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The headlight in permanantly on when you switch on the ignition Is there a simple way ofwiring in a switch so I can start the bike with the headlight off
 

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the starter button turns off the headlight when you're cranking the bike, an easy way to wire a switch is to cut the wire that goes to the starter wire a switch and you're done! thats how i did it on my friend's honda 750.

on my bike i have a switch in the fairing wired directly to the headlamp low beam power, so i can cruise around with the light off and if i need i can use high beams if needed.
 

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The headlight should automatically go out when you push the start button. It is done that way so the battery can send as much as possible to the starter.

If it doesn't, then someone has messed with the wiring and you will have to chase it down to find out where.
 

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pauljay wrote:
The headlight in permanantly on when you switch on the ignition Is there a simple way ofwiring in a switch so I can start the bike with the headlight off
As others have stated, the headlights are off during the cranking process.

If you want the headlights to be off when the ignition switch is in the "on" position and during normal running time (after starting the engine), install a switch (in-series) in the "green" ground wire for the headlights.
 

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Hans, US motorcycles have all lights wired permanently as daylight running lights by law requirements.
 

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hans-ulrich wrote:
...don´t you have a switch for all lights beneath the other light switch? I do...
Hans-Ulrich the USA have different legal requirements than European countries and I believe that Paul Jays machine is an American import into the UK which is why his does not have a switch. The UK has slacker laws than Germany which is why a large portion of the Wings here are American or Canadian spec imports (more gadgets than on UK spec bikes).
 

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Hi Paul its very simple get your self a 20amp switch and cut into the low beam wire in the headlight if i remember right its the blue wire this will allow you to power off the head light but still have the main beam turn on when you hit the factory switch on the handel bars so you can flash cars ect
 

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pwhoever... Wow! What a cool gadget. I have cruised Electrical Connections site before but I can't remember seeing this little jewel! They some truly cool stuff for 1500. I highly recommend their accessory fuse block. It was the very first thing I installed on my 1500.
 

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pwhoever... Wow! What a cool gadget. I have cruised Electrical Connections site before but I can't remember seeing this little jewel! They some truly cool stuff for 1500. I highly recommend their accessory fuse block. It was the very first thing I installed on my 1500.
I really like my FZ-1 Fuze Block. It has "constant" and "switched" power in the same block. Just reposition a fuse. All connections are closed and protected from the elements and you don't have any loop or spade terminals to content with.

It is compact and fits right in front of the battery.

http://www.fuzeblocks.com/
 
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