Well, as of yesterday I've broken my 2nd tail light housing in 5 years. Both times it appears that a crack was probably developing around the area where the housing bolts to the rear fender and then one good bump finished off the job. Again, both times I didn't even realize anything was broken until I arrived home which I'm sure only multiplied the damage. Anyone else have an issue like this or is it just me? I figure it's just wear on brittle 39 year old plastic, but after the first time I reinforced the area inside the housing and below it with another metal strip and it still occurred.
Now I'm just scrapping the stock tail light for a metal aftermarket piece that I'll be mounting to the frame instead of the rear fender which will entail making my own mounting bracket, but that's not a big deal.