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Couple questions about track day prep:
1. Is there a fuse/fuses I can pull that would kill power to all the lights?
2. Any tips/tricks on how to keep the removable cover on the tail from being so loose? People behind me say that the cover is bouncing up and down quite a bit when we are out riding. I plan to tape it down for the track, but there has to be a way to make a better fit? I have checked the bolt inside the tail that holds the locking mechanism, seems tight.

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There is a foam seal around the perimeter of the cover. May have deteriorated over time and allows a loose fit? Honda part 77223-MCF-300 still listed as available at about $3.22. Maybe double up on it. Could be wear on the metal catch on the lid, it should have a plastic piece on either side of the metal loop to limit front to rear movement I would guess.
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That could be it! Def no foam back there.

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Are you missing the rubber seal that goes between the cover and the tail? SEAL, SEAT COWL PANEL 77223-MCF-300

I'm starting my track day experience as well this summer but I was just planning on pulling the plugs to the headlights and taillights. My eyebrow lights are powered from the headlight and there's no running light to my LED turn signals.

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Yup...no rubber/foam on the cover. Just ordered a seal! Thanks for the info! Slowly learning this bike.....

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On unplugging your lights, make sure your regulator and battery are on optimal condition. When you unplug your lights the load is out of balance with the charging system so the generator is producing more than the system requires. Normally not going to be an issue with a healthy system for occasional track days but if battery is old or system charging on the high end could be a problem. Never heard of this being a problem before until I was reading about the series regulator on roadstercycle.com. Probably worth a check for discoloration at the 3 yellow wires at the reg/rectifier connection and using some dielectric grease on the related connectors. Or maybe I was just talking myself into buying a series regulator.
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FYI, I looked at the wiring diagram fuse block.
C is the 20A headlight
D is the 10A turn signal, front/rear brake, horn
E is the 10A meter, tail, illumination <-- not sure about these

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If you unplug the headlight fuse the start button won't work.

Better to just unplug the headlights at the socket.


The turn signal fuse won't matter so there no reason to pull it

If you pull the illumination fuse youll lose your dash.



So all in all, don't pull any fuses.
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If you unplug the headlight fuse the start button won't work.

Better to just unplug the headlights at the socket.


The turn signal fuse won't matter so there no reason to pull it

If you pull the illumination fuse youll lose your dash.



So all in all, don't pull any fuses.
OK cool....tape it is over the lights

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Yup...no rubber/foam on the cover. Just ordered a seal! Thanks for the info! Slowly learning this bike.....


That rubber seal is meant to be used in combination with the seat pad. But if it fixed your issue then good too!

Old enough to know better, young enough not to care.
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