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Old July 30th, 2013, 11:15 AM   #1
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Question Blinker response time

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I just drove my first 200 km yesterday and after the initial rub-in of the tyres, I got a bit more ambitioned. Now and then I overtook a few cars and wondered about the slow response of the display when starting to blink. I didn't really check out if it's only the display or also the blinkers having this little but for me crucial delay to activate?! Do you have the same impression that (at least) the display is reacting kinda slow to the blinker switch? Did anybody observe the reaction time of the actual blinkers? I ask because I love to blink only once and shut it off again right after I made my move...

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Old July 30th, 2013, 11:29 AM   #2
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Some manufacturers alternate the bulb blink with the dash blink and which happens first. Never checked because I live in America where turn signals are practically optional...
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Old July 30th, 2013, 12:58 PM   #3
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Ive noticed the same thing, and it kind of sucks, and also the blinkers switch gives no feedback, either to turn on the blinkers or to cancell them, so im never sure if ive pressed it hard enough and ive started unconciously to press the buttons rapidly twice or three times. I think i checked once and the blinkers light up in sync with the display.
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Old July 30th, 2013, 01:45 PM   #4
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I second the numbness of that switch. It shouldn't be something you need to take your eyes off the road for. Why didn't they put a little detent in there? I had bikes in the 90's that had this! And while we're at it, would it have killed them to make the left toggle a 4-way switch instead of having to multi-task the other buttons?
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Old July 30th, 2013, 02:35 PM   #5
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I second the numbness of that switch.
As the Hyperstrada is just my 2nd bike, I can only say that the Yamaha I had before had a nice firm button responsiveness. When I testdrove the HS, I began to like the softness of the button, but on the other hand - yeah, I agree, it feels numb.

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And while we're at it, would it have killed them to make the left toggle a 4-way switch instead of having to multi-task the other buttons?
In this point I like the current solution at least as much as your idea if not better. Because I can imagine that it can get quite tedious if you just want to blink and mistakenly press up or down and execute another function on those buttons. But it would depend on the haptical/ergonomical realization of that switch.
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Old July 31st, 2013, 08:31 PM   #6
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I played with the blinkers a little bit today and discovered a couple of things, both the display and the actual blinkers light up at the same time, when i had the blinkers on and i turned them off right before it was going to light up again on the next time I turned them on again they would light up instantly with no delay. But if i turned them off right when the light was on the next time i turn them on it would take about half second delay between actual switch operation and light output. Does it have anything to do with the blinkers working with a capacitor instead of a timed flasher?
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