Headlight Modulator


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Headlight Modulator

Postby Camer12 » Mon Jul 20, 2015 6:06 pm



i just installed a Modulator and when I plug my headset in I get a beeping noise when the lights blink. It doesn't affect the radio without the headset plugged in.



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Re: Headlight Modulator

Postby tfdeputydawg » Mon Jul 20, 2015 7:40 pm

http://www.amazon.com/Bluecell-Magnetic ... ingdocs-20
If you have a elctronics store near, you should be able to buy one instead of the amount shown!

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Re: Headlight Modulator

Postby Camer12 » Mon Jul 20, 2015 8:29 pm

thank you I will try that.

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Re: Headlight Modulator

Postby gordonv » Mon Jul 20, 2015 8:41 pm

And where would you mount it, on the modulator, or the head set?

Have you looked your alt over, and see if you still have the capacitor on the side of it? If not, get it.

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Re: Headlight Modulator

Postby tfdeputydawg » Tue Jul 21, 2015 3:05 am

gordonv wrote:And where would you mount it, on the modulator, or the head set?

Have you looked your alt over, and see if you still have the capacitor on the side of it? If not, get it.

It goes on the cord the headset plugs into. I placed mine where the pig tail comes out of the fairing.
Probably need one on the passenger plug-in also.

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Re: Headlight Modulator

Postby Camer12 » Tue Jul 21, 2015 3:16 pm

I tried a noise suppressor it didn't work.

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Re: Headlight Modulator

Postby tfdeputydawg » Tue Jul 21, 2015 5:29 pm

Camer12 wrote:I tried a noise suppressor it didn't work.

What kind did you try? Where did you install it?

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Re: Headlight Modulator

Postby Camer12 » Tue Jul 21, 2015 6:31 pm

I tried one from RadioShack put it on the cord by the plug.

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Re: Headlight Modulator

Postby tfdeputydawg » Wed Jul 22, 2015 8:40 am

Camer12 wrote:I tried one from RadioShack put it on the cord by the plug.

Strange! That's where I got mine and where I placed them and they worked!!!!!

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Re: Headlight Modulator

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Jul 22, 2015 10:11 am

Noise suppressors should normally be placed as close as possible to the source of the noise, not the thing that is being affected by the noise. If the headlight modulator is causing noise, then place chokes and noise suppressors on the wiring supplying the headlight - as physically close to the headlight as possible (but in between the modulator and the bike wiring harness).

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Re: Headlight Modulator

Postby Camer12 » Wed Jul 22, 2015 5:34 pm

I plugged the headset in with the radio off and it still makes the beeping sound.




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