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post #1 of 9 Old 06-26-2013, 11:51 PM Thread Starter
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Broken Turn Signal Light

Hi All!

Hopefully someone here will be able to help me with my sudden problem.

Somebody pushed over my bike while I was parked outside my brother's house. My turn signal light is now broken. I was really pissed but it seems like that was the only damage.

Anyway, now I need to replace my turn signal. Anybody ever done this before? Have any tips? How do I get the old turn signal out of the fairing?

Thanks to anybody who can help!

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post #2 of 9 Old 06-27-2013, 01:27 AM
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Follow the wire from the turn signal to the connector inside the fairing. To disconnected there is a little tabb one has to pull on not push before pulling the connectors apart. I thiblack the nut which hold the signal on is a 17mm. It may be larger. When I busted the front left turn signal I replaced all four with older Buel signals. These have flexible stems.

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post #3 of 9 Old 06-27-2013, 09:57 AM
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Easy peasy. You may have to undo the panel though for access. I replace mine when I crashed. I got some after market indicators for about 20 bucks. They have 2 filaments so I could have running lights if I weren't too lazy to chase the wiring.
The ones I got didn't stick out as far as the originals ans have a flexible stalk. Oh, I did have to solder up the original plug ends to the new indicators.
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post #4 of 9 Old 07-08-2013, 12:52 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you both for the advice. It turned out to be simpler than I thought but I could not have done it without your input.

Thanks especially about the info about pulling up on the tab. I thought I was going to go mad trying to disconnect the wires.

I wrote a little write-up about my experience on my blog if anybody is interested in a step-by-step with pictures.

How to Replace a Turn Signal | Motorcycle Addiction

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post #5 of 9 Old 07-26-2014, 11:30 AM
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Dark Dave, thanks so much for the extremely helpful write-up. I love the details such as "Replace the washer first and then the nut". This maybe common sense to some individuals but I like having a reference source to be sure I'm completing the task correctly.

Thank you, thank you, thank you. Now I'll go out and see if I can do it but I first need to remove my cowling (different issue) and I don't find the manual to be as user friendly as your instructions.

I'll see if you have a cowling guide!

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post #6 of 9 Old 07-26-2014, 01:00 PM
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What kind of C U Next Tuesday pushes over a bike? Not sure what I'd do if I caught someone doing that to mine.

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post #7 of 9 Old 07-26-2014, 01:13 PM
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Cowling removal is included in Fuel Tank Removal How to, 650 & 1000

This video is on a 650 but cowling access is practically identical.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNwFb5WpznQ

Once the side cowlings are off, separating the electrical connector and removing the two bolts that connect the fairing frame to the main frame finishes the job. If you get a little help, it's possible to take the fairing off as a unit but it's a bit unwieldy with a danger of scratching paint. How can I remove the entire fairing in one piece?

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post #8 of 9 Old 07-27-2014, 10:03 AM
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Howdy Greywolf, I'll go to Youtube since the video has been disabled.

Ironically I was adding mud flaps to my car and received a self taught education on Plastic Rivets but learned additional info from the link you provided.

I'd like to have a helper but I don't so I'll have to proceed with caution and care. Hope all is well Greywolf, thank you.

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post #9 of 9 Old 07-31-2014, 05:06 PM
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Any suggestions on aftermarket LED turn signals? Maybe pics to see how the end product looks line on your Wee?
I'm considering LED after market ones, they appear to be quite cheap on eBay, but so many brands/options to choose from... what's good and what's bad is a tough question.
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