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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-25-2008, 12:26 PM Thread Starter
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Headlight out

Another headlight out because of the diodes or switch. After checking bike voltage and wires came up with swapping the blue wire in the 8 pin connection to the fuse box. Also checked this with the Threads and read that other's have done the same thing. I see the price for a new one runs about 85 to 110 dollors new. Do not really like to buy used on Ebay, will know for sure if it works or not. Has anyone seen any better prices for the fuse box on any parts sight. Also with switching the wire will this eventually have any ill affect on any other parts of the electrical system? Will appreciate any input on prices. Thanks to all with the info in the threads.

2004 25,500 miles
Led tail light enhancement
Homemade floor boards
Headlight modulator
Extra heat sink on R+R
R+R relocation
Homemade driver's backrest
Fused Stator
Mcct conversion-cost 4.50
Ride-on in tires
crash bar with home made hyway pegs
iridium plugs
home made fork wind deflectors
coil pickups adjusted.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-25-2008, 01:30 PM
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I also moved the blue wire to bypass the relay in the junction box. The only issue I have heard about is the fact that the draw is high from the headlight at start up, so if your battery is a bit weak, the draw from the headlight might cause the bike not to start. I have not experienced this myself. I have read other posts here about folks running an individual SPST relay instead of the junction box. (I also bypassed the RLU on my bike)

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BTW...I found the same info on pricing that you did when I was recently troubleshooting my own headlight issue. There are folks here on this site that are parting out bikes, or just might have a functional junction box in the garage. I would reach out here first before shelling out the $100.

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1989 VN750-A5
VROC #27781
-Replaced/Fused Stator & Replaced/Relocated R/R (15K mi.)
-MF Battery
-De-Goated/Re-goated
-Coastered
-Splines Lubed
-Stebel Nautilus Horn
-AutoMeter 2" VOM
-Silverstar Headlight
-Refinished Gauge Rings and Mirrors(Flat Black)
-Refinished Swingarm/Lubed Pivots
-K&S Turn Signals Clear Cover/Amber Bulb
-Kenda Kruz 110/90-19 front 170/80-15 rear
-Clear Alternatives LED tail light
-Plexifairing III
-Willie & Max Saddlebags and SissyBar Bag
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Thank you ChrisC. I see that you have fused your stator also. Could you tell me if you have had trouble with blowing fused with the stator fused. I have one leg that blows fuse about once a month. My RR seems to have good readings. Volt meter is installed, with it I can tell when the fuse blows, my reading drop.

2004 25,500 miles
Led tail light enhancement
Homemade floor boards
Headlight modulator
Extra heat sink on R+R
R+R relocation
Homemade driver's backrest
Fused Stator
Mcct conversion-cost 4.50
Ride-on in tires
crash bar with home made hyway pegs
iridium plugs
home made fork wind deflectors
coil pickups adjusted.
Kenda kruz tires 110/90 170/80
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No issues with the fuses on the stator leads so far. Have you checked the stator wire leads away from the stator. If there is one particular fuse that is blowing, I would think that it is probably shorting to ground somewhere. I would trace all of the wires.

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Wayne, NJ
1989 VN750-A5
VROC #27781
-Replaced/Fused Stator & Replaced/Relocated R/R (15K mi.)
-MF Battery
-De-Goated/Re-goated
-Coastered
-Splines Lubed
-Stebel Nautilus Horn
-AutoMeter 2" VOM
-Silverstar Headlight
-Refinished Gauge Rings and Mirrors(Flat Black)
-Refinished Swingarm/Lubed Pivots
-K&S Turn Signals Clear Cover/Amber Bulb
-Kenda Kruz 110/90-19 front 170/80-15 rear
-Clear Alternatives LED tail light
-Plexifairing III
-Willie & Max Saddlebags and SissyBar Bag
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-15-2008, 12:19 AM
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What do you swap the blue wire with?

EDIT--Read the other posts - DUH! Swap to empty slot....


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Hey AJ, see you have hit the board too in search of this. The bike got me to work today with no problems but still want to make sure it gets wired up right. The headlight indicator is on & the hi beam light is dimly lit. Nick & myself talked it over & he is still unsure if it is the relay. He is hashing it over today. We will take a look at it again later today after I work on my Montero. For now though, I am thinking that the running light wire bypass to the headlight in the bucket will get me by till we can figure it out & get what ever parts are needed. Thanks again for the help.
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There's the blue wire swap, which will bypass the headlight circuit so it comes on when the key does, like how we rigged it last night, but there's also a wire to check in the pigtail for the RR, which we did not check. Apparently when that wire is not connected/corroded/not making a solid connection, it puts a pause on the RLU, which makes the headlight not come on. Either one of those fixes would be good I think. If it's the wore at the RR then the headlight relay is GTG. If it's not then it's fried is the consensus I think.

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ALright, when I swing by today, if you want to try that, cool. Can't hang out that long though due to having to fix the Montero.
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