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Hooded Claw
07-14-2008, 12:08 PM
I seem to have a slight problem with my indictors sometimes they tend to turn off on their own, any ideas? thanks.

07-14-2008, 01:40 PM
I seem to have a slight problem with my indictors sometimes they tend to turn off on their own, any ideas? thanks.

They turn off by them self after some hundreds of meters

07-14-2008, 03:18 PM
me too; not self-cancelling, which takes ages, but going off unexpectedly. I usually assume either I forgot to press the button or didn't press it hard enough. One of those problems that would definitely not repeat when you want it to.

07-14-2008, 03:26 PM
Can't remember exactly, but its in the manual in detail, but there are two or three scenarios under which they automatically self-cancel such as a) distance and b) lean angle (e.g. it assumes you've turned after leaning over and then back upright). If you are stationary, when you turn them on they should stay on and not self-cancel.

As they say "RTFM" :) if that don't cover it, then its a fault :confused:

Cupid Stunt
07-14-2008, 05:33 PM
Well fook me sideways
I never knew it had self cancelling indies, I thought I was going nuts "I'm sure I turned the feker on" I'd think to myself when I noticed it wasn't blinking


07-14-2008, 05:40 PM
The manual says, 500 meters or 40 seconds. Always seems further or longer to me. Then again sometimes they seem to switch off after a lot shorter amount of distance or time.
The manual doesn't seem to mention that the system senses lean angle.


07-14-2008, 06:24 PM
Only knew of the self canceling feature two days ago, after having the bike for nearly two months. I have two questions:-

1. Does anyone know how the anti theft system works?
2. Has anyone installed the Scottoiler. I would like to see where the RMV is installed.

Bye and thanks.


07-15-2008, 01:38 AM
Yes, I installed a scottoler a couple of weeks ago & not too difficult, just a good job I have small hands. The vacuum tube fitting is fiddly. The rmv unit fits behind the rear nearside (chainside) footpeg hanger, and the oil tube runs under the swingarm. Scottoiler website has a specific fitting guide for the Strada, with photos. I will try to post some photos.

Paul B
07-15-2008, 05:08 AM
Same problem here too. Even if they are self cancelling...

Mine will cancel after only three flashes. It does it more frequently with the left turned on than the right. It's been put down to a faulty switch and is due for replacement under warranty.

My mode switch is also temperamental when scrolling to the left (another warranty replacement job)

07-15-2008, 05:13 AM
U need a SW-Update:
actual version is the "APME0021"
U can check it inthe Manutention-menue...

07-15-2008, 12:48 PM
SW update ?
As for a scottoiler, I fitted one last year to my Strada. Fitted the oil reservoir to the front of the left hand frame tube, just above the front sprocket cover.
Ran the vac tube to the other side of teh bike and fitted it with a tee to the tube coming off of teh engine.
Oil feed to the chain s via a short tube through a hole in the top of the front sprocket cover so it drips onto teh chain. Not ideal but it works.


07-15-2008, 02:43 PM
Thats how I did mine, check this link for pics. http://www.apriliaforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=98099[/url]
I've posted before about indicators also, I'm sure they're linked to the lean sensor but i think it depends on the angle of lean and rate of change. Mine seems to work best when dropping into tight left hand turns.

07-16-2008, 12:40 PM
managed to get these photos whilst the sun was shining yesterday



07-16-2008, 07:10 PM
Here's how I got mine installed. I'm not too happy with the exposed tube. Any comments?

http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/8840/aimg0022cw6.th.jpg (http://img295.imageshack.us/my.php?image=aimg0022cw6.jpg)

07-16-2008, 07:22 PM
Another picture..

07-17-2008, 01:26 AM
The installation shown on Scottoilers website is (literally) mine on my bike and I too was concerned about the exposure of the pipe under the swinging arm, so I ran it inside a length of rigid aluminium tube that came from B&Q.