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post #1 of 51 (permalink) Old 11-16-2013, 05:40 PM Thread Starter
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I recently acquired a 2012 Cross Country. I've noticed that the turn signals seems to self-cancel quickly and randomly. I haven't figured out a pattern, but it seems that sometimes they cancel after 3 seconds and sometimes they go longer (10 sec?). But in most cases they tend to self-cancel before I complete a turn.

The owner's manual references that they cancel based on 'pre-set distance and speed parameters'. But it says nothing about what they are. Does anyone have more insight?

By the way, the only way I activate them is by just sliding the switch one direction or the other in a swift manner. I don't hold the switch for a second or more, which the manual says is a 'momentary feature'.

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Welcome to the club
I don't think any one uderstands why. You will get the hang of it to make them work better in time.

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If you push and hold the switch for a few seconds, it will shut off the light as soon as you release the switch. If you push and release the switch it turns off after a determined time depending on your speed.

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If you push and hold the switch for a few seconds, it will shut off the light as soon as you release the switch. If you push and release the switch it turns off after a determined time depending on your speed.
Thanks. I got that from the manual. I only use them the second method. I'm trying to understand the 'depending on your speed' stuff because it seems inconsistent and non-intuitive.

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Be glad they cancel--many bikes don't have that feature.

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If you are sitting at a stop with the signal on; it will blink until you turn it off or you do the turn. It should turn off after the turn and get straighten out. If you are going slow after the turn it might not turn off until 10 miles an hour or so.
When rolling and approaching a turn; the blinker should turn off soon after the turn. I think there might be a lean angle sensor that helps reset the blinker to off also.
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Be glad they cancel--many bikes don't have that feature.
Well, since they are cancelling very quickly and not being effective I'd rather have a non-cancelling system. Better to have to manually turn them off than try a turn with no signal.

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OK...here's how the turn signals REALLY work:

Turn Signal Switch
With the ignition key in the ON or PARK position, the turn
signal switch will activate the turn signals.
Push the switch left to activate left turn signals
Push the switch right to activate right turn signals
To manually cancel either turn signal, push the
switch straight in toward housing when the switch
is in the center position.
If activated below 15mph* (24 kph), the turn signals cancel
automatically, shortly after the vehicle speed reaches
15mph. If a signal is activated with vehicle speed above 15
mph, cancellation will occur based on distance traveled.
NOTE: If a signal is activated above 15 mph and vehicle
speed drops below 15 mph, cancellation will occur shortly
after speed again reaches 15 mph.
* The 15mph speed is approximate.

ALSO

Turn Signal Momentary Feature
When passing a vehicle or when changing lanes, you have
the option of using the momentary feature built in to the
turn signal auto-cancel system.
Push the turn signal switch in the direction you wish to turn
and hold it in that position for at least 1 second. The
momentary feature will activate and the signal will cancel
when you release the switch.

Hopefully, this clears it up.

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Wally,

Thanks for that info. Much appreciated. I think my bike is not working correctly based on that. When I'm driving at highway speeds (say 45+), the signal seems to cancel within 3 seconds the first time activated, and goes for 10 or so seconds when re-activated after that. Three seconds is not a very long distance even at highway speeds... certainly not typical signal lead time to a upcoming intersection.

I have a neighbor with a '12 CCT that I can check with to see how things compare. Maybe I need some warranty work...

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Let us know what you find out Rob. Thanks.

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