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I have a er6f on an '06 plate. When my bike starts my, 1 light, dipped beam comes on automatically, main beam is both the lights on. I was wondering is there any way I can change the wiring so I have a dipped beam with both lights. Has anyone else done this?

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when you say main beam on is both lights is that one is still dipped and the other is main or are they both going to main beam?


whether you can change it depends on the light as you would have to have the correct beam pattern when on dipped beam if the reflector and the lens isnt set up for it you will just blind everyone

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I would check with a Kawasaki dealer as to how it should be and leave it at that. If you mess about with your lights it could be an MOT fail or no pay out in an accident as the insurance companies look for modoifications like that as a get out clause.

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I would check with a Kawasaki dealer as to how it should be and leave it at that. If you mess about with your lights it could be an MOT fail or no pay out in an accident as the insurance companies look for modoifications like that as a get out clause.

 


they are supposed to have one light on and if it was done correctly and all beams where aligned there is nothing insurance can do as a get out clause and it wouldnt fail an MOT as if they are fitted they must work is the only test they do ;-)


but looking at pics of the headlight if you converted it to both you would blind everyone as the high beam reflector is just a high beam reflector and doesnt have the beam pattern a dipped beam would have


so looks like a no can do unless you changed the full headlight unit which wont be cheap

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I am maybe reading this wrong, but my bikes leave the dipped light on when main beam is switched on. I presumed that was so there was no gap, even a fraction of a second when there may be no light as the switch takes place. So the suiggestion here seems to be to get the dipped light to turn off when the main beam comes on. But how does that work with the cross over. I am going out to checdk some lights!

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If you have one light on at one side and high beam at the other then both will stay on


on mine both are dipped and high beam and when you switch from dipped to high it is instant you dont see a period of no light!

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Thanks for your replies to my post. :) I was only thinking of the lights changing to 2 on dipped and 2 on main because my bike looks like its had a stroke on dipped beam with only one light on !! :lol: :lol:

Seeing your replies i think it would be an expensive job, as the lights mustn't dazzle

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yeah I know how you feel when I got my bike it was the same but its an import and thats how the EU bikes are I swapped my headlight for a UK one so I have the two on dipped and main IMO they look better too :)

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If you want to get your hands greasy you need to change the bulbs to H4 connections and do some wiring...


Then meddle with the alignment of the high beam side so that it points and illuminates the same patch as the low beam. Some can do this, others cannot so be warned and check this out first.

Or take out the reflectors and fit HID projectors.


Then wire the live into both live feeds for dipped beam on the H4 connectors.

Wire the live for the high beam feed into the high beam connector on the H4's.

And send both down to the same black negative line.


You may need to up rate the wiring and use relays to run this system.


Or you could leave it how it is, its actually easier than it sounds. I've done it to a CBR600RR before and it was alright. Passed MOT too :mrgreen:

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Thanks for your replies to my post. :) I was only thinking of the lights changing to 2 on dipped and 2 on main because my bike looks like its had a stroke on dipped beam with only one light on !! :lol: :lol:

Seeing your replies i think it would be an expensive job, as the lights mustn't dazzle

 

That sounds like your dipped light needs adjusting. There should be instructions in your owners manual and there will be a screw or bolt head you adjust to get the beam to move.

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