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Headlight Adjustment

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  1. SCANEL763
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    Hello, everyone. Can someone please tell me which way you turn the small screws to make your headlight to go higher up.
    thanks

  2. BAT738
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    I'm not sure but shouldn't you be able to turn it (them) one way and see? I was just in my headlight yesterday replacing a turn signal and see it should be an easy task.

  3. SCANEL763
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    I turned them clockwised but they would only go up so far. It was dark and I had it shining on a wall. I guess I maxed them out. Will get the dealer to adjust them at my next oil change. Thank you.

  4. fromohiouza
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    Dealer oil change? I think you are missing out on half the fun of owning your bike.

  5. A1zbordztat
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    Clockwise will Raise the beam. Counter-Clockwise will Lower it.

  6. SCANEL763
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    I am a second shift worker and I ride my bike to work. Thanks for the info.

  7. DlbhnQuezd2
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    1. Position the headlight 10 feet away from a wall.
    2. Measure the distance from the center of the headlight to the ground.
    3. Measure the same distance on the wall and subtract 2 inches.
    4. Raise or lower the beam to the spot.
    5. Test ride, readjust as necessary.

    I used blue painters tape to mark the spots. To help define the center of the light, try using a sheer material to mask some of the 'extra' light. The dot in the center of the bulb is the brightest spot. As posted before, clockwise raises the beam. I found the screw on the right (looking from the front of the bike to the rear) had a more profound effect than the one on the left.

    A properly aimed headlight makes all the difference! Plus I just added the passing lamps, WOW what a difference.

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