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Re: Headlights flickering on idle
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2018, 07:51:51 AM »
I have a slightly different headlight issue.   I have noticed on the last couple of time I have used the bike that the headlight stays on for a few seconds after I have turned the ignition off.  I can't remember if this has always been the case and I just did not notice before.   I use the key to turn off the ignition.   Anyone else seen this. 

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Re: Headlights flickering on idle
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2018, 11:18:23 AM »
Sounds like a relay is sticking/on it's way out,....I'm sure that another owner had this problem??

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Re: Headlights flickering on idle
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2018, 11:20:48 PM »
Awesome - I'd be keen to hear how you go, I am working the next couple of weekends so won't be riding much.  :028:
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Re: Headlights flickering on idle
« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2018, 08:17:39 PM »
Evening, I dropped a multi meter across my battery, it was reading 13 volts, with the engine running it pushed it up to 15 volts.
I have a solar panel battery charger connected to the bike when not in use....that’s showing between 13 - 15 volts.
When I first turn the ignition on it displays the low voltage warning. I will replace the battery soon, is there a better one available on the market.
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Re: Headlights flickering on idle
« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2018, 10:03:41 PM »
*Originally Posted by Wilko [+]
I will replace the battery soon, is there a better one available on the market.

I removed the original Yuasa YTX20L-BS and replaced it with a Yuasa YTX20HL-BS.  It's reasonably priced - I ordered from Amazon, though there are other sources.  It has more cranking power than the original.  It took care of the headlight flickering and the low voltage indication on my bike.

There are other brands and types and you can spend pretty much as much as you want, depending on what you want.


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Re: Headlights flickering on idle
« Reply #13 on: May 25, 2018, 09:20:48 PM »


New Battery bought and fitted, I wanted the Yuasa YTX20HL-BS, but Halfords didn't have it in stock, but the "stock" one was a reasonable  :084: £72.00, hoping the low voltage warning goes away now.  :155:
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Re: Headlights flickering on idle
« Reply #14 on: May 26, 2018, 08:30:19 AM »
My 2013 Trophy has flickered its headlight (and all other lights) from new. Raise the revs a bit and it goes away.

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Re: Headlights flickering on idle
« Reply #15 on: May 26, 2018, 10:30:12 AM »
*Originally Posted by 1675 [+]
My 2013 Trophy has flickered its headlight (and all other lights) from new. Raise the revs a bit and it goes away.

I think that's pretty normal to be honest, are you still on the original battery?

 


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