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Headlights not coming on... HELP

WTF? My headlights just stopped working out of nowhere, one second the low beam was on, the next neither worked! HELP!
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If neither work... most likely it is that start button. It turns off the lights (both high and low beams) while starting the motor. I think that switch is the only circuit that the high and low beams have in common.

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edit: nvm i got it right after i asked >.>

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Well. since it is not working... you can take it apart and see if there is something visibly wrong with it. Do you have a volt meter? If so... then what year is the bike? I have a wiring diagram and can look at what wires you can check.

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lol, wtf? that's your first asumption? my advice would be check your fuses...

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Seperate fuses fot the high and low beams... There have been several cases of the start button messing up on this forum... I think the odds are greater of a bad switch than 2 fuses kind of working then not working at all later.

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correction... one fuse but I have never had a fuse sometimes work then sometimes not.

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Seperate fuses fot the high and low beams... There have been several cases of the start button messing up on this forum... I think the odds are greater of a bad switch than 2 fuses kind of working then not working at all later.
Both the high and low beam are on the same fuse/circuit.
They're on a 20A.

My guess, the headlight connections are loose.
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$5 Starter button...any takers?

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$5 Starter button...any takers?
You won. I went down, checked the fuse, even switched it out to be safe. check the wires, everything tightly secured. hit the starter button and wa-la i can seeeee.
haha thanks guys!
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Wohoo Pay up everyone.

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The main problem for the headlights not working is usually ALWAYS the kill switch. You gotta get it fixed. If you just hit the kill switch, and the lights turned on, then you just completed the circuit in there. You need to take it apart and re-solder the tab that it wont happen again

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The main problem for the headlights not working is usually ALWAYS the kill switch. You gotta get it fixed. If you just hit the kill switch, and the lights turned on, then you just completed the circuit in there. You need to take it apart and re-solder the tab that it wont happen again
any write ups on this repair?

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