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Headlight control light on (dimly)

Hi All,

After redoing the bike - had been standing for almost two years! - the headlight control light shines dimly. Both headlight positions (Low & High) work perfectly and the lights are on.

Any ideas?

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It is supposed to shine dimly. Shows the RLD is functioning properly, or something like that. Got a manual?
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Hi All,

After redoing the bike - had been standing for almost two years! - the headlight control light shines dimly. Both headlight positions (Low & High) work perfectly and the lights are on.

Any ideas?

Cheers from Costa Rica!
That's normal. The light is so dim you hardly know it's on.

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yup, dim is good, bright is bad.

Mine is so dim I can only tell its on at night
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It is supposed to shine dimly. Shows the RLD is functioning properly, or something like that. Got a manual?
To quote Johnny Carson"I did not Know that! "

I'm neing serious here.Mine gid that the whole time I had it,I thought I had a bad connection and considered it a minor annoyance.Ya learn something every day ,I guess




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Well, well, well... That's good news - that it is supposed to shine dimly. Both the mechanic and I were at a loss, thinking it's some resistance problem. Big resistance or open = light ON (bright). Small resistance = light dim. One problem less.

Thank you all for the info!

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Napolean, seriously, the owners manual is a free download. I have ridden for nearly 30 yrs and learned from it.

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