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Re: Turn Signal Ignorance
« Reply #50 on: March 07, 2017, 01:19:59 pm »
82 GS1100GK has them and they work just fine.  RD400's had them back in the 70's that worked great as well.  Suzuki was always big on gear indicators back then too.  Back then, I thought every bike would have this stuff by the mid 80's.  Wrong again Bonzo!  :-[ :-[

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Re: Turn Signal Ignorance
« Reply #51 on: March 07, 2017, 01:22:12 pm »
So it's not just me.... 

On the flip side to that is that sometimes I end up turning on the left turn signal on the HD when I up-shift out of force of habit from the C-10...   I guess the good news is that they are self canceling, so I only look like and idiot for about 20-30 seconds at time.



This. For me it's just up-shifting, and I find I am often canceling the turn signal more than once, as I run up through the gears, and occasionally will catch myself pushing the button after up-shifting when I had never even turn them on. Does that guarantee I will never forget... well no, but I don't really care at that point, if I rarely forget.
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Re: Turn Signal Ignorance
« Reply #52 on: March 07, 2017, 04:56:24 pm »
Someone here had a vibrating device in his seat to remind him .
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Re: Turn Signal Ignorance
« Reply #53 on: March 07, 2017, 06:09:15 pm »
Behavior modification. Whether you learn to turn them off or let the machine do it for you, you have been trained. Me, I have added as part of my cornering sequence. When bike becomes vertical after turn, push button to reset/center switch.

But, let them take away every decision you have to make to ride the bike...you might as well drive a cage cuz they even park for you now(no intent to segway). JMO

This. For me it's just up-shifting, and I find I am often canceling the turn signal more than once, as I run up through the gears, and occasionally will catch myself pushing the button after up-shifting when I had never even turn them on. Does that guarantee I will never forget... well no, but I don't really care at that point, if I rarely forget.

Me too. I cancel every time I release the clutch from a stop. Just habit. Also I have the projektD in the mirror turn signals. In low light, you will never forget.
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Re: Turn Signal Ignorance
« Reply #54 on: March 07, 2017, 06:39:21 pm »
A good rule to live by is to never trust a car with the signal on and wait till it actually turns .
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Re: Turn Signal Ignorance
« Reply #55 on: September 19, 2017, 05:15:07 pm »
...or just remembering to cancel as soon as the turn is made  ;D
Crazy that my 2004 Yamaha VMAX had self cancelling signals...and my 2012 Connie does not...
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Re: Turn Signal Ignorance
« Reply #56 on: September 19, 2017, 05:33:29 pm »
...or just remembering to cancel as soon as the turn is made  ;D
Crazy that my 2004 Yamaha VMAX had self cancelling signals...and my 2012 Connie does not...

My 1978 RD400 had self canceling turn signals.  Bought new in 1980 for a whopping $1200.

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Re: Turn Signal Ignorance
« Reply #57 on: September 20, 2017, 03:27:30 am »
Someone here had a vibrating device in his seat to remind him .

And when 'he' showed them this off at COG Nationals in Sparta, WI, he told us that he ran down his battery demonstrating to all visitors!

Nice guy, forgot his name though...
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Re: Turn Signal Ignorance
« Reply #58 on: September 20, 2017, 09:09:13 am »
Someone here had a vibrating device in his seat to remind him .

And when 'he' showed them this off at COG Nationals in Sparta, WI, he told us that he ran down his battery demonstrating to all visitors!

Nice guy, forgot his name though...



That would be RWulf on Speedipus Rex.  I copied his idea, but added a second one so they're cheek specific.
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Re: Turn Signal Ignorance
« Reply #59 on: September 23, 2017, 10:07:19 pm »
There's this from the C-10 tech pages...
http://www.cog-online.org/clubportal/clubstatic.cfm?clubID=1328&pubmenuoptID=29655
It's an older post, so I don't know if the Radio Shack P/N's are still good. Might go find out myself.


I used that same buzzer/tone chime for my ignition on warning (also from the COG Tech pages, under C14 KIPASS warning buzzer) and it's tone doesn't penetrate ear plugs very well. I imagine that when moving with a helmet on that it wouldn't work well for many, but maybe I'm just half deaf.
 I put side firing LED strips in my mirrors and that has cut way down on my leaving the  turn signal on too long incidents, although that wasn't the original reason for the install.
The vibrating seat is interesting. I felt it (or one like it) at the Idaho National during the best bike contest, eh..with my hand  :great:. I think if I ever went that route that I'd make it so it doesn't vibrate when the bike is in neutral even if the signal is on (sorry ladies, and gents so inclined) as once my mind is set up to ignore something, it tends to keep doing it too long and then what's the point?  :D




I really like this idea, I am going to look into putting these on my bike.  Thanks for the pic

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Re: Turn Signal Ignorance
« Reply #60 on: October 07, 2017, 01:09:10 pm »
I had the kisan signal minder on my 08 . Worked well for those complex times when there are 20 thinks to look at in traffic or when I moved back and forth between the bikes that automatically shut off and the Connie.


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Re: Turn Signal Ignorance
« Reply #61 on: October 09, 2017, 05:33:27 am »
Its funny, because right now it is another conversation about this problem in another thread. But i can post it here also :)

Check www.safer-turn.com. If you have this, you will not have this problems any more ;) Thank me later :)

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Re: Turn Signal Ignorance
« Reply #62 on: October 09, 2017, 12:01:38 pm »
I believe I ruined the Kisan minder I had on my 08 when I switched to led bulbs. It might have lasted 35 flashes until "that" smell happened....

I just dont have the mental capacity to remember to cancel my turn signals.  I blame so many years of offroad riding where turn signals were never in play.

My 1979 yamaha xs11 had an awesoem signal cancel system.  It was not 100% accurate, but still 95% better than my brain being called into action.