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Re: STS. SAFE TURN SYSTEM
« Reply #50 on: September 10, 2018, 04:26:46 pm »
Well, I definitely like it.
It works as expected except the time out shut off isn't working. It will blink for over 1/2 a minute in testing on a straight rode (then I turned it off). I've sent an email to Safer-Turn.

Nit picking: As noted above a lane change requires a couple of leans. A subtle slow lane change won't always shut it off. Also as above mine requires a little more pressure against the foam pad for a right turn than left. Not a big deal at all, but...
I think I will pull the switch apart and put solid spacers in place of the foam, just thick enough so the switch won't latch. No, it's not necessary but will give me a little project to play around with and I like to work on this type of stuff. I keep going out to the garage looking at it going, "What can I do to it? What can I do to it?"  ::) ;D

Me: It works ok, I'm going to improve it.    It works better, I'm going to improve it.    It works great, I'm going to imp....  Sh*t, I broke it!!!    :rotflmao: :-[
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Re: STS. SAFE TURN SYSTEM
« Reply #51 on: September 11, 2018, 01:40:46 pm »
I got a reply from ST over night, "We have solved that with concours riders. The unit is constantly getting vibrations from the road to check that you are driving. And concours is one of the smoothest bikes out there. Solution was to firmly press the unit directly to the frame with zip ties. Nothing should be between the unit and the frame."
I mounted the sensor on the square tube next to the throttle cable rather than up front near the the triple tree (as it was easier to get to) so it's midway between the wheels and only sees half the vibration from either one... So, looks like I need to pull the plastic off and move it up front so it bounces more.   :-[ :D    I do brag about how smooth the bike is....
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Re: STS. SAFE TURN SYSTEM
« Reply #52 on: September 11, 2018, 02:25:34 pm »
Good the know.   :great:  I mounted my unit in the upper most part of the left fairing in a cavity next to the windshield rail.  The best way to describe the installation is that there is a horizontal fairing stay near the upper screw.  Tie wrapping the module harness to the rail, lets the module sit on a little ledge inside the fairing.  The location was level and made the module secure.  I guess it's bouncy enough up there.

I have been using the STS for the entire riding season.  I can honestly say that not once have I ridden along with my turn signal flashing, and catching it later.  The system makes your riding safer and it works. 
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Re: STS. SAFE TURN SYSTEM
« Reply #53 on: May 25, 2019, 01:52:54 am »
I just installed a Smart Turn System on my 2018 C14.  It was the first time I've opened up the top fairing section and tapped into the wiring, so I thought I would shoot a brief video that shows the wire connections and location of the STS unit, especially since the instructions have you hunting for the orange wire that drives the power windscreen instead of the correct signal wire.   

Hope this might help someone thinking of doing the same.   The STS works great!

https://youtu.be/cWGaOVKPYfA

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Re: STS. SAFE TURN SYSTEM
« Reply #54 on: May 25, 2019, 10:00:33 pm »
Nice work with the video.  :great:  Reply #21 in this thread shows the correct wire colors as you mentioned. Funny to me that the video makes this job appear more complicated than I recall. It was pretty easy to do, and after over a year of running the system, I wouldn’t want to ride without it.
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Re: STS. SAFE TURN SYSTEM
« Reply #55 on: May 26, 2019, 12:57:53 am »
I have it on mine, purchased for 99.00. They work really well. Easy to install. Never have to remember to shut off blinkers :)