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Offline Askard123

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Lights
on: June 22, 2022, 01:18:46 PM
Hello everyone I bought a s1000xr 2 week's ago and I realized the left light when you are not on the bike and you looking it from the front it turns really very very hot and start to melt the plastic anyone know why this happening is the high beam and the code is
Philips H7 12v 55w Dot 12972

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Re: Lights
Reply #1 on: June 22, 2022, 01:21:57 PM
I forgot to say is 2016 model

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Re: Lights
Reply #2 on: June 22, 2022, 01:22:07 PM
*Originally Posted by Askard123 [+]
Hello everyone I bought a s1000xr 2 week's ago and I realized the left light when you are not on the bike and you looking it from the front it turns really very very hot and start to melt the plastic anyone know why this happening is the high beam and the code is
Philips H7 12v 55w Dot 12972

That's odd, I had issues with the halogens melting or singeing the LED running lights as they are very close, one of the reasons I moved to LED, but it never melted the actual headlight housing. If you have the Central LED strip, try to turn your DRL to auto so your low beam runs less

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Re: Lights
Reply #3 on: June 22, 2022, 01:24:43 PM
Do you know what I have to do? I need another light bulbs? Do you know what type is better so I will not have this problem?

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Re: Lights
Reply #4 on: June 22, 2022, 01:26:43 PM
*Originally Posted by Askard123 [+]
Do you know what I have to do? I need another light bulbs? Do you know what type is better so I will not have this problem?

That phillips sounds like a bog standard halogen bulb to me, I don't think getting another one would be any different. Some halogens run hotter than others, especially high performance ones, so might be worth looking into getting some "extra life" or "long" life halogens, at least for the low beam and use high performance ones for the high beam, it's what i used to do on all my bikes.

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Re: Lights
Reply #5 on: June 22, 2022, 01:48:07 PM
I noticed also the high beam is always on it doesn't turn off maybe this is the problem as I know when the high beams is off only the 2 small lights should working but all the time working both bulbs something stuck or should be like that?

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Reply #6 on: June 22, 2022, 01:53:15 PM
*Originally Posted by Askard123 [+]
I noticed also the high beam is always on it doesn't turn off maybe this is the problem as I know when the high beams is off only the 2 small lights should working but all the time working both bulbs something stuck or should be like that?

That's the low beam you're talking about, when sitting on the bike, right light is Low beam, that's always on when the bike is running and the DRL is OFF, as it does on all modern bikes.
High beam is the one on the left that you toggle with the flasher button, by pushing it forwards, next to your hazard button there should be a similar grey button on the left with a light on it, that's what you use to manually toggle your DRL, with the DRL on, the sidelights are OFF and only the DRL strip lights up. If you go into your settings and set the DRL to AUTO, it'll turn your DRL strip on and off automatically based on ambient light.

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Re: Lights
Reply #7 on: June 22, 2022, 01:56:04 PM
Ok I will have a look thank you very much for your time and your help

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Reply #8 on: June 22, 2022, 01:57:25 PM
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Ok I will have a look thank you very much for your time and your help

No worries, do report back