Headlight problem on 1995 GL1500 SE


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Goldwingtrike95
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Headlight problem on 1995 GL1500 SE

Postby Goldwingtrike95 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:21 am



Recently I have had a problem of my headlight occasionally not coming on when I start my bike. Then when I engage the clutch (say as I am coming to a stop sign) it comes back on. Any suggestions as to what might be the problem? :? :?



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Re: Headlight problem on 1995 GL1500 SE

Postby MikeB » Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:55 pm

I think that maybe operating the clutch and having the light come on is a coincidence. It is quite possible that the start switch is dirty. The start switch is what turns off the headlight during starting. Try flicking the starter switch quickly the next time you have the headlight problem. If the light comes back on, then the start switch will need cleaning.
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Re: Headlight problem on 1995 GL1500 SE

Postby Goldwingtrike95 » Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:01 pm

Thanks Mike...I'll try that tomorrow. I appreciate your suggestion. :D


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