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post #1 of 13 Old 06-10-2006, 01:41 PM Thread Starter
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post #2 of 13 Old 06-10-2006, 02:15 PM
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Unplug connector for the wire, take off the one retaining nut (10mm?) on the backside, remove, and replace.

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post #3 of 13 Old 06-10-2006, 07:57 PM Thread Starter
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thanks Kurt, will chk it out..
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post #4 of 13 Old 06-11-2006, 05:55 PM
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1. Turn handlebars to the right all the way.

2. Locate wires coming from the signal light through to the inside of the fairing. On top of the connector there is a little "paddle". Lift up on the paddle and pull the connector apart.

3. There is a 17mm nut and a washer on the signal assembly stalk inside the fairing. That holds the light assembly to the fairing. Remove it with a 17mm open end wrench.

4. Pull the complete assembly out.

5. Put new assembly in. Thread wires through the washer and nut. Tighten nut.

6. The connector coming from the light has a little "tit" on top of it. That "tit" goes up. The connector coming from the headlight area has the "paddle". That paddle goes up. Then just push them together until you hear a faint click. To put them together, stand on the left side of bike facing forward. Light connector in left hand and other connector in right hand which has gone over the bars to get in there.

7. Remove lens with #2 Phillips screwdriver. Install an #1156 automotive bulb. ( available at any auto parts store and even some supermarkets)Replace lens.

8. Locate the refridgerator.

9. Remove cold beer.

10. Remove the cap.

11. Drink beer.

12. Discard empty container in returns bin. (for 5 cent return, 10 cents in some northern state that begins with an 'M')

13. Repeat steps 8,9,10,11 & 12 as many times as necessary for desired effect.

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3. There is a 17mm nut and a washer on the signal assembly stalk inside the fairing. That holds the light assembly to the fairing. Remove it with a 17mm open end wrench.
Not to be picky but I think he will have a hard time turning a 10mm nut with a 17mm wrench. Maybe a typo or maybe mine has the wrong nut on it. But I would definately follow steps 8-12. Those are the most important.

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post #6 of 13 Old 06-12-2006, 12:00 AM
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It's a 17mm. I know, because I just put one on a couple of days ago.

I even went out and double checked today before posting so I wouldn't give the wrong info.

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Where were your instructions a week ago when I needed them ? lol. Would also be a bonus to have long skinny arms and small hands

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Where were your instructions a week ago when I needed them ? lol. Would also be a bonus to have long skinny arms and small hands

I know, putting the connectors back together was the hardest part!

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post #9 of 13 Old 06-15-2006, 06:25 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks a lot everyone

I tried using the wrench, but the nut was lose enough to be unscrewed by hand. I detached the connector. Put in the new signal and spent 90% time trying to spot the wiring by touching..and came across a few spiders.

Finally, I felt some thin wire and it did click.

Now my turn signal goes < > < > < >...! [me just playing with it while slaloming].

Thanks everyone..
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My method, for repairing a front turn indicator light, while it involved drilling, was $o much more $ati$fying. Picked up a set of Lockhart flush mounts for $25 - after picking myself up off the floor from the dealer quote of $65 per side. ..and they really look cool. Dealer said 99% of customers do the same when they get the OEM price.

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