Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Oklahoma City, ok, usa
My lo-beam is extremely low and now my hi-beam is not working. I realize that there may be several separate problems at hand here but here are my thoughts. First, my hi/lo beam switch is probably dirty/broken and may need replacing. This seems to be my problem with the hi-beam coming on and off as I jimmy the switch. As for the lo-beam being very weak I suspect there is something more going wrong. Is this simply an issue with dirty contacts as well, or could it be a sign of a weak alternator or battery. The battery indicator faintly glows, but it has been doing that for as long as I can remember. My battery is about 4 yrs old and the alternator is as old as the bike, however I have never had any problems starting the bike. I originally had an alarm, but it has been disconnected. I need a new battery, bulbs, and to clean all electrical contacts. What else should I consider?