Author Topic: Has BMW changed the turn signals to auto-cancel on completion of a turn?  (Read 863 times)

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Offlinesimbo

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    Where's the best place to get blinker fluid for these self cancelling indicators?.. Whilst upholding the T'&C's of the manufacturer's warranty of course!


    Ps. Answer's by post card so I have written proof  ;)
    The GS 'is' the better bike :-)

    OfflineSullivj

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      Apparently BMW will not be adding indicators to their cars from 2022.


      Customer research revealed that owners never used them and considered them an unnecessary addition.

      OnlineCasbar

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        Where's the best place to get blinker fluid for these self cancelling indicators?.. Whilst upholding the T'&C's of the manufacturer's warranty of course!


        Ps. Answer's by post card so I have written proof  ;)


        Lol did anybody actually ride before technology. But remember the mirrors are rubbish and we need blind spot technology, because turning your head is so old school :)

        OfflineNick Evans

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          There is a difference between "turns off after a fixed distance or time" and "cancels after a turn has been executed".
          I agree about the turns off after 300 yards thing, I started riding with IAM and was told I should be signalling at the 300 yard board, when in the past I had waited until 100 yards, so I find now I have to indicate twice to get off a dual carriageway.

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            Lol did anybody actually ride before technology. But remember the mirrors are rubbish and we need blind spot technology, because turning your head is so old school :)


            Incredibly how a light in a mirror is easily seen but a flashing light on dash aparantly not.

            Offlinejackronner

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              ymfb,  Unless it fails entirely, the type of unit that cancels the signal immediately after the turn is completed will get it right every time.  I'm not talking about lane changes, exiting, etc., when the speed/distance factor enters into the equation.  The turn-cancel feature's been on all cars for well over half a century.  Don't see why folks think it's best to cancel it manually on a bike when they'd never do it in their car, especially when signaling confusion on a bike may mean death, not a fender-bender. 

              OfflineOur Gee

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                Apparently BMW will not be adding indicators to their cars from 2022.


                Customer research revealed that owners never used them and considered them an unnecessary addition.


                And the "Best Post of the Thread Award" goes to Sullivj.

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                  Cars have self cancel indicators need to check mine ive always just cancelled after turn.

                  OfflineMethos1979

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                    I dont know of any motorbike which has auto cancel after a turn, am I missing something in the OP?


                    The two 2013 Harley Davidson Road Glide's I had before my RT had self canceling turn signals. I was a little surprised that and HD had something more technologically advanced than the BMW!

                    Offlinejackronner

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                      Nick Evans, I know my Honda V65's all had them, and believe that my Yamaha Virago 920 and my CB 750 did as well.  It's a simple mechanism.  Again, if all cars have them, why not bikes, where the consequences of an unintended signal can be disastrous.  I'm getting the feeling that some folks have the attitude that if you forget to cancel manually you deserve to get injured.  Harsh.