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Head Light Issue on DRZ400SM??

2009 drz400sm...every so often, my headlight does not come on with key? (i should prob read manual before posting this cause prob something dumb..lol?) Anyway, I can always get it back on after toggling key on and off a few times, but i think the last time it seemed like when I hit the starter button, the light triggered back on?

Something is wrong i think? i will research this, but any feedback appreciated.

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Re: Head Light Issue on DRZ400SM??

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2009 drz400sm...every so often, my headlight does not come on with key? (i should prob read manual before posting this cause prob something dumb..lol?) Anyway, I can always get it back on after toggling key on and off a few times, but i think the last time it seemed like when I hit the starter button, the light triggered back on?

Something is wrong i think? i will research this, but any feedback appreciated.

Is the headlight supposed to come on with the ignition?
My ZX6R headlight doesn't come on until the engine starts.

The starter button probably has a headlight cut-out in it that shuts the light off while the starter motor is engaged so there may be a fault in the starter circuit.

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Re: Head Light Issue on DRZ400SM??

yeah, thats smart...i was thinking there might be some mechanism that turns light off for a second while starter moto going? when you start it, the light appears to be dimming due to starter pull, but actually it could be turning off and on or something to preserve power for the starter?

not sure, but looked in manual....doesnt say much. the light does come on with the ignition key...manual,

"NOTE: Start the engine promptly after turning the key to the "ON" position or the battery will lose power due to consumption by the headlight and taillight."

section for stater button,

"NOTE: The headligt will go off when the electric starter button is pushed"

Hmmmm?? Anyway, sometimes i can start the bike and be driving and realize the headlight is not on. i pull over and try a bunch of stuff and say wtf and look real stupid before it starts working again. then i just take off and start daydreaming again cause i got what i wanted. lol! im gonna make sure connections good on light and starter, etc., then check fuse box and just look it over tomorrow. next time it happens, im going to be calm and deliberate and try to figure out what makes it work again. i have feeling its the starter and like you said....there is a switch that shuts light off at same time. its staying off. (Sorry so long)

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