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I swapped my Vulcan headlight with the one that came stuck to my KZ because I wanted the KZ to remain traditional, and the Vulcan doesn't actually look too bad with this once I deleted the extended bars and drilled the housing to fit it properly on the bike. Here's how it turned out.

It has (2) 9005 bulbs in it and can be swapped for any bulbs so I am going to go to HID's next week. Right now the headlight relay does not like this at all. It is wired in parallel inside the headlight housing from the factory and it only puts out 3 volts on low beams and hardly lights up, 12 volts on high beam and does fine. Anyone ever had this issue with the relay before? Next week I'll eliminate that issue with ballasts and HID's but I'd like to use high beams if needed for the next week. I plugged it in on low beams but it triggers the high beam light even when turned on low beams.

I know the 2 element issue is causing a resistance problem, I just don't know much about the inside of the headlight relay so unsure how to go about changing it. Anyone got a schematic on the headlight relay?
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Vulcan2000 has a dual headlight on his Vulcan if my feeble excuse for thinking matter recalls correctly.he should chime in and say what he did

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Vulcan2000 has a dual headlight on his Vulcan if my feeble excuse for thinking matter recalls correctly.he should chime in and say what he did

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Interesting that you mention my setup. Originally I changed out my headlight to dual rectangular ones by fabricating new brackets that stood further forward because of the deeper housing. I also designed the top attachment points to include an adjustable bracket for the lower unit. I only connected the light due to it being a sealed beam and not wanting to draw too much electrical power. Once I switched to the right bulb (Silver ?) I had plenty of light till two years ago. As of now I just use the single high beam and all is fine. I hope to convert to some LED's and then be able to connect the second unit. My bulb is good but the white dash light stays on. That's another winter project.
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