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post #1 of 31 Old 05-05-2009, 11:27 PM Thread Starter
 
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Turn signal assembly replacement

I unfortunately had a mishap yesterday and the bike went down on the right side. The front turn signal housing and lens broke. I have a replacement turn signal assembly on the way but I was wondering how hard it is to replace? I've never had to do any maintenance on the bike as yet so I'm kind of curious?
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Did the "stalk" break, or only the outer "cup" part? The reason I ask, is that the assembly comes apart, and you can replace only those parts that are broken.
To remove the whole assembly, have the handle bar turned all the way to the opposite side (left in your case). This allows you to reach inside to undo the wiring clip and to remove the nut and washer holding the assembly to the fairing.
I think its a 19 mm nut. Check the wiring clip to see how it comes apart- there is a "clip" that you have to lift to slide the two pieces apart.
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It was just the cup and the lens that broke. The flexible post that they are mounted on is ok. I didn't realize that the assembly comes apart, that'll make it a whole lot easier! my next project after that will be to replace the right fairing as it took most of the fall and got pretty well scratched up. I've come to the realization that DL 650+novice rider+loose gravel is bad combination!

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Crashbars - I have the Pat Walsh setup, can prevent much of the damage from a tip-over. Also...next time get Buell Ulysses turn signals. Shorter and more flexible than the stock Suzuki signals and about $12. each. You do have to replace the bulbs with the 25W (?) amber bulbs. Buell signals come with a clear 10w bulb and an amber insert.
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Don't bother replacing the cup and lens assembly by itself .....it's easiest to just remove the stalk and replace the entire thing. One nut and one wire clip.

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Yes, next time switch to the Buell lights. There's a "how to" posted somewhere on this board. Easy to do and both lights can be replaced for less than the price of one Suzuki turn signal. The Buells are designed to flex, rather than explode when touched.
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Don't bother replacing the cup and lens assembly by itself .....it's easiest to just remove the stalk and replace the entire thing. One nut and one wire clip.
What Gap said. The space is a little confined with all the tupperware on but there's not much to it. The wire clip is a little tricky, put a light on it to see how it's connected and then just use your fingers to lift it and pull apart.

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replacement front turn signal

Got off the bike quickly to remove jacket and since on a hill bike fell before I could catch it and broke turn sinal plastic housing. [yup was not even thinking that in neutral this would be issue- 3/4" lower maybe grind stand now?].

I priced the $50 stock, saw some flush mounts when shopping for my Strom so I researched posts but can't get the search engine to find the buell replacement "how to" thread (unless it more complicated one for Honda).

After reading threads am not sure if:

1- Buell replacement total units bolt right on?
2- Do I get 2 REAR Buells signal assemblies for front (Buell model?)
3- Any wattage bulb issues (folks don't seem to like stock bulb pin setup)?
4- do the Buell wires use same connecter?

I was just going to replace stock but with all I read I am thinking that Buell units with more flex are worth a look if an easy replacement. From reading I might also pop in LED bulbs while I am fiddling with it.

Flush mounts might be better than stock but someone said they glued on - not sure i'd like that.

Anyone got the info on the Buell setup?

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You can use this search that works better.
http://www.vee-strom.com/search/

This should be what you are looking for.
http://www.vstrom.info/Smf/index.php/topic,3719.0.html
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Thanks for link

Thanks Chader - what I was looking for. That is an excellent link with pics.

Think I'm gonna try those.

Also thinking of LED bulbs for brightness. Anyone know if LED illumnate as well when viewed from the side (LED more directional?)

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