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how do I fix a bad back break light, and turn sgnl?

Hello Everyone:

OK, just yesterday, on my 1993 Goldwing Aspencade 1500, a nice older gentleman pulled up to the stop light next to me, and said, "Hey buddy do you know that you don't have break lights on your right side?" I thanked him and went home to try to fix it.
I don't think it's the bulb because when I put the bike key on,the light comes on weakly but when I squeeze the break handle, it goes out, and the left hand side lights come on much brighter while my right hand side break lights go out totally. :wtf: What do I have to do to trouble shoot this problem. My friend thinks it's a short, but he also said it could be the bulb because some bulbs are like "3-ways" in your home, they do more than just one task. (is that true?) , and are there separate fuses for left and right back break lights? if so what fuses do I have to check and how? (if they're not the little see-thru plastic type of fuses?
oh yea, and can I buy the bulb needed from any autoparts store or do I have to get it someplace special?

mY name is Bruce, from Spring Lake Heights NJ, (Really from Manhattan NYC but now I'm in suck-ass Jersey) any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Welcome to the forum Brucie.

Your description sounds like a bad ground, possibly a corroded socket and/or bulb.

By the way, unless you love SPAM never post your email address on this or any other forum as Spam bots will find it.

Advise given here is free and comes with no warranty "Caveat emptor"

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