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    low beam issues

    A friend and myself both have R1200 GSAs (2007 & 2009); and we are experiencing the same problem. The head light low beam will not work. Lamps have been checked(they checked out good) and replaced just as a precautionary measure w/o any success. We have also tried a quick fix mentioned on the Internet of disconnecting the battery(+ & -) for a short period and then re-connecting also w/o success. Outside of this little issue the bikes have been performing flawlessly. Any info on correcting this problem would be greatly appreciated. Thank You. eric w.

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    Welcome to the forum, Eric, and your post! One of the moderators will end up moving this to the Hexhead/Camhead forum area later to get other owner's eyeballs on your issues. Hang on...
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    I assume that you are checking it with the engine running? The low beam won't come on with the ket until the bike is started. Are you showing a LAMPF warning?
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    Quote Originally Posted by beemerphile View Post
    I assume that you are checking it with the engine running? The low beam won't dome on with the ket until the bike is started. Are you showing a LAMPF warning?
    Although it may sound like a silly question, it is legitimate! Hard to believe both of you to have same problem!
    It is a great set up not to turn the lights on until the engine is running. Saves the battery power, as well as the bulb's
    life. As a funny part, I never noticed this either when I bought the RT. Shortly after I changed the bulbs with HID's .
    Checked the bulbs on the bench before I installed them, and all was good. Once installed , to my surprise, neither one worked!!
    That is when I first learned the LO will not come on until you start the engine.

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    I learned the same lesson the first time I changed mine. Glad I googled it before I took the new bulb back out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by beemerphile View Post
    I assume that you are checking it with the engine running? The low beam won't dome on with the ket until the bike is started. Are you showing a LAMPF warning?
    I am checking the low beam with the engine running; no low beam, and I'm getting the LAMPF warning. Both bikes have the same symptoms. That is a good question though and I should have included that info in my original question. Thanks for the reply.

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    We’re the connectors damaged at all? The plastic gets brittle and breaks over time. Had to replace mine with some ceramic ones.

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    I have seen the bulb orientation on GS bulbs cause a new bulb to not work. Two terminals, but they seem to like only one orientation.
    It is possible to put the bulb in 180° off and have the locking clip engage
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    Any update?
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