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Author:  Bonzo [ Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:12 am ]
Post subject:  98 S1W Headlight problem

My headlight has stopped working. It first happened at night and scared the shit out of me. I was just about to turn round and go back where I'd come from when it popped back on. It did the same thing again just before I got home. It was then OK. It went again today (in daylight fortunately) and has not come on again. I could tell it went because my high beam indicator light has come on.

Does the fact that both high and low have gone, and the fact that the high beam indicator has come on, help pinpoint the source of the problem, or do I just have to start at the headlight and work my way back :?:

Everything else seems to be working fine.

Author:  pash [ Sat Apr 01, 2017 1:28 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 98 S1W Headlight problem

It helps... Get your wiring diagram out...

Author:  Finmows [ Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:42 am ]
Post subject:  Re: 98 S1W Headlight problem

Starting at the bulb and working back is the logical way of sorting it

Author:  Bonzo [ Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:07 am ]
Post subject:  Re: 98 S1W Headlight problem

Finmows wrote:
Starting at the bulb and working back is the logical way of sorting it


I know, but I was hoping that someone would recognise those specific symptoms and say something along the lines of "aha, it'll be the tartan wire in the 13 pin connector between the lobster thermidor diode and the french resistance capacitor ", thereby saving me from having to delve too deeply into the electrics, which I generally tend to do in a very haphazard and confused manner, even with a multimeter and a manual :oooops:

Author:  Adam [ Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:37 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 98 S1W Headlight problem

Bonzo wrote:
Finmows wrote:
Starting at the bulb and working back is the logical way of sorting it


I know, but I was hoping that someone would recognise those specific symptoms and say something along the lines of "aha, it'll be the tartan wire in the 13 pin connector between the lobster thermidor diode and the french resistance capacitor ", thereby saving me from having to delve too deeply into the electrics, which I generally tend to do in a very haphazard and confused manner, even with a multimeter and a manual :oooops:

lOl

Author:  mojomick [ Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:19 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 98 S1W Headlight problem

Mine used to go from High beam to complete blackout. No fun at night.
Fixed after squirting WD40 in the switchgear.

Author:  Bonzo [ Sun Apr 09, 2017 11:08 am ]
Post subject:  Re: 98 S1W Headlight problem

Well I didn't need any Sherlock Holmes powers of deduction, once I'd built up the energy to get started. Must admit, I was expecting some spaghetti in there, so was pleasantly surprised to just see 4 wires :oooops:

Author:  brother in buells [ Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:26 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 98 S1W Headlight problem

Any H4 connector socket will work.
remove the melted plastic ,see if the connector is still connected onto the wire ,squeeze it a bit with a pliers to make it tighter and clip them into the new connector socket.

You probably did something like that by now!

Author:  Bonzo [ Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:25 am ]
Post subject:  Re: 98 S1W Headlight problem

brother in buells wrote:
You probably did something like that by now!


I did, just went down the nearest car place, got a new socket and a 3 pin connector to join it up to the bike wiring.

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