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Help Please Tail light fuse

I am going on a poker run today with no stator. I have removed the headlight fuse so I can go farther.

Can anyone tell me if I can remove the tail light fuse and still ride ? I will have friends behind me the whole ride that will know my tail light and brake light doesn't work so it is not a safety issure. What if anything does the tail light fuse disable besides the tail lights?? Thanks

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I believe it's just the taillight. do you have a spare battery? most poker runs have a chase vehicle so if you had a spare battery you could ask if they can carry it for you. and use your hand signals, even if the fellow riders know you don't have a taillight, they still know you're stopping

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Thanks Doc

Thanks Doc !

Thanks for the great advice. I don't have a spare battery, but I have a brand new AGM. We don't have a chase vehicle its a really small run and only 50 miles. I wouldn't worry, because I can usually go at least 60 miles np, but we have to start and stop 5 times to get our cards. Hand signals def a must, ty for that. I think I will be ok, I have a charger pack I take with me, but I don't want to hold up the run, much less give them another reason to make fun of my "Rice Burner" since I am the only one that doesn't have nor care for a Harley.

Leaving soon, will let everyone know how it goes with no headlight or tail light fuse, from what I have read I am not the only one who rides with a bad stator. Thanks again

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Kawasaki introduced the 750 cc class Vulcan worldwide in 1985. Due to tariff restrictions in the United States on bikes over 700 cc imported from Japan, the initial US spec model was limited to 699 cc. The tariff was lifted in 1986 and the Vulcan went to 749cc.
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Big Difference

Wow, pulling the tail light fuse made a big difference in how long I could ride with a bad stator. And the great news, when you pull the tail light fuse you still have brake light and turn signals. Checked the laws in my state, and while you are supposed to have the headlight on at all time (Never enforced in daytime) You do NOT have to have a tail light in daytime. I rode 100 miles today, with 8 starts, and my bike still started NP when I got home. Checked voltage it was 12.9. I can't really tell how big the difference pulling the fuse made because I just replaced the conventional battery with a AGM so that made a big difference too. So now I know I can go on 100 mile rides with multiple starts NP and put in on the battery tender when I get home and be ready for next time. I checked and my battery said it will take up to 200 full discharges before damaging it.

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Kawasaki introduced the 750 cc class Vulcan worldwide in 1985. Due to tariff restrictions in the United States on bikes over 700 cc imported from Japan, the initial US spec model was limited to 699 cc. The tariff was lifted in 1986 and the Vulcan went to 749cc.
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