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    Well, I don't know whether to say it passed the...

    Well, I don't know whether to say it passed the test or it failed the test, but the brake light did come on when I shorted a screwdriver across the terminals. When I replace the switch do I have to...
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    Brake Light Problem

    The brake light on my '78 R80 no longer works with the front brake. It lights fine with the rear brake, but not the front. I cleaned the contacts on the switch, but that did not help. What should...
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    No. Not yet.

    No. Not yet.
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    No, the starter does not turn until the starter...

    No, the starter does not turn until the starter button is pushed.
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    K75 Fuel Pump

    I bought a "barn find" '95 k75 that hasn't run in several years. I had the inside of the tank cleaned and sealed, and I replaced the fuel pump and filter. I tried to start it this afternoon, and...
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    So I should take the rubber plugs off, right? ...

    So I should take the rubber plugs off, right? The guy that cleaned the tank might have put the plugs on. I will call him, and see what he says. Thanks!
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    ....Snip... I hope you bought a new fuel pump...

    ....Snip...

    I hope you bought a new fuel pump vibration damper (the rubber surround that holds the fuel pump). That was what was dissolved inside your tank.

    The fuel sender is not sealed by...
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    '95 K75 Fuel Tank

    I have been tinkering with a barn find '95 K75. The fuel tank was full of crud, so I had it cleaned and polished, and I ordered a new fuel pump, fuel filter, hoses, and fuel level sending unit. I...
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    Here's mine: 33293

    Here's mine: 33293
  10. Thread: Brake Light

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    I took the gas tank off and checked the brake...

    I took the gas tank off and checked the brake light connections. They seemed to be okay, so I cleaned them and re-connected them. The brake light still would not work. I put the gas tank back on,...
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    i had a local mechanic install a new clutch...

    i had a local mechanic install a new clutch switch today, and while he had the fuel tank off he moved the master cylinder forward a bit. That might have corrupted something! By the way, where is...
  12. Thread: Brake Light

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    Brake Light

    The brake light on my '78 R80/7 works when the rear brake is applied, but not the front. I check the lights regularly, and the last time I looked the light was working with the front brake, but not...
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    Cold Weather Oil Drip

    My '78 R80/7 is as dry as a bone when the weather is warm. After riding in cool weather, however, about a teaspoon of oil drips out, but only after the bike sits in the garage for about 12 hours. ...
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    Thanks to everyone for the advice. Turns out the...

    Thanks to everyone for the advice. Turns out the light grounds on the metal fender. The red wire connects to the brake light wire, and the black wire connects to the license plate light wire. ...
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    The fender is metal (shiny stainless), but there...

    The fender is metal (shiny stainless), but there is a rubber pad between the taillight and the fender.
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    I can understand that, but my problem is the...

    I can understand that, but my problem is the ground. If the red and black wires are both hot, then what grounds the light when it is mounted on the bike?
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    My taillight has a bulb, not an LED.

    My taillight has a bulb, not an LED.
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    Yes, the light is repro, but it's a common one. ...

    Yes, the light is repro, but it's a common one. I have identified the BMW wires, but I don't know where to connect them on the taillight. I have no idea how to test the functions on the bench!
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    Taillight Wiring

    I am an electrical virgin, and I am hoping to install a Lucas 564 replica taillight on my '78 R80/7. The taillight has one bulb, and it's a dual filament. There are two wires to the bulb -- one red...
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    I'm thinking about getting an aftermarket replacement. So far I've come up with boxercafe and airtech as candidates who craft fiberglass fender replacements. Anyone have...
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    That's it! Thanks.

    That's it! Thanks.
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    Headlight Switch Screw

    My '78 R80 has a European-type light switch, enabling the headlight to be turned off. There is (was) a screw on the bottom of the switch unit that held the unit together. The screw apparently fell...
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    I installed the Clearwater Glendas several months...

    I installed the Clearwater Glendas several months ago, and it was easy, even for a nervous klutz like me. The directions are excellent, and customer support is terrific -- either via email or phone....
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    Was the wiring length problem with the Kristas,...

    Was the wiring length problem with the Kristas, or with the HIDs?
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    Now the little marker lights will look yellow. ...

    Now the little marker lights will look yellow. What's the solution for that?
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