Question about 1986 Honda VT 500 C Shadow
My tail light on my 86 Honda Shadow 500 does not work the brake light works but not the running light is there a fuse for this.
Posted by Anonymous on
Hi, Anonymous tail light issues are relatively easy to diagnose and repair always check the tail light fuse first and make sure you have power on both sides of the fuse holder and the usual suspects are:
1. Tail light bulb element is broken.
2. Tail light bulb soldered contacts are extremely worn down.
3. Tail light bulb socket corroded.
4. Tail light bulb socket has no power and or ground.
5. Tail light wiring harness damaged from the rear tire.
6. Tail light rear fender wiring harness connector faulty due to corroded, broken, or loose pins/sockets.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
There seems to be some short in the circuit of the high beam, you will have to follow the high beam wiring, best would be to get the color of the high beam wire frm the head light bulb socket and trace it along you will sure find somwhere the along it the short.
Check the light switch and the blinker switch too.
Hope this helps!
Posted on Jun 25, 2009
Have you checked that its the right wattage for your bike .One way to test you bulb is to attack to the battery and see if the bulb gets any brighter .if it does then you may have a slight earthing problem .check to see if none of the wires have been trapped or are touching the frame anywhere ,
Posted on Mar 14, 2010
The fuel filter is in the tank on the petcock and is self cleaning. I suspect you have bad spark plug caps on your bike the cap is part of the wire. If you remove the wire and take a reading with an ohm meter, the cap should read 5000 ohms . Anything above or below and you should replace the cap. This is probably causing the slight miss.
Posted on May 06, 2010
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