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  • #2936

    ♠️ MARCEL
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    Hey,

    I would take down the top cowling fairings to access the headlight.

    While its naked /exposed. You will get access to the rear of the unit properly and also checking there is no signs of any internal fault or loose bulb fitting.

    At least when the lights shine at the wall , you will see if the aim goes up as you adjust behind it.

    // Meditation doesn't mean you have to sit still....

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      Just a thought.

      I once had a bike where the light wasn’t in the correct position to pass the mot.

      As I pointed out that the light was original as I’d had it from new and the bike was around 15 years old. The mot examiner was a decent guy and we worked out that the headlight glass was for European Motorcycles and all he did to get it through the test was stick a bit of ductape on the glass to redirect the beam.

      Its the same for cars, and is to do with whether you drive on the left or right of the road.

      Might be worth checking this first before taking things apart.

      Good luck

      Andy

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    Hi,

    Thanks for the quick reply.

    Dumb question but how would I go about removing the top fairing? I haven’t worked on a motorcycle before. I’ve searched online but not much help there.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Ian
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    Also I forgot to mention that this is the 2016 model. Not sure if that makes any difference

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    ♠️ MARCEL
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    You could start by making sure the engine side panels are off the frame  (put a carpet or something under the bike)

    Unscrew the side panels  (just the sides) then it will come down on the floor with the middle grill still attached to them   (easier)

     

    After that you are left with the top side panels still attached to the headlight brace,  so use this diagram below to help you with disassembly/refitting.

     

    The mirrors can come off during this process too.

    Hope that helps.

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