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Offline Willibobs

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Headlight keeps going off
on: 21 January, 2022, 12:10:19 PM
Hello everyone
I thought I would ask if anyone else had this going on?
The running light will come on after the bike has started – whilst there has always been a little lag - it now sometimes does not come on at all!

Then I restart and it comes on – bit gremlinie if that is a word…

Thanks in advance for any wisdom

Willibobs

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Offline TerryR

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Re: Headlight keeps going off
Reply #1 on: 21 January, 2022, 01:39:28 PM
Almost certainly it's the starter button!  :087:

I know this sounds ridiculous but there is a switch in there that turns the lights off when you start the bike to reduce the load on the battery. This switch is known for getting gunked up and not allowing the lights to work, particularly if the problem happens in association with starting (as yours does).

Take the switch apart and give everything a good cleaning.

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Re: Headlight keeps going off
Reply #2 on: 21 January, 2022, 01:59:29 PM
Brilliant thank you very much – I have the oil and filters to do, back brake pads to change – all scheduled in……… not sure when!!!

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