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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-09-2006, 11:28 PM Thread Starter
 
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Broken turnsignals..no more!!

A broken turn signal......free came with bike $0

A bic pen.... package of 10 .97Cents

Time to get get your turnsignal fixed.... 5minutes

Being able to have turnsignals that don't look like ear rings on the bike flopping around...... Priceless


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http://photos.yahoo.com/mstbone67a in the 85 vulcan folder.

OK so I was thinking there has to got to be some way to repair these turnsignals... Hrmm.. previous owner had put 2 nails in one of them.. That didnt work.. then I thought why not a tube!!.. Ok.. dig dig dig.. found some metal chip brushes.. cut a piece and thought eeee.. bare metal shoved into there.. Not a good idea.. well good but not the right metal tube.

Then I came upstairs and there sitting on the stove was the "BIC PEN" I saw it and instantly took it apart and wow it fits..

I measured a piece of heatshrink to the size I needed for the bic pen.. Cut the bic pen then used some 2-ton epoxy on the rubber of the turn signal.

Its rough its ghetto.. its.. ok half ass.. I went to Home depot but they "of course, since i usually shop at Lowes" didn't have any metal tubing.
The only thing close was the threaded tube for lights.. but it was too big. I didnt want to have to rip the signal apart to drill the rubber.. and risk the chance of ruining it..

Wow thats a lot of rambling for some broken turn signals.. But I had 3 of 4 that were broken.. I even "SHAFTED" the good one.


there you have it a .97cent investment to repair your broken turnsignals.

good luck
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That's a good idea for a fix-it. And well documented pics.
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I wish I could of found a better tube.. but oh well. they might last for a while who knows..
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Great job, love the quick fixes....reminds me of when I fixed my brakes on a garbage truck with a cigarette butt
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Thanks for the pic's and instructions !
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I gotta put some bic pens in my fork bag now, incase of a turnsignal break while out cruisin' !!


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Nice job, I have the same issue on one of my vulcans, I wrapped it hard with electrical tape and it did well until they sat in the sun and got a little droopy again. I'll keep this in mind for winter refits =)
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Nice job, man! That is a good fix. I bet a lot of folks will end up doing something similar now that they know the technique.

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