My left headlight burned out this weekend, removed the cover and was greeted by the smell of burning plastic. This will be the second time the headlight harness has to be replaced with 18,000 km on the odometer, first time when the original owner still had the bike.
They will ask you if you are using the OEM bulbs. I am surprised someone is not making an aftermarket harness that will handle a brighter bulb.
For the record, I was running Philips Extreme Vision which are DOT approved and rated at 55 watts just like the OEMs. Not a factor IMO.
There has to be room for someone to sell a aftermarket harness with better connectors and wire. I have not had the problem but I would also like to use a brighter bulb with confidence it would not burn out.
The reports of this happening have died down to almost nothing. Perhaps the "batch" was limited. Newer bikes aren't having the issue?I might stop by and look at a new one and compare the plastic connector housing.
The harness has been fine since, though the bike has been consuming more bulbs than before.
I am going to get the dealership to see if the part number changed.
I would like to see Yamaha upgrade this harness so it doesn't burn out. They've been making headlight harnesses since the 1950s so they should be able to get it right.
~Imagine the outrage and uproar there would be if somebody had a cooked headlamp harness and then had a "hard start issue" on the same bike!!! Oh, the humanity!!! Roy probably has had both by now a couple times at least, and those bastards at Yamaha are worthless SOBs all 4 times! Dallara~
Roy probably has had both by now a couple times at least, and those bastards at Yamaha are worthless SOBs all 4 times!
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