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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-22-2007, 07:20 PM Thread Starter
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HEADLIGHT no WORKEE....NEED HELP!!!

hi ya'll!!!
First i wish you guys a Happy thankgiving day!!!!
Here is what's going on Kawa:
yesterday i was riding ( daylight ) and everything was doing good....As the sun went down, i've noticed that my Headlight wasn't working at all. Glad i was only a couple miles from home.
First i thought it was the bulbe, so i replaced it and still nothing.
So i started to check thing step by step so i can solve this issue.
Stator is Good
Batterie is Good
Fuse for Headlight is Good
Headlight switch is clean
Connectivity is Good
Only thing wrong is that there is no "juice" going to the bulbe.
PLEASE can someone help or have any advice.......
Thanks in advance.....

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-22-2007, 07:47 PM
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Did you check that you have power at the fuse, if so do you have power going into the light controler?
If so do you have power coming out and at the bulb socket.
If Yes to all the above start checking your ground.

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post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-22-2007, 07:51 PM Thread Starter
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Hey Spinner,
I do have power at the fuse.
I don't have power going to the light controler.
I don't have power coming out at the bulb socket.

thanks for being so prompt man.

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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-22-2007, 09:47 PM
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When my headlight wasn't working, checking the stator showed the problem.
Fried stator! But you say that the stator is good, which is a good thing!
Did you check the continuity of the fuse, or did it just look alright?
I've had fuses that looked OK, but weren't.
If you have power at the fuse, but not the light controller, I would think the problem has got to be somewhere between those two points.


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Hi everybody.....
How can I check the stator?
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post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-23-2007, 08:53 AM
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Hi everybody.....
How can I check the stator?
Unplug and test the three yellow stator wires;
they should be .34 to .52 ohms between any
combination of the yellow wires, with no shorts to
ground.

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Check out this post too, might be a bad diode in the junction box
https://vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4057

Other cause may be a pinched wire (under the tank is a likely culprit since sometimes these wires get pinched and worn after putting a seat back on(

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Hey Dianna,
I've checked the three yellow wire like you instruct me to.
I get , for any combination 1 ohms.......
I guess it means that my stator is fried or not?????
Thanks everyone for advices...

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Before you jump on the bad stator wagon, mine had corosion in the junction box. Might want to check it out

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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-30-2007, 04:37 PM Thread Starter
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GOOD NEWWWWWSSSSSS!
After troubleshooting for a couple hours...i finally find out that my [email protected]$%@! batterie had a bad connection inside it.
i went to the shop and got a new one for FREE.
KAWA is alive [email protected]@@@!!!!

Again, thx for all the reply...you guys [email protected]!

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