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post #1 of 4 Old 09-16-2019, 02:22 PM Thread Starter
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Bouncy Rear Turn Signals...

I did a search for this subject and found nothing. I was surprised, but I'm not that great of a searcher.

I was told by another rider that my rear blinkers were bouncy. I had seen my coworkers bobbed Rebel blinkers all bouncy before it was bobbed. It looked chinsey to be bouncy. The image it portrays is that the bike is just a tinker toy. And as big as I am, I don't need anything else to make the bike appear to be a small toy. I already look like Shrek on a Grom.

I do however like the look of a stock bike, and an all-out bobber bike. So, since mine is currently a stock bike, I was wondering about stiffening those blinkers. Is there any blinker Viagra that I could feed the Piglet?


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AFR sensor equipped and downsized to a 0.105" main jet.
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Bought on 6/29/19 with 44 miles.
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post #2 of 4 Old 09-16-2019, 03:14 PM
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They are designed that way so if the bike falls over, the blinker isn't broken off. Short of eliminating the rubber base and attaching the blinker directly to the fender, not sure how you would go about stiffening them.

Lots of bikes have rubber bases on their blinkers.

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post #3 of 4 Old 09-16-2019, 03:22 PM
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Hard rubber stays (honda nomenclature for turn signal mount) have little flex, they tend to break off at the base rather than bend

I've had loose rear turn signal was when screw holding signal assembly to signal stay/mount loosened..

Another time the stay/mount vulcanized rubber separated from base of mount, epoxy held it together a few years..

Snaking signal wires through stay/mount tube is a tight fit, pull and install each separately if you replace stay/mount..

Aftermarket stays/mounts threaded tab may not align with oem signal assembly..
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post #4 of 4 Old 09-17-2019, 02:29 PM
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Mine were droopy and would rattle, despite tightening everything down.

I loosened off nut 20, stuffed a little rubber between 11 & 15, then tightened it all back down.
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