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Is there a turn signal auto-cancel available?
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SportsterDoc Offline
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RE: Is there a turn signal auto-cancel available?
You can buy one from Harley...the bike comes with it!

Harley has used a Turn Signal Module for many years.
The 8 wire version on the pre-2004 Sportsters has a green/white wire which receives a signal from the Vehicle Speed Sensor. If cut, it eliminates the auto-cancel. Funny how many wanted to do that.

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11-10-2017 09:05 AM
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Nortoon Offline
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RE: Is there a turn signal auto-cancel available?
(11-10-2017 07:37 AM)Django Wrote:  "Is there a turn signal auto-cancel available?"
Nope. The switch is pure mechanic.

I don't know why they are not standard now with all the other safety devices: ABS, rev limiters, ride modes, traction control, etc.

My 1972 Kawasaki H2 Mach IV had self cancelling turn signals. No wheelie limiting electronics though. ROFL

However nothing is perfect. I made a left turn with my H2 at the end of an off ramp. Three blocks later while I passing through a busy intersection on a green light, I had a car make a left turn right in front of me.

I chased the driver down, and angrily scolded him. He pointed to my flashing left turn signal, and he said he though I was going to make a turn in the other direction. I apologized to him, and noticed his wife and two kids were wide eyed with fear because of this angry motorcyclist. I skulked away feeling very small. Blush

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11-10-2017 10:09 AM
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Rocky Offline
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Nova Scotia, Canada
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RE: Is there a turn signal auto-cancel available?
(11-10-2017 10:09 AM)Nortoon Wrote:  
(11-10-2017 07:37 AM)Django Wrote:  "Is there a turn signal auto-cancel available?"
Nope. The switch is pure mechanic.

I don't know why they are not standard now with all the other safety devices: ABS, rev limiters, ride modes, traction control, etc.

My 1972 Kawasaki H2 Mach IV had self cancelling turn signals. No wheelie limiting electronics though. ROFL

However nothing is perfect. I made a left turn with my H2 at the end of an off ramp. Three blocks later while I passing through a busy intersection on a green light, I had a car make a left turn right in front of me.

I chased the driver down, and angrily scolded him. He pointed to my flashing left turn signal, and he said he though I was going to make a turn in the other direction. I apologized to him, and noticed his wife and two kids were wide eyed with fear because of this angry motorcyclist. I skulked away feeling very small. Blush

I had a similar incident which made my blood boil, but I cooled off before I embarrassed myself when I saw my flashing signal light caused the incident.

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11-10-2017 11:18 AM
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The ferret Offline
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RE: Is there a turn signal auto-cancel available?
(11-10-2017 10:09 AM)Nortoon Wrote:  I don't know why they are not standard now with all the other safety devices: ABS, rev limiters, ride modes, traction control, etc.

Most CB's don't have any of that stuff

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11-10-2017 01:37 PM
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tinboatcapt Offline
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RE: Is there a turn signal auto-cancel available?
my BMW's had self cancelling signals. I thought they turned off far too quickly. I had to trigger them at least twice to signal a turn in advance of actually making the move.

+1 on Ferrets technique.

I had other bikes that didn't self cancel at the same time as the BMW's and found myself still manually cancelling the self cancelling signals with a flick of the left thumb. (For those who have ridden the K Bikes: you know the bike has a switch on each side. one needed to 'lift' the button to cancel. The German Engineers could have taken a lesson from the Japanese. There is elegance in simplicity.
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11-10-2017 03:49 PM
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ohiorider Online
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RE: Is there a turn signal auto-cancel available?
(11-10-2017 03:49 PM)tinboatcapt Wrote:  my BMW's had self cancelling signals. I thought they turned off far too quickly. I had to trigger them at least twice to signal a turn in advance of actually making the move.

+1 on Ferrets technique.

I had other bikes that didn't self cancel at the same time as the BMW's and found myself still manually cancelling the self cancelling signals with a flick of the left thumb. (For those who have ridden the K Bikes: you know the bike has a switch on each side. one needed to 'lift' the button to cancel. The German Engineers could have taken a lesson from the Japanese. There is elegance in simplicity.
jim

What model Beemer(s) did you own with self-cancelling turn signals? Must have either been after my last model (2003 Rockster) or before my first one (1985 K100RS,) Had a bunch in between the first and last. My 26 year old R100GS uses the same controls as the K bikes of the time. I was never fond of their 'lift switches' but finally quit blowing the horn instead of setting the turn signal.

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11-10-2017 04:33 PM
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Bheezy27403 Offline
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Post: #17
RE: Is there a turn signal auto-cancel available?
I press the button all the time. Just made a habit out of it.
11-10-2017 04:52 PM
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obleo Offline
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RE: Is there a turn signal auto-cancel available?
So glad all the old school riders look down their noses at self canceling turn signals , my 2004 Road King has them ,never have failed and yes the turn signal buttons are on each side. You would think the Japanese would take an engineering hint from Harley Davidson on this safety feature. Probably the single most item I don't care for on the CB 1100,other than the hard uncomfortable seat.
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11-10-2017 05:12 PM
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LongRanger Offline
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Evergreen, CO
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Post: #19
RE: Is there a turn signal auto-cancel available?
Bravo, I completely agree. I much prefer individual L/R switches than the all-in-one with your left thumb contortion device found on Japanese bikes. It's very surprising the industry hasn't been mandated to settle on a standard, for safety's sake. At least "all" bikes have left toe shifting now.

My '98 K-bike, and every BMW I've owned since (lots of 'em), have self-cancelling signals. I usually just cancel manually.

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11-10-2017 05:37 PM
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SportsterDoc Offline
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RE: Is there a turn signal auto-cancel available?
(11-10-2017 10:09 AM)Nortoon Wrote:  I don't know why they are not standard now with all the other safety devices: ABS, rev limiters, ride modes, traction control, etc.

I was quite pleased to leave the ABS and traction control on the V7II when I traded it!

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