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Rear running/brake lights failing
Written by Ron_Anders on 7/7/2011 at 03:25 am

UPDATE:
After lots of troublshooting and taking into consideration that I changed the
R/R last fall, I read thru these post's and...well...went back to the R/R.
Turns out that was the problem it seems. I was lucky enough to find one in a
junkyard nearby and was made by Honda and thats the fix. So...back on the road
and heading down to Deals Gap first thing in the morning....with all systems a
go!

Thanks for the help...

--- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, "Tom Humphrey" <anitom@...> wrote:
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> Sounds like maybe your Regulator is kaput and you have an overvoltage
> condition.
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> Get a voltage reading while the bike is in neutral at both idle and about 3k
> rpm. Should be no more than 14v.
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> If you keep riding it without fixing it your battery will be damaged (if it
> isn't already) and you may burn up your wiring.
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> "Tuppie" Tom, a.k.a. Hump-the-Grump
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> From: ipcrc@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ipcrc@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
> Ron_Anders
> Sent: Tuesday, July 05, 2011 4:36 PM
> To: ipcrc@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: PC800: Rear running/brake lights failing
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> Help...getting the bike ready and ran into what I thought was just a burned
> out bulb problem. Now, 2 days, wire harness check and some soldering, 6
> bulbs....still burning them out for some reason. Random one side or the
> other. All fuses check out. Any help is great. Cant really see going down
> the highway with no active brake lights and am now running out of time and
> ideas.
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> Thought I had it all doing good. Took it on a road test and came back to
> burned out again. One bulb stays on and hot so atleast I do have some rear
> light coverage but....help. I really just want to get it fixed.
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Message Thread for message #105490

Ron_Anders
7/5/2011, 11:36 pm
Rear running/brake lights failing
Help...getting the bike ready and ran into what I thought was just a burned out bulb problem. Now, 2 days, wire harness check and some soldering, 6 bulbs....still burning them out for some reason. Random one side or the other. All fuses chec

    humpthegrump
    7/6/2011, 12:21 am
    Rear running/brake lights failing
    Sounds like maybe your Regulator is kaput and you have an overvoltage condition. Get a voltage reading while the bike is in neutral at both idle and about 3k rpm. Should be no more than 14v. If you keep riding it without fixing it

      Ron_Anders
      7/7/2011, 03:25 am
      Rear running/brake lights failing
      UPDATE: After lots of troublshooting and taking into consideration that I changed the R/R last fall, I read thru these post's and...well...went back to the R/R. Turns out that was the problem it seems. I was lucky enough to find one in a

    goldwingman40
    7/6/2011, 03:29 am
    Rear running/brake lights failing
    Ron, Did you check out your voltage output at above 3000 rpm's. You could have a bad regulator putting out TOO high a voltage blowing the bulbs. This is why you need a on board digital voltmeter to know if and when you have electrical problem

    alfr4d
    7/6/2011, 03:57 pm
    Rear running/brake lights failing
    Any help Ron, would be checking if you do have tail/brake light bulbs having two contacts at the underside. Many tail/brake lights being sold only have one filament. A motorbike will not loose all its light at the same time, mostly having onl

      alfr4d
      7/7/2011, 03:40 am
      Rear running/brake lights failing
      Ron, I have been going into this again. These are the light bulbs: 12v 32/2cp (27/7w) tail lights are 7W and stop lights are 27w. The wattage is normally not mentioned. Certainly the tail won't work after braking a couple of times when there