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Offline TowerMan

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Re: Headlight help on 2015 model
Reply #10 on: August 16, 2019, 10:41:15 AM
In Spain it is manditory that all motorcycles must ride at all times with the dipped beam on.

Check the section "What you must take with you to Spain" ( last sentence ) on this link

https://www.bennetts.co.uk/bikesocial/news-and-views/features/travel/how-to-ride-tour-motorcycle-spain-holiday-bike

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Re: Headlight help on 2015 model
Reply #11 on: August 16, 2019, 02:21:08 PM
I'd be tempted to turn the angle of the high beam down and run with it on all the time

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Re: Headlight help on 2015 model
Reply #12 on: August 16, 2019, 02:55:08 PM
Once youíve done it a couple of times itís quite straightforward- takes me around 10 mins. A couple of tips, make sure you take the plug out of the back of the bulb before you release the clip - very difficult to do afterwards!  When putting a new bulb in the flat part of the back plate goes at the top, clip on, plug on, replace rubber boot - job done!

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Re: Headlight help on 2015 model
Reply #13 on: August 16, 2019, 11:39:32 PM
*Originally Posted by MLC [+]
Once youíve done it a couple of times itís quite straightforward- takes me around 10 mins. A couple of tips, make sure you take the plug out of the back of the bulb before you release the clip - very difficult to do afterwards!  When putting a new bulb in the flat part of the back plate goes at the top, clip on, plug on, replace rubber boot - job done!

That all makes sense but how do you get to do all of that?  From where do you get at it?

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Re: Headlight help on 2015 model
Reply #14 on: August 17, 2019, 03:03:38 PM
I go in from underneath the front, turn the bars in the direction of the side you are changing to give more space behind.  Takes a bit of practice but quite straightforward once you know what you are doing - thereís plenty of room even with big hands!

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Re: Headlight help on 2015 model
Reply #15 on: August 20, 2019, 02:31:49 PM
yep , i agree, turn the handle bars to the left so you give yourself as much space as possible, remove the connector from the old bulb, then the rubber dust cover. the clip is a bit fiddly to unfasten but do-able, the old bulb will almost fall out. then do the reverse to replace the bulb. i have massive hands and i manage it. practise makes perfect.

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Re: Headlight help on 2015 model
Reply #16 on: August 20, 2019, 05:31:03 PM
*Originally Posted by Floydsz1 [+]
I'd be tempted to turn the angle of the high beam down and run with it on all the time
Would be OK for day riding but I think you would lack some lighting for real night riding...

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Re: Headlight help on 2015 model
Reply #17 on: August 20, 2019, 09:31:28 PM
*Originally Posted by Claude [+]
Would be OK for day riding but I think you would lack some lighting for real night riding...

It's only to get him home, and it's still light over here until 9pm , 

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Re: Headlight help on 2015 model
Reply #18 on: August 20, 2019, 10:13:35 PM
*Originally Posted by Floydsz1 [+]
It's only to get him home, and it's still light over here until 9pm ,
Oh, I understand now; sorry.

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Re: Headlight help on 2015 model
Reply #19 on: August 21, 2019, 06:50:49 PM
All sorted now, thanks for the tips, especially about taking the connector off first When I got home I was able to unclip the bulb from below and lift it out from above without any drama. Took me about 5 minutes and didnít have to remove any plastic.