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Wish I had self cancelling turn signals

So I'm puttin' through a neighborhood for a while and like a ding -dong
I have my right signal on the whole time. Think about it-that can get you killed. Can that be installed easily? Any tips (other than pay more attention to my dash?)
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I don't really know what to say other than "get used to it". Try and make it an active habit to remember, even if you have to talk to yourself or sometime. Personally, I've made it a habit of mashing the crap out of the button a few times after any turn. I even find myself doing it now randomly when riding straight for a long time. I do agree with you though, while it may seem like a small thing, it definitely can add a link to the chain of events that can get you hurt.

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Active habit here... I cancel my turn signals upon reaching mid-turn. Works pretty good for me as it's become a standard action during all my turns. It's just a standard part of my turn... hitting the cancel push.

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Active habit here... I cancel my turn signals upon reaching mid-turn. Works pretty good for me as it's become a standard action during all my turns. It's just a standard part of my turn... hitting the cancel push.

Ditto.....

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Thanks, Gigitt. The Kisantech looks good to me.
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The Versys does have self-cancelling turn signals...you cancel them yourself. Learn the habit of cancelling them. Addresses your concern and makes you more aware as a rider. Problem solved.


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I don't really know what to say other than "get used to it". Try and make it an active habit to remember, even if you have to talk to yourself or sometime. Personally, I've made it a habit of mashing the crap out of the button a few times after any turn. I even find myself doing it now randomly when riding straight for a long time. I do agree with you though, while it may seem like a small thing, it definitely can add a link to the chain of events that can get you hurt.
This is me.^
I may only activate my turn signal 5 times in a trip but I cancel it 20 times.
As someone else said, I'm also in the habit of cancelling while still in the turn, that makes it part of the whole "turn checklist" that I mentally go through, signal on, brakes, down shifts, mirrors, road surface check, right/left checks, and finally signal off, etc.
That all being said, I do occasionally get distracted in turns and intersections and leave it on but I usually catch it down the road with one of my OCD button pushes.
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I think that this should be a mandatory safety device on ALL motorcycles..I also understand that we all get used to checking and rechecking...something like groping for another gear..making sure it's in top gear when we are cruising along....It's a damn shame that we have mandatory seat belt and helmet laws but a real safety issue like this is ignored! my 2C..
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Just a side note... Back in the 60's and 70's bikes didn't have the "push to cancel" switches we enjoy today. You had to physically move the switch throw from where you set it... either left or right... back to the center (off) position. Easier said than done without overshooting the center position and inadvertently activating the opposite signal... and then have to start all over again trying to recenter the bloody switch. Today's "push to cancel" turn signal switches are right up there with disk brakes and fuel injection to this old dog.

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Like most above, I agree with getting used to it, and getting in the habit of turning it off. I don't know if they've changed, but the ones I'm familiar with shut themselves off after a certain amount of time (not after you've made the turn like a car's). So, if you're sitting for awhile waiting to make a turn, it may turn off sooner than you want it to, also a hazard.
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If you don't use turn signals you don't have to turn 'em off.
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my 1984 v65 magna had selfcanceling turn signals,it was a nice option, it took me awhile to get used to bikes that had normal turn signals but now I don't even think about it.
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I fitted a high pitch beeper to my indicator circuit. Works a treat. I still always push the indicator switch from time to time.
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Just a side note... Back in the 60's and 70's bikes didn't have the "push to cancel" switches we enjoy today.
Hahaha, 60s and 70s. You've never riden a KLR650 have you?
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Hahaha, 60s and 70s. You've never riden a KLR650 have you?
Hahaha... Kawasaki must be depleting old stock of switches. I rode one once... about 25 highway miles with only a couple of actual turns. It was night so I guess I could see my signals flashing... that's is if I even used them. I don't recall much about that ride except the major league buffeting coming off its windscreen. I had to stand on the pegs to get a clear view of what was in front of me.

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... Any tips (other than pay more attention to my dash?)
IF you signal w/ your arm... it's self-cancelling!

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Rode a HD Road King with self cancelling switches, and ironically they bugged me. Whenever there was a turn coming off a longish sweeping curve or if I had to swerve around something on the road (we got potholes as big as the grand canyon in this country) the damn things would switch off BEFORE the actual turn!

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