Author Topic: Front turn signal  (Read 3023 times)

Joe D.

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Front turn signal
« on: September 13, 2014, 08:54:31 am »
I need to replace the stem that's next to the flasher. I realized that the wire goes all the way through the stem to the bulb. Anyone ever do this?

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Re: Front turn signal
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2014, 09:13:10 am »
Nope. Usually folks are trying to remove those stems to bring the lights in closer to the bike.

Do you already have the replacement stem? You will have to go inside the headlight bucket to find the wire connectors to the turn signal. Remove the headlight & carefully move the wires around until you find the right one for your turn signal. Disconnect the connector & then you can remove the turn signal to work on. It sounds worse than it really is. When you are trying to replace the headlight, make sure that all the wires are pushed to the back of the bucket so you won't pinch any.

Good luck
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Joe D.

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Re: Front turn signal
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2014, 11:59:45 am »
Yes, I have the replacement already. I'll check it out, thanks.

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Re: Front turn signal
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2014, 05:57:43 pm »
It's a pile of spaghetti in there ... but once you find the 3 connectors your golden ;)
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Re: Front turn signal
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2014, 11:01:57 pm »
I did all four of mine last summer with OEM replacements that I found (over time) on EBay.  Piece of cake, and getting rid of those droopy cracked stalks makes the bike look a lot better.

Joe D.

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Re: Front turn signal
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2014, 08:33:37 am »
I got done but now my blinker is twice as fast on that side. :(

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Re: Front turn signal
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2014, 10:21:26 am »
Did you change the bulb?

Or is it all the same?


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Joe D.

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Re: Front turn signal
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2014, 10:28:36 am »
Same bulb. It's also brighter when it's on too.

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Re: Front turn signal
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2014, 10:43:20 am »
Well now... Isn't that peculiar?

The only thing I can think of, is maybe the connectors in the headlight bucket are a bit weathered & now the connectors that you took apart & re-connected are making a better contact. It's a long shot, but I don't know why it would change at all.

Good luck with that one. I hate electrical problems.

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Joe D.

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Re: Front turn signal
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2014, 03:05:15 pm »
right now it's better than the droopy broken stem that I had  ;)