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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-26-2014, 02:11 AM Thread Starter
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I hate this turn signal switch!

do I have any self cancelling options?
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do I have any self cancelling options?
Yes. Use your thumb.....thus you're canceling them your "self".....

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early year 750's had them, only a couple years tho.

I imagine it could be retrofitted... different speedo bucket, wiring harness's, left bar switch cluster...

there was a reason they killed em after a couple years, I can only imagine they were failure prone

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My Vulcan Mean Streak has the self cancelling turn signal feature on it and it can be aggravating and even dangerous at times. They turn themselves off much too quickly so you have to be constantly turning them back on so people have time to see them blinking or don't think you changed your mind about turning cuz' the signals turned themselves off so quickly.

I much prefer the system on the 750 that stays on until I manually turn them off. I would suggest that you either get into the habit of double checking that you have turned them off or else wire in a large enough to notice LED to visually let you notice that you haven't turned them off.

There is an aftermarket device that cancels them for you that can be added, but it will cancel them much too soon, it is NOT like what you have in a car or truck, nor does it work in the same manner.

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They do make buzzers/beepers to remind you to turn your turnsignals off if you are that forgetful....

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My Vulcan Mean Streak has the self cancelling turn signal feature on it and it can be aggravating and even dangerous at times. They turn themselves off much too quickly so you have to be constantly turning them back on so people have time to see them blinking or don't think you changed your mind about turning cuz' the signals turned themselves off so quickly.

I much prefer the system on the 750 that stays on until I manually turn them off. I would suggest that you either get into the habit of double checking that you have turned them off or else wire in a large enough to notice LED to visually let you notice that you haven't turned them off.

There is an aftermarket device that cancels them for you that can be added, but it will cancel them much too soon, it is NOT like what you have in a car or truck, nor does it work in the same manner.
yup, they work on a combination of time elapsed and distance traveled on motorcycles. NOT relying on steering input to do the cancel

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early year 750's had them, only a couple years tho.

I imagine it could be retrofitted... different speedo bucket, wiring harness's, left bar switch cluster...

there was a reason they killed em after a couple years, I can only imagine they were failure prone
My 85 had it but they stop auto cancelling .so go figure ...

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They do make buzzers/beepers to remind you to turn your turnsignals off if you are that forgetful....
Can't leave mine on too long or i can't pull in the clutch to downshift.

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Add a buzzer

Add a loud buzzer to the circuit.

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I have had a few bikes with self canceling turn signals, I always disabled them. They were dangerous and very aggravating. They would self cancel before reaching the turn, and if you turned them back on, they would continue blinking long after the turn. Self canceling signals work fine on cars, but nobody seems to have figured out how to make them work on bikes. For me, learning how to use the turn signals is just a part of learning to ride, same as making sure the sidestand is up, not starting the engine in gear with the clutch out, and using your brakes properly.

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