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Old August 16th, 2013, 08:56 PM   #1
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Headlight plug fried

I noticed my headlight not working as I was riding today so when I got home I thought I'll take the bulb out so I can get a new one in the morning. That's when I found this. The plug is more or less melted on one side, the other side has barely anything left. Is there a way to easily replace/fix this? And the blinker on that side doesn't work anymore either, I imagine there is a correlation . . .
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Old August 18th, 2013, 03:31 AM   #2
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PM Pat1098.. He has info on getting replacement plugs for the headlights.
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Old August 18th, 2013, 08:19 AM   #3
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I have and he did. Thank you
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Old August 18th, 2013, 09:08 AM   #4
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Should be easy enough to cut that one off and crimp a new one in its place. The connectors Ducati uses really are garbage...

https://www.ducati.org/forums/848/526...t-i-found.html
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for some reason I thought its going to be challenging to find a replacement but I was wrong. Pretty much any auto parts store carries those so I picked one up, soldered it on and its working again
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Good to hear you got it sorted.

As a general comment, if you've gone more than about 30,000 kms (18,500 mi) - or even less if you've done a lot of slow traffic - just have a check in your low-beam (RHS) bulb connector.

The originals cook about then. So far it would appear the replacement is as good or better than the original, as it's done over 40,000 kms. But I've been meaning to check it..

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What about the high beam? Same concern/timeframe for replacement? Some folks do tend to run with it on all the time, I used to be one of them, should that one be replaced about the same time just as precaution?
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I can't see the high-beam getting the continuous running which seems to be what settles the low-beam connector.

But it's probably worth replacing it at some stage - the replacement connector appears to be longer-lasting than the original.
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Pat, where did you get the replacement connector or did you use a OEM part?
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CarQuest had one in stock, nothing extraordinary I was told . . .
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Most auto electrician wholesalers will stock the H11 bulb holder ($NZ7.00). Replaced my rht hand one awhile ago. Now I just pop the headlight cover off after a ride and let it cool down.
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Pat, where did you get the replacement connector or did you use a OEM part?
Just an H11 bulb connector. I bought it through auto-electrical supplier Ashmans.
Ducati don't supply it as a separate part.
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Ducati don't supply it as a separate part.
There's a lot of stuff they don't supply as an extra part.

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Old August 21st, 2013, 12:43 AM   #14
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There's a lot of stuff they don't supply as an extra part.

Bastards.
Yep! Try rebuilding the rear axle eccentric - it's not covered in the workshop manual! (Only an authorised dealer can replace bearings apparently).

And one of the bearings in the 1X98 rear axle is virtually unobtainable. Made specially to order for Ducati, who don't supply it as a spare, and only available through SKF (the bearing maker) as a batch of 25. And they're about $180 each from memory..

Yep. Barstools alright. Make nice bikes though..

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