Head Light Adjustment 1984 GL1200

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Head Light Adjustment 1984 GL1200

Post by nama »

Good Day
I would like to adjust the head light on my 1984 GL1200.I know there is an adjustment knob on the dash for the height. The question is there a standard height in feet or inches from the floor when you turn this knob.If not standard average .I find at night my vision was not as good as I would like it to be.
Thanks for the reply. But do anybody know if there is a proper way to adjust the head light using the knob on the dash to set the headlights to the proper height .I know that different States and provinces have different regulations.
Thanks again

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Re: Head Light Adjustment 1984 GL1200

Post by WingAdmin »

Rather than adjusting it too high and dazzling oncoming cars, try installing a Sylvania Silverstar bulb. It uses the same amount of current as the regular bulb, but is much, much brighter. Make sure you get the Motorcycle version of the Silverstar - I got mine from this page on Amazon.com.
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Re: Head Light Adjustment 1984 GL1200

Post by thrasherg »

I have always parked my bike on some flat ground and shone the headlight against a wall. I have someone sit on the bike and keep it upright, I then measure the height from the ground to the mid point of the headlight, then I go to the wall and put a mark on the wall at the same height that I measued for the headlight, then adjust my main beam until the main focal point (the brightest part of the light beam) is just below my mark on the wall. This way I do not dazzle on coming cars, but I have the headlight setup for looking a good distance ahead..

Hope this helps.

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