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 Post subject: Reed Switch (Speedo)
PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:16 pm 
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Hi All,

Anybody got a spare reed switch that is fittted to the stock speedometers as part of the self-cancelling indicator feature? Mine is missing and it would be nice to have this feature working. Thanks in advance.

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 Post subject: Re: Reed Switch (Speedo)
PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:59 pm 
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Do you want just the switch or the instrument harness it is attached to? Do you plan to cut the old one out and solder in a new one?

For what it's worth, the self cancel feature is useless. If anything, it is a good way to get run over in traffic when the signals shut off when you actually need them on. The system is supposed to work on time and/or distance but it seldom works properly and will shut off while you are standing in traffic. I always advise unplugging the self cancel relay to disable the system. I have been left in peril too many times by the system and now refuse to use it. It isn't worth the risk.

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Can't help with a reed switch but I recently bought one of these; https://www.safer-turn.com/us/smart-turn-system/
I haven't installed it yet so can't attest to it working as good as the video makes it look.


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I have a box full of them.

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 Post subject: Re: Reed Switch (Speedo)
PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:28 am 
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Thanks for the replies guys.
mmmm, comments about the lack of effectiveness of the stock self-cancelling feature has hit home, so I’ll now not bother with sourcing a reed switch. My TDR and RD400 don’t have this feature and I seem to manage to ride those bikes ok.....
The only bike I have with this feature is my Harley, and that seems to function quite well.

The smart-turn-system looks quite sophisticated with accelerometers etc. Hope it works out for you RuZty.

Cheers.

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