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Headlight adjustment.

Trying to adjust the headlight a little higher. The manual shows a toothed wheel to adjust either clockwise or anticlockwise, but this appears to move horizontally not vertically. Can anyone tell me where I'm going wrong??
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Thanks for your help, Mt Versuvius.
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Here's one way of getting the lights at the right height.

Measure 25 feet from a vertical surface such as a wall, garage door or similar surface.
Measure from the ground to the center of the headlight with the rider seated on the motorcycle.
Transfer that measurement, minus 2 inches to the vertical surface.
Turn on the headlight, set it on high beam and put the center of the high beam brightness on the spot that you transferred to the vertical surface.

Think I got this tip from Gustavo, not sure, but nearly all my ideas come from him---never had an original thought in my life.

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Upper right adjuster is turned clockwise to raise beam, left adjuster is turned clockwise to move beam to the left. Mine as most V's came with headlight too low and to the left if I remember correctly.
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Here's one way of getting the lights.......

Think I got this tip from Gustavo, not sure, but nearly all my ideas come from him---never had an original thought in my life.

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Found the vertical adjuster, thanks guys for the help.
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Mine also came from the dealer with the headlight shining about 10 feet out. As mine came w/o a manual, I took it back and was promptly told by service that they weren't adjustable and I would have to live with it. After I flatly stated that my lawyer was standing next to me (he is one of my riding buddies) there was a mad scramble to find a service manual, and the problem was resolved. Oh yeah, and my owners manual showed up via overnight FedEx the next day, too. I kinda liked those guys before I bought a bike from them.

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Steve08, maybe we should start naming the good the bad and the ugly dealers. Factual stuff, just as you have outlined.

I'll start;
Good; Bellevue Kawasaki WA, excellent service dept, the head mechanic there really knows his stuff on Kawasaki's.

Bad; RideMotorSports Woodinville WA, had a bad experience when I had a tire changed, the rubber seal on the shaft drive (Valkyrie) came back totally messed up. Sales guy at the same place fed me a load of BS about a used bike I was buying-didn't know the product.

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