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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-24-2009, 09:37 PM Thread Starter
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headlight indicator glowing

Does anyone know what it means when the headlight indicator glows very dimly while riding at night
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-24-2009, 09:56 PM
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It is normal for the headlight indicator to be dimly lit. Attached is from the VN750 Service Manual, which you can download HERE.

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Mine does that from time to time. I won't worry about it until it glows brightly. That means one of my beams is out.

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It glows dim because there is light washing from the other indicator lights. I changed my bulb recently (to silverstar ultras, love it) and when i did it I had the bike on after i removed the bulb (the bike was off when i was removing the bulb of course) cuz i had the same question you did about it glowing slightly. When that headlight is out that indicator is super bright. makes the rest look dim. especially since that bulb never gets any use. its good to check it like that too, cuz then you kinda know it will light up if your headlamp goes out when you're riding. i carry my old good bulb with me at all times, cuz you never know when it'll go out.
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If you don't have a battery gauge of some sort, you should start to worry when the battery indicator light isn't "glowing" or becomes more dim than normal.

The more you ride your bike, you'll get used to how bright it's supposed to be and it can be used as an early indicator of when something's not right. Of course it does you no good in the day time. You'll know for sure when either your high or low beam goes out, that light is pretty bright when it lights up "for real".

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