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I have a 2004 Honda VTX 1300C. As I was riding today I noticed the left front turn singnal was loose. I tried to located the problem but could not. I took off the front light bar (stock bar) and all scews and bolts were tight. The problem stems from the rubber boot to the light bar itself. Can I fix it myself and if so, how? Thank you!

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If the rubber mounting boot (turn signal stem) is sold separately from the turn signal , a new turn signal stem should fix the problem. If the turn signal stem is designed to be part of the assembly and does not separate , you may have to replace the whole turn signal assembly. The problem with Honda turn signal stems is the metal tab that bolts the turn signal assembly to the bike gets loose and the turn signal falls off. Your only other option would be to take the signal off and try to inject some epoxy or glue into the slot or figure out a way to fix the tab in place (so the signal doe not come off). Unfortunately , even if you replace the assembly it does not mean that some one brushing up against the turn signal (by accident) will not loosen up the new one, creating the problem all over again. You should be able to easily fix this your self with new parts and maybe save some money if you can solve the loose mount tab issue.

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