Back tire shorting out rear lights


New Member
Jul 28, 2020
East Texas
Just fixed an issue yesterday on my 08 RoadKing that I figured might help some of y'all. Kept blowing accessory and brake light fuses and found out it was because the back tired rub the wire harness raw. If anyone is having issues with their signal lights either staying on or flickering, especially after hitting a bump I would advise checking that back tire clearance. Has caused me a huge headache tracking it down but I finally got it. Thankfully I didn't spend the $120+ the dealership wanted for a signal switch that they claimed was "out". As always, ride safe brothers!


Hold my beer....
TGT Supporter
Jan 22, 2018
Over Here
When I had my FXDL. I went from a 120 to a 140 tire in the rear. I looked really nice. Filled in the rear finder nicely. Luckily... at the same time. I moved my rear tail light to the swing arm. So it never became an issue.


TGT Addict
Dec 15, 2019
I sometimes wonder about you city folks. Now y'all may haul your livestock around on motorcycles, but us farm boys use trailers and a truck to haul our livestock!
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