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Author Topic: X9 Evo Front and Rear lights not working  (Read 3858 times)
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« on: November 20, 2016, 11:22:17 »

Hi,

Newbie here  so please don't laugh too loud at my questions ::

I have left an introduction to my myself and new to me scoot on the new members intro but it basically goes something like this...........

I put a very cheeky bid on the X9 500cc 2005 on ebay last week, the auction ended at 1:30 am so thought I was in with a chance of winning, and I did !! £350 for a non running 2005 8,000 mile X9, expected the worst with the codes etc and that i would have to do some chopping up of the electrical system to get it running again........not so, put new petrol in, new battery on,re-coded the key using the red one, topped oil up, pushed the button and it burst into life straight away (to my surprise).

The scoot has been stood outside in the elements all its life so the grey plastics are all sun bleached,the front tyre is cracked, the seat is weather cracked but all the running gear and frame etc looks to be rust free and in A1 condition.

She has a few problems I am hoping to clear up, a couple of them are obvious,common problems but there are a couple that are not commonly associated with the X9 evo.........

1. Centre stand.....the motor does not seem to be working and the stand feels quite stiff if you put the bike on it , fuses,limit switches etc I guess?

2. Lights...... Front and Rear lights are not working,dash light not working (brake lights and indicators work fine).....I have checked the 7.5 amp fuse and replaced it (it was blown) but still no lights? the lights switch on the left hand gear seems fine as the blue light on the dash illuminates when you select main beam etc.

3. Regulator....When the scoot is started everything is fine , but as soon as you throttle on, the check engine light comes on, she still runs sweet but the light comes on every time you throttle then goes off when rev's drop to tick over. I understand this is a common problem with the regulator and will check with multimeter, question is....what can I replace the original regulator with??
Could the regulator problem be causing the lights not to work????

Thanks for any tip's/solutions that may help.

This will probably make you smile........

After fitting the battery etc I could not start the scoot whatever I tried....much head scratching and internet searching later.......... I flicked the side stand up and put a brake on......started immediately, hahahaha, told my missi's it was a fuse 
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« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2016, 16:13:09 »

All scooters need a brake squeezing to start up. It's due to the transmission always being in gear so if you rev it as soon as it fires, without the brake you would fly forward. Same with side stand. Unlike a geared bike, if you started with the side stand down and revved it, it would launch forward and fly off the stand. The side stand works in tandem with the kill switch and stops the motor.
You have already sussed the regulator to be the problem causing the ECU lamp to light when revved.
Check all the fuses both in the glovebox and under the seat and there is a relay at the front for the lights, but it doesn't affect the sidelights. They just go via the switch.
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« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2016, 17:16:56 »

All scooters need a brake squeezing to start up. It's due to the transmission always being in gear so if you rev it as soon as it fires, without the brake you would fly forward. Same with side stand. Unlike a geared bike, if you started with the side stand down and revved it, it would launch forward and fly off the stand. The side stand works in tandem with the kill switch and stops the motor.
You have already sussed the regulator to be the problem causing the ECU lamp to light when revved.
Check all the fuses both in the glovebox and under the seat and there is a relay at the front for the lights, but it doesn't affect the sidelights. They just go via the switch.
I have guessed that the headlight/rear light problem could be the relay for them burned out due to the regulator failing....makes sense as the main reason it has been stood for 5 years I guess as I can't find anything else wrong to stop it being ridden,I have checked all the fuses I could find and the only one that had blown was the 7.5 amp one in the glove box, have replaced this but the lights still wont work so am pinning my hopes on a new relay sorting it, the fuse hasnt blown again so the only thing in between is the relay ???....hopefully
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