Many thanks to
Will for tipping me off to
the possibility of the "obviously easy".
Many moons ago I had incorrectly posted a "how to
with the explicit instructions to
remove the headlight fuse. As many of you know (by now)... this also disables the starter relay. Not good.
There *is* an easier way
than removing the four phillips screws for the lowbeam.
Pull the left-hand dash panel inlay. This is the one that you'd normally pull to
the fusebox. The connector that we're looking for is currenty under the fusebox and relays.
Trace the wire circled in blue. If you "pop" the fusebox off the fairing nubs, and pull the flapper vacuum line out of the way
, you'll find a connector underneath.
Pull it up and above the fusebox:
Replace panel... and go!
BTW... the horn is still hot... I tried removing the horn fuse, and it seems tha the dash panel is tied into this 10A fuse. If you're worried about inadvertantly "beeping" those that you're overtaking.... just pull one of the leads off the horn (next to
the steering dampner).
Enjoy! (Make sure you reconnect everything before street use..)