tail lights

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by wilsonator, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. wilsonator

    wilsonator Member

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    i just bought a 1200x 48 about 2 months ago, i love the bike and already put 700 miles on it. i was suprised when i jumped on it yesterday for a little cruise, did my normal inspection while it was warming up and i noticed one of my tail lights was out. i find it very strange that a brand new bike would have any issues especially a tail bulb going out so fast. Is this common what ever things go out so quick?
     
  2. Hoople

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    Was it the bulb? You actually did not say you changed it.
     
  3. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    Remember that there is thousands of bulbs made every day. So the odds are there is a bad one. Change out the bulb and see what happens.
     
  4. wilsonator

    wilsonator Member

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    I havent had a chance to go and get a new one, i hope thats all it is.
     
  5. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    I had a front turn signal burn out in the first 50 miles, I always keep new bulbs in stock:s
     
  6. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    Might be a good recommendation to research LED tail lights for your 48 - especially since they're combo signal/brake lights. Might be more durable & definitely safer.
     
  7. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Light bulb failure is likely problem...filament can be damaged by vibration, not common for a new bike...

    Late model cars' for the most part have gone to LED technology, but incadescent bulbs are still in use on Harleys, and can break when hot and experience a sharp shock or vibration...not that our Harley's would be guilty of such a travesty...! :rofl
     
  8. wilsonator

    wilsonator Member

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    Funny thing, yesterday was my day off so i was going to replace it, i started her up and looked and the silly light was back on, i think this bike might be a little possed but i dont care i love it anyways. I just hope i dont have an electrical problem, im do for my 1000mile maintanance soon and the bike is under warranty so i might have them check it out.