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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-30-2012, 11:48 PM Thread Starter
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low beam weak

Hi everyone...noticed my high beam works great, but the low beam appears rather weak. charging system good, and it doesn't change intensity with rpm.thinking a poor ground, or maybe just a bulb on it's way out.....suggestions anyone...
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The VN750 has a back-up lighting system if the low-beam fails. Is the Headlight block lit up? If so, then the back-up system is on to prevent total headlight failure. You need to replace the bulb.

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The VN750 has a back-up lighting system if the low-beam fails. Is the Headlight block lit up? If so, then the back-up system is on to prevent total headlight failure. You need to replace the bulb.
x2 .....that's the way I know it also.

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The block on the instrument cluster is lit, but I thought that let's you see in the dark that the headlight was on, guess it's the backup system....thanks...... we will change out bulb tomorrow.....I also noticed that the high beam indicator seems lit faintly even on low beam...is this also a tell tale sign of backup activation??
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Uncertain about the hi-beam light, but definitely on the WHITE Headlight block.

The headlight is on all the time, no need for the dash light to tell ya.

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Yes, as I know it

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'86 VN750 13,700 mi -Stock
-Purchased 2008 w/8800mi
Replaced ALL Cables . Kuryakyn LED Voltmeter
SilverStar Ultra 9003/HB2 H4 Headlamp, Jardine Fwd Controls,
Iridiums DPR7EIX-9 & Wires, Tuxedo Mod, Coil Mod, P/U Sensor Mod, Fork Seals,
Splines Lubed - 11/4/2012 - MF AGM Battery
Additional Flashing LED Brake Light on Trunk
Dampers went out @ 13+K !
After TOC MCCT's..... so amazingly quiet I discovered a rattling heat shield on my stock exhaust !
...have a vulcan good day!
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So that's why there's that light on the cluster. I feel stupid for not having known this already, but good info!

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many thanks for the input...the bulb was bad, and replaced this morning...looks like everything is ok now....thanks again....
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