weird highbeam problem

andy andy at
Mon Oct 4 14:55:00 PDT 2010

On the right hand side, inside the front fairing, just ahead of the 
clipon, is a large yellow connector block. I had one of the contacts on 
mne burn out, although mine was on the low beam side. I just snipped the 
wire either side of the connector block and soldered in a jumper wire to 
bridge the connector.


On Mon, 4 Oct 2010, Jo Rhett wrote:

> On my street '01 sv650s I've got a weird problem.  If I turn on the highbeams, the headlights turn off entirely.  (like if I do this at night, I lose all light)
> Symptoms:
>   Headlights are unaffect, just when I put on highbeams
>   When it happens, the blue highbeam light does not light (only way I know in the daytime)
>   Fuse is fine.
>   I have swapped all of the bulbs involved at this point, and the problem still keeps reoccuring.   I never know for sure if it is solved because it usually works after swapping bulbs.
>   This comes and goes.  It worked normally for 2-3 months and I thought the problem had disappeared, but reappeared last night on a late night Highway 9 trip.   It seems to stay in one state or another for at least a week.  This has been going on for about 2 years now.
> Is there anything else I should check or swap?
> -- 
> Jo Rhett /  velociRaptor Racing
> #553 WERA

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