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I'm tired of problems with my 2014 Suzuki v strom 1000 starter switches!does anyone do a relay kit for H7 bulbs. To take headlights off starter switch? Or diy?
 

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Few problems have been reported with the 2nd gen 1000's concerning this, EasternBeaver doesn't even feel the need to make a relay kit for the new 650/1000. Might be worth sending Jim an email and see what he says? Hopefully somebody here can help you, are you sure it isn't just corrosion occurring in the switch assembly from water intrusion?
 

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Took my beak off to install the Signal Dynamics modulator. All specs say the 2014 Vee is H7 bulb which is the harness I bought. Found out I have H9 and it won't fit. Am I missing something? The really odd part is the shop manual states my low is an H9 and high is H7. The pic below is of my high beam light.....
 

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Yes, H9 and H7. They make an adapter that runs to pigtails and you can buy replacement H9 and H7 sockets on Amazon . When I install my Signal Dynamics in my Mexico bike in a few weeks, I'm going to splice the output of the SD to the new sockets and then plug the new sockets into the headlights From what I've seen online, I'm using ceramic sockets because the plastic ones have been known to melt.

To be really clear: I haven't done this yet myself but I will be soon.

On my US bike, a 2018, I bought the same harness you did. I wound up cutting, splicing, and soldering to get it in.

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So the high is an H9 and the low is an H7. The shop manual for our bike is incorrect it has it backwards. I wonder what else I'll find incorrect in the manual.... Also, if the SD harness goes inline, I don't understand why it has 4 female and two male connections. Seems to have an extra high and low female but I have to dig more into the diagram today.
 

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I'm not sure which is the HI and the H9... It's been too long since I did my 2018 and I don't remember. It's one of each, though.


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Took my beak off to install the Signal Dynamics modulator. All specs say the 2014 Vee is H7 bulb which is the harness I bought. Found out I have H9 and it won't fit. Am I missing something? The really odd part is the shop manual states my low is an H9 and high is H7. The pic below is of my high beam light.....
Our workshop manual says the same.

BUT our owners manual has the H7 as the low & H9 as the high which is correct.

Cheers
 

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Confirming shop manual error

I just installed my Signal Dynamics on my 2014 1K today. I can confirm that the shop manual is wrong -- it has the H7 and H9 bulbs reversed.

Also, since I pulled the nose to do this (I uninstalled an LED low beam lamp the PO had installed because the light emitter was cocked 45 degrees and doing that was a lot easier on the bench), I wanted to check the lights' aim. The low beam was a tad high but turning on the vertical adjust screw seemed to have no affect. Anyone else had to deal with this?

Thanks,

Vinnie


Headlight modulator is now installed. Big pain in the ass on the vee. There are no plug-n-play harnesses that fit the 2014 vee. You have to buy an open end harness and solder it all in. https://youtu.be/USiQzrqZQCA
 

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I'm tired of problems with my 2014 Suzuki v strom 1000 starter switches!does anyone do a relay kit for H7 bulbs. To take headlights off starter switch? Or diy?
Since EB does not offer the relay kit I made my own for the H9 high beam, with some fighting since the H9 pigtail I bought did not fit without modification. However high beam is off most of the time, so this relay has little practical effect other than maybe a brighter light.

The low beam H7 is more of a problem since it is connected inside the closed low beam housing and the power is routed outside and to an obscure connector I have been unable to find. Have since given up on searching for it.
It is a 2 pole connector, sealed, with the number 11156 on one side. If anybody knows wo make these connectors or where to get them, I like one please.
 

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Installing LED headlamps is not legal with a modulator in the US. Reason is we can only modulate from a 30% to 100% brightness. When you use LED the lamp turns off resulting in 0% to 100%. SD engineers are working on an LED modulator that will allow for a 30% on the low end.
 

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This is my V2 headlight story.

I purchased my V2 used and noticed the PO had a headlight globe fitted by his local dealer.

After a few weeks of ownership I lost my low beam, I thought back to his globe change and thought I found the reason he had sold the bike it must have ongoing low beam problems.

When I opened things up to change the globe the plug on the back of the globe had melted, things had obviously gotten hot.

Having a good look I found the brass female spade fittings had no tension, they were soft.

I determined when the original globe was changed they had wobbled the plug enough to spread the contact points, this caused heat and that heat in turn soften the fittings causing more heat and melting the plug.

I did not change the globe but I did replace the spade fittings and all has been good since.
 

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Since EB does not offer the relay kit I made my own for the H9 high beam, with some fighting since the H9 pigtail I bought did not fit without modification. However high beam is off most of the time, so this relay has little practical effect other than maybe a brighter light.



The low beam H7 is more of a problem since it is connected inside the closed low beam housing and the power is routed outside and to an obscure connector I have been unable to find. Have since given up on searching for it.

It is a 2 pole connector, sealed, with the number 11156 on one side. If anybody knows wo make these connectors or where to get them, I like one please.
Check with cycleterminal.com He is very knowledgeable and has tons of connectors. Also Tripage LED or TST Industries might help.

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FWIW I have replaced low-beam bulbs twice on my 2015 DL1000. The bike currently has just short of 159,500 km / 99,090+ miles.

On my 2006 DL650 until I parted with it with over 202,000 km/ almost 126,000 miles I never replaced a single headlight bulb.


On my 2012 DL650 that I sold with over 139,500 km/ 86,700+ miles I never replaced a headlight bulb.

On the 2006 DL650 I had to take apart and clean the starter switch assembly, I think somewhere around 160,000 km/100,000 miles (but don't remember the mileage for sure.)

None of these Stroms ever had a relay kit for the headlights so I guess I am just lucky.

..Tom
 

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I fixed the headlight issue just by cleaning the wire terminal and tightening it. The connector is behind the radiator. I'll try to get pics of the connector when I get the bike out of the storage in a couple of days.
 
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