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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-14-2008, 06:42 PM Thread Starter
 
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85 vulcan rear tail light problem.

I have done a search and have found where people think the rear turn signals are tail lights etc but not in my case here. My acual taillight (red one) is not on at all and neither is the tag light. Any ideas on it? Thanks all.
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ok so um nevermind. lol. I just went out and started the bike while it was dark and the light turned on. Do they have a built in sensor or something? Just want to make sure it doesnt have a short.
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ok so um nevermind. lol. I just went out and started the bike while it was dark and the light turned on. Do they have a built in sensor or something? Just want to make sure it doesnt have a short.

No built in senser. Keep a close look on it, it may be a connection that is a little bit loose.

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Does the brake light work?

could be a bad connection, burnt out bulb, or fuse....So check all three,

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Yeah, break light part works fine. Tag light still hasnt come on.
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Chances are a wire got pimched or worn under the seat
(Another good reason to have a maintenance free battery so you don't have to take the seat off every week to check battery levels)
Since the tail light did come on once I'm betting you have a wire with some worn insulation under the seat.
BTW, the rear turnsignals are only tail lights/running lights if you convert them, they don't come that way stock.

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Well, it turned on for inspection today sooo. lol. And yeah my turnsignals are still stock. I havnt modded them. I want to keep this bike as close to origional as I can but still within the range of what I want. After all, from what I can tell, the 85 was the first year they made the vulcan and there are VERY few of these left it seems. I cant find parts hardly anywhere for it.
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