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Hi, I have a 1980 XT250 (not a 125, but my option was not available below) with the usual lighting problem - that the brake light flashes on and off in time to the indicator lights (comes on as the indicators flash off, and vice versa). I have been told this is a simple problem of earthing the bike properly, but I've just taken the seat and tank off and can't even SEE the earth! The wires from the tail-light are yellow, blue and black, and I can follow them through most of the loom but can't see anywhere where they - or any other wire - is attached to the frame for earthing. Any help is much appreciated. I hate to take a machine to the shop for what might be such a simple issue. Belinda

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If you run a wire from the earth side of the bulb in the rear light cluster, (probably the black wire) to the negative of the battery that will stop that from happening and save you hours of fault finding as the fault could be anywhere in the loom.

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