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Old 11-17-2005, 04:08 PM
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headlight burning out -HELP

I need some help with a headlight that keeps buring out. First I lose the low beam, then I flip to hi and 10 mis later thats dead.
My taillight is on the same circuit and is not affected when any of this happens.
any suggestions where to start?
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Old 11-17-2005, 04:15 PM
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try grounding the headlite to your frame, if it isnt already, intermittant grounds will cause this
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Old 11-17-2005, 05:38 PM
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Already did that. filed off the paint and grounded it. Same type of light both times, I find it hard to believe its the brand of light (bought it from v-twin). I am at a loss here.
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Old 11-17-2005, 05:42 PM
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thats all i got sorry, maybe demonglory(cc member) might know of a heavy duty type bulb
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Old 11-17-2005, 05:54 PM
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Is there excessive vibration in your light? has it been working good up to a certain point or maint. action? do you have any momentary switches or other electronics wired into the system? Does the plug look or smell burnt or chared? Does it burn out when its not running or only when riding?? Hard to troubleshoot with out a bit more info.
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Old 11-17-2005, 08:12 PM
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The light is a sealed beam light. I havent taken it apart. It is wired directly to the hi/low switch ( no plug set up). It only burns out while running. I rode the bike for about 4 weeks, no problems. Then I sent the handlebars for rechroming. The wires for the light do not go thru the handlbars, but the wiring fo rthe hi/low button do. The actual relay is under my tank. Even thought the light is burned out, I can hear the hi/lo clicking under the tank while hitting the hi/lo button. There isnt any more vibration in the bike than before this happened. The only electrical accessory on the bike is a dakota speedo and thats been there since the bike took its 1st breath.
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Old 11-18-2005, 01:46 PM
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My smart wiring guys concur with Gypsy... ground ground ground.
Check the main grounds on the bike and ohm the ground wire itself to make sure it did not break internally when the bars were changed out. Move it around when ohming to check for breaks.
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Old 11-18-2005, 02:39 PM
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I had this same problem, I ran an additional wire to the bucket so it is no longer grounding through the neck bearing via the triple tree. I also did an ohm and continuity tests on all the wires as well as checked the output of the voltage regulator to make sure it was not putting out to much juice and frying the bulbs.

So far it has been fine and the only thing that I changed was adding a solid chassis ground.

Also this time I made sure my greasy oily hands did not come in contact with the bulb when I put it in.
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Old 11-18-2005, 06:16 PM
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I appreciate everyone advice. I plan to tinker with it tomm AM. I will share the results. Many thanks to all!
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Well. I changed out the light that has a ground wire as part of the unit. I thought I was home free, but now the headlight and tail light intermittingly (if thats a word) go in and out (together). Remember both are on the same breaker.

Time to take off the tank and change that breaker. Possibly a loose wire there.

Any other suggestions?
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Old 12-06-2005, 06:03 PM
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Voltage regulator?
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Old 12-06-2005, 06:09 PM
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I'm voting on a connection issue or a voltage spike overloading on the circuit.
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