Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Stafford, England
This has now happened to me a few days ago, its really annoying. Riding along and suddenly no head lights. I can use the pass button to flash the high beam, but no lights apart from that.
I have squirted the controls on both handlebars and still nothing. Done a continuity check between the switches, head lights and fuse box.
No shorts everything works as it should. Fuses ok, lamps have working filaments. No breaks in the circuit.
Swopped in some new lamps, still nothing. When I stick a multimeter into the lamp sockets I get correct voltages, as I flip the light switch from low to high beam voltages swop over correctly to the right filaments, however unable to measure the voltage with the lamps in place (I could do with an extra hand for that)
I have to assume the voltage drops to zero with the lamps in, but I'm stuck on what could be causing it. I can't find a single problem on the head light circuit so it much be something elsewhere, anyone able to suggest anything?
The switches on the handle bars are once again drying out after squirting cleaner in them.
Must be a short somewhere but I don't know where to look. One idea I have is that it could be something in the dashboard causing a volt drop. I did notice the overdrive light was coming on sometimes in the wrong gears (usually 2nd)
Running out of ideas here...
[FONT="Franklin Gothic Medium"][SIZE="2"]Neither snow nor rain nor heat of day nor gloom of night is gonna make me leave it in the garage and get that train to work tomorrow...[/SIZE][/FONT]
Last edited by FuzzySpace; 08-09-2009 at 10:24 AM.