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'06 600RR high beam issue
First: I'm at work so I haven't researched all of the threads to determine if this has already been addressed, so my apologies in advance if this is a repeat post.
About a month ago, when I went to switch on my high beam, the blue dash light would take a few seconds to click on, but then the light would come on as it was supposed to. Over time, eventually the light just stopped coming on. I assumed a bad fuse and/or bulb. Just this past weekend, I bought new H7 bulbs (From amazon) and installed them. They went in just as easy as expected, and the "day-time running" light turned on with the key. When I turned my kill switch on and pushed the start pushbutton, just the clicking of the relay by the battery. No start. Hrm, this is interesting. So I ensured the bulb was installed properly and it was. Checked fuses and wires, all looked good. Put the original bulb back in, leaving the newly purchased bulb in the "day-time" light, bike started right up first time.
The bike does look like it's in need of a wire-harness make-over. But that's going to run me 300$+. I don't mind doing it, and I will eventually, but I'm just curious at this point as to why the original bulb would work and the new one wouldn't in the high-beam socket, but would in the low beam socket. And why the bike will start with the old bulb in (but light still doesn't work) and will not start with the new bulb in (and light still doesn't work).
Thank you in advance for any help. I'm sure it's some sort of grounding issue, or a bad socket ..
Side note - the high-beams blue indicator light turns on on the dash ... but still no high-beam light.