Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: San Marcos, Texas, USA
Weird Tail Light Story GL1500
Okay... i had to take half the bike apart to replace the turn signal assembly. I assembled everything testing to make sure everything stayed working as I went.
Bike ran... lights worked... blinkers fixed.
The yesterday this pulls up along side me at a light and says my tailights are out. Sure nuff it's true... brake lights are fine... no tails. Make it into work and dismount to see if its a fuse... they're working.
Afternoon comes... go to ride home. Not working.
Get home... they're working...
Tear half the bike apart again...everything connected properly. Tailights NOT working... can't find a problem.
Start bike... pump brakes a bit to check the brake lights... then the tail lights come on.
Shut bike off. Start it again. No tail lights. Pump the brakes... tail lights come on.
let bike sit over night... engine cold.
Come out to test it again... pump brakes... brake lights work... they have never been the issue. Tail light NOT working.
So... the bike has to be running and warm... and by pumping the brakes a time or two I can the the taillights to work.
And thoungts on what the heck might be wrong?
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