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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-26-2008, 09:28 PM Thread Starter
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Turn signals

My bike is an '88. Shouldn't the turn signal switch stay in place when you push it over to the right or left? Mine doesn't, I have to hold it with my thumb, which kind of sucks because I'm one of those guys who likes to give some notice I'm about to turn.

So does this mean my switch is broke inside, or is this how it's supposed to be?
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I don't know, but I kinda wish mine was like that. Mine stays where you push it and I sometimes forget to push it back after a turn.

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My 89 stays where I put it, I have to turn it off, hope that helps
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Some of the early VN750's (and I think yours is one of them) had self-canceling turn signals.

A nifty feature! Why more bikes don't have them I guess is purely a cost-saving measure on the part of the makers.

This technology dates back to the 70's, so it's not like they'd be offering "bleeding edge" stuff......

Anyway (I'm thru ranting, now)....that may be why your switch moves back.

Does it reset after several seconds, or so?....

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That's how I thought it should be. Probably another mystery fix the previous owner(s) did to it.

Gonna have to try to fix it, short of replacing the whole control assembly, if possible....
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No, my switch doesn't stay where I slide it at all. As soon as I take my thumb off it, it returns to center/off. I have to hold it where I want it until I finish the turn.
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It is an 88, chances are that it is worn to the point to where it no longer holds it's position. No real problem.

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Thanks NR. I haven't looked close to see if that assembly can be opened, but I'll check it out.

I do like the "hazard button", thats the first one I've seen on a bike, though it's probably standard now...
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Could be the self canceling feature has worn out and won't hold when switched on?

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Mine had a ball bearing & spring set up that locked it on. When I converted it to selfcanx I took out the ball bearing. Split your control and you should see a #1 phillips screw. If so remove the screw and metal plate. A small ball bearing should be in a slide and pocket area. Check bearing and possibly steal a BB from a neighbor kid and see if its larger size will work. Anothe thing that might work would be a small sinker (non-lead) if your a fisherman.

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