XL600 blows stop light


11 replies to this topic
  • DeanB

Posted December 12, 2004 - 03:20 AM

#1

Hi,

My XL600 keeps blowing stop light bulbs (x 4 in past 2 months) and last time a tail light bulb. Has good earth. Anyone know the proper headlight wattage or other likely cause?

Maybe able to help others on clutch slippage, broken clutch cable fixture on LHS engine cover, starter and spring replacement.

Regards

Dean Biddle
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  • roadcam

Posted December 12, 2004 - 03:51 AM

#2

Im not positive, but I think a XL600 only runs about a 35-watt headlight as stock ...

  • don87xr600

Posted December 12, 2004 - 09:15 AM

#3

xl600 headlight is 60/55 watts highbeam/lowbeam. stop the bull.

  • roadcam

Posted December 12, 2004 - 10:33 AM

#4

keep your BULL comments to yourself ... I said I wasnt sure, just trying to help...I wish people were as mouthy to my face as they are in writing

  • don87xr600

Posted December 12, 2004 - 11:17 AM

#5

how do your guesses help?

  • don87xr600

Posted December 12, 2004 - 11:18 AM

#6

keep your BULL comments to yourself ... I said I wasnt sure, just trying to help...I wish people were as mouthy to my face as they are in writing

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  • roadcam

Posted December 12, 2004 - 11:27 AM

#7

you'd need it

  • don87xr600

Posted December 12, 2004 - 11:46 AM

#8

but since you own an "L" model the chances of me running into you are slim.

  • don87xr600

Posted December 12, 2004 - 11:47 AM

#9

crash-prone 53 yr.old geezer ?

  • thumper245

Posted December 12, 2004 - 08:43 PM

#10

Im not positive, but I think a XL600 only runs about a 35-watt headlight as stock ...

I thought that also so I ordered a new bulb (55/60) and when I got it all apart found that I bought the exact same thig was in it. I have the 650L I dont know if they changed it from the 600 to the 650. I hope that I have helped.

  • Fingers

Posted December 12, 2004 - 09:20 PM

#11

Your light is blowing from the vibration while it is lit. This happened repeatedly to me until I put foam under the taillight mounts to isolate. I had a dual filiment bulb but only the tailight would burn (because it is on all the time). Since then I've had the same bulb for months with no prob.

  • DeanB

Posted December 13, 2004 - 06:40 PM

#12

Thanks for the replies.

Looks like the vibration is the culprit. Bulb receives 14V from a hot or cold regulator, and with the headlight on or off (rev'ing doesn't effect regulator output). Looks like the filaments have dropped out of their overheated crimped holding posts.

If it keeps happening, might invest in a light emitting diode replacement.





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