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post #1 of 12 Old 02-03-2015, 10:13 AM Thread Starter
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Auto Canceling Turn Signals

Unlike most riders, I have never forgotten to turn my turn signals off. Anyway, now I don't have to worry about it any more.

There's really not much to see. I replaced the oem turn signal switch with a miniature momentary bat switch.




The turn signals are controlled by a circuit board and its accompanying program. Cancel decisions are made by interpreting speed changes and timing.

Here are some situations that might give you an idea of how they operate:
When slowing down (or stopping) for a turn, signals stay on. From a stop, signals cancel after a minimum speed is attained.

The signals stay on when decelerating. If the bike then accelerates, the signals cancel. If a steady speed is attained after decelerating, the signals time out and cancel.

When accelerating above the minimum speed, signals cancel based on a predetermined time limit.

At a steady speed (as in lane changing) signals also time out by a preset time limit.

If the signals are on, they can be canceled manually at any time by an additional press on the switch (either direction).

It's surprising how nice it is not having to cancel signals anymore. I can just engage them and forget about them. It's extremely rare that a situation comes up where I have to manually cancel them.

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post #2 of 12 Old 02-03-2015, 12:48 PM
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This is awesome! I've got auto canceling signals on my old wing and I love them.

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post #3 of 12 Old 02-04-2015, 11:11 PM
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Nice but theres got to be a switchgear off another Kawasaki model that has a push button cancel like most other bikes that can work on the KLR. Im gonna have to investigate.
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For my use, I needed a momentary switch that would return to the center position. I decided it would be easier to put another switch in the housing than to modify the oem switch to return to center by itself.

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Nice but theres got to be a switchgear off another Kawasaki model that has a push button cancel like most other bikes that can work on the KLR. Im gonna have to investigate.

The 08 and up KLR's do have a push button cancel.
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Snake, there is one out there. I dont have one but this is for gen I.

http://tpimotorcycleparts.com/online...category_id=45

Ive seen them other places too, this one just came up first on a google search. Some call them euro controls- maybe for the flash2pass?
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post #7 of 12 Old 02-05-2015, 05:21 PM
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I have this on my Gen 1, but it was called by another name I can't remember.


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post #8 of 12 Old 02-06-2015, 04:49 PM
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I like that switch. Anybody using the 2nd Gen switch ? Is it plug and play ?
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Snake, there is one out there. I dont have one but this is for gen I.

http://tpimotorcycleparts.com/online...category_id=45

I've seen them other places too, this one just came up first on a google search. Some call them euro controls- maybe for the flash2pass?
I just installed one of these on my '07. It came with some other stuff thrown in when I bought it last fall. I don't know what brand it is, as it was not in a package of any sort, but it looks identical to the pic in the link....plugged right in and works great. Just be careful not to over tighten the screws. I stripped one side, and had to gypo it up!

BTW, I installed Eagle Mikes 1 1/2 risers, and the choke cable was a tad too short when turned all the way left. The warm motor would die. The mirror and choke relocation piece solved the problem. I didn't have to reroute it or look for slack.

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'07..The red and silver one. (they go faster)
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The turn signals are controlled by a circuit board and its accompanying program. Cancel decisions are made by interpreting speed changes and timing.
Bringing this back up as I'm definitely guilty. What program/board are you using and where did you get it ? Is it tied into something to read speed or ????
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