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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-01-2019, 10:12 AM Thread Starter
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Self cancelling turn signals

My 1978 Yamaha XS1100 had self cancelling turn signals. All of the XS1100's after that year had them. Does anyone have a logical reason why 4 decades later Yamaha chooses to not put them on our FJR's?
I am considering replacing the turn indicator bulbs with the brighter LED units. Is this a worthwhile mod and is it difficult to do? Thanks.

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Do most bikes made today have self-canceling turn signals? I honestly don't know. Just install the STS Smart Turn system and don't worry about it. I have a detailed instruction thread on how to do it.

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I hate the things on motorcycles. Cancels too early. Researched how to disable on Goldwing but sold the Goldwing before I disabled. My BMW has self-canceling turn signals which I have to keep applying when approaching a turn to keep them from turning themselves off.
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Because the ESs have an IMU in them, they have all the hardware needed for self-canceling turn signals. "All" it would take is some clever programming. For that matter, all the Series III As would need is an additional timer in the instrument cluster to add a timer based function. Not ideal, but perhaps better than nothing.

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My 95 FZR has them and they work great. They are tied into the brake system and timer. A bit after trail breaking through the corner they cancel or I can do it myself. I wonder why yamaha dropped them.

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They worked great on my Harley once I got used to them but I don't miss them. I have a habit of hitting the cancel button everytime I shift into 2nd gear or just when I'm randomly cruising down the highway.
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I came from a 1990 Honda Pacific Coast. It had self cancelling turn signals and I am having to be retrained to cancel them. I is slow going but I'm about there. You know what they say about old dogs...

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I hate the things on motorcycles. Cancels too early. Researched how to disable on Goldwing but sold the Goldwing before I disabled. My BMW has self-canceling turn signals which I have to keep applying when approaching a turn to keep them from turning themselves off.

Only time I ever wore through the thumb-tip of a set of gloves was when having to re-apply the turn signal on the Wing when it was self-cancelling about a 3rd of the way to where it really should have cancelled.
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I have the "Buddies" canceling system. If I forget to turn them off immediately after use, my "Buddies" are on the headset. "Your thumb broken?" "We ever going to get to the corner you are signaling for?" "You pretending to be a blue haired grandmother?" "HEY, Blinky!"

And I in turn, do the same to them. Very rare I ever leave them on.

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Only time I ever wore through the thumb-tip of a set of gloves was when having to re-apply the turn signal on the Wing when it was self-cancelling about a 3rd of the way to where it really should have cancelled.
You must signal for a long way.

On my Goldwing, I would sometimes hit the signal one additional time if I started signaling early in heavy traffic. But I can't see how activating it twice every now and then is worse than hitting it once to activate and once to cancel every time would be.

I've installed the STS on both bikes and find it very reliable.
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