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Offline Have Blue

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03 12S hi/lo beam question
« on: April 26, 2006, 06:09:03 PM »
Got the bike a couple days ago and just realized that when the headlight switch is on lo beam, only the left headlight is lighted.  On hi beam both are lighted.  Is the bike supposed to go to only one beam on the low setting or do I have one burned out?  I think its Triumph that uses one for lo and both for high, but I dont know if this is the case with the Bandit.

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Offline PaulVS

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03 12S hi/lo beam question
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2006, 08:04:09 PM »
Welcome to the wonderful world of headlight mods !!!

(yes it's 'normal', and it's one of the big dislikes of most people.)


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03 12S hi/lo beam question
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2006, 09:31:53 PM »
Yup.... that's the way it's suppose to be.  I use high and low beams during the day anyway so it's not a problem.
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03 12S hi/lo beam question
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2006, 10:09:16 PM »
For daylight riding, I dont care, but for night, I like all the light I can get and I dont want to put brights in the cager's eyes.  Its bad enough that many cagers dont look where they're going, but I dont want to blind the few that may actually be trying to see what is in front of them.  LOL

Any reason not to do a little wiring mod so I have two lo beams?

Blue

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Yup.... that's the way it's suppose to be.  I use high and low beams during the day anyway so it's not a problem.
03 B12 S
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03 12S hi/lo beam question
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Offline Have Blue

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03 12S hi/lo beam question
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2006, 01:58:06 AM »
I just finished reading the thread.  This is great!!  I appreciate the help!
I sent them an email for ordering instructions.  I gotta admit, the first night ride on the B12, I was not at all happy with the lighting as its only about half of the output of my old H4 Osram in the 8" reflector on my 83 gs 1100.  

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Red01 did this...

http://forums.banditalley.net/viewtopic.php?t=2982
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