headlight/brake light question

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  1. Rick_CT70K1

    Rick_CT70K1 New Member

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    Well I have been fortunate to not hit too many snags on my K1 rebuild. It has the Lifan 70cc motor and also the 12volt back to 6 volt converter harness. Hindsight I would have just converted to 12volt but that ship has sailed.

    Now to my issue, the headlight switch when it is on L position no light is on, but when I put to H it shines brightly and the tail light comes on. When I use my brake the brake light does not light up.

    I haven't gotten around to troubleshooting either yet, but figured I'd post in case anyone had any good ideas for what I'm doing wrong or what may be wired wrong.

    When the bike is operating/engine running the headlight isn't on nor the taillight unless i turn to High beam switch.

    I'd attach a pic with the light on but thats further back in the build so here's a semi completed picture, crooked sticker and all ;)

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1eoGNLGjDP9-R3p2iMfCOFT_p1r6aJmb8/view?usp=sharing

    Thanks,
    Rick
     
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  3. Rick_CT70K1

    Rick_CT70K1 New Member

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    My apologies if this should be in the tech area please move.
     
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    There are 3 HL leads: low beam, high beam & ground. Your dimmer switch should be fed by the yellow AC lead, if Lifan used the same color coding as Honda. It's also possible that you have a wire harness/keyswitch mismatch...like a K0 harness with a K1 keyswitch, for example. These are nothing more than blind guesses. You've made a lot of alterations and we've seen no details, yet. I'd strongly recommend working from an OEM wiring schematic for your bike, a Lifan schematic for the engine and one that covers your voltage down-conversion mods. Short of that, it's going to take details shots and some educated guesses/trial & error.
     

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