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1Back to top Go down    Strange Rear Lights on Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:04 am

indian036

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i went on a small local ride yesterday, and found a strange phenomenon. When the indicators flashed, (either side) so did the bulb monitor light on the instrument cluster - in sync.

No surprise that when I looked at the back end, both indicators were flashing faintly, with the opposite being slightly stronger than the correct one. Also, the brake and tail lights were flashing faintly.

For the benefit of any who see similar symptoms in any vehicle (or trailer), this is classic lack of proper earth continuity. The lack of a proper earth connection sees current finding another way to earth, via other bulb filaments.

Disconnect all cable connectors, clean using DeOxit and/or anything else needed, reassemble. All electrons now travelling correctly.Smile

Bill


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1985 K100RT VIN 0028991 My original Very Happy (Historic rego)
1985 K100RT VIN 0029036 BOB the Blue Old Bike (Historic rego)
1990 K100LT VIN 0190452 Work in progress
1984 K100RT VIN 0023022 Work needing lots of progress

1986 K100RT VIN 0090542 Work needing lots and lots of progress
1993 K1100LT VIN 0183046 Work in progress
1993 K75S VIN 0213045 Newest toy, slightly non-original
    

2Back to top Go down    Re: Strange Rear Lights on Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:05 pm

blaKey

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Good work there Bill.

Electrical stuff can do your head in sometimes.


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