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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-07-2010, 10:30 AM Thread Starter
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Signal light replacement

The rubber shock mounts on my signal lights are deteriorating so I went looking for the new rubber. It seems the signal light is a whole assembly and you have to buy the whole thing.

Is it possible to buy just the rubber? May as well upgrade to LED's while I'm at it.

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-07-2010, 10:35 AM
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There's a thread here about a member using the barrels from Bic pens to fix his deteriorating rubbers. Just noticed mine are starting to crack too.

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Nope, the rubber parts are not available separately.


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If you have to get new lights you might as well go with an LED.

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Did find the bic pen solution.

http://twofoos.com/index.php/8/vulca...signal-repair/

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Ive done 3 of 4. Dennis Kirk 29 dollars. Rubber is not as good as factory. I am thinking of slipping plastic tube in mine so they dont sag down.
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Good DIY fix to remember, even if it is only temporary or for an emergency.

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Ive done 3 of 4. Dennis Kirk 29 dollars. Rubber is not as good as factory. I am thinking of slipping plastic tube in mine so they dont sag down.
I wonder if you could use copper tubing, instead. You would have to insulate carefully, but it would be stronger. Maybe the bic is strong enough.


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All mine show signs of decay but one is so decayed that it can't be stiffened. Wonder if it's possible to create a mold whereby you can pour some type of rubber compound.

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