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Author Topic: What is this deadend wire in headlight ?  (Read 1683 times)

r80rt

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Re: What is this deadend wire in headlight ?
« Reply #15 on: June 07, 2011, 07:45:42 PM »
That's the headlight switch, take the jumper wire out and it will work.
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Re: What is this deadend wire in headlight ?
« Reply #16 on: June 07, 2011, 08:05:28 PM »
http://www.enfieldmotorcycles.com/forum/index.php/topic,10360.msg123293.html#msg123293

^^^ Here's another view of that headlight switch bypass wire thingie that r80rt posted above... the photo with my finger pointing into the headlight casque shows where the wire used to go... unplugged it and plugged the remaining ends together and now my headlight switch works.  They disable it in the US models because of DOT regulations (headlight has to come on as soon as you turn the key, so you don't have the choice to go 'stealth mode')

Does anyone know if that afformentioned dead-end wire could power some heated grips, or would you most likely just fry something?

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Re: What is this deadend wire in headlight ?
« Reply #17 on: June 08, 2011, 01:08:58 AM »
With the tiny wires Enfield used in their harness I would be cautious hooking up anything that draws more than 3 watts on a circuit that was designed for a 2 watt bulb.

While I was at my dealers place today he had a harness hanging beside the Enfield parts display.  I looked at it and noticed that about 3 wires that would have been located in the headlight nacelle  were fried.

I didn't bother to ask what the cause of it was.  In Arizona there's not a lot of demand for heated grips so I doubt that those would have been the cause.   :D
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Re: What is this deadend wire in headlight ?
« Reply #18 on: June 08, 2011, 01:19:07 AM »
What switch? Pic?

Here is a youtube video link on parking / headlight switch activation in this thread.

http://www.enfieldmotorcycles.com/forum/index.php/topic,10858.0.html
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Re: What is this deadend wire in headlight ?
« Reply #19 on: June 08, 2011, 02:28:58 AM »
Having been an electrician for 20+ years. Wiring isn't done until there's one that does nothing. Same thing in India too. :D












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Re: What is this deadend wire in headlight ?
« Reply #20 on: June 08, 2011, 03:58:10 AM »
Can't tell you about the dead end wire, but I love having a functional headlight switch. It helps me sneak into the parking garage that I'm not really supposed to park in.

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Re: What is this deadend wire in headlight ?
« Reply #21 on: June 08, 2011, 05:23:34 AM »
+1.  I like having the option to turn the light off if needed.

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Re: What is this deadend wire in headlight ?
« Reply #22 on: June 08, 2011, 05:27:56 AM »
+1.  I like having the option to turn the light off if needed.

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Re: What is this deadend wire in headlight ?
« Reply #23 on: June 08, 2011, 06:30:25 AM »
Didn't realise US bikes had the lights switched on all the time. So do you have that yellow flasher button on front of the left hand switch?
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Re: What is this deadend wire in headlight ?
« Reply #24 on: June 08, 2011, 06:44:36 AM »
Yes we do, at least my '06 Iron Barrel does.
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Re: What is this deadend wire in headlight ?
« Reply #25 on: June 08, 2011, 02:33:50 PM »
AVL has the flasher as well... doesn't do anything if you're already on high-beam though.  (probably normal)

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Re: What is this deadend wire in headlight ?
« Reply #26 on: June 08, 2011, 02:38:43 PM »
We got the flasher but like Superchuck sez, dont do nothing if your in high already.

I 4th the idea of being able to go stealth.

Why Americans need to regulate the ability to turn on and off a headlight is beyond me. Do cars or semi's have to run the lights all the time? No!  ???

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Re: What is this deadend wire in headlight ?
« Reply #27 on: June 08, 2011, 03:45:51 PM »
Why Americans need to regulate the ability to turn on and off a headlight is beyond me.

Cuz you can't even remember to flip up your kickstands and cancel your turn signals, let alone find the headlight switch!   :D
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Re: What is this deadend wire in headlight ?
« Reply #28 on: June 08, 2011, 03:47:49 PM »
...hey, those turn signals are tricky! ???

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Re: What is this deadend wire in headlight ?
« Reply #29 on: June 08, 2011, 03:55:01 PM »
I am in Oklahoma! They wont even sell us real beer! Gotta go to the liquor store and buy it hot. Cant buy good beer on a Sunday! 3.2 Beer is like having sex in a canoe, it's F***ing close to water!   :'(  Do Okies have fewer drunk driving fatalities? NO. Does making the beer half as strong stop bubba from getting sloshed and runnin his Ford into a tree? No, bubba just drinks twice as much!

I'm gonna show em! Gonna make it so I can turn off my headlight at will! Muhahahaha!