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Headlight and meter lights

I have a 1985 Yamaha Maxim XJ 700cc and the headlight and the meter reading lights are out. The bike works fine I just can't ride it at night because of this. All other lights work. And the actual lights for the headlight and meter lights are not blown out, they just don't seem to be getting power. Why might this be happening and how can I fix it?

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This problem can be solved by checking the wiring of the bike, all you need to do, with the help of the multimeter turn on the bike and light and check with the multi meter, are you getting the power, else you need to the change the wiring,, this will surely solve your problem,, thank u,, plz rate me,,,,

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I have the exact same problem with my '82 Maxim XJ650RJ. Tested headlight relay and it seems okay.

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