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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-31-2014, 07:32 PM Thread Starter
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Self canceling turn signals

I was looking through the service manual today and I see that the VN 750 A1-A4 has self canceling turn signals, which would be really nice. I suspect that mine does not have this feature. Seems I remember the suffix is A18. Anybody have any info on this? Also, how is the tach removed? Mine is vibrating and seems loose. Since it was replaced by the PO, I'm assuming something wasn't put back correctly. I saw the self tapping screw in the bottom of the tach and thought it would allow the case to be separated but I couldn't get it apart. Suggestions?
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I was looking through the service manual today and I see that the VN 750 A1-A4 has self canceling turn signals, which would be really nice. I suspect that mine does not have this feature. Seems I remember the suffix is A18. Anybody have any info on this? Also, how is the tach removed? Mine is vibrating and seems loose. Since it was replaced by the PO, I'm assuming something wasn't put back correctly. I saw the self tapping screw in the bottom of the tach and thought it would allow the case to be separated but I couldn't get it apart. Suggestions?
As far as the tach shaking there are several on here who have put small washers on the mounting bolts to squeeze the little rubber grommets tighter against the mount to compress the rubber more and it usually cures the shake you speak of.

I tried to find the thread on it and didn't .I am sure there are some on here that will read this that have done so and chime in soon.

Yours does not have self canceling signals and there were a few more components and the wiring harness was different for the ones that did.




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another thing. the self canceling units seldom worked right even brand new.
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My self canceling thumb sometimes doesn't work either. The manual described a solenoid that returned the switch to off after a certain amount of time and 50 meters had elapsed. I didn't think there was any way a solenoid could be housed in the blinker switch.
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There would probably have been a little timer in the control line for the little solenoid. From what people with self canceling blinkers on this site have said they worked so poorly they don't use them. Some vehicles like bikes and 18 wheelers use different ways to turn (unlike a car) so be happy you don't have them. A bike can lean through or even countersteer and a 18 wheeler often will "buttonhook" a turn to gain clearance for the trailer.

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There would probably have been a little timer in the control line for the little solenoid. From what people with self canceling blinkers on this site have said they worked so poorly they don't use them. Some vehicles like bikes and 18 wheelers use different ways to turn (unlike a car) so be happy you don't have them. Av bike can lean through or even countersteer and a 18 wheeler often will "buttonhook" a turn to gain clearance for the trailer.
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I think everthing for the self cancelling signals was housed in the speedo, except for the solenoid to cancel. and of course additional wiring involved.
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Maybe they were so troublesome Kawasaki just stopped trying to use them. Any suggestions on how to get the tach apart so I can get to the mounting bolt would be appreciated. I can live with the vibrating at certain speeds but its just one more little thing I'd like to fix.
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My Vulcan Mean Streak has the self cancelling turn signals. I wish it didn't. They only stay on for like 8 seconds or so and then turn off, so I have to repeatedly keep turning them back on to let the cagers behind me know that I'm turning. That self cancelling function is nothing more than a ongoing frustrating aggravation to me.

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