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Evotech Tail Tidy destroys turn signals
Ever since I have put on the Evotech Tail Tidy, I have been chewing through turn signals. I've had to replace the left once twice, and today the right one died. A $125 OEM part, this starts to add up. All 3 times, I can hear something has come loose inside. I cracked the last two open and it is a resistor on the circuit board that holds the LEDs (both times). Somehow the design of the Evotech fender eliminator kit allows too much vibration from the chassis to come through, enough to weaken and eventually break the soldered connection of the resistor on the PCB.
It would be trivial to replace the resistor but unfortunately the turn signal is glued together. It is impossible to get to the circuit board without cracking open the housing.
I've ordered the new tail kit from Yoshimura, hopefully that one is better. If not, I'll just have to go back to the long OEM fender.