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1Back to top Go down   Headlight change Empty Headlight change Sat Jan 07, 2012 3:53 pm

Dunney

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My new RS is going to be living in France and so I need to change the headlight. Hedlight ordered from French fleabay and on the way so I have set about taking the old one off in preparation. Jeez, what a PITA! All the fairing sides and bits of trim had to come off so that I could work out how to get the light and eventually the whole fairing had to be drawn forward to get it out.

I suppose I would have to accept that it is well put together, but doing the same job on my R100RT took 30 mins to complete. It has just taken about an hor and half to get the old one out and I fear that putting it all back will take longer.

At least I am getting to know the bike:D .

Dunney

    

2Back to top Go down   Headlight change Empty Re: Headlight change Sat Jan 07, 2012 5:41 pm

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Yes mate that's the upside of all the aggravation. When you finally sit back and say "I did that myself". Then you can be the expert when another newbie comes along. Seems to work well.
Why do you need a different headlight for France? excuse my ignorance, do they have different rules?
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3Back to top Go down   Headlight change Empty Re: Headlight change Sat Jan 07, 2012 5:47 pm

Inge K.

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As I earlier have understand it, it`s imported from GB..........which drive on the wrong side of the road.......
in my opinion.

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4Back to top Go down   Headlight change Empty Re: Headlight change Sat Jan 07, 2012 9:25 pm

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The reason for the headlight change is that it is not symmetrical!

The beam has two distinct halves - on an on-the-left, right-hand-drive bike, the right half of the beam is flat on top, as you'd expect from looking at the lens.

The left-hand side, pointing away from traffic, is domed, so the light shines higher away from oncoming traffic, to give you greater visibility at night or, in Australia, to spot possums.

Cool, huh?

    

5Back to top Go down   Headlight change Empty Re: Headlight change Sat Jan 07, 2012 10:10 pm

RicK G

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Oh DOH always wondered about that. Laughing


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6Back to top Go down   Headlight change Empty Re: Headlight change Sun Jan 08, 2012 2:50 am

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I will withdraw under my rock.

    

7Back to top Go down   Headlight change Empty Re: Headlight change Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:10 am

Dunney

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Headlight arrived today. Reflector not quite as perfect as mine. Althought then lens could in theory be swapped over to my exisitng unit wher the reflector is mint, I can't do this as the bulb is held in a slightly different position so I will have to use the reflector as well as the lens that I have bought. Lighting will posibly be a little diminished but it all relative. The last bike I rode in the dark a couple of months ago was my 1951 BSA B31 with 6v lights. That was interesting!

The BSA doesn't dip the "right" way as it has an English light but I don't think anyone noticed as I would struggle to blind anyone even on hi beam.

Dunney

    

8Back to top Go down   Headlight change Empty Re: Headlight change Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:02 pm

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Dunney, in some states in Australia each vehicle must undertake an annual inspection for roadworthy certificate. My first bike was a Honda SL 70 with a sealed beam...6 volts. The high beam part of the bulb had blown and I was asked to show high beam working. I sat on the back of the bike and the weight made it look as though I had a high beam. To get it back to low beam I got off. The inspecting mechanic realised that at that time no one had any 6 volt stuff any more and that the Honda was not a speed demon...so he let me through. A candle was brighter than the bulb.


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9Back to top Go down   Headlight change Empty Re: Headlight change Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:30 am

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"I sat on the back of the bike and the weight made it look as though I had a high beam."

Smart thinking there lad!


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10Back to top Go down   Headlight change Empty Re: Headlight change Tue Jan 10, 2012 2:07 am

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I called the rego check a real bummer!


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11Back to top Go down   Headlight change Empty Re: Headlight change Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:07 am

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I just removed the fairing on my RT to replace the parking light with LEDs.
I was ready to remove the whole fairing and decided to try something different. It took only 1/2 hour and all the lowers stayed on the bike.

Headlight change Fairin10

- remove the knee pads, glove boxes and the dash board on the upper fairing.
- Remove 3 screws (#1)
- Remove 4 screws (#2)
- Remove bolt (#3)
- Remove 4 screws (#4)
- PULL THE UPPER FAIRING AWAY FROM THE BIKE Very Happy

This way I avoided to remove the driving lights mounted on the crash bars, the crash bars, side panels, radiator shroud and rubber parts around the fork tubes.

This is quite a substantial time saver particularly if you have to remove the top fairing on the side of the road.

CF


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12Back to top Go down   Headlight change Empty Re: Headlight change Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:52 am

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good thinking there cf the less you have strip of the
better


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13Back to top Go down   Headlight change Empty Re: Headlight change Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:58 am

Two Wheels Better

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@col wrote:good thinking there cf, the less you have to strip off the
better

Does that apply to high heels and fishnet!?


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14Back to top Go down   Headlight change Empty Re: Headlight change Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:09 am

col

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possibly how rich are you i am easy but expensive


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15Back to top Go down   Headlight change Empty Re: Headlight change Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:11 am

RicK G

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Buy if'n ya don't take ya spurs orf theres gonna be trouble.


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Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


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16Back to top Go down   Headlight change Empty Re: Headlight change Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:15 am

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Easy AND expensive. You must be a pollie in disguise!


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17Back to top Go down   Headlight change Empty Re: Headlight change Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:22 am

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K Freak wrote:Buy if'n ya don't take ya spurs orf theres gonna be trouble.

"Cowboys think of politicians in the same way they think of
cockroaches. They know they are going to take stuff home
(American for steal?), and we can tolerate that. It's what they
mess up while they're gathering their loot that upsets us.
One of the reasons we wear pointed boots is so we can
squash them in the corners."
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1970 R60/5, OZ '77 R75/7-R100, '85 K100'87 K75C, OZ '87 K100RS, '93 K11-K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100-Mystic, '96 K1100RS, '98 K1200RS, '00 K1200RS, '02 K1200RS, '03 K1200GT, '04 R1150R'04 R1150RT, '05 K1200S, '06 K1200R, '07 K1200R, '09 K1300GT & 2013 R1200RT-Polizei  - Beemers owned still or sold.

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18Back to top Go down   Headlight change Empty Re: Headlight change Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:28 am

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aye! thats good to see some repate' ol mate...

welcome to the forum oh great and long lost "guest "

cheers

    

19Back to top Go down   Headlight change Empty Re: Headlight change Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:56 am

Crazy Frog

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Yes that's our old friend

🆒 Headlight change 177912 back!


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