The high beam indicator light is an LED, and it doesn't give off much heat,
also the lens in the speedometer housing is constructed with a small tube that fits down over the LED.
I took a small tuft of cotton batting, pillow stuffing from the wife's sewing room - (don't tell), sprayed it with adhesive and glued it up in the tube next to the lens.
It turns that blinding blue light into a soft dull glow.... :doorag:
There is an electrical fix for this problem that I will outline here;
Remove the right side chrome plastic head cover for room to locate the dash wiring harness under the right front of the tank;
There are two green plastic connectors inside a black cover. Locate the darker blue wire in the 5 wire connector.
Cut this wire & solder a resistor in. I used a 1/4 watt 2.2k ohm resistor from radio shack. Color bars are; Red / Red / Red / Gold;
Shrink wrap or wrap with electrical tape, & tuck everything back under tank.
Electrical stuff is not my forte... If I can do this, anyone can!nojoke
Hello VTX fam, I just got back from a ride. 10 miles in, bike started to lose power. I started to downshift for a traffic light. Bike felt odd, like it was lacking power. When I put bike into 1st and released throttle with clutch in bike just died. I was able to get it running again, but it...
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The 03' has just under 14K
The 06' Has just over 43K
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