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Sir,

I have Yamaha Junoon Euro-2 2012 model and it has a problem that at night time when driving the bike. its beam become bright suddenly and blows the beam.....I have checked it to Yamaha authorized mechanic and he just unplug the rectifier and again plugged in saying that it is the fault that the terminals were loose but now again it is doing the same as blowing the light and it has blown about 7 bulbs right now in 2 weeks

Please tell me its solution

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Ali, This is not an uncommon problem. Test the voltage at the battery terminals with the bike off,it should have a little over 12 volts using a volt meter. Start the bike and test the voltage at the battery again while unit is idleing. It should not go over 12.9 volts. Now rev the engine up to about 2500 to 3000 rpm and test the voltage at the battery again. It should not go over 13.8 volts. If it does the voltage regulator may be bad  allowing it to overcharge the system, and blowing out the light bulbs. If this continues it can start taking out other components which can get expensive. If the tests show its overcharging the purchase a new voltage regulator,then retest the system again and see if this helps.

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I have built from ground up race winning motocross bikes and atvs as well as atv,s for flat track and TT racing. I am starting to take on the utv challenges now for racing. This is a new area for me so Im in a learning curve.

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I have extensive experience in off road motorcycles and atv,s.I also work on street bikes and personal watercraft, Some experience was self taught and some was factory trained. I have been working in the powersports industry since the mid 70,s I hope I can help. Thanks Gary

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Was a sponsor for K.O.R.R.(kansas off road riders) and now I am working with ROMEO,s (retired old motorcyclists eating out)and was in charge of the Quad Wars for the monster truck series in Central Kansas

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Factory trained Kawasaki Heavy Industries. Factory trained GasGas motorcycles and atvs worked as a technician and was as a dealership owner.Kaw.Suz,Honda,Aprilia,Arctic cat,See Doo,Can Am, Bombardier,Yamaha,GasGas,Qingi,TM,Moto Guzzi,Harley,s

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