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Old 02-22-2007, 10:28 AM   #1
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headlight turned off while riding

so last night i am riding down 290 towards 610 on my 03' gsxr and my headlight just goes off( about a month my high beam went out thought it was the bulb so i have not bought new ones yet). i finally get to my destination and look at the bulbs nothing looks burned out, light switch isnt working either, looked at my fuse for lo and hi both are not broken. is there a relay switch on my bike, or is this electrical any ideas or anyone run into this before.
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Old 02-22-2007, 10:40 AM   #2
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get a multimeter and do some poking around. it will help you isolate the problem.
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Old 02-22-2007, 10:48 AM   #3
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I just got done replacing a taillight bulb in a car that didn't look burnt, but it was. Grab a meter and cheeck real quick, if you don't have one, throw a bulb in there. Just because it doesn't look like the problem doesn't mean it isn't.
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Old 02-22-2007, 11:05 AM   #4
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use a test light and probe the plug that the bulb goes into.
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Old 02-22-2007, 11:27 AM   #5
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chances are that the elements are burned out. should just replace both bulbs
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Old 02-22-2007, 11:29 AM   #6
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did you buy it used? could have a switch on it somewhere and you just never noticed it but somehow found it on accident..
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Old 02-22-2007, 11:36 AM   #7
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gxsr has a lighting problem in the main wire harness. Because of the head light wire harness get to hot and melt. Check out the info on gxsr.com.
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Old 02-22-2007, 11:58 AM   #8
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chances are that the elements are burned out. should just replace both bulbs

when i was riding it out go out then i would toggle the light switch then it would come on for a few secs then go out then come on then go out over and over until now it wont come on, to bulbs do that when they are going out i havnet heard of that before anykind of waring system for them to flicker like that
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Old 02-23-2007, 03:30 PM   #9
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bro ur lucky u didnt wreck, id be hella pist if that happend to me! like the rest of the guys just test your wires and report back
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Old 02-27-2007, 04:32 PM   #10
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so i took off my faring and checked out my wiring i checked out the wires from the bulbs. when i would move the wires around the left light would cut on and off. and the right would not come on at all. any other ideas?
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Old 02-27-2007, 04:50 PM   #11
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LOL!!! this happened to Prodigy on his first bike, except it was funny bc the only tiem it would come on was when he would wheelie, so it looked like he was throwing up his batman sign in the sky...hahaha!!!
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Old 02-27-2007, 04:55 PM   #12
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so i took off my faring and checked out my wiring i checked out the wires from the bulbs. when i would move the wires around the left light would cut on and off. and the right would not come on at all. any other ideas?
my car has this problem....i moved the wires around until both of my headlights stayed on then taped them into place
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Old 02-27-2007, 06:08 PM   #13
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check all the wire conections i had the same problem. it was just a harness that wasnt plugged in really good i had to zip tie it where it wouldnt come loose anymore
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Old 02-27-2007, 08:56 PM   #14
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I would un tape the wires and find out exactly which one it is, If not its just going to happen again later. Best to fix it right the first time.
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Old 02-28-2007, 09:28 AM   #15
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should i try and unplug the wire conections?
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Old 02-28-2007, 09:56 AM   #16
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take it to patrick and let him fix it that way you dont have to worrry about it
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