1992 1500 tail lights


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1992 1500 tail lights

Postby hap2 » Fri Sep 26, 2014 3:17 pm



I was rear ended. The guy said he never saw me because 1 brake light was out. I got a ticket for that. He totaled my bike & caused me to be off work for a month from injuries & his ins co is denying liability because I had one brake light out out of 4 not to mention the light bar on the truck & the 2 license plate lights.

It is a stock 1992 1500SE.

I am requesting someone take & send me a couple of picture of their 1500 at night.
All I need is one picture (taken obviously from the rear of the bike) that shows all the taillights illuminated & one picture that shows the brake lights.

If you need my email., just say.

Thank you so much.



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Re: 1992 1500 tail lights

Postby cbx4evr » Fri Sep 26, 2014 3:37 pm

Was the light bar on your trunk hooked up to the brake lights too?? Which brake light was out??

This is bad news and sorry to hear about it. Insurance companies are looking for any way out of paying a claim. One brake light out shouldn't be an issue. I would fight the ticket in court too.

Did you have collision coverage? I carry it for just this reason because then at least my insurance company will fight for my claim.
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Re: 1992 1500 tail lights

Postby hap2 » Fri Sep 26, 2014 3:44 pm

Didn't have collision.

The bottom right brake light was the one out of 4 that was out.

Do u have a 92 1500SE? Can u send me some pics, or know who would b able to or where I could find TWO PICS: one with brake NOT applied & one with brakes applied.

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Re: 1992 1500 tail lights

Postby dingdong » Sat Sep 27, 2014 8:00 am

You know I thought this when you mentioned it before, you were rear ended why wouldn't a brake light possibly light be out? This makes no sense to me. All early gl1500s have 4 brake lights. How did they determine it didn't happen due to the accident? You were rear ended it is always the fault of the other inattentive driver. You could have been sitting stopped without your brakes on. What then? Sorry I don't have pics. I would take some for you but I have a brake light modulator. Good luck with this. Keep up the fight we're rooting for you.
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Re: 1992 1500 tail lights

Postby cbx4evr » Sat Sep 27, 2014 9:56 am

hap2 wrote:Didn't have collision.

The bottom right brake light was the one out of 4 that was out.

Do u have a 92 1500SE? Can u send me some pics, or know who would b able to or where I could find TWO PICS: one with brake NOT applied & one with brakes applied.

Thank you



I have a 2000 but I think the lights would be the same set up. My trunk light bar comes on with brake though. If you want pictures I will gladly take them. Send me your email address in a PM.
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Re: 1992 1500 tail lights

Postby Mh434 » Sat Sep 27, 2014 5:16 pm

In most jurisdictions, it is only mandatory to have ONE functioning brake light - 'Wings have a bunch more than what is required.

Second, do you know for a fact that a brake light was out? It is very easy to tell if a brake filament was on at time of impact - in a 'cold' bulb, the filament will fracture or shatter, whereas in a 'hot' bulb, illuminated filaments will stretch out all over the inside of the globe like spaghetti. If all yours are stretched, it will PROVE your bulbs were not only working, but 'on' at time of impact.

This is an integral part of collision analysis & reconstruction, and is accepted in court (guess what I did for a living...).

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Re: 1992 1500 tail lights

Postby hap2 » Sat Sep 27, 2014 5:30 pm

Ya, as I said, I know that one bulb was out.

So, if they proved that, they shud b able to prove that the other 3 were workin, right? And if al I need is one, then I had one. 'Sides, it ain't illegal to NOT have brakes on when ur turning a corner (even at an intersection). And I DID have the signal light on. That shud b provable as well.

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Re: 1992 1500 tail lights

Postby Mh434 » Sun Sep 28, 2014 9:20 pm

Brake lights only need to be on when braking, and not at any other time.

Find & engage the services of a lawyer experienced in collision cases. They will have an expert available to examine the case properly, and will usually take on the case at no cost.

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Re: 1992 1500 tail lights

Postby hap2 » Mon Sep 29, 2014 5:54 pm

Can someone tell me...Did a 1992 1500SE have the light bar that illuminated and acted as a 5th brake light like the 2000 had? I don't remember my1992 1500 SE bar ever lighting up. Thank you

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Re: 1992 1500 tail lights

Postby robb » Mon Sep 29, 2014 9:43 pm

Light bar on my rear trunk spoiler comes on with brakes.

I was rear ended years ago , hit hard enough all the lights were crushed. His lawyer tried to say I had no tail lights and his client could not react to my sudden stop. My lawyer calmly stated that lights were required in order to pass an inspection and get tagged, mine did 2 months prior to accident. He was found guilty and they had to replace my car.




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