I've had self cancelling turn signals on 4 motorcycles with one being my current V-Star 650. They don't cancel based on turning. They cancel based on time and distance. If you turn the signal on early, they will cancel before you turn (both BMW and Yamaha seem to work the same). I find that I seldom find the signals cancelling themselves as I normally cancel them before they do it themselves because they continue to blink after you turn until the prescribed time and/or distance has passed.A long time ago I owned a 1983 Kawasaki LTD550 which was the only bike i've ever had that had self-cancelling turn signals. The only problem was they often didn't work because turning on a motorbike is not like turning in a car, in a car the wheels alone determine the turn whereas on a bike sometimes you don't turn the wheel at all to make a turn you just lean so it wouldn't trigger the cancelling feature, thus they wouldn't work. The feature only worked on really slow turns that involved turning the front wheel.
My 1995 PC800 has those self canceling turn signals and they work as good today as they did when I bought that bike new almost 19 years ago. Trouble is, whenever I ride my KLR 650 or my Burgman I keep forgetting that they are not going to turn off by themselves and ride down the street with them still flashing.Honda had a good self-cancelling system on the (late, lamented) PC800s, and they might still have the patent on it (but not want to license it out cheaply).
It sensed speed, distance, and the steering going past center (initial countersteer, crossing center again to hold the turn, then back to center once the turn was complete), with a shutoff delay based on speed and (I think) distance.
Not sure why you would resurrect a year old thread for this, but most, if not all, bikes I've ridden have a visual, blinking light of some sort to indicate the turn signals is on; many, like the Burgmans, have two.If a motorcycle doesn't have self canceling turn signals then they should have some kind of turn signal indicator light, mounted in a very conspicuous location to the rider, or at the very least make the "clicker" loud. Either of those would be easy to do.
Got a new Mack dump truck in April of '92...it had 'manual'...when was the last time that you saw a car or truck that made you turn them off manually?
Common misconception from the early days of 2 wheel lore. There is very little gyroscopic effect associated with steering. In fact there is a video floating around where a bicycle had two counter-rotating wheels, one above the other, to create a steering system with zero gyroscopic characteristics. It is still dynamically stable and will stay upright on its own....The counter PRESSURE you put on the bars actually causes the bike to lean in the direction you want to go due to gyroscopic precession! ...
Then try this: Hold a bicycle wheel by its axle and spin it. Then try to turn it left and right.Common misconception from the early days of 2 wheel lore. There is very little gyroscopic effect associated with steering.