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robs ss

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Well - the Kisan Signalminder SM-1 is still great - although I have now set the cancel to 20 (seconds/flashes), paused by the brake light - 10 seconds I found to be too short.
The Motogadget M-stop story was not so good for the brake light. It would rapidly flash the brake light only once, after the ignition was switched on - after that, only solid "on". Contacted Motogadget but unfortunately they were unable to help. I tried putting the supplied resistor in parallel to the LED tail-light but that, also, didn't work.
so... I bought the Kisan Tailblazer 100HD.
Arrived today, very small. Took 10 minutes to install (fits under the tail-light fairing).
It's great - rapid and reducing frequency flashing of brake light for first 1 or 2 seconds before solid "on".
Just what I wanted. Might not improve visibility if everyone has one - but, as I'm in the minority, I think it will work nicely.
Based on my experimenting so far - I would recommend the Kisan Signalminder SM-1 and the Kisan Tailblazer 100HD for Norton riders.
Gives you:
1. self cancelling indicators (in case you forget - we all do!)
2. indicators as half strength running lights (optional)
3. flashing (initially) brake light
Cheers
 
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Well - the Kisan Signalminder SM-1 is still great - although I have now set the cancel to 20 (seconds/flashes), paused by the brake light - 10 seconds I found to be too short.
The Motogadget M-stop story was not so good for the brake light. It would rapidly flash the brake light only once, after the ignition was switched on - after that, only solid "on". Contacted Motogadget but unfortunately they were unable to help. I tried putting the supplied resistor in parallel to the LED tail-light but that, also, didn't work.
so... I bought the Kisan Tailblazer 100HD.
Arrived today, very small. Took 10 minutes to install (fits under the tail-light fairing).
It's great - rapid and reducing frequency flashing of brake light for first 1 or 2 seconds before solid "on".
Just what I wanted. Might not improve visibility if everyone has one - but, as I'm in the minority, I think it will work nicely.
Based on my experimenting so far - I would recommend the Kisan Signalminder SM-1 and the Kisan Tailblazer 100HD for Norton riders.
Gives you:
1. self cancelling indicators (in case you forget - we all do!)
2. indicators as half strength running lights (optional)
3. flashing (initially) brake light
Cheers
Good to hear its working well for you. Remind us again, have you got both the SignalMinder and TailBlazer running on a positive earth Commando?
 

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Good to hear its working well for you. Remind us again, have you got both the SignalMinder and TailBlazer running on a positive earth Commando

@batrider is correct - mine is negative earth.
Although my, now redundant, Motogadget M-stop is now on a friend's positive earth Mk3. Just installed "backwards" - works fine.
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@batrider is correct - mine is negative earth.
Although my, now redundant, Motogadget M-stop is now on a friend's positive earth Mk3. Just installed "backwards" - works fine.
Cheers
That makes sense with what you reported, it flashing only at power on....so it was actually flashing the tail lamp, not the brake lamp I guess.
 

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That makes sense with what you reported, it flashing only at power on....so it was actually flashing the tail lamp, not the brake lamp I guess.
No - I don't think it's a polarity thing.
...and it was flashing the brake light (first application only) on my, negative earth bike.
I suspect it was a resistance thing. I tried the supplied 330ohm resistor in parallel but no go.
If I had mucked about with different resistors, maybe...
But my mate needed self cancelling and I had already decided on the Tailblazer - thanks to your recommendation.
So now the M-stop is doing what it appears to do best - albeit without the great "pause" of the Signalminder
Thanks & cheers
 

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@batrider is correct - mine is negative earth.
Although my, now redundant, Motogadget M-stop is now on a friend's positive earth Mk3. Just installed "backwards" - works fine.
Cheers
Does your friend have LED bulbs in the signals?
 

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Does your friend have LED bulbs in the signals?
No - he has normal (?) incandescent bulbs.
Although, I had no problems with the indicator cancelling function with my LED indicators.
I just did not like it "timing out" at traffic lights - especially as Kisan offered an alternative.
 

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No - he has normal (?) incandescent bulbs.
Although, I had no problems with the indicator cancelling function with my LED indicators.
I just did not like it "timing out" at traffic lights - especially as Kisan offered an alternative.
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No - he has normal (?) incandescent bulbs.
Although, I had no problems with the indicator cancelling function with my LED indicators.
I just did not like it "timing out" at traffic lights - especially as Kisan offered an alternative.
Rob,
I took out my LED bulbs and eliminated the resistor.Now the signals stop at 20 seconds.
I was just trying to get the self-canceling option from the m-stop so I am pleased.Thanks for the help
Also this is with positive ground
Mike
 

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I have a hard time understanding the signal left on thing (I have a friend of 45 years who did it, with his T140, several years of intensive ball busting seemed to have cured him) , like scanning your mirrors as you go down the road, a 10 millisecond glance at the switch on the way to the RH mirror. Also, keep your thumb on the flipper until it's time to cancel. Force yourself, it becomes second nature.
My bikes with self cancelling signals, I always turn them off when I feel it's time, or force them on 2-3 cycles when it's appropriate. "Body language" is extremely important to staying alive in traffic.
 

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My bikes with self cancelling signals, I always turn them off when I feel it's time, or force them on 2-3 cycles when it's appropriate. "Body language" is extremely important to staying alive in traffic.
I have a friend with a Harley who refuses to cancel his blinkers. If I'm following him and he signals for a 3 second lane change the long timeout makes me think he's taking a turn, so I put my blinkers on too. Then his self cancels and I'm left MF'ing him. It's totally inconsiderate and I won't follow him any more. He doesn't care.
 
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