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post #1 of 48 Old 08-17-06, 22:05 Thread Starter
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HOW TO: Better way to disable headlights...

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" disable the headlights 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 get 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:



Disconnect!



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..)

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I think I know the answer to this question, but does this also disconnect the 'running lamps' on the sides of the headlights?
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I think I know the answer to this question, but does this also disconnect the 'running lamps' on the sides of the headlights?
Yessir! Everything that previously *could* be illuminated ... is now disabled.

Oh, happy days... oh happy days... never will I worry about dropping one of those damned philips screws down inside the fairing again. I'm willing to bet that I can "track prep" the bike in :30 now. ;)

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Brilliant - thankyou for that valoflyby

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Oh, happy days... oh happy days... never will I worry about dropping one of those damned philips screws down inside the fairing again. I'm willing to bet that I can "track prep" the bike in :30 now. ;)
:lol: I "helped" Nitro Norrie (Martin) prep his bike at Brands on Wednesday and managed to drop two of the little buggers in to the fairing never to be seen again (but i managed to do my own ones OK :oops: )
Thanks for the tip mate!

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Wicked - no kore lost screws as Paul will testify to at Brands on Wednesday - sorry if you can't find that screw I lost in the fairing :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:

A little less fiddly and no need to have acast of thousands trying to find some really small screws.

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Those screws disappear really quickly when you drop them. I lost two of four after the last trackday. :roll: Triumph want $9 each for them, but you can get stainless replacements at a hardware store for about a quarter. Maybe $0.50, I don't remember, but certainly not $9.

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Thank you so much! I went to the first track day last wknd, after reading the fuse also does the starter relay, so with my philips screw driver, I only found out it was ****ing impossible to get to the inside screws of the head light casing.

next wknd I'll be happier.
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Thanks!! I just read this after yesterday's trackday, but have two more coming up before the end of the month. Great tip!!

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I take it a step further--I also put painters tape over the high/low beam selector swtich (in the low beam position) which will keep the switch locked in the low beam position. This will keep you from accidently swtiching on the other headlight and toasting the tape to the lense.

BTW-I still think you need to pull a fuse to disable the running lights. It's the 5amp (not sure) orange/yellow one I think.

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