"martin-csr": Your first post is spot on. Re: Your second post, this bike did not come equipped with four-way flashers. In the shop until 11 PM last night running this problem down, I think I have it figured out: When the ignition is turned "ON" one of the bulbs in the tail light/brake light housing comes on-that is my "rear running light/tail light". The other bulb works when the brakes are applied. The rear light bar, per se, has the two amber lens lights which DO NOT come on with the ignition on or the bike running. They are strictly turn signals. These are the one's the officer showed me that "should be working" when the bike is running. The officer showed me that the front running lamps/turn signal light bar were on but not the rear light bar and this is what he based all of this on. So all is really well with my bike, the officer just does not know what he is talking about. A phone call this morning to an attorney friend of mine, who also rides, and he tells me to take the bike to the police station with the citation, wiring diagram, rear turn signal parts diagram, and the tail light/brake light parts diagram and he is confident that they will drop the charges. Personally I doubt seriously that they will even understand any of what is on those papers. IF they don't, just call him and he will handle it.