Re: Headlight issues
- I had this same problem. After a replacement pair also burned out, I found that the voltage regulator was bad. Alternator was putting out 20V at half throttle. Check yours before you change the relay.
--- In TriumphTrophy@yahoogroups.com, "haleys55" <scotthaley623@...> wrote:
> Hi all, can anyone help me with this. Both my low beams went out at the same time I'm assuming its a relay not a bulb problem. Is that correct?
I was able to use the regular Wells brand relay sold at Napa auto parts stores. I did have to switch the positions on the brown wire with the blue/orange wire, but it was easy. Use Wells relay part # 19878. Same part and same wire swap for both the high and low beam circuits. Did it about a year and a half ago, all is fine.
That said, I could not find a suitable replacement for "load change" or "changeover" relay (the one that shuts off headlights while cranking the starter), so had to buy the original from Bike Bandit, but it was reasonably priced.
For reference, my bike is a 2001 BBBS. Pacific Blue, naturally, because no other color works as well anywhere west of the Rockies. :)
> Someone had posted a detailed description of this problem a year or two ago, and described in detail how to re-arrange the wires coming into the relay so the more common relay would work. Anyone remember that? If anyone can find it, it is probably worth putting into the FAQ or files section.
> Rather than remove the side fairing for these types of repairs, I just remove the fairing nose. It is easy and quick to do, and will give you full access to all the electricals. Just have a nice soft old blanket ready on the bench to lay the nose on once removed, and pad the front fended with cloth when putting it back on, as you will need to hold it with your knees and the fender while re-attaching the wires.
- Jack we don't have those fitted in uk but it could be useful - I guess it is 5 pin with an always on option switched off from the starter feed....hmm could be useful on the fogs.
> That said, I could not find a suitable replacement for "load change" or "changeover" relay (the one that shuts off headlights while cranking the starter), so had to buy the original from Bike Bandit, but it was reasonably priced.