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  • Offline redcap0006   ie

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    Headlight adjustment other side of road
    on: Jan 02, 2022, 06.24 pm
    Jan 02, 2022, 06.24 pm
    Hi
    I have in the past adjusted headlight height when carrying pillion passenger. Is there an adjustment for driving on the right hand side of the road (France), going in the summer. TIA

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    Re: Headlight adjustment other side of road
    Reply #1 on: Jan 02, 2022, 08.08 pm
    Jan 02, 2022, 08.08 pm
    The Trophy does NOT need any adjustment of the headlamps
    for riding on different sides of the road.

    It's not mentioned in any of the owner documentation,
    but the Headlights on the Trophy are "Symmetrical Dip" !

    They don't throw an elongated beam up and along the kerb
    on one side or the other, there is just a fairly flat cut-off on Dipped Beam,
    so no-one gets dazzled when you ride on the "other" side of the road  :028:



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    Re: Headlight adjustment other side of road
    Reply #2 on: Jan 03, 2022, 10.14 am
    Jan 03, 2022, 10.14 am
    Good man Coconut,
    had it in France 4 years ago but wasnt sure re headlight.
    Happy Ney Year

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    Re: Headlight adjustment other side of road
    Reply #3 on: Jan 03, 2022, 10.34 pm
    Jan 03, 2022, 10.34 pm
    Interesting. I rarely (as in I can't remember ever) been flashed by an oncoming vehicle in the UK.  However, I have frequently been flashed by oncoming drivers in France and Spain, to the point where I lower my headlights to the lowest setting.  This seems to be fine, as in no more annoyed drivers approaching me.   This doesn't align with Coconut"s comment, but this is just my own experience. Weird.
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    Re: Headlight adjustment other side of road
    Reply #4 on: Jan 04, 2022, 07.19 am
    Jan 04, 2022, 07.19 am
    When this subject was first raised, several years ago,
    I made an enquiry with Triumph UK, and their advice
    was that no adjustment was necessary ( or possible )
    due to the symmetrical beam pattern.

    22/01/18 :

    The headlights on the Trophy as with all head lights on Triumphs going forward,
    are symmetrical dip, so even if you were exporting the bike,
    you wouldn't have to change the headlights.

    Triumph GB.

    When loading the Trophy with Luggage and / or a Pillion
    it is worth checking the Headlamp beam height, which
    may well need to be lowered as the rear end sits lower
    due to the added weight, and the front will be raised
    which could result in oncoming motorists being dazzled.

    Last Edit: Jan 05, 2022, 02.08 pm by Coconut

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    Re: Headlight adjustment other side of road
    Reply #5 on: Jan 06, 2022, 08.28 pm
    Jan 06, 2022, 08.28 pm
    *Originally Posted by Coconut [+]
    When loading the Trophy with Luggage and / or a Pillion
    it is worth checking the Headlamp beam height, which
    may well need to be lowered as the rear end sits lower
    due to the added weight, and the front will be raised
    which could result in oncoming motorists being dazzled.

    My TES seems to cope with that quite well and I've never noted a change in the beam on the road with differing loads.

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    Re: Headlight adjustment other side of road
    Reply #6 on: Feb 17, 2022, 10.35 pm
    Feb 17, 2022, 10.35 pm
    Maybe the cages in Spain and France are lower to the ground?
    I know driving down the road the pattern on mine is pretty equal left or right side.
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    Re: Headlight adjustment other side of road
    Reply #7 on: Feb 18, 2022, 12.07 am
    Feb 18, 2022, 12.07 am
    Well, about this. To say that my headlight optics shone a lot more on the left side of the road than on the right side of the road and I had to adjust the optics in height and also horizontally.

    It was as if the bike had left the factory with the optics set for the UK.
    Only motorcyclists know why dogs stick their head out the car window.