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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-14-2008, 11:25 AM Thread Starter
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tail light problems

ok here's my problem. the person I bpught my vn 750 from bought it from a guy that installed an aftermarket tail light. iron cross west coast choppers tail light. I mean I like it because it best reflects my rebelous attitude. none the less my riding light doesn't work as of yesterday. hpwever the brake light works when I use the brakes. real bright too when I use it. but if I rev it a little while the brake light is on it flickers a little. any ideas.. I know there are some of you out there that are practice the religion of OEM. you can keep your OEM comments. as I like aftermarket stuff to help accent your personality. why look like everyone else when we are all not the same. thanks
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Flicker at a steady rate? Increasing with engine speed?

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Did you check the bulb to see if it's burnt out? Are the front running lights working?
And is the brightness of the brake light you mention seem brighter than before?

First thing I'd check would be the bulb and the connections.

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the flicker is not steady. it only does it when it starts reving up. the tail light is as bright as it should be while brakes are applied. this particular tail light has only one bulb instead of two and a seperate one for the license plate as I noticed from the wiring diagram. on the bottom of the cross is a clear piece of plastic so the running light also illuminates the plate. ingeneous if you ask me. instaed of 3 bulbs running the tail light and the plate light you have one which from an electrical point of view would cut down on voltage usage. all the other lights work just fine with no problems or dimmness.
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Sounds like ya have a short...

Pull the seat and trace the wiring, I'd imagine there's a poorly done connection.

And I don't think anyone here practices the religion of OEM - check the sigs, most of us have SOME mods... about the only thing I see recommended to stay OEM is exhaust...

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