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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-13-2016, 03:58 PM Thread Starter
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OEM Rear Turn Signal Stem Replacement

Hello everyone,

I have searched all over the net to see if I can find a video or some description on how to replace the rubber stem that holds the rear turn signals on the fenders. Mine has dry rotted and cracked in half . I bought a replacement but I can not get the old one off... Also, Am I going to have to cut and splice the wires?
I will post a pic of my ride as soon as she's back together I had to take off seat and rear fender to get to wiring I just can't get stem off .. Any tips or hints would help..

Thanks in advance ...
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-13-2016, 05:22 PM
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I paged through the Vstar 650 service manual, I dont see any drawings or information on how the rear turn signals are attached to the fender. What do the new ones look like? Are there threads on the end or a big rubber grommet?
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-13-2016, 05:58 PM Thread Starter
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Hello KCW,
It's threaded on one side and rubber where it slides into light.. And I couldn't find anything in manual either..
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-13-2016, 06:07 PM
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it should be easy to get the lens off the light on the bike

see if there are push on terminals holding the wires to the light socket - if so make a little drawing showing which color wire goes where, and then you should be able to pull the wires through the old assembly.

If the terminals are too big to pull through then you will either have to cut them off and crimp on new ones, or cut the wire under the fender and then splice it back together. I would be surprised if that is necessary.

My bike is a custom and the turn signals are combined in a cross bar, so I cant talk you through it too far.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-14-2016, 10:53 AM Thread Starter
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Ok KCW,
Here is what I'm looking at.. I can't seem to get wires out of socket.. I don't want to break anything so I'm using kid gloves.. Hope the pics help.

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If the wires are on the replacement assembly and they are long enough that you can cut the old wires close to the base of the post under the fender, and still have a few inches to splice the new wires into the old ones, then that is most likely what they expect you to do when replacing the entire thing.

as long as you have a couple inches of overlap with the new wires over the old ones under the fender (where you would cut it) its not that hard to splice wires together. just make sure the wire colors match up.
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