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My 2006 Burgman 650 with 30500 on the meter certainly lost headlights while running. The engine seems to be still working, I was able to shut it off, and re-started, signal lights were still functioning OK.
When either brake or both brakes were pulled, the engine would run a little rough with some sort of noise, and the Green Drive indicate light dimmed a little. I would like to find out what was the problem, but don't know where to start. Can anybody help me with this? Thank you.
 

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The most common causes for the headlights to go out are the headlight cutoff switch in the starter button and a loose wire in the dimmer switch. Of course it could also just be the bulbs have burned out. The quick way to rule that out is to pull the yellow flash to pass switch on the left hand grip and see if the lights come on.
 

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My '09 is a bit finicky right now but I know it's the starter button cause playing with it I can get the lights to come on. Maybe this weekend I'll get around to pulling it apart for a clean, sand, and grease job.
 

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Re: 2006 Burgman 650 lost headlights...Got worse

The light bulbs are actually OK. But the problem seems to be bigger than I thought. When the key was turned on, once I touched either of the brakes, the engine started right away. So, the noises I mentioned earlier in the first post was actually starter motor engaged. I hope I did not destroy the starter. It seems that there was some sort of shortage in the line.

As long as I leave brakes alone, engine is still running, pulled in the yellow passing button, the headlights will be on. Not when the engine idling like they support to be though.

How can I ride without hitting the brakes? Now I am hesitated to ride even to the dealer if it needed be.

Can somebody please help? Thanks.
 

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Re: 2006 Burgman 650 lost headlights...Got worse

chieninhouston said:
The light bulbs are actually OK. When the key was turned on, once I touched either of the brakes, the engine started right away.
I'm confused. Do you mean that when you apply either brake the engine starts up without pressing the starter switch? Please elucidate. :?
 

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That means your starter button/switch is definitely defective so it is no more and no less serious than originally diagnosed above.

It is a design function that when you press the starter button additional contacts break the power feed to the headlamps so that the starter motor gets all the yummy power available in order to ensure a start. Once you achieve a start, the release of the starter button then makes the headlight power circuit.

Effectively your starter switch is in the start position all the time.

Does that shed any light on it? :wink:
 

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Yes it does sound like your starter button is stuck in the on position. You might get it to free up by spraying WD 40 or something similar into the switch and letting it sit for a few minutes. You also can take it apart and possible fix it or replace it yourself. If you don't feel comfortable with attempting that then you should probably trailer it to the dealer to get it serviced.
 

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Yes, all I had to do was pulling the brake(s). Once the engine started, touch any brake, the starter just make a big noise.
 

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Yes it does sound like your starter button is stuck in the on position. You might get it to free up by spraying WD 40 or something similar into the switch and letting it sit for a few minutes. You also can take it apart and possible fix it or replace it yourself. If you don't feel comfortable with attempting that then you should probably trailer it to the dealer to get it serviced.
Spread into the button?
 

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Happy ending. Thank you very much for your help. The button was stuck inward, few spreads into the button wait a few minutes. Now it's working just as normal. You guys are really something. Thanks again. :lol:
 

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Just went out and rode a little bit. Yes, problem solved. I am happy rider again. Big THANKS to you all.
 
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