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Old 12-27-2005, 02:26 PM   #1
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My Headlights are crazy...

My headlights aren't bright at all. If it was a dark road with no street lights, and no car to follow, I would probably crash. I looked at the harness connecting to the bulbs and the right side seems a bit corroded. Both bulbs light up, but do you think the corrosion on the harness is whats making it so dim? And to make things worse, Ok...turn on the highbeams then right? Well my highbeams are useless. I hit the highbeam switch and I get even shorter range. Its crazy. My friends 600rr is brighter than both my bulbs and he only has 1. Somethings wrong here. Should I replace the harness, the headlamp or what? BTW, I replaced the bulbs with some PIAA bulbs and that didn't do anything but make the light whiter, no extra range.
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Old 12-27-2005, 02:44 PM   #2
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first, can you adjust the way your projector projects the light? i would start there by making adjustments to the headlight. also, put some di-electric grease on those corroded connectors to prevent further corrosion. Are the PIAA lights exceeding your manufacturers wattage draw? You could be burning up your wiring harness while you ride. I'm sure someone else on this forum is more knowledgable than I am, so let's here some more ideas guys.
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Old 12-27-2005, 04:13 PM   #4
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I say your projector is not aimed right. Can you see a clean cut off line when your bike is facing a wall? Also make sure the projector is not cracked.
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Thanks for the replies. The bulb wattage is the same as my old bulb. I haven't really tried adjusting the headlight yet, I will do that later tonight. I'm thinking it could be the harness I dont know. Hopefully I just need to adjust the projector like ya said. I'm also thinking about HID but know nothing about it. I have two H4 bulbs and buying the kit only gives me 1 HID bulb and that's already what...$200?
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Old 12-27-2005, 06:33 PM   #6
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i had the same problem, finaly to fix it i went and got a clear visor for my helmet
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Old 12-27-2005, 10:42 PM   #7
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Get some eletrical contact cleaner and a small brass brush (available at Radio Shack), and clean all the corrosion off the terminals thoroughly. Apply the dielectric grease to the terminals as Jetcycles suggested. Check your battery terminals too while you're at it. If you haven't had an accident and the bulbs are installed properly it shouldn't need adjustment unless it wasn;t adjusted properly since new.

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bad ground. dim lights signal a bad ground 80% of the time. to test take a peice of wire and ground the ground wire directly from the battery to the headlight see if it lights up brighter. or you could take a multimeter and check resistance.
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