New guy from CA, need help on light issue

Discussion in 'New Member Introduction' started by rjgraves78, Jan 3, 2015.

  1. rjgraves78

    rjgraves78 New Member

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    I bought my first bike this year and loving the feeling of riding. picked up a 98 sportster. I am having an issue with the head lamp going from bright to dim and sometimes out at road speed. Any ideas?
     
  2. Amish Hawg

    Amish Hawg Active Member Contributor

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    Welcome to the best forum out there. Congrats on the scoot.

    You'll get a faster response on the headlight issue if you post in the Sportster section. Some great minds on here will have you fixed in a minute or two.

    Good luck, ride hard, be safe.
     
  3. rjgraves78

    rjgraves78 New Member

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    Thank you for the help. Looks like an awesome site.
     
  4. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    Welcome from Pittsburgh, Pa.

    Amish Hawg is correct to get the best and most responses starting a thread in related area of forum is the best way to get answers to your questions....:s
     
  5. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the forum. The first thing to check is the plug on the bulb. They have been known to deform (melt) from the heat. Just remove the screw at the bottom of the lens ring and the bulb will come out. The plug could also just be loose from vibration. Gently move a couple of the bulb contacts apart for better contact. Also check to see that no wire is loose in the plug. If that doesn't work, the problem is probably in the high/low handlebar switch. We'll get to that after finding out if the plug is the problem or not.
     
  6. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    Welcome to the forum from Suwannee.
     
  7. Jeff Klarich

    Jeff Klarich Well-Known Member Contributor

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    :wce From the Rocky Mountains.
     
  8. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Here is your head light assembly #35 is the plug that can cause the problem you are having, use some dilectric grease on the terminals
    Welcome to The Forum
     
  9. tourbox

    tourbox Senior Member

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    Welcome from So. Texas.
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  10. Joyflyin

    Joyflyin Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome aboard, glad to have you here. :ws