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post #21 of 44 (permalink) Old 04-19-2019, 07:10 PM
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Anyone interested in trying out an auto-cancelling turn signal system that's plug-n-play? I just installed one on a friend's Tiger 800 and am looking to see if others are interested. PM me and we can go from there.
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I havenít read all the literature on these but Iíd love self cancelling blinkers on all my bikes. I did notice that it says they work with bulbs and LEDs fitted with resisters. Iím wondering how they go with LEDs fitted with the can bus system our bikes have. Sort of the opposite issue, but a friend of mine wanted to put LEDs on his 2015 Tiger 800. The bike has self cancelling function and the LEDs worked, but he lost the self cancelling feature. Be interested to know as I have LEDs on all my bikes. Also 2hours to fit? To be honest Iíd prefer something simpler to fit that just timed out as the OEM self cancelling indicators do on my Tiger and Street Triple. All those different sensors seem overly complex and a little risky.
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I really wonder why a company who can build a motorcycle with electronic ignition, electronic fuel injection, anti-lock brakes, traction control, digital instrumentation, heated grips, and offer electronic cruise control as a factory option can't seem to offer self-cancelling turn signals.

It just doesn't make sense to me.

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I really wonder why a company who can build a motorcycle with electronic ignition, electronic fuel injection, anti-lock brakes, traction control, digital instrumentation, heated grips, and offer electronic cruise control as a factory option can't seem to offer self-cancelling turn signals.

It just doesn't make sense to me. <img src="https://www.triumphrat.net/images/smilies/dunno.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Dunno" class="inlineimg" />

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I installed a STS system over the winter. Overall they are great. I cut the little foam pads that go in the switch in half because they are so stiff that I had to push the button way too hard to activate the signal. Even now they are still too stiff if it is cold out, but work fine above 50 degrees (I assume the foam pads must soften with temperature). I still have to take my eyes off the road when I activate the turn signal to be sure they are activated, but at least they always cancel. Hopefully that will go away with time and warmer weather. I may look for a better material than what they supply for their foam pads.
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Hey cougsfan, itís bothering me a little that youíre still experiencing this issue. For reference, the pressure required for me to activate the TS switch is minimally greater than stock imo. The only thing that comes to mind is the pad you used. You said you cut it in half. The pad I used could not easily be cut in half. It was maybe 1-2mm thick. My kit came with 2 different thickness pads. I used the thinner of the two without modification. Did you by any chance use the thicker of the two?
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No, I used the thinner of the two pads. When I tried it with the complete thin pads, at first I thought I installed the system wrong because I couldn't get the signals to activate. Finally out of frustration I pushed with all my might, and then I could make them work. I got in touch with STS and talked to them. They were aware of this happening on some installations and suggested that I trim the pads. I did, and they now work as I described earlier. I cut little bitty chunks out of the big pads and tried them but they were too small and made them work like no pads were in at all (wouldn't cancel).

I don't know if the pads come in varying densities or if it is my particular switch. In any case, I am still betting they get better as the weather gets warmer and/or the material gets compressed enough times. If not I will experiment with some different materials. They told me that it isn't that complicated or esoteric, the material just has to prevent the switches from maintaining contact once thumb pressure is relieved.

Even with how it is, I am happy I installed the system, as I am an incorrigible "turn-signal-leaver-on-er" type of guy.
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Ok, fair enough. I think mine has softened somewhat through usage. Hopefully yours will eventually become less noticeable.

Maybe you need to ride more? haha.. kidding..
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Maybe you need to ride more? haha.. kidding..
I would agree with that!! Never enough time to ride as much as a person needs to ride.
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I'm not thinking of that system. I have a different system that I designed and recently installed on a friend's triumph tiger. It provides auto-cancelling turn signals, but also 4-way Hazard flashing and 4-way alternating Escort flashing - both with the key in or out. I've always been frustrated that our motorcycles didn't have this basic safety feature. Worse thing is being on the side of the road and unable to have emergency flashers!

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