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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-11-2010, 10:02 AM Thread Starter
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Angry Self Canceling turn signals?

Are the turn signals supposed to be self canceling? According to the manual they are. Mine don't. I asked about them at the local dealer ship and was told no. Is there an electrical part that needs to be replaced. Or is there an easy way to cancel them. I keep riding down the road with my turn signals flashing.
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Mine don't self cancel... Don't let that be the model by which to follow being I find a new problem with my bike weekly...

But, I've developed a system to remember to turn off my turn signal because I tend to forget for miles and miles also... When I am getting into a turn lane of any sort I turn on the turn signal just long enough to get in the lane then turn off the signal. When turning from a regular lane I turn off my signal in the turn, and when changing lanes I turn on the signal let run for a few seconds then turn off before/as changing lanes.

The other option, go by the mindset some of the old school guys I know use... "Real bikers don't use turn signals..."

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What year is your bike? Some of the earlier years had the self canceling blinkers but they did away with them for some reason.

There is another way to remember your blinker is on......its called a flashing indicator light in front of you. lol

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They are not. You just have to get in the habit of turning them off as you finish a turn as part of the procedure. Work on it and I think you will get good at it. My 1500 has self canceling signals on it and I actually wish it didn't. I find that I signal pretty far ahead of the turn, and often they turn off before I get to my turn, which can be pretty ugly when I'm turning off a pretty busy 2 lane highway onto the county road I live off of, and traffic is coming up behind me and I'm sitting on the highway with no signal! They are timed, and somehow it combines wheel speed I guess, cause if I wait to signal closer to the turn and come to a stop, they will blink until I've made the turn, then turn off in a few seconds. Of course, I usually hit the button to turn them off before they self cancel if I've made the turn before they quit... Can be pretty un-nerving!

Wasn't 89 the last year for self canceling?

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Originally Posted by Mcneuby View Post
According to the manual they are.
What manual?
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Sself canceling turn signals

My bike is a 94 750. the switch isn't easy to turn off it keeps going to the other side. I guess I will get used to it.

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When I bought the bike I got a CD with a manual on it.
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There were self cancelling signals for the first few years. I think fergy is right about `89 being the last model year for them.

I believe there is an audible clicker available, similar to those on a cage, that sits under the seat.

I seem to recall someone glueing a little prism to the signal indicator on the dash of the vn750. The different angle of the light caught the riders eye more readily, and prevented leaving the signals on.

Just found this link for a signal minder, looks like it will work with most bikes.


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got em on mine kinda nice minus like posted above they turn off early if you signal early

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