Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Grafton NSW Australia
I am the owner of a 2009 Classic LT and have noticed over the past few weeks the headlight will sometimes turn off usually at very inconvenient times such as night time on a country road, or not come on at all. I went through all of the usual suspects such as fuse, cracked wire, bulb but nothing could I find. I changed the fuse and the bulb just in case only to find no light at all. I removed the wiring out of the headlight shell to give it a good going over and found it was all good. I also pulled apart the dimmer switch and cleaned it and when it was assembled I had lights, but now this morning after putting everything back to together again nothing. I used a test light and I have power to the switch and the headlight connector but the test light also lights up when I touch the probe to the switch body and in fact any metal part of the bike. Is this normal? I am a complete babe in the woods when it comes to electrical stuff and I tell ya it is driving me mad. All the wires are still well insulated with no worn wires that I can see. Anyone got any ideas as I will not ride the bike without a working headlight. Oh and all the other lights work as expected as does the horn. I am thinking it maybe the switch and will pull it apart again and have a look with a magnifying glass. Any assistance would be most appreciated.
Cheers and Beers.