Front turn signal question


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I'm trying to remove the post from the plastic part and really don't want to break anything :o , so I'm assuming I should be turning this nut (lefty loosie, righty tighty) to do it. I've had a rather large wrench on it already, and used considerable force without success. I've also used some penetrating oil overnight....no joy.

Are these LH threads or RH threads....or any other comments that will help are appreciated :thumupp:
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right hand thread standard loosening and tightening. Sometimes they are very tight and will break your signal plastic. You might try a little heat on stem area.

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OK that’s good to know they’re RH threads.....it’s just stuck very tight. I’m assuming that there’s some dissimilar metal corrosion going on in there and will do as you suggest and apply some heat to the metal post part.

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Or Heat and cold, carefully expand the plastic with heat and shrink the metal section with cold.
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hair dryer heat
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Larry Zimmer wrote:hair dryer heat
Yep, and blow compressed air through the tube to chill the metal.
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OK you guys have me confused now....
To me it looks like the nut part I'm pointing to above is permanently cast into the plastic part, and not supposed to come out of the plastic (I noticed this on one of my other ones that has a big crack in it.)
I'm trying to remove the post, not remove the nut from the plastic, so shouldn't the post just unscrew from the nut ----easily in a perfect world?
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Hi,

Look at the parts diagram:

https://www.cmsnl.com/honda-cbx1000-sup ... nXqDNNxdhE

To take the stem out:
- you need to loosen the large nut first (part number 23 in the picture). It can be tight, so heat etc will help
- once that nut is loose, you can unscrew the stem (part number 23). That can also be tight, so also may need heat
- BUT, in some markets there is a "horseshoe" shaped washer that locks the stem in the right position (part number 16 in the picture). If that is fitted, that washer needs to be taken out after the nut is loosened - the stem will not screw out with it fitted,

Hope that helps.

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If you look at parts that are on ebay, for example, all the time, you will see what is part of what. The plastic has no metal nut.
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I finally got one of these apart without breaking it, the other one is still being stubborn and won't come apart....soaking in penetrant now, hopefully it'll come apart soon.
Thanks for the tips on what to do :thumupp:
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You can always trade in your first born for a set of new ones from Louis.. :D :D
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:laughing-rolling: lol

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Don't know how original you want to stay, but easiest thing to do, for the best look for the least money, is to buy reproduction turn signals, polish the aluminum nuts and have the stem re-chromed, if needed. Everything will look like new.

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Thanks for the replies guys.....
-I don't have enough money to buy any lights of Louis.... I'd bet he wants my left nut... love the option though for those unobtanium parts...LOL!
-I was looking at those repop signals and was thinking that those would work, but would like some feed back on those before laying out the cash....minimal as it is.
- My posts are beyond rechroming now, so may have to go with the aftermarket aluminum ones....next year though.
-I have fixed up my rear lights and they look OK I think....what do you think?
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