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The left front stem is broken. I have a replacement part. I need help figuring out how to remove the broken part and inserting the new one.

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  • Anonymous Apr 23, 2010

    We are talking about the left hand turn signal assembly. The stem I'm referring to is the plastic element that connects the light case the fork.

  • Anonymous Apr 23, 2010

    I removed it but I can remove the electrical cables feeding power to the bulb!

  • Anonymous Apr 23, 2010

    I was avoiding taking the bike to the local shop, he is a bit sloppy. I'll take it there tomorrow. Thanks!

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Stem is a vague reference to some front end part I assume, please explain exactly what u are replacing? Thanks

Posted on Apr 23, 2010

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    Marvin Apr 23, 2010

    U must remove the headligh bulb for access to the stem bolts and electrical connector.

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    Marvin Apr 23, 2010

    on many bikes like yours just cut the wires and crimp the new wires to the old wires, otherwise u must remove the entire headlight assembly just use 18 gage but t connectors and a proper connector crimping toll, avail from any auto parts store for about $5

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