STS Smart Turn System

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Re: STS Smart Turn System

Post by raYzerman » Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:13 pm

For lane cancelling to work, activate it a second before you lean at all to make the lane change. If you lean first, it likely won't cancel until said 20 seconds.
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Re: STS Smart Turn System

Post by NTXFJR » Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:22 pm

DesignFlaw06 wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:58 pm
FJR Kiwi wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:05 pm
I have a had couple of decent size rides recently and frankly I am disappointed with the performance of this device which does not perform at the lane changes. I had no such issue with my 1997 BMW K1200RS. I see little point in having this facility if it only does part of the business. Next time the side panel comes off I will decomission the STS.
My expectations weren't that high I guess. I anticipated the same performance as my truck, which it has. Plus it will only keep the signal on for 20 seconds if I do forget during a lane change. It didn't take long to get used to canceling the same way you activate it.

Honestly before you take it off, you should fire an email off to STS and see what they have to say about it.
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Mine cancels quickly after negotiating a turn, near perfectly imho. Highway lane changes do seem to take a little longer like Tim says, but it always cancels at some point for me when I've overlooked it. Iirc, in addition to lean angle, the unit also senses vibration frequency as part of it's logic matrix, so vibration conduction to the sensor unit would be important.
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Re: STS Smart Turn System

Post by John d » Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:50 am

NTXFJR wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:22 pm
DesignFlaw06 wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:58 pm
FJR Kiwi wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:05 pm
I have a had couple of decent size rides recently and frankly I am disappointed with the performance of this device which does not perform at the lane changes. I had no such issue with my 1997 BMW K1200RS. I see little point in having this facility if it only does part of the business. Next time the side panel comes off I will decomission the STS.
My expectations weren't that high I guess. I anticipated the same performance as my truck, which it has. Plus it will only keep the signal on for 20 seconds if I do forget during a lane change. It didn't take long to get used to canceling the same way you activate it.

Honestly before you take it off, you should fire an email off to STS and see what they have to say about it.
^^^This^^^
Mine cancels quickly after negotiating a turn, near perfectly imho. Highway lane changes do seem to take a little longer like Tim says, but it always cancels at some point for me when I've overlooked it. Iirc, in addition to lean angle, the unit also senses vibration frequency as part of it's logic matrix, so vibration conduction to the sensor unit would be important.
Good point. Where I have mine mounted it is relatively insulated from vibration being attached to the main frame stay in the front fairing. Maybe it would be better to attach to the frame near the engine cradle.

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Re: STS Smart Turn System

Post by FJR Kiwi » Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:47 pm

Yes, I have emailed STS and they are adamant that the device should work at lane changes and are looking for solutions, I have my doubts though and I think this is about as good as it is going to get. As I said my old dinosuar BMW has a superior system that worked every time and that was made way back in 1997! You probably are right though that my expectations were too high, but I find nothing more annoying than aftermarket parts that don't stack up. I really do hope STS do come up with a solution though, I will keep you posted.
DesignFlaw06 wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:58 pm
FJR Kiwi wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:05 pm
I have a had couple of decent size rides recently and frankly I am disappointed with the performance of this device which does not perform at the lane changes. I had no such issue with my 1997 BMW K1200RS. I see little point in having this facility if it only does part of the business. Next time the side panel comes off I will decomission the STS.
My expectations weren't that high I guess. I anticipated the same performance as my truck, which it has. Plus it will only keep the signal on for 20 seconds if I do forget during a lane change. It didn't take long to get used to canceling the same way you activate it.

Honestly before you take it off, you should fire an email off to STS and see what they have to say about it.
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Re: STS Smart Turn System

Post by FJR Kiwi » Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:07 pm

I have persisting bleating to the STS people about this thing not working at lane changes, they suggested I get rid of the Velccro from the mounting because it absorbs the bikes vibrations which are necessary for the device to work properly, I stripped the Velcro and re-tied the unit dircetly to the L-bracket without the Velcro, it operates correctly now.
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Re: STS Smart Turn System

Post by DesignFlaw06 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:02 am

FJR Kiwi wrote:
Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:07 pm
I have persisting bleating to the STS people about this thing not working at lane changes, they suggested I get rid of the Velccro from the mounting because it absorbs the bikes vibrations which are necessary for the device to work properly, I stripped the Velcro and re-tied the unit dircetly to the L-bracket without the Velcro, it operates correctly now.
Interesting. That surprises me that the Velcro makes that much of a difference. I may try that, but probably not until the snow flies. You used the L bracket same as John and I did or was it mounted elsewhere?
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Re: STS Smart Turn System

Post by John d » Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:34 pm

FJR Kiwi wrote:
Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:07 pm
I have persisting bleating to the STS people about this thing not working at lane changes, they suggested I get rid of the Velccro from the mounting because it absorbs the bikes vibrations which are necessary for the device to work properly, I stripped the Velcro and re-tied the unit dircetly to the L-bracket without the Velcro, it operates correctly now.
I'll bet it still doesn't work on the freeway when you do a lane change just by drifting over to it, nor would I expect or want it too.

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Re: STS Smart Turn System

Post by FJR Kiwi » Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:52 pm

John d wrote:
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:34 pm
FJR Kiwi wrote:
Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:07 pm
I have persisting bleating to the STS people about this thing not working at lane changes, they suggested I get rid of the Velccro from the mounting because it absorbs the bikes vibrations which are necessary for the device to work properly, I stripped the Velcro and re-tied the unit dircetly to the L-bracket without the Velcro, it operates correctly now.
I'll bet it still doesn't work on the freeway when you do a lane change just by drifting over to it, nor would I expect or want it too.
Yes you are right, you need to make the turns deliberate, just drifting won't do it, taking the Velcro away has made a big difference though, I have it mounted on the L bracket same as above, but I intend to move it to a metal fastening on the bike to increase sensitivity.
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Re: STS Smart Turn System

Post by John d » Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:40 pm

There is a Pre-Black Friday sale on for this unit for the first ten people.
Enter coupon code "FIFTYOFF"
Just thought I'd pass it along. Not sure it will work for everybody.

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