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post #1 of 4 Old Feb 23rd, 2014, 11:21 pm Thread Starter
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Does a BMW K100's tail light ever go out when the ignition is on?

This may sound like a silly question but I've only just got this bike and i've been giving it a good clean up and sorting out after it's been sat in a garage for 4 years. I've only just turned it on and started it. Aside from a split fuel line that was quickly fixed the only problem seems to be that the tail light will not turn off while the ignition is switched on! Is this a safety feature of the K series or do I have an electrical fault (bloomin' mice!)

Note: The triangular warning light that gets triggered by faults in the circuitry DOES turn off but i still think it's odd that the tail light does not...
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post #2 of 4 Old Feb 24th, 2014, 6:59 am
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Re: Does a BMW K100's tail light ever go out when the ignition is on?

On a US model the taillight and headlight should be on any time the ignition is on. . If you have a European model it is possible to turn the headlight switch off with a switch on the handlebar. Not sure if this turns the taillight off also.

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post #3 of 4 Old Feb 24th, 2014, 10:27 am
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Re: Does a BMW K100's tail light ever go out when the ignition is on?

Yes, the European version can turn off the tailight along with the headlight.
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post #4 of 4 Old Mar 4th, 2014, 3:15 pm
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Re: Does a BMW K100's tail light ever go out when the ignition is on?

They are just like your car--if the headlight (or just parking light) is on, the taillight is on. Nothing has separate switching for front and rear lights.

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