GL1500 Headlight adjustment screw


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JPochron
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GL1500 Headlight adjustment screw

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I installed LED Headlight Bulbs on my 95' Goldwing Aspencade Trike. While doing so I noticed that the adjustment bolt nut or whatever it's called in the center on the bottom of the Headlight Assembly was missing. While driving at night I've noticed the headlights are not shining where they should be even on highbeam. The road is so dark until I turn on my LED running lights. Can anyone tell me that if that adjustment screw is missing that the headlights will be way out of adjustment. Whoever worked on this trike before I purchased butchered just everything they removed while doing repairs or whatever they were doing. I've replaced so much what's 1 more thing.

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Re: GL1500 Headlight adjustment screw

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The headlight adjustment knob is a big black knob under the speaker grill


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Re: GL1500 Headlight adjustment screw

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Lower two screws are for horizontal adjustment of the headlight.
You should check the headlight aim according to the regulations in your country, and then decide what to do.

As said there are two lower screws there, #4 moves only one, #3 moves both mirrors left or right.
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Re: GL1500 Headlight adjustment screw

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I know about the knob, I'm referring to #3 in the picture that was missing. Also when I was re-assembling everything after it was painted the adjuster that is controlled by the knob directly behind the headlight in the top left corner would not move so I could out the headlight assembly back in so I removed it. Anyhow I'm sure both things are needed so I purchased another headlight assembly off of eBay last night. thanks for the replies

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Re: GL1500 Headlight adjustment screw

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joeincalif wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:20 am
The headlight adjustment knob is a big black knob under the speaker grill
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Then shows a picture of a big chrome knob. :roll:

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Re: GL1500 Headlight adjustment screw

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The black knob is under the chrome one.


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