Feeling Really Stupid

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by SoonerSoftail, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. SoonerSoftail

    SoonerSoftail Active Member

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    I noticed about a month ago that the reflector in my tail/brake light lens had warped a bit inside the tag window. Yesterday I was installing frenched trim rings on the turn signals and thought I'd change bulbs while I had them open. I tried the turn signals, OK. Tried the brakes. No brake lights. Then after getting out the manual and checking wiring and the added turn/break light module it hit me. It wasn't that the brake lights didn't work. They were stuck on! Hence the melting lens. Duh! But that's not why I feel stupid. I noticed the melting lens a month ago! I haven't had brake lights for longer than that. I try to remember to check this stuff but I obviously haven't been doing a very good job.
     
  2. Locke

    Locke Member

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    Better late than never,
    your safe, problem will be fixed, ride on and enjoy

    and thanks for reminding the rest of us!!!!!!
     
  3. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    Checking lights should be a routine that is done regularly. It is one of the important defenses we have while riding. May we learn from your experience and be more vigilant in checking our lights.
     
  4. UCWAYNE

    UCWAYNE Banned

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    We must a ll remember T-Clock
    Tires
    Controls
    Lights
    Oil
    Chasis
    Kickstand

    One of the most important things that i learned in my MSF BRC
     
  5. 01dynaglide

    01dynaglide Junior Member

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    Good thing you got it under control and fixed now. That could have ended up bad.