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no headlight
Written by the_big_dt on 7/14/2012 at 01:37 am

that is so impressive. a detailed question lead to a practical solution.

love this site.

--- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, "Stephen W" <bluegrass440@...> wrote:
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> Yep, found a mud dauber had built in the starter switch housing. The starter
would stay engaged after the engine started keeping the headlight De-energized.
Good to go after a complete cleaning. Thankfully I didn't burn out the starter.
>

Message Thread for message #114928

clementkennedy
7/13/2012, 03:57 pm
no headlight
Hi All, Any suggestions about what is wrong here: Bike runs, turn signals function normally, but headlight is gone. Since both high and low beam went out simultaneously, I don't think it's the bulbs. I checked the fuses and they are good.

    israel_96gtp
    7/13/2012, 04:11 pm
    no headlight
    pull out on the START button once its running ________________________________ From: clementkennedy <clement

      wynndungey
      7/13/2012, 04:55 pm
      no headlight
      My starter switch was failing too and I had to hit at it to get it to return the headlight. It is the place to start when the headlight fails on both beams at the same time. (The starter shuts off the headlight while the starter is cranking.)

    swiftly1...
    7/14/2012, 12:02 am
    no headlight
    It is usually the Start switch denergized contacts that get crummy. Try pulling on the switch a little and see if that works. I had the same problem on both my PC's and a new start switch was the fix. Dick MacInnes ________

      clementkennedy
      7/15/2012, 08:53 pm
      no headlight
      Thanks to all. I will try the starter switch therapy. I don't think we have mud daubers here. Kevin --- In ipcrc@yahoogr

        clementkennedy
        7/16/2012, 03:00 pm
        no headlight
        My headlight problem turned out to be the started switch, exactly as some of you suggested. Easy fix. This group is great! Many thanks. Kevin San Diego '89 PC 92K miles '83 Gl650 73k miles '83 Gl650 64K miles '83 Gl650 24k miles

        waynedoenges
        7/18/2012, 05:28 pm
        no headlight
        Kevin Have you pulled the connector off of the back of the headlight? I had a connector get a high resistance short that melted the plug and I lost both lo/high beams. Wayne Doenges 1997 Burple PC900 (Warthog) --- In

    dave_hiett
    7/14/2012, 12:24 am
    no headlight
    Have you tried dousing the switch with contact cleaner and working it back and forth for a minute or so? Worked for me on both my PC and a window fan... Dave Hiett '90 PC800 'Happy Dog' '94 GL1500 'Lucy' --- In

    bluegrass440
    7/14/2012, 01:31 am
    no headlight
    Yep, found a mud dauber had built in the starter switch housing. The starter would stay engaged after the engine started keeping the headlight De-energized. Good to go after a complete cleaning. Thankfully I didn't burn out the starter.