weird highbeam problem

Donlon McGovern mcgovern at
Mon Oct 4 15:18:58 PDT 2010

Move to one of the states where it works.....sorry to be a smart ass...well, 
not really sorry but I haven't a clue as to what's going on and felt 
compelled to come up with something.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Wade Bartlett" <wade.bartlett at>
To: "'Suzuki SV650 Mailing List'" <sv650 at>
Sent: Monday, October 04, 2010 3:11 PM
Subject: RE: weird highbeam problem

> It the bulbs don't seem to be the issue, and you're not blowing fuses, how
> about the switch itself? If the little pieces in there are goofed up such
> that they don't make solid enough contact each time, you may be getting a
> "no circuit energized" condition when you select HIGH.  That's where I'd
> look. Peace. -Wade Bartlett, lurker.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jo Rhett
> Sent: Monday, October 04, 2010 5:44 PM
> 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?

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