|A Royal Enfield Bullet front turn signal, before the stalk breaks.|
There's nothing wrong with the big plastic signals themselves (except their appearance).
It's their stalks that (literally) let them down. Whether it's heat or age or vibration, the stalks snap, can not be repaired and, if you try, snap again and ultimately turn to powder in your hands.
|...and this is that last intact turn signal with my broken ones.|
The solution I've come up with: ditch the stalks. Keep the turn signals.
|The stalks eventually crumble and can't be repaired.|
I knew, however, that the front stalks would eventually break and so I came up with the following method for doing away with them at the front as well.
|Naked bracket with turn signal removed. Note the two holes.|
First, note that the base of each stalk has the threads that go through the bracket to be held by a nut. There is also a small lump of material sticking up that fits into a little hole in the bracket, to position the stalk in the bracket.
|Note the little nub on the stalk that fits into the little hole.|
For each front turn signal, then, I rammed the plastic tube into the large hole on the bracket (it sticks in tight and, as it widens near the head, it won't go all the way in).
|I drilled a small hole in the head of the turn signal, to fit a screw.|
The result is not pretty, but the locating screw is largely out of sight. Time will tell if friction and the small screws are sufficient to hold the signals onto the motorcycle. They seem fairly solid.
|This picture shows how turn signal head fits on bracket.|
And the screw comes in to hold it.
|Comparison shot: Stock on the right, refit turn signal on left.|
|...and here's how it looks with both signals refit.|