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VTR250 Indicator Problems

Discussion in 'Technical and Troubleshooting Torque' started by Haggismaen, Apr 12, 2006.

  1. Gday all. Just bought my first bike, a sexy red VTR250! Itching to take her out for the first spin, but first things first.

    I am having trouble with the right-side indicator. I have identified the problem once I took the box apart. The small white plastic part that activates/deactivates the lights is broken on one side. This means that the switch lever can push this plastic piece to the right (to activate the left indicators) but cannot move it to the left to either deactivate the left indicators nor activate the right indicators (all these opposite sides are getting confusing).

    Does anyone know if this part is readily obtainable from a repair shop specialising in Hondas? (or if its a standardised part?). It seems like a very easy fix once I have this replacement plastic part.

    Additionally I am guessing that there is no workaround for this problem apart from getting a replacement little piece of plastic?

    Thanks all.
  2. Do you mean you have a broken bit in the switchblock?
  3. Yes.

    Called up a Honda dealer, they said the only way was to replace the entire block...for $117.

    So we will save that option as a last resort if possible :).
  4. dude !
    To deactivate the indicators, you push the knob forward !
    You don't push it the other way to deactivate.

    Does the indicators work when you push it either way ?
    Is that how you have noticed that its fcuked up ?

    Did you actually see a broken piece of plastic ?
  5. Yeah I know, I think I was confusing myself with my explanation.
    Yes I can see the broken piece, that's how I knew what was wrong. The left indicators work because the plastic on their side is OK. I have worked out that I can turn the right-side indicators on if I sort of half push in the switch then switch it to the right. However this is far from ideal as it is a bit hit-and-miss.