WHAT IS THIS THING


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idflyit
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WHAT IS THIS THING

Postby idflyit » Sun Dec 28, 2014 4:05 pm



its on the back of my 1999 1/2 gl1500 head light....I turned it...doesn't seem to do anything
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RBGERSON
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Re: WHAT IS THIS THING

Postby RBGERSON » Sun Dec 28, 2014 4:28 pm

Headlight adjustor..left/right I think
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Re: WHAT IS THIS THING

Postby seelyark1 » Sun Dec 28, 2014 7:44 pm

That is correct! Probably need to put it back where it was before. :) Unless it was out of alignment.
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Re: WHAT IS THIS THING

Postby golden highway » Sun Dec 28, 2014 8:18 pm

I thought the knob adjusted the headlight up and down

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gordonv
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Re: WHAT IS THIS THING

Postby gordonv » Sun Dec 28, 2014 8:22 pm

The one on your dash adjusts up/down.

I believe this one in the pic would be adjusted by a screwdriver (other other), while off the bike.

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Re: WHAT IS THIS THING

Postby RBGERSON » Mon Dec 29, 2014 7:52 am

On mine there is a hole in the fairing that gives access to the screw..hard to see on the bike but when the headlight assembly is off you can see it..and then remember it for next time...small hole at the bottom center of the assembly.
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Re: WHAT IS THIS THING

Postby Bluewaterhooker0 » Mon Dec 29, 2014 10:56 pm


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Re: WHAT IS THIS THING

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Jan 02, 2015 3:22 pm

The knob on the dash will raise and lower the whole headlight assembly (high and low beams) to adjust overall height for all beams.

Inside the lights are parabolic mirrors that focus the overall beam, and a flat mirror that adjust the position of the high beam output. There are actually three more screws on the assembly that move these mirrors to further adjust the beams.

The screw you see, connected to the gears, is the left/right adjustment. Turning it counter-clockwise adjusts the beams to the right, turning it clockwise adjusts them to the left.

There are two rubber plugs on the back - one to the right of the left/right adjuster, and one nearer the top of the light. If you pull these plugs out, there are screws behind them. The one on the top adjusts the height of the right beam (low and high beam together) independent from the left. Turning it counter-clockwise raises the right beam, clockwise lowers the right beam.

The other screw, to the right of the left/right adjuster adjusts the height of the high beam apart from the low beam (both left and right beams). Turning it counter-clockwise lowers the high beam, clockwise raises the high beam.




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