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Old 05-21-2012, 12:39 PM   #5551
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Tail light

Here's kind of a dumb question - I know our little bikes don't have parking lights (the amber colored ones that stay on where the turn signals are), but do they have tail lights? What I mean is, I don't have a steady tail light in the dark. Does that mean that mine is burnt out? (See, I told you this was a stupid question...)
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Old 05-21-2012, 02:30 PM   #5552
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Yep its burnt out. Pull the 2 phillips screws on the tail light lens and pull the bulb. It also doubles as the license plate light IIRC.
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Old 05-21-2012, 08:10 PM   #5553
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Okay, gonna have to do that tomorrow. Headed to upstate NY for memorial day weekend and would rather not get a fine while out enjoying the ride! Thanks! Oh, was that the kind/size bulb I need that you mentioned there at the end?
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Old 05-22-2012, 06:26 AM   #5554
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Okay, gonna have to do that tomorrow. Headed to upstate NY for memorial day weekend and would rather not get a fine while out enjoying the ride! Thanks! Oh, was that the kind/size bulb I need that you mentioned there at the end?
IIRC means " If I Remember Correctly " .
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:01 AM   #5555
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Okay, gonna have to do that tomorrow. Headed to upstate NY for memorial day weekend and would rather not get a fine while out enjoying the ride! Thanks! Oh, was that the kind/size bulb I need that you mentioned there at the end?
Just take the old bulb to the auto parts store...it's a standard two-element automotive bulb like a GE1138.
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:51 AM   #5556
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While talking about bulbs, is the headlight supposed to come on with the key in the on position? Mine doesnt, but my 92 dr350 did, from what I remember. With an electric start model, Im guessing it doesnt.
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Old 05-22-2012, 10:57 AM   #5557
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Bulb

I just googled it and ran and picked one up for $.53 at lunch time. It's an 1157 if anyone else is wondering...
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Old 05-22-2012, 10:59 AM   #5558
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It's an 1157

Whoops! That's what I meant to say.
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:13 AM   #5559
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Whoops! That's what I meant to say.
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:14 AM   #5560
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Head light

Speaking of head lights... Is this one sealed or is it just a bulb we need? I may as well get a few bulbs on hand...
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:59 AM   #5561
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The headlight bulb is a standard H4 halogen. No need to have a spare because they're for sale everywhere.
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Old 05-22-2012, 12:04 PM   #5562
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The headlight bulb is a standard H4 halogen. No need to have a spare because they're for sale everywhere.
Ha! Look at that, I just so happen to have one of those in my desk drawer. Nice! And it's one of those ones that has a life time warranty. The Xenon super white things.
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:16 PM   #5563
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Need some help from all you electronic savy folks please. When I received my DR, it had a wire run from the battery to the brown wire on this connection with a toggle switch. The bike would not run nor would any indicator lights come on unless the toggle switch was on. Does anyone know what the connection is that the yellow arrow is pointing to and why the toggle switch is needed? THANKS
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Old 05-23-2012, 08:24 AM   #5564
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Looks and sounds like the previous owner had some sort of draw on his electrical system and installed a overly complicated battery disconnect switch as those two wires seem to connect all the electrical and start circuit into the same circuit, or he wanted to be able to run in stealth mode (no lights) and failed by inadvertently disabling the start circuit. By the way what part of MS, I used to live in Gulfport?
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Old 05-23-2012, 08:50 AM   #5565
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Looks and sounds like the previous owner had some sort of draw on his electrical system and installed a overly complicated battery disconnect switch as those two wires seem to connect all the electrical and start circuit into the same circuit, or he wanted to be able to run in stealth mode (no lights) and failed by inadvertently disabling the start circuit. By the way what part of MS, I used to live in Gulfport?

Lol speaking of overly complicated...he added it as a security measure. I had one on my banshee in lieu of a key. Just a toggle switch hidden up under the plastics so nobody could start it but me.
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