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Offline Moffat5310

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Only One Headlight?
on: September 20, 2020, 07:57:18 PM
I’ve just noticed that my Explorer only has one headlight on when I’m riding. Is that normal? Looks like others have both on.

My off side light is on constantly when the engine is on and the near side only comes on when the main beam switch is activated.

It’s a 2012 model.  Any thoughts folks? tia

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Re: Only One Headlight?
Reply #1 on: September 20, 2020, 09:52:47 PM
Gen1 TEX's use both bulbs for high and low beam. Either a burned out bulb or could be a connection issue. Some gen1 bikes had headlight issues with connectors and ground leads corroding.
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Offline mjab

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Re: Only One Headlight?
Reply #2 on: September 21, 2020, 06:43:03 AM
*Originally Posted by CaptainTrips [+]
Gen1 TEX's use both bulbs for high and low beam. Either a burned out bulb or could be a connection issue. Some gen1 bikes had headlight issues with connectors and ground leads corroding.

More likely the bulb. Had three go on mine. Easy to replace, cost around £7.
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Re: Only One Headlight?
Reply #3 on: September 21, 2020, 09:19:54 AM
 :0461: Mostly likely the bulb. Every time I've had one fail the other has soon afterwards so worth buying a pair so you have a spare ready & waiting. And in my experience the standard spec bulbs last longer than brighter aftermarket Xenon ones (my OEM ones seemed to last forever), but to get better light I upgraded to Xenon which only lasted about 2 years & both failed within a week or two of each other. Dip seems to fail before main beam, I guess 'coz they're on the whole time & main beam only get used at night. As I don't ride at night much I reverted to OEM for longer life.

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Re: Only One Headlight?
Reply #4 on: September 21, 2020, 06:10:05 PM
Thanks for the replies folks.  ‘Twas indeed the bulb - doh 🙄

 


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