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Re: 929 Headlight not Working
Had a similar problem last summer.
First question: Are you using stock bulbs, or imitation HID blue lights?
I run some High intensity bulbs in mine for the Blue/White look. Here's what happened:
Hot August day, lights quit, dash flickers, turn signals spaz out.
Traced it, using manual and fixed it quick.
Pull off fake air duct cover on right side of bike, in front of tank, below the throttle. (3 or 4, 5mm allen head bolts) Now follow the wiring harness from your cluster and headlights down the right side of the bike, and you should see a big GRAY connector (24-30 pins) The ground wire for EVERYTHING forward of this harness is Dark Green, about a 20 or 22 gauge wire. STUPID DESIGN!!! Mine was MELTED inside the connector
on both sides. I had to break some of the plastic on the connector to get the thing to separate. When it finally came apart, I had to clean the black carbon off the connectors and tighten them inside their sockets. Put it back together, and everyting worked.
Those aftermarket bulbs just draw a LOT of current through the ground circuit. I am splicing into the Green wire just forward of the connector towards the headlights, and running an extra 16 gauge wire, soldered in, back to the battery or maybe the frame, to give it some current carrying insurance.
I sell decent bulbs by the way, look great, last a long time, very reasonable current rating(aside from above story...) Have them in all my bikes and cars.
$30 a pair.
Last edited by NordicusMaximus; 04-13-2004 at 5:40 PM.