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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-11-2008, 08:42 PM Thread Starter
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1999 GSXR 750 Headlight Issues

I am relatively new to motorcycles and I just bought a used GSXr 750 and I noticed that the headlights don't seems to work. They worked when I originally bought the bike but now they seem to not be working. They are dual headlights and I'm not really sure what to do any suggestions for this newbie would be great.

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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-11-2008, 08:44 PM
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theres a fuse box below and in front of the cluster check there if that dont show a bad fuse then check the bulbs .....if that isnt that let me know
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post #3 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-11-2008, 09:26 PM Thread Starter
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This is probably a stupid question how do I check the bulbs?
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post #4 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-11-2008, 09:32 PM
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If your high beams work, then it's most likely a loose wire within the light switch. I had the same problem on my 98 600 srad. I took it to a shop and all they did was solder it back on.
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post #5 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-12-2008, 07:18 AM Thread Starter
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Yeah the lights don't turn on at all the high or low beams don't work. How do I check the lights?
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post #6 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-12-2008, 08:48 AM
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You can check the bulbs by buying a new one and trying that, if it works your old bulbs are bad. Or you can get a multimeter and put on the wires to see if your getting power to the bulb. Or you can get a light tester and see if your getting power to the bulb. If your not getting power to the bulb check and see if your getting power to your switch. If your not getting power to your switch its probably a fuse which you should probably check first.
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post #7 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-12-2008, 09:06 AM Thread Starter
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I checked the fuses last night and they seemed to look fine. It has to be something with the wiring because both of the lights are not working anyways. I'll just have to play around with it and report back when I get the solution.
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a test light is your best friend with these kind of issues. bulbs ok, test to be sure they are getting juice etc. then start testing wires back to origin point etc. will save alot of frustration...imo
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post #9 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-12-2008, 09:28 AM
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Were both bulbs originally working? bulbs went in probably same time...so both could've blown. Generally u can shake and it will rattle if blown,. always could buy 1 if not the problem, u will have a spare. DON"T touch the bulb oil from your skin will cause it to blow. Also, if u are new a 750 is probably too big to start on. I rode a 500 for 4 years b4 getting a 750.If u are abdamant, then u will want to take it easy on the 750.
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post #10 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-12-2008, 10:53 AM
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Were both bulbs originally working? bulbs went in probably same time...so both could've blown. Generally u can shake and it will rattle if blown,. always could buy 1 if not the problem, u will have a spare. DON"T touch the bulb oil from your skin will cause it to blow. Also, if u are new a 750 is probably too big to start on. I rode a 500 for 4 years b4 getting a 750.If u are abdamant, then u will want to take it easy on the 750.

Well, now that he owns it, its gonna be hard to keep him from riding it.
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post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-12-2008, 11:02 AM
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I am having the same issue and i traced it down to the harness in the left fairing cover. It is a yellow connector with 10 to 12 wires in it and if i wiggle the connector my lights come on. The connector comes from your light switch on your left bar. i zipped tied mine into place above the horn and they seem to be working fine now, but will have the connector replaced soon. Might want to try that.
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on a side note, wish people would list their city and state. u may have someone who can help u right there. imo
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on a side note, wish people would list their city and state. u may have someone who can help u right there. imo
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post #15 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-13-2008, 03:18 PM
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I was having the same problem. Also, when I was turning my haddlebar completely to the right, the lights turned on. My problem was that yellow connector under the left fairing cover. I disconnect it and connect it back tight and it work good so far. I figured the reason for the lights to turn on when I turn right was that it pull the wire just enough for the electric current to pass.
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post #16 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-30-2010, 09:40 AM
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Try the relay in the ignition switch. Most likely a loose wire
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post #17 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-30-2010, 11:07 AM
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It happened the same on 600 srad.The yellow block l\h\s removed each connector from the block and cleaned.Cured the problem.There is also a headlight relay on some usually near the fuse box and similiar in size.
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I am relatively new to motorcycles and I just bought a used GSXr 750 and I noticed that the hid bulbs don't seems to work. They worked when I originally bought the bike but now they seem to not be working. They are dual headlights and I'm not really sure what to do any suggestions for this newbie would be great.

Thanks,

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Correct me if I'm wrong but I do believe the bulbs you're looking for are the 1157.. If I was you I would get someone who knows about bikes to install it or else it's just not going to work.. Good luck buddy.
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post #19 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-13-2011, 08:33 PM
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I'm having the same problem on my 97 SRAD 600, have had to mess with the wires under my left faring to get my headlights to come on.

If you zip tie the wire in a ceartian position it stays on till i hit a bump or tun off the bike.

My switch is broken to change from bight to dim but that hasn't given me a issue.

I'm gunna look at this yellow connector and to see if it solves my problem.
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post #20 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-21-2011, 11:39 AM
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still no luck, where is this yellow connector? in the left faring? or under the headlights
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