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Villager
Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 10:47 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

My dangling rear blinkers need help thanks
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Terrys1980
Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 12:02 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

https://www.ebay.com/sch/180034/i.html?_from=R40&_ nkw=buell+1125+turn
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Ratbuell
Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 12:20 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Blue pill?
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Pwillikers
Posted on Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 10:06 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I am likewise afflicted. Much to my dismay, I came out to the garage to discover a dangling blinker, the cause of which remains undetermined. The rubber accordion section was completely severed in the middle and held only by the wire.

A strip of aluminum flashing cut to a 35mm width, wrapped tight with substantial overlap and held in place with 7/8" hose clamps provides a surprisingly effective, Rube Goldgberg repair which one can be proud to show off to friends and family. :-) Zip ties would probably work just as well.

My wife exclaimed "Steam Punk Repairs!"






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Pwillikers
Posted on Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 12:12 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

And since I was in the garage taking pictures, here it is with zip ties.


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Ratbuell
Posted on Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 05:55 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Similar to what happens to original S2 blinkers. The rubber/plastic dries, and combined with the vibrations of the twin, and bouncing on the road...it cracks and splits.

I haven't seen it happen on any of my XBs though...odd...perhaps a different rubber compound?
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Oldog
Posted on Sunday, March 03, 2019 - 10:29 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

time & exposure
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Mog
Posted on Monday, March 04, 2019 - 09:33 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Harbor Freight sells a rubber stretch-tightly-bond tape that works extremely well on my XB bike turn indicator stems. Just start the tape on the underside of the stem, holding it in place with one hand and stretch it firmly with the other hand while continuing two full wraps. Once wrapped squeeze it all the way around to mash it into adhesion.
The whole deal then looks smooth and new. Practice it first & lift the stem as you go to compensate for gravity. If the stem is in pieces, push them together and apply the tape.
HF TAPE


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Robertl
Posted on Wednesday, March 06, 2019 - 10:26 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Blinkers are cheap so why not just replace them?

If you are going to use tape, I recommend a piece of metal on the bottom side to provide some support. Can be something simple such as large paperclip.

There are already LED so the cheapo $10 ones work great. Getting slightly shorter stem will help keep your shoe/boot from contacting them too.
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Tq_freak
Posted on Wednesday, March 06, 2019 - 10:33 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I went a little over board with mine.

Since I have access to a 3D printer at work
Shortened them up while I was at it too.


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Anakist
Posted on Thursday, March 07, 2019 - 02:40 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Are you able to post the file so others can print it? What filament did you use?

James
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Tq_freak
Posted on Thursday, March 07, 2019 - 09:53 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I really don't have a site to post them to but I can email the .STL to anyone that wants it.

I still had to make a hollow metal stud to bolt the blinker to the bike.

For Filament it was a bit over kill.....
Its Carbon fiber filled Nylon 12.
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Anakist
Posted on Thursday, March 07, 2019 - 11:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

https://www.thingiverse.com/ If you want to post it to the world.

Otherwise I will PM you my email address.

I don't think carbon filled nylon is overkill. Based on the old ones breaking it is under a fair bit of stress.

James
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Pwillikers
Posted on Saturday, March 09, 2019 - 03:46 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I would be interested in trying to 3D print the blinker stalk. If you're able to post the file, please share the link.

I'm a total neophyte 3D printing but I've got a friend... :-)

Thanks.
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