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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-27-2012, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
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Headlight won't come on

The bulb is good. The fuses are good. The bike was sitting for 30 days. Before the bulb worked fine, now, nada.

The wiring diagram shoes the female plug goes to the HDLP Switch and FRT Micro Brake Switch. All the connectors are connected.

Don't know what else to look for?

Any suggestions?

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The bulb is good. The fuses are good. The bike was sitting for 30 days. Before the bulb worked fine, now, nada.

The wiring diagram shoes the female plug goes to the HDLP Switch and FRT Micro Brake Switch. All the connectors are connected.

Don't know what else to look for?

Any suggestions?
Dead low beam and high beam?

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If it's an HID light; you might just need to wait a bit longer for it to be energized. Otherwise; I would listen to what CR said. He is definitely the expert in this area and can supply you with an excellent alternative to the stock lights.
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Dead low beam and high beam?
Sorry for the delay. Yup both are dead. I checked the connectors and nothing seems melted. The battery is running at 14.5 right now.

In the middle of moving from one Island to the next.

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Sorry for the delay. Yup both are dead. I checked the connectors and nothing seems melted. The battery is running at 14.5 right now.

In the middle of moving from one Island to the next.

Thanks CR.
If there was one thing I cringed at, when the Judge came out, it was its sealed headlight. Not only I don't have an HID kit for the Judges because of the sealed headlight, when your bulb goes out, you can't just get another bulb and replace it, but have to replace the whole unit.

In hopes that your bulb is not burned out (which likely it is), I would once more double check the fuses. If you have a voltmeter handy, I would also remove the headlight housing, disconnect the power cable from it, and see if you can measure 12V at the outlet.

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If there was one thing I cringed at, when the Judge came out, it was its sealed headlight. Not only I don't have an HID kit for the Judges because of the sealed headlight, when your bulb goes out, you can't just get another bulb and replace it, but have to replace the whole unit.

In hopes that your bulb is not burned out (which likely it is), I would once more double check the fuses. If you have a voltmeter handy, I would also remove the headlight housing, disconnect the power cable from it, and see if you can measure 12V at the outlet.
Sorry this is for the V92SC - I checked the bulb already with my 86 Ford. Same 3 prong headlight connector. It uses Sylvania 2D1 Xtravision. I will disconnect the power cable to see what comes from the outlet.

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Sorry this is for the V92SC - I checked the bulb already with my 86 Ford. Same 3 prong headlight connector. It uses Sylvania 2D1 Xtravision. I will disconnect the power cable to see what comes from the outlet.
You own the only two Victory models that use sealed headlights. V92 and Judge.

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Sorry for the delay

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You own the only two Victory models that use sealed headlights. V92 and Judge.
Just finished moving to maui. Okay so there is no volt reading from the three prong connector in the head light. The horn does not working either.

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Just finished moving to maui. Okay so there is no volt reading from the three prong connector in the head light. The horn does not working either.

Happy belated New Year!
In that case, the fuse has to be blown.

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just throwing this out there.. I had a relay that would not close all the time.. I took the cover off and had a test light and a volt meter..hum scratched my head cause all seemed good. I tapd on the relays and my fuel pump came on..hum..I looked for a bad connection and never found one..to this day I dont know if it was the relay internal or a connection..but its been golden since..check your relays..now I dont know if that circuit goes thru relays but thats what i found for the fuel pump..good luck and let us know..

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