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Tail light assembly - how to repair

The bike tipped over and the tail light popped out of the housing. Everything appears to be unbroken. However, I can't figure out how to get the end of the tail light back into the rubber housing.

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You may have to remove the light mount from inside the fender an try to put it together from the outside then mount it back to the strut mounts an conect the wires back, if the worst you can put it back on,,,,,,try a aftermarket harley light..... with some small modification it will work for you ill send u a lik to one site

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