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    Question Wobbly Rear Turn Indicator Frames

    The orange turn indicators on the back of my R90/6 are "wobbly". Does anyone know how to tighten them up without snapping them off?

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    If I recall correctly, the securing of the turn signal housings is within the housing itself - you remove the lens cover(s) and there should be a half clamp that clamps onto the "pipe" of the arms that enter the housings - the half clamp is held in place with a couple of hex-headed screws that might be loose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JWMcDonald View Post
    If I recall correctly, the securing of the turn signal housings is within the housing itself - you remove the lens cover(s) and there should be a half clamp that clamps onto the "pipe" of the arms that enter the housings - the half clamp is held in place with a couple of hex-headed screws that might be loose.
    Not only that but those clamps might need a little tweaking.

    This is one of those things where you have to take the parts apart and screw around with em.

    No big deal though!

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    Electrical Tape

    I had the same issue with mine. If you go through Minsok's procedure and they are still wobbling, sagging, tilting and just plain pissing you off, try wrapping the support tube with electical tape.

    Basically, remove the turn signal as much as is necessary to do a few wraps of the tube with electrical tape. Cut a slit where the tube indentation (anti-rotation feature) is, and then reinstall the signal. It may take a little more than a gentle force to seat it properly with the electrical tape in there. You will feel when it seats because it will be fairly tight and will no longer rotate even without your clamp screws loosely tightened. Then tighten the clamp screws, not too tight because your screwing plastic.

    Good luck.

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    Smile WObbly Turn Signal Indicators

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    What I did was get the aluminum signal housings from a /5
    they will bolt up solid and won't come loose.

    but if you want origionality go with tape on the cross bar to make the plastic housings solid.
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    When you get the lens off and the bulb holder out, take the two screws out and remove the clamp. You'll probably see that the clamp is bent. Straighten/flatten the ends on a flat surface(you'll see what I mean when you get it out) and they'll be snug when you put it all back together.I've seen where individuals have tried to bend the little tab on the clamp in an effort to tighten things up and that doesn't work.

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