanks for the help!
Fri Aug 05, 2022 11:33 am

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Fri Aug 05, 2022 11:33 am linkquote
Oranje wrote:
I found Robot's video It does not look to hard. I'm thinking about combining this with EU blinkers.

Thanks for the help!
Legshield comes off for the euro conversion so may as well do both.

The beeping relay that scooter west sells was not loud enough for me to hear wearing a 3/4 or full helmet.

The euro conversion will require a new relay for LED bulbs anyway.

I found one on Ebay that worked and was loud enough.
"2 Pin 12V Beeper Motorcycle Indicator Flasher Relay Turn Signal LED Blinker" $7.49. Some say too loud but just put some tape over the opening. Perfect!
Mon Aug 08, 2022 4:30 pm

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Mon Aug 08, 2022 4:30 pm linkquote
I took an even easier route. I lifted the headlight cover, 6 simple to reach screws, and put a beeper in parallel to the light. I used two separate beepers to avoid both the left and right blinker lighting up at the same time. I could have used a diode but did not have one. And the beepers came as a pair for ~ $6.

Works like a charm. I did put tape over the beepers to reduce the volume but can clearly hear them wearing a helmet in traffic.

Project 1, done.
Tue Aug 09, 2022 6:58 pm

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Tue Aug 09, 2022 6:58 pm linkquote
Piaggio should really address this issue. There's no reason we all have to mashup some solution to a common issue.

Leaving your turn signal on by accident is:

1) not safe
2) gonna happen

If Genuine / Buddy can figure this out (they did) then Piaggio should be able to.

/ rant
Wed Aug 10, 2022 2:03 am

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Wed Aug 10, 2022 2:03 am linkquote
Oranje wrote:
I took an even easier route. I lifted the headlight cover, 6 simple to reach screws, and put a beeper in parallel to the light. I used two separate beepers to avoid both the left and right blinker lighting up at the same time. I could have used a diode but did not have one. And the beepers came as a pair for ~ $6.

Works like a charm. I did put tape over the beepers to reduce the volume but can clearly hear them wearing a helmet in traffic.

Project 1, done.
Search the forum and you will find drawings and details of the beeper install Oranje describes here.
The beepers can be installed where you can get to them without legshield removal. I installed the beepers but removed them when I found the beeping and led turn signal relay on Ebay I describe in this thread a day or two ago.
I needed a new relay because I upgraded several bulbs to LED. You will eventually convert turn signals to brighter LEDs so buy a LED compatible relay now so you can switch it out next time you remove the leg shield. And you can get one that beeps like mine on Ebay.

One more problem. I want it loud enough to hear. I have some high frequency hearing loss. My hearing aids help that a ton. Ideally it's loud enough to hear with my helmet on and in the wind with plenty of engine noise. Put tape over the relay opening to quiet it as needed. BUT, YOU put tape on it, reinstall the leg shield cover and go for a ride. Did you make it too quiet?

Right now mine is loud enough that friends hear me coming. Stopped at a light, it's a racket. In one thread, a guy says he likes the attention the loud beep gets as cars notice him. On my wife's primavera 50, I added 12" of wire to the relay plug and placed it through the plastic covers in the legshield. Now I can reach the relay to replace it or adjust the volume with tape without removing the leg shield. This may be overkill.
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