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Nighthawk 250 front turn signal

My '08 NH 250 has a short or lack of connection on the left front turn signal. Bulb is OK, tested in right front turn signal. Have put the bulb in the turn signal several times, one time it worked until I put the lens back on, and then it stopped. Anyone have experience figuring out where the wiring from the turn signal goes to? Would like to check connections on the wiring before doing anything else.

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This motorcycle does not have any type of governor system.
Has the bike been sitting for a long time (ie; more than 6~12 months)? If so, then the carburetors are clogged with fuel varnish and need to be cleaned. A slow return to idle - as well as low power output - can also be caused by plugged carbs, low compression, and/or cracked and leaking intake manifolds.

If the compression is low (less than 140~160 PSI per cylinder), check and adjust the valve tappet clearance. If a valve adjustment fails to restore low compression, then you've got more serious engine troubles.

For your intermittant left front running light, try spraying some electrical contact cleaner into the turn signal switch. As for the rear units, they are turn signals only (no running/parking lights).

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the wire is shorted.

trailer hitch hack job.

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