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Old 12-06-2012, 12:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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OK have 96 roadking pass summer had short under seat, breaker would flip randomly when sitting down on seat repositioing the wire harness finally stopped the shorting out, I realize that this was not the perfect fix but have had no problems since than, but after all this I lost my high beam light, aways thought a bad h/light today pulled the h/lite and put power to the prongs, high lites work fine, but the connector that attaches to the lite has the neg termanal melted, i assume from the shorting out in the early days, my question is what is the procedure with this lighting system and the spot lites....on low beam the spots are on, and on high beam the spots are off is this the way she suppose to be or do i have a bad wire somewhere still causing a prob thanx
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....on low beam the spots are on, and on high beam the spots are off is this the way she suppose to be...

Yes, that is normal. On for low beam, off on high.

There are ways to rewire it so they are on for both low and high.

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very cewl...thankyou sir for the resonse, was worried that with the melted ternmal that there was a wire crossed somewhere since it is winter and maintance time, i do plan on backtracking and looking for a bare wire under the seat, it is working now but in reality there is a problem down there, your reply regarding the spots just took a whole lot worry off my thanx again Bro a good one to you and yours
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very cewl...thankyou sir for the resonse, was worried that with the melted ternmal that there was a wire crossed somewhere since it is winter and maintance time, i do plan on backtracking and looking for a bare wire under the seat, it is working now but in reality there is a problem down there, your reply regarding the spots just took a whole lot worry off my thanx again Bro a good one to you and yours
The melted light plug happens to alot of bikes.. Way it is.. Just find a heavy duty one and replace it..
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The melted light plug happens to alot of bikes.. Way it is.. Just find a heavy duty one and replace it..
I doubt your headlight plug meltdown has anything to do with the short under your seat. A good auto supply store should have heavy duty replacement headlight plugs that will do the job.
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Yes, that is normal. On for low beam, off on high.

There are ways to rewire it so they are on for both low and high.

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That's interesting. I never gave it much thought, but my "spot lights" (I've always referred to them as passing lamps) have their own switch on my nacelle. I assumed that was because it is a police model and those would have been pursuit lamps in a previous life.
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Yes on the "passing lights" and all RKs have the switch too, but they will still turn off with the high beam.

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I thought I heard somewhere's that The high beam thing with passing lights is a DOT thing... Please correct me, not possitive
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I thought I heard somewhere's that The high beam thing with passing lights is a DOT thing... Please correct me, not possitive
If it's dark enough I need high beams, I really don't care what the DOT thinks...

Mine are wired together and YES it does make a difference.

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If it's dark enough I need high beams, I really don't care what the DOT thinks...

Mine are wired together and YES it does make a difference.

I'm not saying thats what you need to do.. You do whats best for you, I support 100%. I personally don't need high beam as much as I just don't do allot of night riding any longer. My eye's aren't like they used to be.. I said DOT because their's regs on just about everything these days. Didn't mean to be miss leading...
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Yes, that is normal. On for low beam, off on high.

There are ways to rewire it so they are on for both low and high.

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They work that way on the Electra Glides as well. Never thought about rewiring them, they seem alright to me. But I'm old and slow down a little at night.
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