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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-18-2019, 07:47 PM
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Recently all four turn signals on my 2013 cbr500r stopped working and I thought it would be a simple fuse replacement yet I was wrong... I took my bike to the local Honda motorcycle dealership to see if they could fix the issue and I was informed that the wire harness needed to be replaced and it would be cost about $1000 for labor and parts. Obviously a turn signal repair for that much isn’t worth it considering that’s almost half of what I paid for the bike but I was wondering if that’s something I could fix myself or should I not even bother with it?

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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-19-2019, 03:48 PM
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Recently all four turn signals on my 2013 cbr500r stopped working ...
I took my bike to the local Honda motorcycle dealership to see if they could fix the issue and I was informed that the wire harness needed to be replaced...
Car repair shops have a bad reputation when it comes to understanding electrical problems. Probably the same with most motorcycle shops. Saying you need a new wire harness sounds like ignorance to me.

The first suspect, after you check the fuse is OK but the emergency flasher is also not working, is the turn signal flasher relay. A Honda OEM replacement is cheap and you can easily install it yourself. See the service manual. The tool kit has a fuse puller.

If that doesn't fix it, take the bike to another shop (doesn't need to be a Honda dealer) and get their opinion.


Of course if someone installed aftermarket turn signals (or other electrical bits) and cut wires in the wire harness to do so, then the dealership may be saying they are not willing to deal with that mess.
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Recently all four turn signals on my 2013 cbr500r stopped working and I thought it would be a simple fuse replacement yet I was wrong... I took my bike to the local Honda motorcycle dealership to see if they could fix the issue and I was informed that the wire harness needed to be replaced and it would be cost about $1000 for labor and parts. Obviously a turn signal repair for that much isn’t worth it considering that’s almost half of what I paid for the bike but I was wondering if that’s something I could fix myself or should I not even bother with it?
That sounds very much like a “we don’t want the work” price. Take it somewhere else.
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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-23-2019, 03:15 PM
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if all 4 indicators do not work that really sounds like its the common positive supply that gets switched to the indicators that has an issue, either 12 volts is not getting to the flasher relay, or if it is, the switched 12 volts from the relay is not getting to the switch on the left handlebar. It can only be a single wire that has failed or the relay or a fuse. The dealer quoting $1000 either doesn't want the work or is a complete moron!! If you are anywhere near Dallas, Texas, I would be happy to look at it and fix it for you, I have the manuals and sufficient wire and knowledge to fix it. If you can't come to me, take it to another shop, this should not cost much in parts but might have a couple of hours labor to find the fault and fix it..


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