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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-06-2012, 09:01 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Head light flip switch acting funky

So I searched a little bit and only found problems that include wiring issues. I dont think that is the case with me though. I'll try to be as descriptive as possible w/o pics.

-When I have the switch in the down position the running light has no problems.

-When I have the switch in the upward position the bright flicks on and off, as well as the blue indicator light on the gauge.

-After messing with it, if I gently press the switch back towards the bottom the bright comes on and stays on. ( its about half of a press, the switch does not fully click or engage the downward, running light position. Think of it as trying to balance the switch between the two functions.)

- During that little toggle the switch remains in the bright position, I just slightly press it down a little and then the brights run normally.

To me this sounds like a dirty contact within the switch... Sound about right or is the switch bad...?
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Anyone had this problem before?
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Sounds like a bad contact inside the unit. Pull the switch and check the contacts to see if they are making a good strong connection. T




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Sounds like a bad contact inside the unit. Pull the switch and check the contacts to see if they are making a good strong connection. T


you can use some light sand paper to clean up the contacts then add a small amount of dyelectric grease to them

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Thanks! Didnt know if this was common or if the whole switch needed to be replaced.
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My bike did that exact same thing. I never did take the time to fix it though haha

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My bike did that exact same thing. I never did take the time to fix it though haha


Did it fix itself?? I got mine done, just wondering if I wasted my time.
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Mine did the exact same thing, i never did anything to fix it i guess it fixed itself.

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I've got a 09 rr/a and it's doing the same thing .... Its a new bike to me and I tried pulling the switch apart removed the one Phillips screw but it seams to be clipped together I didn't want to damage anything any idea how to split the switch ?
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Mine does this :/ I just live with it


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Just pull the control piece off and clean the contacts. Mine did the same thing. Cleaned the contacts and now it works perfectly.
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mine did this. the dealer said it just from water and condensation getting in the switch. flip it back and forth a bunch of times and it solves it. my kill switch did this as well and left me stranded one day. so if you dont use your kill switch alot, dont use it at all.

seems like they would come up with a waterproof switch after how many years. i hate to say it, but my yamaha never had this problem. but if this is my biggest complaint about the honda, i guess thats not too bad, huh
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Had the same problem, seemed to fix itself :/

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My buddies bike is doing this now.

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It gets annoying unless it goes away on its own
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Buddy's RR was doing the same thing for a little while.
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Mine seems to have fixed itself for now will see the next time I wash the bike ... It would be nice if someone chimed in on how to dismantle the swith housing seems to be clipped together after the Phillips screw is removed
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Just to add to the topic. My bike was doing this the other night, i flipped the switch about 20 times until it stayed on. For reference, i gave the bike a bath the previous day. The switch is working fine now.
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FOR THOSE WHO TRIED CLEANING THE CONTACTS INSIDE THE SWITCH AND STILL NO FIX

The same thing was happening to mine and as I just mentioned, I tried to dismantle and clean the contacts of the switch, but with no success.

I finally followed the problem to the high beam wire that had been slowly cut by the right side fork and the frame.
You have to cut open the wrapping, then reconnect (I used a butt connector) this wire, and tada. Fixed
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I just had this same problem. I had washed my bike the day before. After flipping it 10 or so times, it started working again.

Seems like its just a silly problem with water getting into the switch as was previously mentioned.

Is there anyway to waterproof the switch? I'd like to wash the bike and ride in the rain without worry...
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Mine does this right now. I just leave the brights on since I rarely ride at night but one day I'll pull it apart and see if I can fix it. Comforting to know it is a common issue...or maybe not.
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My 05 does something similar. Normally I ride with high and low beam on, no problem. But, just assume I have my high beam off. If I flip the switch to high beam on, the high beam wont come on. But, if I put the weight of a mosquito on the switch towards the 'off' position, it turns right on. It's the smallest 'off' movement you can imagine, and has been this way for several years. I'll try cleaning my contacts this weekend. It's a very small annoyance that I can live with, but the safety shops now claim it as 'headlight high beam not working'!!! Ridiculous!
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