It’s Electrifying!

While trying to resolve the cold starting difficulties, I notice a sound coming from the front of the bike. It sounds like something short circuiting. The bike is fitted with an aftermarket HID conversion low beam which comes on with the ignition. After tracing this noise back to the low beam, I start dismantling the front nose cone. Unfortunately I forgot to take a photo of how cool the wing mirror wiring setup is!!

It’s a pity as the HID worked very well, however it has to go…

I’m fortunate that the starting problem has led to me finding this…

The plastic cases containing the high voltage components were crumbling away, cracked and broken…

Hmmm… 23,000 volts!!

The HID kit is stripped out in its entirety, the stock bulb that came with the bike goes back in its place. I don’t use this for night riding, if I find the stock lamp to be a problem I may look into an LED kit, for the time being I’m just pleased that disaster has been averted!!

Stock bulb back in place…note again how cool the bulb access point is…

An MV logo’d rubber cover piece inserts into this bulb access hatch 🙂

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