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The headlight on my wife's GL quit working. Any ideas? I have tried or checked the following:



Looked for broken or shorted wiring

Checked fuses

Tried a different headlight

Check headlight bulb



Not sure what I have missed, but I am sure one of you will know.

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Yes. I'm getting 11.60 for each terminal.


And can you get a good ground reading e.g zero or really low resistance?



The Grounds on these bikes are green wires."Green is mean" is the way I remember




I had to make a new ground inside my headlight as the one going into the harness was flaky.



Note:My UK CXs have the headlight/indicator electrics inside the Headlight nacelle but the principle is the same.
 

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Going to my parents for dinner. When we get back or tomorrow I will check all of the above and let you know.

Thanks everyone.
 

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GOT IT!!!!




It is definitely the starter switch. Is there an actual fix for this? Or is this one of those "if it ain't broke, don't fix it". A.K.A. if it's working now, leave it alone.
 

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All of the throttle assembly can be serviced as can the Clutch assembly.Split and be careful with the tiny components.Clean with Electrical Switch cleaner or Carb/Brake cleaner and re-solder if any frayed wires found.Dress contacts with a bit of emery/scotchbrite or fine wet and dry and then clean off again.
 

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GOT IT!!!!




It is definitely the starter switch. Is there an actual fix for this? Or is this one of those "if it ain't broke, don't fix it". A.K.A. if it's working now, leave it alone.


First thing to try is electrical contact cleaner, several times. Use the little extension tube and blast the switch good then operate it several times. Let it sit for a while then repeat.
 

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The first thing I thought of when I saw the thread title was a grateful dead fan.
 

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GOT IT!!!!




It is definitely the starter switch. Is there an actual fix for this? Or is this one of those "if it ain't broke, don't fix it". A.K.A. if it's working now, leave it alone.




Awesome stubby!



[quote name=shep]Split and be careful with the tiny components[/quote]



IIRC there is a tiny ball under the off/run/off switch that likes to jump out and hide. I believe it goes to the same unknown dimension as the missing socks in the dryer."
 
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