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post #1 of 3 Old 10-12-2016, 03:47 PM Thread Starter
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HI beam + LO beam both on......?

Last night, I was riding home from work on my 2006 DL650, and was flipping between HI +LO beams, as traffic warranted. By accident, as I pressed the switch to go to my HI beam, it landed between the two settings, and both my HI+LO beam lamps were blazing. The increase in lighting output was a bit startling, but awesome! I only left it on that way for a few seconds, since I was worried I'd fry the wiring, or blow a fuze, etc. That said, I have installed the Eastern Beaver headlight relay kit, which bypasses the delicate lighting circuit that runs thru the bike's controls wiring. My question is, could I do any damage to my bike's charging system, wiring, battery or even my Eastern Beaver relay setup by running both HI + Lo beams simultaneously? What do you guys think?

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post #2 of 3 Old 10-12-2016, 03:56 PM
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Well ain't that somethin. I doubt any harm could be done as a fuse would blow before anything. I'm pretty sure you could create some type of switch to allow both to run together. Ask Greywolf. He knows a thing or two about electricity.

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An identical question was asked recently. Follow up there.


Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
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