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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-28-2009, 12:59 PM Thread Starter
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No head light after drop

I was cut off and dropped my bike. The headlight was damaged in the process. Every thing else works. But when I put in a new bulb It did did not light up.

I just plugged the new bulb in the socket without reassembling the entire headlamp to test it. Should it work that way?

What should I check first? What is likely to be damaged? Thanks

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Did you remember to touch the starter button after turning the ignition key on? The headlight doesn`t come on until you try to start the engine.

Check the fuse?

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^What he said

Wasn't the bulb (Headlamp) one of the parts I am shipping out to you today? I am throwing in both as one piece.

EDIT: I would take the bulb back and save a little money, the bulb that comes with the esembly that I am shipping out works great F.Y.I.


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That was it!

Wow. How simple. Always check the obvious. Thanks. I feel pretty dumb, but maybe this will help some other rookie. Thanks again.
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Wow. How simple. Always check the obvious. Thanks. I feel pretty dumb, but maybe this will help some other rookie. Thanks again.
I take it that worked?

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The bulb is okay. but the glass in front is cracked. I already got a bulb from auto zone, to get by with. I need the chrome ring, the glass lens and the chrome plastic housing.

Those parts are mangled but I am rigging it temporarily. So If youcan credit me the bulb that would be nice. thanks

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Haha I did the same thing when I went to pick up my Vulcan from the previous owner's house. We both thought the headlight was burned out till he started it.

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I was cut off and had to drop my bike.




You had to drop it?


You mean you overbraked and it dropped you ........right?



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You had to drop it?


You mean you overbraked and it dropped you ........right?



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Looking for trouble again are you? LOL
Maybe... just everytime I hear or read about someone that says "I had to lay her down" or "I had to drop it"....... I cringe.

Take it from someone that has seen his share of motorcycles sliding down a straight-away....a bike "layed over" travels ALOT farther than one that stays upright and uses it's brakes.





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