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Old 22nd June 2012
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Well we got the bike running but the headlight and oil light donít work. We started to remove the headlight and in the process it worked. Turns out that if you push it in it turns on, what I think is happening is that the ground connection on the back of the bulb itself is hitting the case of the flasher unit and creating a ground so Iím thinking itís a grounding issue. What do you think, whereís this system grounded?

The oil light looks like it has a break in one of the wires insulation at the base of the plastic bulb holder and the wire doesnít look too good but I didnít take it out yet. Is that bulb replicable or do I need the whole plastic bulb holder thing?

Didnít have time to trouble shoot this last night so thatís all I know at the moment. Thanks for the help.
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If I remember correctly, the headlamp ground wire is riveted to the headlamp bucket. The plug is a three prong unit, one side of the plug should have two white wires in it, the other side should have the ground wire in it and the middle of the plug should have a yellow wire it in.

I don't think you can relamp the oil light, probably have to get the whole unit.
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Well we got the bike running but the headlight and oil light donít work. We started to remove the headlight and in the process it worked. Turns out that if you push it in it turns on, what I think is happening is that the ground connection on the back of the bulb itself is hitting the case of the flasher unit and creating a ground so Iím thinking itís a grounding issue. What do you think, whereís this system grounded?

The oil light looks like it has a break in one of the wires insulation at the base of the plastic bulb holder and the wire doesnít look too good but I didnít take it out yet. Is that bulb replicable or do I need the whole plastic bulb holder thing?

Didnít have time to trouble shoot this last night so thatís all I know at the moment. Thanks for the help.
the whole oil lamp unit need to be replaced as a unit . Nikki
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Looks like I can get the oil light from the dealership for $10. Iíll follow up on the headlight issue. Thanks.
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