Hi all, new to the forum, just sold my gsxr 600 and fancied a bit of a project so have picked up a 1978 honda xl 250 (although the insurance company seem to think its a 75 but anyway...) Rode it home through London in the pouring rain and it was brilliant, engine seems solid and generally its in pretty good shape, the only thing bugging me is that when i brake the rear light turns off rather than illuminates! im going to have a proper session in the garage with her over the weekend but wondered if anyones had this problem before? i thought it could be a bad earth somewhere? ill get some pics of the bike up over the weekend. thanks.