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My headlight went out on my 82 wing...bulb is still good...it has came on 2 times sence then, justfor a short period of time..No juice at the light. Is there any certain place to check for this problem..any help would be great,,thanks wingers

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Both high and low beam? Check for a loose ground. If you have a meter check for voltage between the high and low terminals the bulb plugs into, using the frame as a ground reference.
 

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Check to see if the start button is dirty. Spray some contact cleaner in to the switch. BTY cover all on the bike that it will drip on.
 

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Yes,,both high and low beam doesn't work. I just used a cheap juice tester to test at the headlight plug,,nothing..But there are 2 dead end wires close to the plus which one is hot and the other is ground. they are ok...ground is what i was thinking,,..which i believe is a green wire,,..i will keep pluging at it..thanks

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What Dusty says.
Most likely your Start Button Switch dirty. Headlight turns off for starting.
 

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does a wire(hot) run from the start switch to the Hi/low switch?

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The Honda service manual describes how the system works.

There are 2 wires coming out of the starter button. The black w red stripe and black with white stripe. Those 2 wires break continuity when the button is pressed.

It's almost 1:00 and I got to drive to Houston first thing in the morning. Ugh! I hate that town....
 

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Honda Service Manual schematic for 1982 GL 1100 Interstate.

From the 10 amp Head Light fuse, 12 volts is routed, Black/Red wire, into the Start Button Switch; out on a Blue/White wire to the Dimmer Switch.

The Start Button, whenpressed,disconnects power to the headlight when starting so that all battery power can be used by the starter.

Hopefully you did change or check with an Ohm Meter the 10 amp head fuse. Sometimes fuses look good but can be loose at the end cap.
 

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Hey ..good day,hope your drive went ok,,Thanks for all your advice and help..i am getting at it now..Thanks again

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Hi and good day..

Yes i did ck the fuse..even replaced it...SO i am setting my sights on the start switch..Thanks So much for all the help..must get at it now..its a great day for a ride..

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I wanna thank those Wingers that helped me on here with my headlight problem..It was that dirty ignition switch....All is good now :clapper:

Many many thanks..its always great to learn something new..Thanks again to all ..Back in the wind again.....

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Those handlebar switches do need to be cleaned from time to time.

But they give you fair warning.
 
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