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Old 03-18-2013, 02:30 PM   #1
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Unhappy 01 gsxr 600 headlights keep burning out.

I need help, im compeltely stumped. The other day my low beam went out at work, so I drove back with my high beam on. The next day I went to autozone and bought the bulb and replaced it, drove to my girlfriends house around 7ish, next morning; blown. Drove back home the next morning with no headlights. That day I checked the black cable under the front fairing to check to see if maybe by some random chance it was burned, nothing. I replaced the low beam while I went to buy the bulbs, moment I turned it on, it just went out. Im stumped on what it could be? Someone help? Thanks in advance.


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Old 03-18-2013, 02:35 PM   #2
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Is it a bulb that cant be touched with your hands? Some are like that. Oil from fingers is bad. Maybe its vibrating too much and breaking the filament
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Old 03-18-2013, 02:37 PM   #3
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No I doubt that because the day I replaced my low beam first, it was solid. But then I saw it slowly go low, then out. Maybe something else? Thanks.
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Old 03-18-2013, 03:01 PM   #4
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they dont usually fade before failing. Thats not normal
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Old 03-19-2013, 02:29 PM   #5
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Yeah something has to be shorted, but im stumped on what it could be. Next thing is my wiring harness, and im lost as on that. Thanks anyways bro. Only person who helped lol.
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Old 03-19-2013, 02:59 PM   #6
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Make sure the contacts in the plug that goes to the bulb are clean and not burned/corroded.
As mentioned, don't touch the bulb with your fingers. Use clean gloves or at least a paper towel. Then after you get it installed, clean it with acetone or some other solvent that leaves no residue.
It is for real that the oil from your fingers can make a hot spot and cause the bulb to fail.
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Have you checked the voltage output from your regulator? Maybe its not regulating, and therefore burning out your headlights (only headlights for now, electronics to follow). PM me if you want some help checking it, I'm in Pearland also.
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Have you checked the voltage output from your regulator? Maybe its not regulating, and therefore burning out your headlights (only headlights for now, electronics to follow). PM me if you want some help checking it, I'm in Pearland also.
^What he said.

Your VR is going bad or has a bad ground/connection. Check the wiring harness for melting/carbon deposits from arching on the connections. Put a voltage meter on your battery with bike running and rev it up. Anything over 14v DC and it's bad for sure. You'll also want to check the output of your stator with a voltmeter. If you keep riding it this way you will eventually kill your ECU/ECM and possibly explode your battery.

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