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I've just installed the original front signal stems/lights on my 78 Gl1000 (plain). The right front signal works great. The left side is not getting a clean ground between the stem/frame. These signals screw in at the chrome upper fork cover/tree. When i push ever so slightly on the turn signal assembly (thus putting pressure on the stem where it mounts to bike) the signal bulb comes on.

If i push on the Honda nameplate at the front so it touches the upper fork brace/cover, again i get ground. What's going on here? Do i need to bend in the fork cover, where the wires feed in from the signal stem, to make the fork cover make solid (ground) contact with the bike frame? I hooked up the working signal to the 'faulty' side and it works fine, so it's obviously a ground-to-chassis issue, not wiring. Please help, i don't want to damage my bike by reefing on the signal or bending metal/hammering like a neanderthal unecessarily.
 

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Why not just run a wire from the ground point in the unit to a point (perhaps the mounting nut for the turn signal) on the bike?
 

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Excellent workaround. Only problem is how to get the wire out of the unit. The bulb socket is rubber and plugs the hole through the mounting stem to the bike. I suppose i could cram it in there. Thanks
 

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Can anyone help with this please? How do i make better ground between fork cover and bike frame to get signal to work?
 

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Is this a single wire connection (ie the ground wire is not visible and grounds through the stem of the turn signal unit) or are the two wires available for checking?
 

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two wires
 
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