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2009 Buddy 125 light bulb below headlight bulb

 
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Bill61
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Joined: 17 Jul 2019
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Location: Everett Wa
2009 Buddy 125, Yamaha Vino 125, Yamaha TMAX, Honda Metropolitan

PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:01 am    Post subject: 2009 Buddy 125 light bulb below headlight bulb Reply with quote

What is the light bulb below the headlight bulb used for? It's in the headlight lens, about 2 inches below headlight bulb. Mine is inop.
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babblefish
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Joined: 04 Dec 2007
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Location: San Francisco
2006 Blur 180, 2008 Buddy St. Tropez

PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's the Buddy's equivalent of an appendix. It's always been there but no one knows what it's used for.
Seriously, I think it's used in some countries as a day time running light when the headlight isn't turned on.

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johnk
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2003 Stella 2T & 2012 Stella 4T

PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Stella has one, too. I think of it as a reminder that your ignition is switched on while the engine is off. It has certainly helped stop me from killing my battery while working in the garage (when I am apt to just leave the key in the ignition).
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scootingbiscuit
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Joined: 23 Jul 2019
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Location: Tulsa
Buddy 125

PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder if its a "City" light. I know in Japan cars have an extra set of headlights that are low intensity just for driving in the city. Everything is already lit so no need for headlights. Maybe that is just a left over like the deadlights.
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buzzvert
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Buddy 125 (2), lots of other bikes no longer in the garage

PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a pilot light for the natural-gas powered headlamps in eastern Europe.
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