Unfortunately I didn't get the email that there'd been a response here before ordering.
So far all that's happened is that the headlights and high-beam dash indicator have gone out, all at the same time. It's been about a week now, and there has been 0 change in any other part of the bike. DRL's, blinkers, brake lights, the rest of the dash - all works.
I really have less than a 5 year old's understanding of electronics, and I'm a bit ashamed to say that the link lost me real quick. I'm comfortable tearing an engine down to the ground and putting it back together, but if I have to start messing with wires, I'm at a complete loss. I'll see if I can't figure out and follow the guides you gave, otherwise I'll probably try plugging in a new relay, and if that doesn't work I'll just work front to bag plugging in the new harness. I can do plugs, plugs are simple enough.
If you are more comfortable I can work through PM, that link where Verspkd
posted, and not trying to embarrass anyone ( 100 total PM
, sometimes if spread over time, I have extreme patience , but not always), that was a challenge for me due to the fact that the previous owner modified the wiring harness which was part of the problem, once this came to light, and it was the present owner
following my instructions and discovering wires cut off and taped up at the headlight end of the harness.
Once that was corrected it was much easier, although I made a mistake assuming the electrical drawing and wiring harness were identical for the headlight relay ( headlight relay socket has 6 wires , drawing showing headlight relay shows six wires, the wiring harness uses only 3 of the electrical drawing headlight relay socket wires.) I now have a way of replacing just the headlight relay with a after market relay as posted earlier. You might be better off just replacing the relay box, however this is a common problem with the headlight relay failing, so a very expensive situation replacing the complete relay box
Some have purchased used and it worked, however you need to question why someone is selling a good used relay box?? As to the harness, I would never replace
that unless the bike was involved in a crash or mice went at the harness or some other destruction occurred. If you are interested I could try and modify the How To thread and add detail where needed to help you, first I need to know what you don't understand, also you need to be able to solder, you could get away with posi-taps although I am reluctant to use them in this application.