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I find I leave my indicators on all the time.
The switch gear is cheap and the indicator light in the display is not very bright and is out of line of sight.
I would like to set it up so it only indicates when I push on the switch and goes off when I let the switch go.
Has anybody else tried to do this?
I had a little look this evening, but did not manage to get the switch gear apart.
Any ideas?
 

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That could be tricky to do. But this company as a smart turn system but our duke is not in the compatible list even if pretty much all KTM is. So i just sent an email to have more details. We’ll see.
 

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That could be tricky to do. But this company as a smart turn system but our duke is not in the compatible list even if pretty much all KTM is. So i just sent an email to have more details. We’ll see.
I asked them last year and they were not at all sure it would work. I even sent them the wiring diagram from the manual.
Personally after looking at the wiring I think it should. But I am simply not prepared to mess about & try it.
 

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I find I leave my indicators on all the time.
The switch gear is cheap and the indicator light in the display is not very bright and is out of line of sight.
I would like to set it up so it only indicates when I push on the switch and goes off when I let the switch go.
Has anybody else tried to do this?
I had a little look this evening, but did not manage to get the switch gear apart.
Any ideas?
I think it would be easier to fit secondary bright reminder lights tbh.
I did this on my Triumph a few years ago.

That or wire up a simple indicator light circuit in parallel, using momentary pushbuttons. This will be almost certainly be better ergonomically.
Amazon is full of buttons. I would use an Axel Joost or Motogadget relay simply because they are TINY and load independent.
 

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I asked them last year and they were not at all sure it would work. I even sent them the wiring diagram from the manual.
Personally after looking at the wiring I think it should. But I am simply not prepared to mess about & try it.
They were quick to answer me, he wrote me that they didn’t test it yet and he ask me to send him the wiring diagram( witch i just did ) i guest that since last year they realized that they should put some attention to this ?!?
We’ll see
 

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The problem they have is that not everybody is prepared to hack into wiring. And their solution VERY MUCH requires this.

Given the differences too, between US/ROW models - then I can imagine most owners are even less inclined to play about. If there was a discrete indicator relay - then it would be a different matter.

I would have liked to try it - I use their brake light module - and had I done so, I would have wired in a discrete relay. But it started getting expensive, and originally I was not even sure I would like the 790 all that much.

Now - well I can live with manual-cators. Until recently even my car did not have self cancelling - because the doodad in the steering wheel broke.
 

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Learn to turn it off. It will become habit if you concentrate on it. Just like it is turning the indicator on.
I do, but the switch gear is so shabby, that it is a random outcome, so needs to be double checked by taking eyes off the road to look at the (barely visible) indicator light.
This is not a problem at all on my other bike.
 

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I do, but the switch gear is so shabby, that it is a random outcome, so needs to be double checked by taking eyes off the road to look at the (barely visible) indicator light.
This is not a problem at all on my other bike.
Ok. Haven't found it an issue myself. No worse than my other bikes.
 

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I do, but the switch gear is so shabby, that it is a random outcome, so needs to be double checked by taking eyes off the road to look at the (barely visible) indicator light.
This is not a problem at all on my other bike.
Maybe you have a dud set! - Mine is really good and tactile.
 

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How about an audible system? People will think you’re reversing but at least you’ll know you’ve left your turn signals on. 🤷‍♂️
 

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Not sure where you live or how the laws are there, but for me personally I always use hand signals during the day and blinkers at night.

I feel like with brighter gloves this is what people see during the day and then the blinkers at night I always can tell if I left them rather immediately.
 

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Not sure where you live or how the laws are there, but for me personally I always use hand signals during the day and blinkers at night.

I feel like with brighter gloves this is what people see during the day and then the blinkers at night I always can tell if I left them rather immediately.
Interestingly, there is no legal requirement to use indicators in the UK.
 

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Interestingly, there is no legal requirement to use indicators in the UK.
I feel as though many scoff that law here in the States. People here fail to realize driving is a privilege, not a right. Of course one has to expect the unexpected, but common courtesy is to signal your intentions.
 

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I feel as though many scoff that law here in the States. People here fail to realize driving is a privilege, not a right. Of course one has to expect the unexpected, but common courtesy is to signal your intentions.
I got so annoyed with the lack of indicator use in Los Angeles that I looked up the law to see if maybe I was the one that was crazy. Turns out in California the law says that you must signal "in the event any other vehicle may be affected by this movement".
 
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