Ever since the rewire in baton Rouge I have suffered a combination of no dip headlight or no full bean and at various times no horn. (And driving through Bolivia without one, where they use them to signal right of way at junctions, is an experience in itself.)
Last year I was warned that my Peg would fail the MOT unless I could get the full beam and dip to show at the same time.
I've spent a bit of time recently reworking the wiring.
I've had to buy another left hand control (the one on the bike has been well bastardised) but it was only £10 off Ebay. And with the horror that was the headlight loom I decided to buy a new one of those, at only £25 for a genuine one it was a bit of a bargain.
Then I stripped Jean's Peg to check out how the wiring should be, as the diagram is not easy to follow, and set about mine.
I roped in a friend to help and we spent many hours tracing the wiring diagram on the garage floor, re-reading the notes I had taken from Jean's bike and checking the photographs I took to triple check how things should be. All to no avail, as we either blew more fuses as I got the 2 greens mixed up with the green with a white tracer or failed to have lights working when we expected them to.
Each time we needed to test things out, I had to refit the tank, the pump electrics and the fuel pump. Forgetting to refit the fuel line leads to a lot of petrol on the floor.
Eventually after drinking a lot of tea, we concluded that despite having all the wires in the right place that the relay would not kick in properly to switch on the dip beam once the engine had started up. (Who ever came up with this over engineered piece of crap needs shooting). Therefore there was another error/fault somewhere.
So, after some trial and error I decided the best bet was to send power direct to the lights when the ignition was switched on. I've now wired a new switch in, fitted to the bars, so I can knock the lights off if the battery is low or if the ignition is being left off.
Of course the full beam needed a similar workaround, but that works from the left hand control.....
But now all seems hunky dory again, I just hope I don't need to take the tank off again soon, its a real PITA.
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