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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-20-2007, 08:54 PM Thread Starter
 
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Possible Rr Failure?

So, twice in the last three weeks my headlight has just decided to fail on me. Neither hi or low beams work. When I shut the bike off and start it back up the headlight is back on. It only seems to happen when the bike is cold. Now looking through the schematic it could possibly be something with the lighting module. The headlight is strong(no dimming noticed) right up untill complete darkness. All other lights are in good working order. I will be slaving a meter into the system tomorrow to see whats up if it fails again but would love to know if this has happened to any of you when your RR failed. Thanks Guys and Gals.

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putting a voltmeter in the system is a good idea. You will quickly be able to tell if you have a charging problem or not. Seems to sound more like wiring problem. If meter shows good voltage, a good check of all connection in the head light may show the problem.

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Check a couple of Hyper's posts - or PM him. I vaguely recall him saying something about his light when his stator went bad...but a light shutting off can be a zillion things.

BTW, I installed my voltmeter a couple of weekends ago, and I'm not sure how I ever rode the bike without one. Definitely gives peace of mind!!
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What model voltmeter and where did you get it? Also does anyone have a better schematic then what is in the Clymer?
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Um, I can't remember off-hand. It's got a lot of bells and whistles, but I think I'd prefer something simpler. Kuryakan makes a nice-looking one.

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Check a couple of Hyper's posts - or PM him. I vaguely recall him saying something about his light when his stator went bad...but a light shutting off can be a zillion things.
Yep, My bike was running pretty crappy. Luckily I was able to start getting closer to home, with the bike stalling a few times on the way there. The last time it stalled, about 1.5 miles from home, I noticed the headlight wasn't working.
I tested the bulb, the circuit, the fuse. Everything checked good.
Checked the stator and there was the problem

Things pretty much went down hill suddenly when the troubles first appeared. Rode the day before with no troubles. The next day I got about 15 miles from home when the stalling started.


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Problem is fixed!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you all for your input but before I did anything I went through the verses and found one that pertained to the same problem. It was the relay and I confirmed it by slaving in two meters to the wires on the relay and going for a ride.

By the way, absolutely no problems noted with the charging system.
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