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KZ1000P Headlight and position lights aren't working 07 Nov 2023 17:09 #891437

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Hey guys.  I have a question for you.  I just got the 95 KZ1000P out of the shop and all was great for about 3 rides.  Now I've noticed that my headlight doesn't work.  I checked further and no matter what position the light switch is on (PO or ON) none of the lights will come on (headlight, instrument cluster lights, turn signals or tail light).  The turn signals and brake lights to work when I use the turn signals or hit the brakes, so I'm thinking that the issue is with the switch itself.  Has anyone run into this issue before?  I'm not the most mechanically capable person, so any help you can provide is greatly appreciated.  I did a quick visual check of the fuses and they all look to be fine.  Thanks Again.

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KZ1000P Headlight and position lights aren't working 08 Nov 2023 00:09 #891450

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Check your 10amp fuses, the PO and ON position on the right handlebar switch supply voltage to the fuses that power the lights. You can also complete the below voltage checks at the right handlebar switch

 
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KZ1000P Headlight and position lights aren't working 08 Nov 2023 04:46 #891455

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Keep in mind that those old glass tube fuses can look fine when they are not. The fuse link inside the tube is soldered to the end caps. Age and vibration can cause the solder to fail, thus breaking the circuit. The only way to be sure that type of fuse is ok is to pill it out and test it with a meter.
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KZ1000P Headlight and position lights aren't working 08 Nov 2023 06:22 #891462

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Ok, I will check the fuses today.  Thanks for the advice!

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KZ1000P Headlight and position lights aren't working 08 Nov 2023 14:02 #891483

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You guys were absolutely correct.  I pulled the fuse and it looks like the solder failed at the end of the fuse. Put a new one in and the lights come on just like they should!  Thanks again!
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KZ1000P Headlight and position lights aren't working 08 Nov 2023 20:19 #891502

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You might want to consider upgrading your fuse(s) to the blade type (ATC or Mini ATM).  If you use the correct bullet connectors the fuse holder will plug into the existing harness. An inexpensive upgrade, I did it on my Z1 revival project.  Cycleterminals.com has a large selection of  quality connectors and kits.  I'd also recommend the crimping tool they sell for the best results.
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KZ1000P Headlight and position lights aren't working 09 Nov 2023 09:13 #891522

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I honestly didn't even think that was possible.  I will look into it.  Thanks!!

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KZ1000P Headlight and position lights aren't working 10 Nov 2023 13:42 #891554

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I'm waiting to hear back from cycleterminal.com to learn about switching to blade fuses, but I have a quick question.  What size is the headlight fuse?  I am using a 6x30mm 10a fuse and it looks like it is a little bit too long and if it shifts the headlight goes out again.  Should it be a 6x20mm fuse? Do those even exist?  Thanks!

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KZ1000P Headlight and position lights aren't working 10 Nov 2023 14:16 #891556

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Cycleterminals is a one man operation, Joe may not be able to get back to you right away.
My Z1 only has one fuse, so I used one mini ATM holder.  Looks like you have 2 fuses (from partzilla diagram)  You can use a 1 into 2 female bullet connector for the power into 2 fuse holders and then single connections into the harness.  I bought the TK174 kit for the connectors, there are enough for your entire bike.  Also the crimp tool they sell - not cheap but it's a high quality tool.  I'm no electrical wizard, Wookie and the other guys may have a better way to update your fuses.  
You may also want to add a relay for your ignition coils, but that's another deal entirely.  There are many posts already for that job.
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