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    Help with a black eye!
    on: May 24, 2021, 06.37 pm
    May 24, 2021, 06.37 pm
    Hi All

    I was going down a narrow lane in Shropshire on Saturday - a result of getting lost - when I hit a patch of very skiddy mud at about 20MPH.  Before I knew what had happened I was parked up against a stone wall.  The crash bars did a fantastic job of protecting the bike but the left hand indicator took a battering.  On closer inspection, the screw that holds the outer to the inner has sheared.  No damage anywhere else and the indicator works fine.  I put some selotape around it and got home in the mother of all storms.





    Can anyone help work out to replace the screw and save myself £80 for a new indicator?

    Thanks

    John

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    Re: Help with a black eye!
    Reply #1 on: May 24, 2021, 06.56 pm
    May 24, 2021, 06.56 pm
    Looks like the head pulled through but i can't see how it looks inside.
    First thought i have is take it of (you have to do that anyway) and see if the material might be soft enough and let the had just be pulled through without really damaging it.
    Otherwise you can see if you can put it back with a bigger washer. Might need a slightly longer schrew.

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    Re: Help with a black eye!
    Reply #2 on: May 24, 2021, 07.04 pm
    May 24, 2021, 07.04 pm
    if tape holds it together what about superglue if it doesn't need to be taken apart?

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    Re: Help with a black eye!
    Reply #3 on: May 24, 2021, 07.56 pm
    May 24, 2021, 07.56 pm
    That screw is made of cheese alloy and has broken in two. I can see the head and a small stub of thread in the section still attached to the bike. The thread in the dangly bit can be removed with pliers. I suppose I need to know what I need to do to remove the body work that supports the indicator?

    John

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    Re: Help with a black eye!
    Reply #4 on: May 24, 2021, 09.12 pm
    May 24, 2021, 09.12 pm
    I had to replace a front turn signal, you will need to dismantle everything from the side panel to the headlight to the dash just to get access into the inner panel. There's really no other way. Attached is the flow of work that needs to be done simply to get into the inner panel where the turn signal mount is.

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    Re: Help with a black eye!
    Reply #5 on: May 24, 2021, 10.19 pm
    May 24, 2021, 10.19 pm
    *Originally Posted by Jimbeauxk [+]
    I had to replace a front turn signal, you will need to dismantle everything from the side panel to the headlight to the dash just to get access into the inner panel. There's really no other way. Attached is the flow of work that needs to be done simply to get into the inner panel where the turn signal mount is.


    That's a nice chart but ridiculous that you need it.
    Yesterday i changed my rear suspension for a Hyperpro and i needed to take half the bike apart because the tank had to come up to reach the upper nut of the suspension.
    With the VTEC i took 2 bolts out and flipped the thank up but now i have to remove the upper cowls and the knee panels to do that but it seems it's nothing compared to the indicator i see.

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    Re: Help with a black eye!
    Reply #6 on: May 24, 2021, 10.27 pm
    May 24, 2021, 10.27 pm
    As it's all still working fine I think I will just use a thin layer of JB Weld and glue it together.  It looks like there is over three hours work there if you have not done it before and I suspect my spannering skills just aren't up to it.  You would have thought that things like indicators, that stand a good chance of getting damaged in a fall, might be a bit easier to replace.

    I'll get a quote from a Honda dealer to do the work just for a laugh.

    Thanks for all your help

    John

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    Re: Help with a black eye!
    Reply #7 on: May 24, 2021, 11.40 pm
    May 24, 2021, 11.40 pm
    If you need some step by step instructions, I can do some copy/pasting of workshop images to help. It's not that complex, just kind of time consuming and comically frustrating that you need to remove everything just to get to a single pop clip that holds the small cover preventing you from getting to the inside of the signal mount.

    My thought process was I'll need to do it eventually if I sold the bike, which I kind of intended to do after my mishap, but I still have the bike. I had a few issues this past summer with the DCT throttle jumping on me at very inopportune times, this one was when I was doing a very slow speed u-turn and the bike lurched midway through, I jumped ship and the left side of the bike needed a few bits and pieces, including the turn signal. By a few pieces, I'm talking upwards of $1,000 for a new footpeg base, a new hand guard, and a new lower cowl cover, I believe it's called. I didn't get injured, it was more embarrassing than anything. I've since started to rely more on the foot brake rather than the hand brake when I'm not out on the road, the throttle and the hand brake are just too close, one wrong move of the wrist can prove disastrous.

     



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