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1Back to top Go down   Light telltale malfunction? Empty Light telltale malfunction? on Wed Mar 30, 2016 3:59 pm

Bikesmith

Bikesmith
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Hi everyone!
   Thank you all so much for your help with all of the issues on my 1985 K100rs.

   Here's the new issue: The rider's manual says that when I turn on the ignition and test both brakes the rear light telltale should start flashing. But mine just turns off. The manual says that indicates a fault, but all the lights are working perfectly. Is there something I'm missing? The manual is for a 94 and my bike is an 85. Does the telltale on an 85 work differently than a 94? Is there a problem with my bulb monitoring unit? If so, should I even care if all of the lights are working correctly?

  Thanks!


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Jon
Mechanically competent, electrically idiotic
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1985 BMW K100rs
1940 Royal Enfield WD/CO
1968 Honda CL125
    

2Back to top Go down   Light telltale malfunction? Empty Re: Light telltale malfunction? on Wed Mar 30, 2016 4:09 pm

92KK 84WW Olaf

92KK 84WW Olaf
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85 bike won't flash. The flashing was for Ks with ABS and that's not on yours. The red light comes on when you turn on the ignition but does not flash.

The red light goes out after touching the rear and the front brake. If it doesn't go out then a dodgy rear bulb. If it still doesn't go out it's likely to mean dodgy front or rear brake switch. If it stays on like that you will see the brake light only comes on for one and not the other.

Worth getting the right riders manual as they do differ significantly.


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Alaska Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red 578 bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 689 58,645 now 100,380 miles
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 606 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell No 33,600 miles
    

3Back to top Go down   Light telltale malfunction? Empty Re: Light telltale malfunction? on Wed Mar 30, 2016 4:10 pm

Avenger GT

Avenger GT
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Nope, that's normal for a 85 bike. The flashy light caper is for later bikes with ABS.

    

4Back to top Go down   Light telltale malfunction? Empty Re: Light telltale malfunction? on Wed Mar 30, 2016 4:16 pm

Bikesmith

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Cool! Thanks guys! One more item crossed off the list. I may actually get to ride this bike someday!


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Jon
Mechanically competent, electrically idiotic
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1985 BMW K100rs
1940 Royal Enfield WD/CO
1968 Honda CL125
    

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