Another headlight issue - Kawasaki Vulcan 750 Forum : Kawasaki VN750 Forums
Electrical
Where does this wire go?
Includes Electrical mods, Lights, Stator,
Rectifier, Diagrams, etc

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-31-2012, 05:47 PM Thread Starter
Daily Rider
 
RandyHillyard's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Southern Illinois
Posts: 132
iTrader: (1)
 
Another headlight issue

My head light went out the other day and I can't figure out why. I have tested the stator and everything seems to be good there. All of the other lights work and the bike starts and runs fine, just no power to the head light.

2000 VN 750
RandyHillyard is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-31-2012, 05:56 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Simpsonville, SC
Posts: 1,620
iTrader: (8)
 
headlight fuse?
Bulb dead?
Start there......
dariv is offline  
post #3 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-31-2012, 06:24 PM Thread Starter
Daily Rider
 
RandyHillyard's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Southern Illinois
Posts: 132
iTrader: (1)
 
Bulb is good, had an extra. Switched fuses, still nothing.

2000 VN 750
RandyHillyard is offline  
 
post #4 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-31-2012, 06:39 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Simpsonville, SC
Posts: 1,620
iTrader: (8)
 
with the bike running, check the blue wire coming out of the JB for 12v. If not, it's prolly your headlight relay...assuming the stator signal to the JB is good. If you have power on the blue wire, then check the blue/yellow wire coming out of the RLU. You can jump the RLU out by jumping from the blue to blue/yellow wire in the connector.... it will of course disable the RLU.....From there the blue/yellow goes to the high/low switch....check the connections under the left neck cover. After power passes through the switch, it goes to the head light via the red/black(high) or the red/yellow(low).. that's about it...
dariv is offline  
post #5 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-31-2012, 07:15 PM Thread Starter
Daily Rider
 
RandyHillyard's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Southern Illinois
Posts: 132
iTrader: (1)
 
Ok dariv, thats a place to start tomorrow. My big question is, where is the head light relay? I looked but I'm still not sure. I have the color schematic down loaded but haven't seen the head light relay.

> After more study time on the wiring diagram I'm guessing the relay is in the junction box. Now by jumping out the blue with the blue/yellow, that's basically swapping them? Sorry for the questions but electricity is not my best subject, LOL.

2000 VN 750

Last edited by RandyHillyard; 03-31-2012 at 08:10 PM.
RandyHillyard is offline  
post #6 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-31-2012, 08:30 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Simpsonville, SC
Posts: 1,620
iTrader: (8)
 
Yes the relay is in the jb. The wire I'm talkIng about jumping is on the reserve lighting unit.
dariv is offline  
post #7 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-31-2012, 10:31 PM
Patriot Guard Rider
 
The DEUCE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Torrance, CA
Posts: 825
iTrader: (20)
 
From Yahoo VN750 website which cured my problem:

If the headlight relay is the culprit, there is an easy (and free)
repair you can do to bypass the relay. This will make the headlight
come on when you turn on the key, instead of when the engine starts.
There are 2 plugs going into your junction box (where the fuses are);
one is a 10 pin connector, the other is an 8 pin connector. Unplug
the 8 pin connector. There are only 7 wires going to this plug, so
one of the holes is empty. Move the blue wire to that empty hole and
plug it back in to the junction box. Now when you turn the key on the
headlight comes on. Let us know if you have any problems.

1986 Black Kawasaki Vulcan VN750 "Black KAWK"
VN750 #9300 & VROC #33453

EMGO Handlebar, V&H Exhaust, Drop Shocks, Raised/Painted Fork, MeanStreak Seat, Tank Bib, ME880 Oversize Tires, Engine Guard, Custom Mirrors, Chris Products Turn Signals, Ear Shave, 150/42 Jets, PINGEL Fuel Valve, MCCT, Volt Meter, Shendegen R/R, AGM Battery, Coastered, .020 Coils, Relo Gauges & Headlamp, SilverStar Ultra, LED Flashing Brake Light, Center Stand Delete, WOLO Airhorn.
The DEUCE is offline  
post #8 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-01-2012, 03:53 PM Thread Starter
Daily Rider
 
RandyHillyard's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Southern Illinois
Posts: 132
iTrader: (1)
 
Want to say thanks to dariv and the deuce for your guidance and tips. System is charging so I moved the blue wire to the empty slot on that plug and bingo, I'm back in business. Thanks again guys.

2000 VN 750
RandyHillyard is offline  
post #9 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-01-2012, 04:13 PM
Patriot Guard Rider
 
The DEUCE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Torrance, CA
Posts: 825
iTrader: (20)
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by RandyHillyard View Post
Want to say thanks to dariv and the deuce for your guidance and tips. System is charging so I moved the blue wire to the empty slot on that plug and bingo, I'm back in business. Thanks again guys.
No problemo, glad to hear it was a simple problem with no money out of your pocket to fix.

1986 Black Kawasaki Vulcan VN750 "Black KAWK"
VN750 #9300 & VROC #33453

EMGO Handlebar, V&H Exhaust, Drop Shocks, Raised/Painted Fork, MeanStreak Seat, Tank Bib, ME880 Oversize Tires, Engine Guard, Custom Mirrors, Chris Products Turn Signals, Ear Shave, 150/42 Jets, PINGEL Fuel Valve, MCCT, Volt Meter, Shendegen R/R, AGM Battery, Coastered, .020 Coils, Relo Gauges & Headlamp, SilverStar Ultra, LED Flashing Brake Light, Center Stand Delete, WOLO Airhorn.
The DEUCE is offline  
post #10 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-03-2012, 12:39 PM Thread Starter
Daily Rider
 
RandyHillyard's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Southern Illinois
Posts: 132
iTrader: (1)
 
Well, here's the latest update. It appears I missed something somewhere. Riding home last night and when I was a couple miles from home the bike started missing, like it was out of gas. Made it home and when I pulled up under the car port she died. I won't have time to check her out til the weekend. Going to go through all my grounds and connections and see what happens. If it's the R/R I can fix it, if it's the stator she will probably go up for sale as I don't have the knowledge, tools and space to do the stator mod, or the extra money to take her to a shop.

2000 VN 750
RandyHillyard is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Vulcan 750 Forum : Kawasaki VN750 Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

Once registered, your User Name"cannot be changed". We can make exceptions within 7 days, but after that, it is set in stone.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome