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Dropped bike, now headlights won't come on

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Had the misfortune of dropping my bike whilst washing it on Sunday. I have a 2003 CBR600RR. Apart from a few scratches I thought everything was alright, but when I went to ride it later in the day I noticed that my headlights did not come on. Now before you go bashing me, I have searched pretty extensively for this problem on the forum. So I have already checked:
- fuses are fine
- high beam light flashes on at start-up but will not come on when the switch is turned on
- have checked the wires connecting the starter switch and the red/black wire is attached, (solder has not lifted)

Now this is an Aus model CBR600RR, so I have a passing (flash) lights button. My headlights work when I use this button, both high and low beam. So I'm thinking it can't be the lighting relay.

Does anyone have any more ideas otherwise I'm off the the bike shop tomorrow?

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Have you checked your bulbs? They usually don't like getting slammed

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Well both high and low beam lights work and will come on when I hold in the passing (flash) light button (found on Aus model). So it's not that the bulbs are blown.
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Can you describe your washing technique? Water doesn't touch my bike for this very reason. If quick detailer can't get your bike clean, you're doing it wrong.

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Mate I already feel crap enough about dropping it, so no need to be a smart-arse. I ride everyday, no matter what the weather and it's winter here in Adelaide, so the bike was covered in road grime which "quick detailer" wouldn't have gotten off.

If you have any ideas as to what may be causing my lights to not come on when I start the bike that would be appreciated.

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That sucks, hope you find a solution. Messing with electricals is always a bitch...
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Mate I already feel crap enough about dropping it, so no need to be a smart-arse. I ride everyday, no matter what the weather and it's winter here in Adelaide, so the bike was covered in road grime which "quick detailer" wouldn't have gotten off.

If you have any ideas as to what may be causing my lights to not come on when I start the bike that would be appreciated.

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Bring it round to my place... we can fix it up soon enough. PM me if you like.
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Thanks mate. PM sent.
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Hey just this morning my 04 showed similar symptoms. I have been riding in heavy rain all week. anyway the low beam was working but the high beam wouldnt. It did work with the pass switch though, I gave the switch a smack and it worked...so I assume there is a connection inside there that is not good. I havent had time to check...

Perhaps in the fall some wire came loose by the switches
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Cheers mate. That's exactly what I'm thinking the problem is now, but I don't know enough about the electronics to find/fix the problem. Hopefully Nico will be able to help me out though!
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For everyone's info...

Turns out it was just the plug for the right hand switch assembly had come loose.
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Thanks Nico for your help
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