Sorry, I didn't see that you read about older bikes
Is there a way to put switch, so I can turned off the head light? I read there is a way for older bikes,
but mine is a 2008. I have a rack on the front for a little ice chest, head light has to much heat.
I have a rack, on the back, but wanted to mount it on the front. Thanks Mike
i have read that with light off it will over charge the battery.
I added a handlebar switch wired to the headlight low beam. Mainly so if I have starting problems I can crank without the headlight being on.
Idling with the headlight off I start getting acid out of my flooded battery overflow tube after several minutes. (first time I tried this the bike was new had 150miles on it)
On another note does anyone here replace their headlight bulb before it burns out?
i guess if mine burns out I can use high beam and lower the adjuster till I get home.
My riding is 99.7% during daylight
I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.
Powdercoated '87 frame, extended swingarm, YZ fork legs, ATV tire, 14/55, XT350 tank, spliced quick-release seat, disc brake conversion, beeg headlight, beeger rack, Lizrdcooler, Lizrdventz and bunch of other stuff all covered in invisible ink.
Like lizrdbrth said, carry a spare. If you don't care for his storing suggestion...still bubble wrap it and place it in your bag?.Good to have a spare.....anything!.
EDIT: Measure the resistance through the headlight. Wire a resistor with the same resistance parallel to the headlight from a double throw switch. Switch up, resistor instead of headlight. Switch middle, infinite load for problem starts. Switch down, headlight instead of resistor.
the other side of the resistor is grouned? on my atv the headlight is controlled by the ignition, wondering if theres way to incorporate something like that to make it work rather than hacking and splicing a wire harness.
Headlight is a simple DC circuit. A double throw switch and resistor (yes, resistor output goes to ground) provides an optional path for the electricity to flow. Take your bulb to Radio Shack. They'll be able to set you up with everything you need, including wire terminals to build your own plug-n-play wiring harness adapter, if that is what you want.