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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-20-2009, 09:43 AM Thread Starter
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Question Head light warning light.

I'm not understanding this light. I read the owners manual but not sure just what it is telling me. At night it is lite but very very dime. I have my high and low beams so is there an other Filament in the bulb? Is that what the manual is talking about?
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when it is dim it tells you that everything is working ok. our bikes have a headlight safty switch on it . if one burns out it switches to the other (highor low beem ). on the first night ride when i got my bike i saw the light and pulld over thinking something was wrong. everything seemed to be running right so i went home and read the owners manual and found out what it ment . a warning light is all it is.

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Thank for the info. I can put this one to bed then
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On my bike, i have noticed that sometimes it is dim, and other times not lit up at all. I have found the times when it is burning dim that the charging system isn't working up to par. you might want to make sure the battery voltage is at 12 + volts before laying this one to rest
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When the indicator lights are burning dim, it means that the high and low beams are working correctly. It has nothing to do with the battery voltage. That's probably just a coincident. If an indicator light was not lighting at all there might be a problem with the indicator light bulb.

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I mounted a volt meter and went for a ride and in fifth and R's at 4,250 mph 61. The volts read steady at 17.53 and at idel 13.43.
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I mounted a volt meter and went for a ride and in fifth and R's at 4,250 mph 61. The volts read steady at 17.53 and at idel 13.43.
The volt readings are too high. Your system is over charging. R/R may be falty.

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PG 15-37 of the Kawasaki Repair manual has a good trouble shooting guide for because the RLU. In this chart, it states if the light burns dim you have a problem with the light. also because of the way the RLU works, low and high voltage will also come on...The RLU measures the amount of watts the circuit is drawing, and if it is out of tolerance the light will come on.
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**Update to previous message** I miss read the diagram in the manual that I referred to above. So now I am starting to wonder if I have a problem...My light only comes on when the battery voltage drops below 12 volts or spikes above 14 volts
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...My light only comes on when the battery voltage drops below 12 volts or spikes above 14 volts
Slim, that is strange, isn't it. I wouldn't think the indicator light would have anything to do with your system's voltage, but perhaps there is some kind of linkage there. I thought that it worked by sensing when a filiment was broken and therefore breaking the flow of electricity through the circuit, then when the sensor switch noted that, the indicator light would glow bright. But I'm no electrician nor a good mechanic, just a hobbyist troubleshooter!

Hope you find out what's up with this. Let us know, my friend.

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