When I turn my headlight on on my '87 K100RS, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. When it doesn't, the high beam indicator lights up (with no actual high beam coming from the headlight).
I understand headlight problems are common with these bikes, and reading through the forums the three things I see to do are: (1) check the ground; (2) clean the switch; and (3) install a relay a from Eastern Beaver. It sounds like No. 3 should be done regardless.
So I'm a new to working on bikes in any form (or anything with a motor for that matter). While I aspire to be more, I would call myself a two-wrencher (out of five)...I can handle most of the routine maintenance. Is installing a relay relatively simple? From what I can tell, removing the tank is the most difficult task, but I don't see what 'installing the relay' actually entails once I access the wiring.
I only recently bought this bike, after going far too long without one and I don't relish the thought of it sitting in pieces in my garage (nope, no winter hibernation for this bike). I have come to the conclusion that what I really need is a second bike so I'm not haunted by these weighty decisions (DIY or let a pro do it). Would someone please explain this to my wife?