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    Headlight aim
    on: Mar 27, 2019, 11.17 pm
    Mar 27, 2019, 11.17 pm
    Is it possible to accidently put a headlight bulb in upside down?
    I have been using my bike in the dark this week and ad well as getting oncoming traffic 'flashing' me have noticed that my light pattern seems very high from the right hand bulb.
    I have checked the adjustment is on the lowest setting and the bulb looks centrally seated when you look through the lens at it.
    When I got home I put the bikee on the centre stand with the engine running and stood about 25 yards in front and looking at the lights, one did seem VERY dazzling.
    I changed the bulb a few months ago and am wondering it I didn't put it back in correctly!?

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    Re: Headlight aim
    Reply #1 on: Mar 28, 2019, 12.55 am
    Mar 28, 2019, 12.55 am
    With the bike OFF, look at the bulb.  If it is cockeyed it will be readily apparent.  Mine was returned from maintenance from the dealer after the EFI computer was replaced with one bulb not seated correctly.  Guessing yours may have a tab hung up.
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    Re: Headlight aim
    Reply #2 on: Mar 28, 2019, 07.42 am
    Mar 28, 2019, 07.42 am
    I agree - most likely the Bulb is not seated correctly in the holder.

    You may find that by removing the Battery Box cover and turning the handlebars
    out of the way it is easier to access the back of the bulb from above, rather than
    from below as instructed in the Triumph Documentation !

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    Last Edit: Jan 19, 2020, 05.59 pm by Coconut

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    Re: Headlight aim
    Reply #3 on: Mar 28, 2019, 01.26 pm
    Mar 28, 2019, 01.26 pm
    Bulb not "cockeyed" ....... I thought that too but when you look at it it seems perfectly central and straight.
    Will try (bit awkward isn't it!) to take it out and refit it at the weekend.
    Weird!

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    Re: Headlight aim
    Reply #4 on: Mar 28, 2019, 05.55 pm
    Mar 28, 2019, 05.55 pm
    When inserting the bulb it goes in this way up :



    Note that the locating Tab at the top of the Bulb is slightly larger than the other two Tabs,
    and fits into a larger recess in the bulbholder, meaning that it should only fit ( correctly )
    when in the correct orientation.

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    Last Edit: Jan 19, 2020, 05.18 pm by Coconut

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    Re: Headlight aim
    Reply #5 on: Mar 28, 2019, 07.46 pm
    Mar 28, 2019, 07.46 pm
    Thanks Coconut ................................ pretty sre I did that but I admit that not being able to see what I was doing and only relying on 'feel' it might have gone wrong!

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    Re: Headlight aim
    Reply #6 on: Mar 28, 2019, 11.48 pm
    Mar 28, 2019, 11.48 pm
    Since I can't fit my big head in the small space to see the back of the bulb. I took a picture of the bulb with my phone to make sure that it was aligned correctly. Make sure to use the flash.  :152:
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    Re: Headlight aim
    Reply #7 on: Mar 31, 2019, 12.26 pm
    Mar 31, 2019, 12.26 pm
    Have come to the conclusion that the bloke who invented the headlight bulb assembly was a complete retard!!!!!

    Just been trying to get the bulb out and trying from above and or below just cannot get the wire retaining clip undone to get the bulb out.

    Trying to look in with a mirror but just can't work out which way(s) to push the clip.

    Have ripped open my finger and thumb in the process and am completely PISSED OFF that a simple job like changing a friggin bulb is so ridiculously cumbersome.

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