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post #1 of 16 Old 10-13-2010, 03:05 PM Thread Starter
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Turn Signal Fell Off

Just got back from lunch, was sneaking in a smoke before I went back in and realized that right rear turn signal has fallen off of it's mount and is just hanging from wires. Looks like the screw backed out. It also turns out both brackets, left and right are also loosening up.
Anyone else have this happen?

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post #2 of 16 Old 10-13-2010, 04:44 PM
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Yep,
my right turn signal fell off and melted while dangling in front of the muffler on a ride. The OE were $55 each to replace if I remembered correctly. Seemed like had I fixed the OE, they would have just continued to fall off. I replaced them with turn signals from CycleGear for $12.

I used fender washers to fill the hole for the oe mounting brackets, but I am going to cut new brackets from aluminum just using the old as template. Very easy and they don't fall off.

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post #3 of 16 Old 10-13-2010, 04:49 PM Thread Starter
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I just duct taped that mofo back on. Looks like the screw is still in there. So I guess when I get home, I'm pulling the assmebly off to try to put it back together the right way...Though, at this point, I have more faith in the 100mph tape.

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OCTOBER 2008 -- Kawasaki is recalling 5,804 MY 2008 KL650E8F and KL650E8FL (California) motorcycles. The turn signal stalk(s) can break, resulting in the signal assembly hanging by the wire harness. This could create a possibility of a crash resulting in injury or death. Dealers will replace all four turn signal assemblies. The recall began on October 13, 2008. Owners may contact Kawasaki at 1-866-802-9381. 08V-520

Might enter your VIN and see if your bike is up for recall signals...

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I believe there's a recall on them and they're replaced under the recall for free. Check with your dealer. Bad plastic was the issue.
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OCTOBER 2008 -- Kawasaki is recalling 5,804 MY 2008 KL650E8F and KL650E8FL (California) motorcycles.
I officially hate Vatrader today... Must have beaten me by seconds.
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LMAO! Doncha hate that?
Thanks guys. I'll double check. Swinging by there anyway after work. Though IIRC, I do remember them telling me when I took it in to get the tire done that all the service was done at that shop and all recalls done. But, I'll double check that anyway.
My buddy is making fun of me right now, because it's the same signal I kicked off several times on my ducati when I had it.

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post #8 of 16 Old 10-13-2010, 05:02 PM
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The cool thing is that the dirty rat gave you the link to check the VIN against Kawi's system.. You'll know right away if they're going to give you new turn signals or if you're going to need to buy flush mounted ones..

dirty rat.. Hee Hee!!
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dirty rat.. Hee Hee!!
I'll still love him tomorrow, though.. Today he was nice enough to leave me a spammer to ban.. Usually he's got them cleaned up before I get out of bed. Today I got to do our One Touch Ban and Clean before Vatrader blew him away.. It was a nice way to start the day.
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LOL.
So, do tell...
What are these flush mounted ones?

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