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Old 07-30-2011, 08:55 AM   #1
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Headlight adjustment...

I have the bike apart right now for some loving. My headlight points about 5 feet to the right. How do we properly adjust without guesstimating?

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Old 07-30-2011, 09:07 AM   #2
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park 10 feet or so from a garage door and center it up and slightly lower than the height of the headlight
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Old 07-30-2011, 09:11 AM   #3
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park 10 feet or so from a garage door and center it up and slightly lower than the height of the headlight
That's how I've always done it. Not with this one though... I seem to be having issues reaching the adjustment screw ON the bike. My headlight is held on by the fairing. I do have chinese fairings on mine so it might be a bit different from stock?
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Old 07-30-2011, 09:15 AM   #4
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shouldn't be. headlight adjustment screws are apart of the headlight assembly, should be in the same place regardless of chinese plastics or factory. some bikes are just a pain in the to reach. I had a of a time with the headlight adjustment on my 05 busa
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See if you can grab the back of the bulbs and wiggle them. This will tell you if something has come off track/broken inside the headlight. If it did its still possible that you could fix it. Just have to be crafty, and prob take the headlight out.
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See if you can grab the back of the bulbs and wiggle them. This will tell you if something has come off track/broken inside the headlight. If it did its still possible that you could fix it. Just have to be crafty, and prob take the headlight out.
Its definitely the adjustment screw. 100% for sure. It is off center because I took the bike apart before and made a boneheaded error. I thought I was taking the headlight apart but instead was misadjusting it. Badly.

Those screws are unreachable while on bike. I have not messed with it yet but will do in a few days but it definitely looks like its going to be tricky or a severe time-consuming process.
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Its definitely the adjustment screw. 100% for sure. It is off center because I took the bike apart before and made a boneheaded error. I thought I was taking the headlight apart but instead was misadjusting it. Badly.

Those screws are unreachable while on bike. I have not messed with it yet but will do in a few days but it definitely looks like its going to be tricky or a severe time-consuming process.

I adjusted the headlight in my k6 1000 with the headlight in. One is done through the bottom (there is a hole), and one from the top with a phillips.
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