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post #1 of 49 Old 08-04-2017, 08:04 AM Thread Starter
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automatic canceling turn signals

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I have been riding my V-Strom for about a year now and i love this bike i have only one thing that bothers me.

We are in a year 2017 and we still dont have self cenceling turn signals. I find myself everytime riding around with flashing turn signals. Almost had accident previous day.

Do you guys know if there is some gadget avaliable in the market that can be installed to prevent that? I know there are some timer related systems, but i think that is really annoying since you can wait on traffic light for longer than those timers hold your turn signals on.
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I've seen a beeper that sounds when the directional is on (irritatiing) and I saw where a rider wired a light to the top of the windshield, in his sight line. He ran a thin wire up the edge of the screen. The problem is that the directional indicator isn't in the line of sight. The problem with a timer is that you can get stuck at a traffic light and have them cancel. My 1976 Yamaha had self cancelling directionals that cancelled after a set time but only if the cycle registered significant movement. This was before computers and fuel injection were invented. My RD400 was quite advanced, with electronic ignition, mag style wheels and dual hydraulic disc brakes . We've come a long way.
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Hi

I have been riding my V-Strom for about a year now and i love this bike i have only one thing that bothers me.

We are in a year 2017 and we still dont have self cenceling turn signals. I find myself everytime riding around with flashing turn signals. Almost had accident previous day.

Do you guys know if there is some gadget avaliable in the market that can be installed to prevent that? I know there are some timer related systems, but i think that is really annoying since you can wait on traffic light for longer than those timers hold your turn signals on.

Get in the habit of cancelling your turn signal after you make the turn.

It's not that hard.
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Reaching down to cancel the signal I keep tooting the horn.
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There's an aftermarket device called the Smart Turn System. This is the link to their website: https://www.safer-turn.com/


175 bucks seems pretty steep for something like this, but if non- canceling turn signals bug you that much, I guess it could be worth it....

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Reaching down to cancel the signal I keep tooting the horn.
Patience, young grasshopper. Patience.

It will come to you in time.

And on that day you will find a whole new world of bliss.

It happens to us all. But generally you'll muscle memory the signal switch eventually.

Until years later when you pull up next to a very unattractive woman sitting in the passenger seat of the car next to you while coming to a stop to turn right, remember you forgot to signal, and accidentally hit the horn instead of the turn signal.
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Until years later when you pull up next to a very unattractive woman sitting in the passenger seat of the car next to you while coming to a stop to turn right, remember you forgot to signal, and accidentally hit the horn instead of the turn signal.
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I've wondered the same thing. My 79 Yamaha XS11 had them. I don't get it.

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There's an aftermarket device called the Smart Turn System. This is the link to their website: https://www.safer-turn.com/


175 bucks seems pretty steep for something like this, but if non- canceling turn signals bug you that much, I guess it could be worth it....
ouch! and I thought the Kisan product was expensive at $110
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I've wondered the same thing. My 79 Yamaha XS11 had them. I don't get it.
I don't get it either, especially with the modern electronic controls that can be integrated with the odometer much easier, IIRC, on my '82 XV920R, they shut off after a time period or distance
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