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kevin4t



Joined: 28 Aug 2008
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Location: Los Angeles/West Los Angeles, California

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My turn signals stopped working for about a week, then started working again but they blink very slowly, maybe about six or seven blinks, then they stop. When thy stop the buzzer keeps going with a constant beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep. Also I don't think it's related my tail light went out and I replaced the bulb, but now the brake light stays on all the time. There is no difference when I apply the brakes.

Any thought about either problem would be appreciated.

Thanks
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rufusswan



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Location: Taneyville, Missouri

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Kevin,

Sounds like it might have been long enough that all your lights are gonna go 'on the blink' together Wink

On the turn lights, it sounds like are the bulbs are OK (functioning) or you wouldn't get any blinking at all. Sounds more like you should check each one by removing them and re-seating them. The contact between the bulb and the contacts in the housing might be a bit corroded. You can sort of polish them with a kitchen scrubbee.

I've never opened my taillight, but it should be a two filament bulb. Is it possible that you put it in backwards? Otherwise, it could be a broken switch at the foot pedal or the brake lever on the headset. You can 'search' but here are two samples to look at.

http://retrobajaj.informe.com/viewtopic.php?t=1053&highlight=brake+light

http://retrobajaj.informe.com/viewtopic.php?t=716&highlight=brake+light

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matty_x



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Sounds like it could be two things at once.

Is your battery holding a charge? Put it on the charger overnight and see if there's a difference.

Do all of the re-seating Rufus suggests with the bulbs. Easy job.

Check your brake switches. The foot brake switch is defective by design... I recommend replacing it with a Vespa P series brake switch, which is of superior quality and fits perfectly.

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Fri Sep 12, 2008 2:25 pm View user's profile Send private message
Matt G



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I'll answer the brake light question. The light goes in wrong as easily as it goes in right. When installed upside down the brake light stays on (it's actually your tail light power connected to your brake light).

I replaced my brake light with an LED and was disappointed when it stayed on all the time, no matter what I did with the brakes. It turns out I just had it installed upside-down.
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Crusader Tom



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i think your scooter is possessed by a demon.... and it will never be safe to ride... and you should give it to me... you know for safe keeping? yea, thats the ticket... safe keeping...

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kevin4t



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my scooter is DEFINITELY possessed by a demon, but I think I will keep it
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ScooterCommuter



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Your brake light bulb is definitely in backwards, but I don't think right off that it should affect the turn signals, unless the bike can't keep up with the constant extra 5 watts of draw. If you replaced a turn signal bulb at the same time, it could have been the wrong bulb. The flasher unit is a thermal unit that requires a specific current draw to operate properly, so wrong bulbs can throw it off. Otherwise I like the cleaning tips given by the others as good rule-out steps. If those steps don't help, you may consider replacing the flasher unit, though those units are pretty reliable, as I understand.

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Crusader Tom



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kevin4t wrote:
my scooter is DEFINITELY possessed by a demon, but I think I will keep it



...crap. that never works! i can't understand why nobody gives me their scooters?

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Fri Sep 12, 2008 10:44 pm View user's profile Send private message
kevin4t



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Thanks for all of the helpful suggestions. I finally got it all sorted out. The tail light was the switch on the handbrake, I used some JB Weld to bond it back into place, I hope it holds. The blinker was actually the blinker regulator thing under the horncast. I replace it and everything seems to be working fine.
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HiHoSilVeR



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Hi. Can you elaborate on the broken switch on your handbrake that was causing the tail light to stay on? I have the same symptoms, and just replaced the bulb, only to find it staying on.
It isn't upside down as some might suggest, because I tried it both ways.
Where exactly is this switch on the handbrake? How did you glue it back with the JB Weld?
Thanks,
'Silver
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chetakinator



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Hey Silver, I realize its been a couple years since you posted this, but just in case, the switch you seek is under the brake lever on the inside of the headset. There's basically 2 wires that come through the steering column and make a right towards the throttle handle and terminate into a button mounted so that the brake handle when not in use, presses the button. When you use the brake, you squeeze the brake lever and remove pressure from the button which activates your brake light.

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