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post #1 of 10 Old 11-06-2019, 11:24 PM Thread Starter
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08 CBR1000RR headlight issue

When I have my low beams on one head light is off and high beams on both lights are on, is this from factory or do I just need new bulbs?
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post #2 of 10 Old 11-07-2019, 12:44 AM
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1 side is the low beam 1 side is the high beam. They are working correctly. When you turn on the high the low also stays on but obviously not vice versa
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post #3 of 10 Old 11-07-2019, 06:43 AM
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On a similar note, I have heard the reason they are designed that way is for safety. Supposedly, some engineers decided that a motorcycle with two headlights on at the same time at night on a dark road could be perceived by a driver sitting at a cross street as another car much further away than it actually is and pull out in front of the bike.
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I thought it was because the factory wanted other people to tell you that you had a light burned out? Constantly. Every fricking day.

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FYI, if your bike wont start, see if the headlight is on when ignition is turned on. If not, it's probably a blown fuse. It seems that they wired it to not start if you have no lights.

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Is there a way I can wire them to both run lows when I want low and when I switch to high beans they will both go to high beams?
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Is there a way I can wire them to both run lows when I want low and when I switch to high beans they will both go to high beams?
Just to let you know, the high beam side has different reflectors built in, the bulbs are the same neither has two elements they are single filament 55W bulbs. No way to get the high beam to look like a low beam.

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FYI, if your bike wont start, see if the headlight is on when ignition is turned on. If not, it's probably a blown fuse. It seems that they wired it to not start if you have no lights.
Doesn't work with the 2017+. The headlights on mine don't come on till the engine starts.

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Is there a way I can wire them to both run lows when I want low and when I switch to high beans they will both go to high beams?
People have done mods in the past where they had a resistor, an extra relay and maybe a few other things going to the high beam side. The idea was it reduced the high beam intensity when it was on low beam mode and full power when on high. The result was dual lights on low and normal high beam on high.

I used to have a link to the mod, I believe it was on the 600RR forum. You can probably find it easily enough via a Google search.
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Dual headlights on

Understand the wonderful comments about your bulbs being out. Uhhh, sorry it's a Honda

Anyways I'm right now changing my 07 over to dual projector beam headlights, HID. There is for sure some work in doing it but hopefully it will all be worth the time. I also plan to install a second fan on the radiator since before 08 you only get one and it does run hot, figure a lot of this has to do with my riding. Love hearing a Lambo run his engine up. I'll let you know how it comes out.
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