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Lutzinmn
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92 headlight area

Post by Lutzinmn » Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:47 pm



Does anyone know what the wire in picture is or what it is for. This was behind my headlight.





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Re: 92 headlight area

Post by kane67 » Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:03 am

Photocell maybe?

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Re: 92 headlight area

Post by bellboy40 » Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:55 am

Does your bike have a headlight modulator?

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Re: 92 headlight area

Post by Lutzinmn » Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:51 am

I am not aware that I have a modulater, but looking at link above that seems like what it should be. I have never seen the headlight modulate. I guess if it was buried behind my headlight, it would never work thinking it was dark all the time. What would the other end plug into if it was a modulator?

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Re: 92 headlight area

Post by Bluewaterhooker0 » Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:44 am

Lutzinmn wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:51 am
I am not aware that I have a modulater, but looking at link above that seems like what it should be. I have never seen the headlight modulate. I guess if it was buried behind my headlight, it would never work thinking it was dark all the time. What would the other end plug into if it was a modulator?
Just follow the wire back to its source. It should be attached to the modulator box if that's what it is.

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Re: 92 headlight area

Post by Lutzinmn » Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:01 pm

I will say it is a modulator sensor. It runs back to a 3" square black box with like 12 wires from it. 3 wires each tie into the headlights plugs. 2 wires to sensor, 2 wires that are cut doing nothing and another 2 wires go to a 1" x 1/2" box wrapped in electrical tape. On the big box, it looks like it says starburst and the rest you can't read. Thanks for help determining what it was. I will need to test the sensor and see if lights modulate. I put led in headlight. Will the modulator still work for led?

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Re: 92 headlight area

Post by Bluewaterhooker0 » Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:42 pm

Lutzinmn wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:01 pm
I will say it is a modulator sensor. It runs back to a 3" square black box with like 12 wires from it. 3 wires each tie into the headlights plugs. 2 wires to sensor, 2 wires that are cut doing nothing and another 2 wires go to a 1" x 1/2" box wrapped in electrical tape. On the big box, it looks like it says starburst and the rest you can't read. Thanks for help determining what it was. I will need to test the sensor and see if lights modulate. I put led in headlight. Will the modulator still work for led?
As I understand it, it takes a special modulator to properly modulate LED headlights. That is due to the instant ON, instant OFF nature of LED lighting. It has to do with the appearance of the lights "strobing" instead of modulating bright and dim, as a standard incandescent bulb will do by nature of its behavioral characteristics. Incandescents don't go completely off during the off cycle, thus avoiding the strobe effect.



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