Cool.. a brightly lit dash indicator will go a long ways. thanks for the info..How did they work on the Yam? Was it a timer system, or did they cancel after a certain distance?
Can't get my head around how else they would work - particularly at speed when we're effectively counter steering to change lanes
AT doesn't have them, nor does it need them - the indicator lights on the dash are up high and absolutely massive. Can't see anybody leaving them on
the XJ650's canceling system is.... well.. ...lets go with, backwards.... it works great until you have to troubleshoot the system, then its a PITA.
The XJ canceling unit has a 10 second timer, AND measures distance via a reed switch attached to the speedometer. Once the indicators are active, 2 conditions must be met for the system to self cancel; 10 seconds must expire, and the reed switch must measure 150meters of distance.
At slow speed, distance is the main driver since 10 seconds will typically expire before traveling 150m.. (e.g. stoplights.)
At highway speed, the timer takes over, since at highway speed you'll likely travel 150m in <10 secs. (e.g. lane changes)
Once both conditions are met, the canceling unit disconnects the circuit.
Its a lot of extra wires and components to make the system work, so like I said.. its a little backwards!