Possibly the stupidest lighting question ever

4 replies to this topic
  • antigrav

Posted May 08, 2007 - 07:57 PM


Is there a switch to turn on the front light of a WR 450?

I broke the bike in last week and never noticed the front light being on, but I did notice the rear light on as soon as ignition button is pushed.... So now I installed my dual sport kit, (I have not touched any stock wiring except to attach a lead for the brake light) so I run the dual sport kit and blinkers, tail light and brake light work fine..
So then I start the bike so I can see the head light go on (as if I'm at my lighting cert test) and no head light.... I have not touched any wiring for the headlight... so I tested the leads to the head light and I don't get any power showing on my cheap 12v continuity tester.....
So I have never seen the front light on the WR and this is my first Enduro and I thought the front light goes when you start it...

Last if I run off just the battery I can make it work fine, but I don't want to run DC since I don't think the charging will handle a headlight on for very long.

any help is appreciated..

  • RC81

Posted May 08, 2007 - 10:25 PM


Light is supposed to come on when bike is started only. Not sure where your problem lies.

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  • NavyNuke

Posted May 09, 2007 - 12:31 AM


bike is wired to run the headlight off AC which is only put out when the bike is running

  • WR_Dave

Posted May 09, 2007 - 04:54 AM


I installed a switch in the headlight circuit on my bike so I can shut it off. Maybe your bulb is blown , they don't come with a switch anymore. WR Dave.

  • antigrav

Posted May 09, 2007 - 05:18 AM


Thanks for the answers, that is what I needed to know. Bulb works fine when I hook it up to DC, looks like I will check the wiring going to the headlight from the A/C magneto and follow the electric schematics in the Manual.


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