The United States and Canada models adopt the daylight
system and have a headlight relay in the junction box. In
these models, the headlight does not go on when the igni-
tion switch and the engine stop switch are first turned on.
The headlight comes on after the starter button is released
and stays on until the ignition switch is turned off. The head-
light will go out momentarily whenever the starter button is
pressed and come back on when the button is released.
Headlight Beam Horizontal Adjustment
Turn the horizontal adjuster [A] on the headlight rim in
or out until the beam points straight ahead. Turning the
adjusting screw clockwise moves the headlight beam to
Headlight Beam Vertical Adjustment
Turn the vertical adjuster [B] on the headlight rim in or out
to adjust the headlight vertically.
On high beam, the brightest point should be slightly be-
low horizontal with the motorcycle on its wheels and
rider seated. Adjust the headlight to the proper angle
according to local regulations.
For United States model, the proper angle is 0.4 de-
grees below horizontal. This is 50 mm (2 in.) drop at
7.6 m (25 ft.) measured from the center of the headlight
with the motorcycle on its wheels and the rider seated.
50 mm (2 in.) [A]
Center of Brightest Spot [B]
7.6 m (25 ft.) [C]
Height of Headlight Center [D]
Headlight Bulb Replacement
Headlight Unit and Dust Cover [A]
Replace the headlight bulb [C].
When handling the quartz-halogen bulb, never
touch the glass portion with bare hands. Always
use a clean cloth. Oil contamination from hands or
dirty rags can reduce bulb life or cause the bulb to
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