Headlight problems


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matdirt
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Headlight problems

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My headlight was working fine then all sudden it just went dead I have no power going to the plug but all my other lights work any suggestions would be appreciated thank you


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Re: Headlight problems

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matdirt wrote: Tue Mar 09, 2021 2:14 pm My headlight was working fine then all sudden it just went dead I have no power going to the plug but all my other lights work any suggestions would be appreciated thank you
Check your start switch. Give it a wiggle and see if the headlight comes on.

I assume you've already checked your headlight fuse?
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Re: Headlight problems

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Are you saying my the key or the actual button to start
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Re: Headlight problems

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i believe wingadmin is referring to the start button. with the key in the run position, battery voltage goes to the start button. depressing the start button does 2 things at once ... it cuts off power to the headlight and it sends power to the starter. releasing the start button also does 2 things at once ... it cuts off power to the starter and sends power to the headlight. these 35 year old handlebar switches can be either worn or extremely dirty ... often just dirty.


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