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Ok so yesterday as im leaving for work I start the bike up to let it warm up a little and notice the headlight doesnt come on... i finish putting my gear on and by the time I am done the headlight is on, so im thinking no big deal.

However this morning i start the bike and same thing no headlight except this time i waited and waited and nothing, i drove to work anyways the whole time trying to see if it comes on or play with the "brights" switch. When i turn the brights switch on it does not indicate on my cluster, nor does it turn on. Everything else works fine, brake light, turn signals everything.

As soon as i get to work it turns on and now when i turn the brights on the other light comes on and it is indicated on my cluster...

So is there maybe somthing simple i could check a lose connection or? I just thought it was wierd because even though i turn my brights on the light on my cluster wouldnt come on.
 

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dunno, check your fuses, and where the bulbs plug into the sub harness, maybe even a short in your switch?
 

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Thought maybe its a fuse... but now it sounds like a loose connection. Check all your hook ups, and make sure they are all securely done up. Maybe your bulb is burnt out?!? I really dont have much of a clue other then that.
 

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well the bulbs arnt burnt out because they do both come on but like i said it was delayed, yesterday only a minute but this morning prolly 30...
if it was a fuse then wouldnt it not come on at all? unless its a loose fuse?
 

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yea if the fuse was burnt you would have no light
if the bulb was burnt there would be no light
it's got to be a short in your wiring or a loose connection of either the fuse or the bulbs
 

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the fact that it doesn't show in your cluster when u turn the brights on makes me think a short in your actual switch possibly....

but then why would the low beam not come on also?
 

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Mine use to do this as well but has stopped for the time being. But it seemed to fix it self was wierd and seemed hard to deal with seeing as I like riding with the brights on as well.
 

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100% know its in your kill switch. Tear it apart, and remove the metal cover thats on the bottom side of the switch I believe, and there is a white/blck wire (I THINK) that has a solder tab on there. It just came unsoldered. Check it out, thats most likely the culprit. Happened to alot of us.
 

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Like suggested check the kill switch also check out the
prongs for the black base that holds the bulb itself its
common to have a short in one of the prongs which causes
the problem you got the base is replacable for 5.95
 

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100% know its in your kill switch. Tear it apart, and remove the metal cover thats on the bottom side of the switch I believe, and there is a white/blck wire (I THINK) that has a solder tab on there. It just came unsoldered. Check it out, thats most likely the culprit. Happened to alot of us.

I'd go 99%. Could be a burnt bulb but most likely... kill switch.
 

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just curious, was the bike ever down?
 

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the fact that it doesn't show in your cluster when u turn the brights on makes me think a short in your actual switch possibly....

but then why would the low beam not come on also?
Exactly my thoughts... if this is a switch issue like people are saying that has nothing to do with my low beam it is on by default...
 

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not a burnt bulb people

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I'd go 99%. Could be a burnt bulb but most likely... kill switch. ?
well the bulbs arnt burnt out because they do both come on but like i said it was delayed, yesterday only a minute but this morning prolly 30...
if it was a fuse then wouldnt it not come on at all? unless its a loose fuse?
 

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rode it home from work and didnt have a problem, i did wash it this past weekend so perhaps water shorted somthing out?
i checked the prongs/connectors, those wires everything near the headlight assembly looks ok :(
 

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It's the start button/ kill switch. When you push the start button, it turns off the low beam headlight while it is starting the bike. When you let off the starter button... the light comes back on. Also when you hit the kill switch... it turns off the low beam too.

We're not talking about the high beam switch.
 

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ok that makes sense what your saying but why would that effect the high beam? ie i turn the high beam on it doesnt come on and it is not displayed on my cluster
 

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Sampsonite, I was way off. Your high beam has a relay. Check it out. You can switch it with the fan relay and if that fixes it... then buy a new relay. If it doesn't fix it... well, we'll cross that bridge when we get there.
 

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Oh, the indicator in the cluster and the high beam light are wired parallel. Meaning even if the bulb was shot... the indicator would still turn on. So I think you wiring problem is the relay or somewhere before the relay.
 

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Ok well rode again to work and not one problem, so for the time being i will keep this thread on the backburner but i do appreciate the advice so far though guys.
 
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