All four turn signals on my 2002 Kawasaki VN1500 Vulcan Classic Fi were in a sorry state - you can see one of them in the photos. I know from previous experience that replacements for these are in the $50 a piece price range. Believe me. I'll do some rigging to save $200!
For some reason, you can't even buy just the stems themselves, even though the turn signals are designed to be disassembled into it's individual components. That made designing replacements a lot easier. I thought I was going to have to design a complete assembly, but once I took one apart, I found that wasn't the case.
These are designed specifically for the Vulcan, but I am sure that these will fit a wide variety of bikes. The stems on the front signals are 50mm long, while the rear stems are 80mm long. In my design, the threaded pipe not only serves as a pass-through for the wires, but it also aids in adding stability to the stem.
To assemble these, you will need, from the original turn signal:
You will also need to purchase:
To disassemble the original turn signal, follow these steps:
You will need to print with supports enabled everywhere, but they will only print in the small alignment pin hole at the bottom and in the groove at the top. I highly recommend at least 1.6mm walls (4 perimeter walls) and 70% triangle infill for stability. The threaded pipe that goes up into the stem will also provide additional structure support for the stem.
Print so that the models are standing upright, largest end down.
I am a self-proclaimed know-it-all. I will tackle any project regardless of my experience, or lack thereof. Always ready to learn something new. With over 25+ years experience in electronic repair and 10+ years experience in small engine / ATV / motorcycle repair, there is nothing I can't fix, modify or build.
Why a pepper? In case anyone is curious as to why there is a hot pepper embossed into most of my designs... My nickname is Pepper and that little pepper logo is a hell of a lot shorter than "Copyright © 2017 by Derek J.G. Tombrello" which is how I usually sign my work :)
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