Finally got to take her out for a run yesterday, my boss gave me part of the afternoon off just to go play for a while. I had an issue while running the left blinker (as you are sitting on the bike). It was blinking fast and I remembered the front blinker was rusted inside - somehow it had gotten water in it. When I got home I opened it up and it was rusty - after some time of coaxing I was able to get the bulb out without breaking it and tried it in the blinker socket on the right and it worked fine. I scraped and used emory cloth but just couldn't get it to work properly. I got it to blink properly but it won't stay illuminated with the key on. So I wiggled it and it would work - seemed to be where it attached to the bar not at the bulb. Since this is a 2003 Vstar 650 Classic it has a crimp bolt with a rubber bushing inside it. I took the bolt all the way off but just couldn't get the light to come off - it is just so tight on the rubber bushing. Any ideas on how to get this off to check the connections without breaking it? Does it twist off or pull straight out - it looks like it should just pull straight out.
I replaced the whole light bar and signal light assembly on my mums 650 vstar do to damage in here accident. If memory serves me right it was not all that expensive.
But i just cant recal how i took it apart. I think it as just pulled rigth out as it was held on by a pinch bolt. But i do know all your wireing is run up inside your headlight bucket thats were all the connections are. As for the socket being rusty well offen your better off replacing it as the metal for those things is so thin an if ya dont have the contact springing back freely its not gona work.