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Offline Johnny50

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Another Dipped Beam Failure Question (2012 Bike)
on: July 28, 2020, 05:55:12 PM
Hi guys,

I've read all the other relavant posts regarding the dipped beam failure on some of the bikes.

No dipped beam, flasher works, as does high beam switch.
Changed the bulbs - no difference.
Removed/greased relay - no difference.

So i've ordered a new switch unit from eBay to put on, but my main issue is getting to the small black/white connectors.

I've removed most of the bodywork, headstock trim panel etc, moved the tank back slightly (no clamps etc so unable to remove the tank fully)

But regardless, i just can't see a way into the connectors that are in there.

Can anyone offer any advice? Would removing the tank help? Can they be access from in front of the airbox etc?

Many thanks, i'm ready to burn the thing......

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Re: Another Dipped Beam Failure Question (2012 Bike)
Reply #1 on: July 29, 2020, 04:59:14 PM
I would think that you should be able to diagnose the switch in situ before you change it. Open up the switch block and check the switch with a tester
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Re: Another Dipped Beam Failure Question (2012 Bike)
Reply #2 on: August 03, 2020, 05:41:56 PM
Thanks, but unfortunately I don’t have a meter or access to one.
I did however buy a new switch block, going by the posts on here it’s the next thing to try.
However, on removing the small black block from under the switchgear, there’s a little pin that goes in/out.

Appears to be missing/broken on the one I’ve bought.
Can anyone tell me what it does and if it’s essential please.

I’m ready to burn this bike....hate it with a passion at the moment.




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Re: Another Dipped Beam Failure Question (2012 Bike)
Reply #3 on: August 03, 2020, 07:04:14 PM
Hi there,

It appears to be the clutch switch - this works in conjunction with the neutral safety switch.  If the bike is in gear, you have to pull in the clutch for it to start.  This stops you starting the bike when it's in gear.  This overrides the neutral safety switch.






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Re: Another Dipped Beam Failure Question (2012 Bike)
Reply #4 on: August 04, 2020, 03:16:03 AM
*Originally Posted by CaptainTrips [+]
I would think that you should be able to diagnose the switch in situ before you change it. Open up the switch block and check the switch with a tester
When I say tester, it could just be a 12v light bulb with two wires. What you are trying to see is whether the switch has power in and out of it, on and off.
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