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Headlamp Aim
« on: August 01, 2014, 11:39:59 am »
I think this may have been discussed before but .......................................................

When riding during the evening or night, I seem to get a large proportion of oncoming cars flashing me - as if my headlight is dazzling them.

I checked the electronic height adjuster, and although it was set very low, I moved it to it's lowest setting anyway.

Still cars flashed me or worse - just flicked their lights back to full beam - which is blinding and potentially dangerous!

I mentioned this to my dealer and at it's 10,000 mile service  a couple of months ago they say they checked it??
I haven't used the bike after dark since then, but this week have been out twice at night, and sure enough all the flashing continued!!
I looked online for what the headlight aim settings need to be to pass the MOT test and set the dimensions out on my garage door and drive.
Then covering each of the two lights in turn, I checked the aim.

The left hand light didn't seem too bad, but the right hand one was aiming MUCH higher than it should be ( bearing in mind that the setting is on it's lowest).
Spoke to my dealer about it who said the lights can't be adjusted other than on the bike's onboard controls!
I suggested that the light assembly had perhaps been installed incorrectly in the factory and is definitely different to the left hand one anyway.
I am being told that a return to the factory is the only way to correct this now ???? :114: :114: :114: :187: :187: :187:
I know that I am lucky that cars are at least seeing me, but to have so many cars flashing me is a real pain!!

Anyone else come across this??

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Re: Headlamp Aim
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2014, 12:46:06 pm »
Hi madshep,

I think this may have been discussed before....

YEP ! : Headlamp misalignment


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Re: Headlamp Aim
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2014, 01:12:01 pm »
No successful outcome though?

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Re: Headlamp Aim
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2014, 03:36:10 pm »
If you check the bulbs and they are definitley seated correctly ( It's easy to get this wrong ),
then - as per member "Spudly"s Post #5 on the other topic,
it looks like the resoultion for him was a new Headlamp Unit ordered under warranty.




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Re: Headlamp Aim
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2014, 09:52:17 pm »
anyone have an issue where you can't access the electronic adjustment?  When scrolling through that menu, it will never let me stop on the headlight adjustment line.
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Re: Headlamp Aim
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2014, 09:56:49 pm »
Do you have the engine running when you try to adjust the headlight? As the headlight only comes on when the engine is running that is the only time you can adjust it.
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Re: Headlamp Aim
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2014, 10:19:30 pm »
Aha!  That was it.  Thanks!  Only had the bike for a few weeks, so had not learned about that yet.
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Re: Headlamp Aim
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2014, 10:31:48 pm »
My pleasure.... Glad to help!  :152:
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