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How to fix a MK II & MK III indicator stalk (5 replies)

JC T ONE
9 years ago
JC T ONE 9 years ago
foxy52
9 years ago
foxy52 9 years ago

[QUOTE=JC T ONE;132174]Was in the garage tonight, and had a go at the indicator stalk.

It wouldnt stay on, when I turned R, only the L position worked.

I took it apart, its quit easy, you fit the base, in a wise, then you pull the stalk (as to make the high beam flash)
then the small square metal plate (to the R in pic) can be pushed up towards the stalk, (be carefull when the spring comes)
you can now pull up the square plastic bit, with the triangle (make sure to note which way it goes in).

This is what gets worn, if you then file this sharp, and take a little bit off the square base, so it goes further in, in order to hold the indicator arm 'locked' untill the release action pushes it back .

If your triangle is TOO worn, one can be easely be made from scratch.

The one in the photo, was a poor / rusty spare one, I took home, for illustration purpose. the edge the metal cover goes onto, are broken on this one.
[URL='http://www.flickr.com/photos/51095315@N02/8001343235/'%5D%5BIMG%5Dhttp://farm9.staticflickr.com/8449/8001343235_db4d05179c.jpg%5B/IMG%5D%5B/URL%5D

It is very satisfying to refit the ORIGINAL 😉 indicator stalk ( 34 - 73 ) and see it works like new again.

[I]Its between 25 - 42 pounds saved, if it [/I]can be fixed.

PLUS (and this is just as important as keeping the original dates) = you dont get the chrome end, when you buy a new one 🙁

Jens Christian[/QUOTE]..nice one jens,a good and helpfull piece of info...

JC T ONE
9 years ago
JC T ONE 9 years ago

Only happy to help,

forgot to mention that I smeared it with vaseline (think its the same in English?) inside the mechanism.

This take the hard click noise away, and give it a more 'quality' sound (more quiet) and it will last longer.

JC T ONE
9 years ago
JC T ONE 9 years ago

Was in the garage tonight, and had a go at the indicator stalk.

It wouldn't stay on, when I turned R, only the L position worked.

I took it apart, its quite easy, you fit the base, in a vice, then you pull the stalk (as to make the high beam flash)
then the small square metal plate (to the R in pic) can be pushed up towards the stalk, (be carefull when the spring comes)
you can now pull up the square plastic bit, with the triangle (make sure to note which way it goes in).

This is what gets worn, if you then file this sharp, and take a little bit off the square base, so it goes further in, in order to hold the indicator arm 'locked' untill the release action pushes it back .

If your triangle is TOO worn, one can be easely be made from scratch.

The one in the photo, was a poor / rusty spare one, I took home, for illustration purpose. the edge the metal cover goes onto, are broken on this one.
[URL='http://www.flickr.com/photos/51095315@N02/8001343235/'%5D%5BIMG%5Dhttp://farm9.staticflickr.com/8449/8001343235_db4d05179c.jpg%5B/IMG%5D%5B/URL%5D

It is very satisfying to refit the ORIGINAL 😉 indicator stalk ( 34 - 73 ) and see it works like new again.

[I]Its between 25 - 42 pounds saved, if it [/I]can be fixed.

PLUS (and this is just as important as keeping the original dates) = you dont get the chrome end, when you buy a new one 🙁

Jens Christian

mini-mender 2009
9 years ago
mini-mender 2009 9 years ago

[quote=JC T ONE;132174]PLUS (and this is just as important as keeping the original dates) = you dont get the chrome end, when you buy a new one :([/quote]

The chrome end can be unscrewed from the stalk and changed over into the ' New ' switch 🙂 unlike the dates , they can't be 🙁

JC T ONE
9 years ago
JC T ONE 9 years ago

[quote=mini-mender 2009;134152]The chrome end can be unscrewed from the stalk and changed over into the ' New ' switch 🙂 unlike the dates , they can't be :([/quote]

I know the chrome ones can be replaced, as I fitted a NOS one, in the WP,
but the new stalks have plastic ends, are you sure they can be removed :confused:

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