Is Indian company STUPID ?

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  1. jarhead1

    jarhead1 Junior Member

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    or just lazy?

    two and a half yrs since I got my Scout....and Indian STILL never mentions to anyone that the Motorcycle has Self Cancelling turn signals !

    You would think they would highlight that on their website page or printed brochures.

    Can't imagine another company leaving out a "sales point" like this.
     
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  2. TimWarner

    TimWarner Junior Member

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    I just bought a 2017 scout and they told me about it. I also thought I saw it somewhere. But to be fair. They aren't always self cancelling. Only when making a full turn... Lane changes don't trip the auto cancel feature... And they pointed that out to me as well.
     
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  3. rickkcir

    rickkcir God Bless Texas

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    Why ... It's a modern motorcycle. .. was that ONE fact, what made you a buyer? lol
     
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  4. IndianRedEd

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    I was thinking the same thing as rickkcir. I never based a motorcycle purchase on self canceling turn signals. With a modern bike, I would expect this. I think it is a bit much to call them STUPID for this.
     
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  5. Indian Don

    Indian Don Junior Member

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    I don't know about the Scout, but on the RM, if you hold the directional switch for a sec. or two your directional will operate for a limited number of seconds and self cancel even if you're going straight ... i think it's intended as a "lane change" feature. Give it a try.

    But to your point. I don't even know if they yet advertise the audible alarm system on the Chief models... they certainly didn't advertise it on mine when I purchased my 2015. In fact, no one knew it had an alarm until I accidentally discovered it (it wasn't even mentioned in the owners manual). When I shared what I had discovered on this site many others tried it with surprising success. For some it didn't work, but ultimately Indian flashed everyone's bike and now the alarm system is one of those bonus features we all enjoy... on some or most of the Chief models anyway.
     
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  6. RBinTEX

    RBinTEX Platinum Member

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    It is hard to find a modern bike that does not have self canceling signals..... unless it is a Harley!
    Up until just recently they still had a seperate switch on each side.
     
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    Americal23 11th Light Infantry Brigade

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    Lol, yep, that was kinda stupid huh?!
     
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    Like any new love -- half the fun is finding the "hidden features..."
     
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    Yeah but those were cool. You pushed it and the turn signals worked and when you let up on it, they went off. Probably the best idea for no warranty claims and ease. My 74 Super Glide has that feature.

    Would not call Indian 'stupid' here.................just negligent on posting features. Slightly.
     
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    Brian Meyers IndianMotorcycles.net Gold Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    Page 23 - SCOUT OWNERS MANUAL: Move the switch to the left to activate the left turn signals. Move the switch to the right to activate the right turn signals. A signal will deactivate automatically when speed or distance reach predetermined levels. To cancel a signal manually, move the switch to the center position and push it inward. Momentary Feature: Move the turn signal switch left or right and hold it in that position for at least one second. The momentary feature will activate and the signal will then cancel when.:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

    Typical of men; read the instructions (manual) after not being able to figure it out.:D
     
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    michael_swisher Junior Member

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    I still turn mine off myself. Old habit I guess.


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    Harley has had the self canceling turn signal for years,my 2006 Road King Classic had them and they even cancel for lane changes and they still have separate switches.
     
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    However mine do not cancel when you push the switch in. They cancel when you push the switch in and up! Straight in and they will blink at you forever. Querk of my bike? Anyone else find this?
    Alpal
     
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    jdmatthew IndianMotorcycles.net Gold Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    I didn't know about the lane change feature. Thanks for posting.
     
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  15. LongRoadHome

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    Let me think... up would be down for the southern hemisphere... nope, guess that wouldn't be it anyhow. :D

    Seriously though, seems that would be a potentially defective switch.

    Likewise did not know about momentary signals. I've been doing the usual push in to cancel for lane changes. Will be trying that from now on!

    Had noticed signals stopped sometimes while waiting at intersections, but that's nothing new for me I tend to put them on early-- at least if there isn't another turn possible before my actual turn.
     

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