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Old 04-20-2017, 07:03 PM
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Why don't you consider going with an l.e.d. bulb? I bought one off of ebay for $25..It has 3 big leds in it and only pulls a fraction of the current that the incandecents pull and puts out the same or more light..white has a big heat sink on it..besides, think about your stator
when you are running all conventional bulbs, it's maxed out, and stressed out..Hell the charging system
by it's self is pulling 20 amps, add another 6 amps for just the headlight bulb...Now you have a 32 amp stator with 26 amps flowing through it..add a couple more bulbs and other the math , it equals a burnt stator..

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Same same. Ground the headlight to the main harness which keeps it in line with the fuses. I also have multiple grounds/bonding straps in areas such as the engine to frame, VR to frame, battery to frame.
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Old 05-17-2017, 01:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Ralph D View Post
Had the same problem. If your headlight is grounded to the bucket, it will continue to blow out. I ran a ground wire from my headlight to my main ground and I haven't had a problem in years.
well, I think this solved my problem; I've ridden it to work and back for the last week and the bulb is still working, so I guess that was my problem; thanks for the advice
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