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  • Rear Tail Light?

    I don't know if this is the right section for this question but here goes. I've got a 02 Kat 750. When I break the light works fine, but at when I ride at night the tail light is not on. It only comes on when I brake. What do I need to replace?

  • #2
    Check the bulb first. Chances are one of the filaments have burned (mine did that just a week ago).

    If it isn't that, I guess you would continue with cleaning of the contacts, and then testing your wiring with a circuit tester. My bets are on the bulb, though.
    - Samuel

    My 1988 Katana 600


    • #3
      +1 for the bulb .
      I am a fluffy lil cuddly lovable bunny , dammit !

      Katrider's rally 2011 - md86


      • #4
        yeah thats a dual fillament bulb, one is constant and one lights up when you brake, change the bulb and you should be all good.


        • #5
          Any auto parts store will carry the replacement bulb for $2 - $3. Rating will be 5/21 watts (sometimes 5/22 watts), standard brake+running bulb (1157 bulb me thinks).

          If you want to be sweet to the bike, put a bit of dielectric grease in the bulb socket when you switch bulbs. This will help keep corrosion from forming later.

          =-= The CyberPoet
          Remember The CyberPoet


          • #6
            Wal Mart: $0.96 each for an 1157 bulb!
            I've owned over 70 Katanas - you think I know anything about them?
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            • #7
              Cool thanks guys you are always helpful.