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post #1 of 3 Old Aug 18th, 2008, 11:43 pm Thread Starter
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Electrical Short

My headlight is flickering when I hit bumps. It's affecting both the high and low circuit simultaneously. The headlight will "flicker" depending on the road surface.
My first thought is the common ground. However, the wrinkle that I noticed as I got closer to home is that the "flicker" is also cycling the radio on and off in sequence with the headlight. THAT has me confused.
Otherwise the bike is running fine, and it's not affecting the PIAA's that are wired through a fuse block directly to the battery, with the relay connected to the heated seats.

Any thoughts on where to start looking?

Thanks for the help!

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post #2 of 3 Old Aug 19th, 2008, 12:25 am
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Re: Electrical Short

Yeah.. check your battery cables.. make sure they are snug and clean.

then, find the brown wire from the bulbs ... that is the "ground".... trace them back to their harness plug.. I bet you will find a bad connection.

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Re: Electrical Short

Thanks Channing. I"ll let you know what I find - hopefully it is the ground in the headlight bucket. I forgot to mention that I have just installed a new battery last night so that (hopefully) shouldn't be the problem.

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