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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-10-2018, 11:56 PM Thread Starter
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Self canceling turn signal module

Anyone install one of these? Since I'm used to having it on my Indian Scout and previous HDs, I find it a major PITA when I forget to turn the signal off and am riding down the road like some old lady with the blinker on. I see that AJ Cylcles had it from STS. Is installation quick and easy? Does it work flawlessly? Thanks.
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I installed it with Brian at A&J this past weekend. So far so good. Seemed a little unreliable with slight lane changes on the highway if you weren’t leaning enough. Regular turns it worked flawlessly. I need to get back out and ride but it’s been raining before I give it a lengthier review.

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Anyone install one of these? Since I'm used to having it on my Indian Scout and previous HDs, I find it a major PITA when I forget to turn the signal off and am riding down the road like some old lady with the blinker on. I see that AJ Cylcles had it from STS. Is installation quick and easy? Does it work flawlessly? Thanks.
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Thanks, Steve. Looking forward to hearing how you like it on more rides. Was the installation difficult? About how much time did it take?
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I had self cancelling on my '76 Yam RD200DX... work of the devil... Same with the Hardly's I've ridden... Having ridden so long without, I am very happy not to have that particular technology... On a highway I'll indicate for an off ramp maybe quarter of a mile ahead or more (depending on speed ). In the UK there are lots of places with multiple turns in a short distance, so I may only indicate 20 yards or less, so as not to confuse others. No self canceller I've yet met could cope with that
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Thanks, Steve. Looking forward to hearing how you like it on more rides. Was the installation difficult? About how much time did it take?
We installed it for Steve and have done a few on Bobbers. The install is straight forward. We trim a small piece on the backside of the battery cover to mount the unit. The wires that need to be spliced are under the tank at the back left side. We use a 24” extension harness to make the install easier.
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I like to ride down the road with my right signal blinking. It says, "Dumb ass, dumb ass, dumb ass."

Just about all of my BMWs had self canceling signals. It was difficult switching to Triumph. Most of the time I remember to switch the turn signal off. Sometimes I don't.
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I purchased one from A & J, installed it myself with the extension harness, and have been using it for about a year. I LOVE IT> Of course there is no reasonable explanation why Triumph does not include self-cancelling turn signals as standard SAFETY equipment, as my HDs have long done, but they don't. I hated to use my signals prior to that as I would always forget to cancel them.
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Never had a problem with my "self canceling indicators"... I just put my hand back on the handlebars ....
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[QUOTE=Guzzilazz;154181: In the UK there are lots of places with multiple turns in a short distance, so I may only indicate 20 yards or less, so as not to confuse others. No self canceller I've yet met could cope with that[/QUOTE]

My Indian Scout version seems to work fine for just about any turns. I sure get used to it. I use the Scout for longer trips so when I come to the Bobber it takes me awhile to adjust to the signal being a manual shut-off. I also think the cancel switch requires a bit more pressure than it should, needing to press down firmly or it sometimes doesn’t cancel. A softer touch would IMO make much more sense. After all, it’s just canceling the signal not turning it on. Like DOCGSS, I’m also mystified why Triumph doesn’t include this since the Bobber is way ahead of my Scout on key tech like traction control and ABS. For lane changing I wish it had what my Mini Cooper has (and probably other cars) which is a soft push and the signal goes on for about 3-seconds then turns off. It doesn’t run continuously unless you push the signal stalk to the second position which you’d do in a full 90 degree left/right turn, you’re in a turning lane or want to signal way ahead that you’re planning a turn. May be all small issues but, it’s one less distraction.
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Never had a problem with my "self canceling indicators"... I just put my hand back on the handlebars ....
I learned how to drive in 1962. Back in those days before you could get your license you had to demonstrate your knowledge of hand signals.

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