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    I don't get it.

    I accidentally kneed the indicator on the Hypermotard and the rubber has perished so it snapped. Cleverly I used liquid nails and a hose clamp to repair but I figured it would happen again on either side. So I ordered both indicators from some dodgy Italian eBay store. Of course the postage was double what I expected (despite me asking for combined postage) and they have the wrong plug (despite me sending a photo of the correct plug).

    Anyway, they are labelled in some strange foreign way as anterior/posterior, left/right. But I can't see the difference. Why would they be different? Don't they just flip over?

    http://www.vicma.es/10838

    http://www.vicma.es/10839

    If you've read this far you might be interested in what I actually need.

    http://www.rubbersideup.com/ducati-h...t-530-1-016-4a
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  • #2
    It may just be the angle of the photo but the mounting lug on the OEM indicator looks slightly offset from centre which would angle the lens up or down depending on side
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    Originally posted by Phildo
    Noted. We'll check back on that one in three years
    Originally posted by filbert
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    • #3
      Something from when I was setting up my SXV a couple of years ago:
      (Hint: Notice how you can disconnect the wires inside the indicator, thus removing the need to remove the entire indicator from the bike. Just replace the broken rubber.)

      Tuesday, 7th June, 2016

      When I was converting this bike from track to street use I bought brand new Aprilia indicators and fitted them.

      When I finally took the bike in for a licencing inspection I was pissed off to find that on one of the rear indicators the rubber stalk had broken. This somehow happened with the bike not even being moved or touched in any way.

      Pulling the rear plastics apart bugs the hell out of me, so I wasn’t looking forward to doing all that just to replace one indicator.

      But, I had a second look and then realised that I would be able to replace the indicator without having to remove the wiring.

      Although I’ve ordered a replacement pair of rear indicators, I found a spare one in a box of general parts tonight. The wiring had been cut off, but the rubber stalk that I need was still intact.

      I pulled the old indicator apart, disconnected the wires and removed the indicator.



      I removed the contents of the replacement indicator.



      It turned out that all I really needed was just the rubber stalk. This slides out of the plastic housing easily. What we really need is a supply of rubber stalks that don’t break.



      I then fed the wires through the rubber stalk and into the housing.



      Once the wires were fed through I was ready to put the globe holder back in.



      The wires easily connect to the globe holder. This is what makes the whole job so easy.



      The globe holder slid back into the housing easily.



      Then I put the outside cover back on, and was finished. Replacing that broken rubber stalk only took a few minutes.



      Parts Diagram: http://www.af1racing.com/store/Scrip...dCategory=1207

      Part No - LH Rear Indicator: AP8127783
      AF1 Link: http://www.af1racing.com/store/Scrip...idproduct=7272
      Curent AF1 Price: $US11.42 each
      Australian Price: around $A60 each

      Part No - RH Rear Indicator: AP8127784
      AF1 Link: http://www.af1racing.com/store/Scrip...idproduct=7234
      Curent AF1 Price: $US11.42 each
      Australian Price: around $A60 each

      I ordered a replacement pair from AliExpress.com for $US19.99 for the pair: http://www.aliexpress.com/item/For-A...318549782.html

      Or, do a search on AliExpress.com for SXV Indicator. They come in versions with either a 22mm or 37mm stalk.

      Of course, it’s only the rubber stalks that break, so a supply of just those would be even cheaper.

      This will also apply to other Aprilias, as well as various Triumphs, that use this indicator.
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      • #4
        Rubber stalk bits on my griso have all died and didn't make 10 years.

        Indicators sagging on broken rubber and wires.

        Gaffa tape crudely wrapped around broken stalks the solution.
        The crux of the biscuit is the apostrophe.

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        • #5
          So making your own stalks is out of the question..?

          Doesn't have to be rubber.

          Turn out of poly bar...make 'em pretty with black paint of choice..machine in flex...or just keep it simple.

          Phildo's ideas always have substance. group buy....resell oversupply?
          " Imagination is the seed of life..."

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          • #6
            You can buy a set of 4 of the indicator stalks that go on the Street Triple, from JCS for about 5 bucks. Not sure if they are identical to these ones above, but they certainly look like it
            Adventure before Dementia

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            • #7
              Excellent idea Phildo, I want to replace the outer plastic because it's a bit faded. I would have ended up soldering wires. With your idea I won't even have to take the seat off! I had pulled the indicator apart to try and fix it and forgot all about the being connectors inside.

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              I'm not checking out Morgs' because if he's correct I'll be sad.
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              • #8
                There are some nice plug in ones available that use the ol’ stereo jack plug.
                Popular with our off roaders. Plug indicators in to ride to off road area. Unplug them and ride.
                No indicators to break when you ‘test’ Crash.

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                • #9
                  The only thing I have noticed as to why the you can not just put any indicator in any position is they seen to have a small drain hole to allow any water that gets in to drain out...

                  Left front can go on right rear, right front can go on left rear...

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Rich... View Post
                    The only thing I have noticed as to why the you can not just put any indicator in any position is they seen to have a small drain hole to allow any water that gets in to drain out...

                    Left front can go on right rear, right front can go on left rear...
                    Genius!

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                    • #11
                      If you want to reinforce them so they don’t break the same way you need to sleeve them internally...

                      I have done this using the thin rigid retic pipe...

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                      • #12
                        Well the liquid nails and heater hose clamp repair failed. Thanks to Phildo and Rich this ended up being a 10 minute repair. Didn't even need to take off the seat!
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by agrid View Post
                          Well the liquid nails and heater hose clamp repair failed. Thanks to Phildo and Rich this ended up being a 10 minute repair. Didn't even need to take off the seat!
                          Internal sleeve?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by agrid View Post
                            Well the liquid nails and heater hose clamp repair failed. Thanks to Phildo and Rich this ended up being a 10 minute repair. Didn't even need to take off the seat!
                            Murphy's Law:

                            Before you realise that you can pull the indicator apart and replace the stalk in seconds: You've dismantled the $&#^$ rear end enough times to absolutely hate it.

                            Once you figure out the easy way: Miraculously, an indicator stalk will never break again.
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