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Offline mstrs

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2015 model headlight bulb replacement
« on: January 07, 2018, 09:45:59 AM »
I seldom ride at night, and I have the optional driving lights anyway, but having a working low beam (dip) is probably a good idea.
Just back from a 6000km tour of south eastern Australia. Cleaning the bike, I noticed that the lowbeam bulb is out.
So, having searched through this forum section for info, my question is...

Can the headlight bulbs be changed without removing the fairings? Or just suck it up to gain access?

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Re: 2015 model headlight bulb replacement
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2018, 10:01:49 AM »
This thread may help you, but I think you will need to read it from start to finish

Hope this helps  :002: 


https://www.versys1000.com/index.php/topic,15367.0.html   
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Re: 2015 model headlight bulb replacement
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2018, 10:22:39 AM »
Yep. Read that. Good info. But didn't answer my question.
It's a lot of work if it's not necessary...

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Re: 2015 model headlight bulb replacement
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2018, 01:07:30 PM »
Yes its possible to replace the bulb without removing anything ....provided you dont have gorilla hands.
its a bit tricky but it can be done

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Re: 2015 model headlight bulb replacement
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2018, 03:43:47 PM »
*Originally Posted by Crosshairs [+]
Yes its possible to replace the bulb without removing anything ....provided you dont have gorilla hands.
its a bit tricky but it can be done
Does that mean that you have actually done it :question:
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Re: 2015 model headlight bulb replacement
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2018, 03:54:18 PM »
I remember reading somewhere in this forum about replacing the bulb, and someone claimed he did it in 10 minutes at night without removing fairing bits, but I can't find that post now.
I didn't believe him, first time I did it it took me an hour!!!
Second time it went I cheated as bike was due a service, that replacement was real easy and cheap as they had to take fairing bits off anyway - valve check service.
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Re: 2015 model headlight bulb replacement
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2018, 04:12:13 PM »
I've replaced my low beam bulb a few times without taking the fairing off. It's all done by feel though. I have more trouble remembering which side is low beam than actually getting to the bulb (because there are no lights on unless you start the engine).

The headlights are attached to the fairing plastic, not on a sub frame, so if you take the nose cone part of the fairing off the headlights come with it.
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Re: 2015 model headlight bulb replacement
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2018, 05:08:39 PM »
It can be done, the write up is here: https://www.versys1000.com/index.php/topic,15367.msg194258.html#msg194258 but I strongly recommend practicing when you can see what you are doing rather then waiting for sh#t to happen first.

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Re: 2015 model headlight bulb replacement
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2018, 05:09:56 PM »
*Originally Posted by 100milesaway [+]
Does that mean that you have actually done it :question:

Yes.I can remove and replace the bulbs without removing the fairing

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Re: 2015 model headlight bulb replacement
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2018, 07:53:02 PM »
*Originally Posted by Paul_Smith [+]
It can be done, the write up is here: https://www.versys1000.com/index.php/topic,15367.msg194258.html#msg194258 but I strongly recommend practicing when you can see what you are doing rather then waiting for sh#t to happen first.
Great information. Thank you.
Hmmmm. Sounds easier to just remove the fairing/s.  :33: :019:
ps. I had to do a bulb on my 2009 Zed. Had to undo all sorts of stuff (not remove - just loosen to move aside) and then it was still very similar to your description. Took me ages.

 



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