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STS. SAFE TURN SYSTEM
« on: December 31, 2017, 01:04:44 am »
Anyone with experience with installing the STS on the 2013 Concour? Any pointers would be appreciated.
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Re: STS. SAFE TURN SIGNAL
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2017, 01:21:05 pm »
Anyone with experience with installing the STS on the 2013 Concour? Any pointers would be appreciated.
Should this question have been in accessories?
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Re: STS. SAFE TURN SYSTEM
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2018, 01:43:33 am »
Yeah? Thanks.

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Re: STS. SAFE TURN SYSTEM
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2018, 03:49:19 pm »
I think he meant it should go in Accessories..
Can't ask too many question on the same post, most here aren't very sharp, the rest of us are quite obtuse - LOL

After I saw your post, I read on it a little; looks interesting. It looks like they did a lot of homework to put this together.
Two years ago, I would have jumped on it. I seem to have gotten better about remembering to turn off the turn signals, but it still sounds neeat.
Do you know how it work with the toggle-type switches most motorcycles have for the turn signal?
Do you have to modify the switch?

Well... now I've done it also, two questions on the same post. :o

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Re: STS. SAFE TURN SYSTEM
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2018, 10:06:25 pm »
LOL.   Ok I see the meaning of his “yes”. You put rubber bushing type in the turn signa switch to prevent locking on.

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Re: STS. SAFE TURN SYSTEM
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2018, 11:09:59 pm »
For the paying COG members, check page #10 of your latest issue of the Concourier.  Fred Harmon wrote a detailed review of the entire STS system including how to install it.
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« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2018, 12:10:14 am »
What if a paying member accidently threw his latest Concourier away? Where might he find this information? Asking for a friend ;)
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Re: STS. SAFE TURN SYSTEM
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2018, 01:46:26 am »
LOl. I also have a friend that would like to see the article. OK. I found mine. I’ll let my friend know.

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Re: STS. SAFE TURN SYSTEM
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2018, 10:10:47 pm »
Got the STS installed. It WORKS GREAT! I originally ordered from the manufacturer in Slovenia. For some reason could not convert from US to their currency so ordered from Amazon. The wire colors were off in the one I got from them. If the later packages have not been corrected, instead of the orange wire for the signal relay you need to use the red/green wire. All others work.
It’s awsoome the way it works.

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Re: STS. SAFE TURN SYSTEM
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2018, 10:17:16 pm »
I sent you a pm but it would probably help better here! How did you connect it up, blade connectors, crimp or did you just splice it in? And how far down in the wire harness did you put yours?
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Re: STS. SAFE TURN SYSTEM
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2018, 04:17:22 pm »
I used the bullet connectors that came with mine. I cut into harness just below the connectors up under the side pocket. It’s tight under there and with all the connectors connected it takes up even more space. If I had just splice and used heat shrink tubing it would have looked a lot neater and taken up lot less space. With all the connectors it does make a good size bundle. I should have taken picture before putting every thing back together.
With the left side pocket out and then part it sets in removed, you notice the metal framing that the pocket is attached to. Visually follow that forward. You will see another vertical piece with several holes in it. Just past that the round metal tube goes on forward. I placed the STS on that metal tube just past that piece with the he’s in it. Sorta fit perfectly on it and one zip tie seems to hold it very tightly. Hope this is of some help. Any other questions I’ll check back here later and often. You will appreciate the way it works.

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Re: STS. SAFE TURN SYSTEM
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2018, 08:49:04 pm »
Currently on sale at their site for $99.00 use code "BATCH33".

Just bought one too.... :)

https://www.safer-turn.com/us/
 
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Re: STS. SAFE TURN SYSTEM
« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2018, 08:56:51 pm »
Currently on sale at their site for $99.00 use code "BATCH33".

Just bought one too.... :)

https://www.safer-turn.com/us/
Thanks for the tip. While I learned to be really good with with canceling the turn signal, there is no way to be perfect, and it’s only takes one time to forget and get in trouble. And it could be in area that is new, complicated, and congested when you need it most. No looking forward to the install, but will be buying for the next time the bike is getting naked.
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Re: STS. SAFE TURN SYSTEM
« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2018, 09:57:27 am »
I look at it this way, we all forget to turn off the signal at times.  I surely do, to include most of the folks I ride with. It is just a way of life on a bike. I figure with all the added distractions out there and keeping track of everything going on around me that this will remove a step that I don't have to worry about. So, I lump it along the lines of a safety upgrade, which to me is a number 1 priority up there with additional lighting, louder horn, etc.....

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Re: STS. SAFE TURN SYSTEM
« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2018, 04:53:01 pm »
I made the purchase, and got the discount.  Here is a link to a review that includes how to install it.

http://www.motorcycle.com/products/mo-tested-smart-turn-system-self-canceling-signals
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« Reply #15 on: January 15, 2018, 07:22:58 pm »
Looking at the connectors that ship with the kit, I'm hoping and expecting there is enough slack in the wire C-14 harness to solder and shrink wrap those connections. It looks fairly simple if you can get at them. A switched Hot, and a ground and then intercepting three wires so that the switch signals go into and out of the module. Soldering and shrink wrapping 8 wires should do it. Taking apart the turn signal switch is the other unknown, but doesn't look too bad.

Ken should know.  ::)  I'll find out at some point......
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« Reply #16 on: January 15, 2018, 07:26:41 pm »
Im thinking of putting actual plug connectors on mine. Then if i ever need to remove it i can easily.
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« Reply #17 on: January 17, 2018, 04:52:10 pm »
I'm going to start with this....If anybody has an issue with me doing this, I'll take it down.    >:D

STS offers a 10 Euro discount ($12.20) if you click on the link below. I get some Euro credit too. I think it works out to a 7% discount when you check out.

Here is their message:

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Give your friends 10 € discount on Smart Turn System, and get 20 € EVERY time they use your link to order Smart Turn System.
 
Thank you for helping us make the road a safer place for motorcyclists.

Send this message to friends:

Hey, check out  STS - The most intelligent self-cancelling turn signal add-on:
http://smartturnsystem.refr.cc/osebastevenrutter

I would also check to see if they have a promotion that has more value.   ::)  I hope to get it working soon and will post pictures.  Fred Harmon says it works great, so that is good enough for me to pass along the link before trying it out for myself.  You are all my friends.









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Re: STS. SAFE TURN SYSTEM
« Reply #18 on: January 17, 2018, 09:13:40 pm »
Just an FYI. if they have not corrected it in the instructions, instead of the orange wire for the relay, the correct color will be the red/green. Red wire with the green stripe.
Hope this is helpful.

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« Reply #19 on: January 17, 2018, 09:50:02 pm »
Thanks Ken. Good info. I have a color pdf of the C-14 wiring diagram. I’ll post up a snap shot of the turn signal harness wires when I get a chance.
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« Reply #20 on: January 18, 2018, 02:38:58 am »
I got mine installed tonight! My kit is a few years old( kickstarter edition) so i came with cool wire splicers. Unfortunately I initially wired it backwards so i had to cut them out. I did have bullet connectors. But after some swearing ( my fault) and dinner ( so ordered by the little lady) i got to test it out. This thing is amazing. The switch needs adjusting ( foam spacers) but it really is fantastic! Turns off after you make a turn. Shuts off if you accidentally leave them on in a straight line! I wish kawasaki did this from the start but ill take it!
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« Reply #21 on: January 18, 2018, 11:55:47 am »
Here is the C-14 color diagram.  Can someone double check these three wire colors? Seems to match what Ken is saying about the Red/Green Flasher.

Edit: Confirmed.....Those are the three wires I connected to! Green, gray and red w/ green stripe!

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« Reply #22 on: January 18, 2018, 11:59:23 am »
Those are the three wires i connected to! Green, gray and red w/ green stripe!
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« Reply #23 on: January 18, 2018, 12:03:42 pm »
On AJ Cycles they ask for an extension harness length. none,12,24,36 and 48 inch  Does the 14 Concours need one ?

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« Reply #24 on: January 18, 2018, 01:27:45 pm »
Its tight but doable. I dont think you have room for all the extra wire in a harness.
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