Headlight Adjustments - Kawasaki Versys Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-18-2008, 02:07 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 17
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Question Headlight Adjustments

My entire trip to work in the morning is in the dark. Honestly, my low beams don't light up anything farther than 20 yards in front of me. My high beams are okay but I would just like to raise everything up a little bit. Has anyone done this? Is it hard? Do you have to take anything off that will be hard to put back on?
stryker75 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-18-2008, 04:32 PM
Member
 
versysred's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bridgeton, NJ
Posts: 304
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to versysred Send a message via Yahoo to versysred
I have done it because it seams that it was not adjusted right from the factory. I did it on the right side of the bike by turning the handlebars towards the right side than there is a silver bolt that is i think 10 mm just ratchet it until it goes into the direction that you want. "It is all in your manual."
versysred is offline  
post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-18-2008, 08:21 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Southeastern Connecticut
Posts: 193
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Very easy adjustment. I took the left cowling off so I could get to the wheels more easily. Now it lights up the road really well - much better than my car does.

A diamond is just a hunk of coal
that didn't quit under pressure
Docteric is offline  
 
post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-18-2008, 09:39 PM
Member
 
sharrison56's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Roswell, GA
Posts: 1,838
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
sharrison56 is offline  
post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-18-2008, 10:30 PM
Guest
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 21
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by sharrison56 View Post
Thansk for the link sharrison. Most helpful. Currently I can ride with my high beams on all the time at night and no one flashes me.
I plan to install PIAA bulbs though. I ride about 10 miles through very dark roads every morning, with a lot of deer along the way.
popster is offline  
post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-19-2008, 05:49 AM
Member
 
sharrison56's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Roswell, GA
Posts: 1,838
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Bright lights....GOOD, Deer BAD!!!!!
sharrison56 is offline  
post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-19-2008, 08:45 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 17
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Talking

Thanks guys...The adjustment was simple. Turned my wheel all the way to the right....shined a light to see what I was reaching for and turned it clockwise to raise the beams. Much better now... Unless you have banana hands you should be able to reach up there without taking anything off.
stryker75 is offline  
post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-21-2008, 09:40 AM
Member
 
versysred's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bridgeton, NJ
Posts: 304
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to versysred Send a message via Yahoo to versysred
Quote:
Originally Posted by popster View Post
Thansk for the link sharrison. Most helpful. Currently I can ride with my high beams on all the time at night and no one flashes me.
I plan to install PIAA bulbs though. I ride about 10 miles through very dark roads every morning, with a lot of deer along the way.
Let me know how you make out with those PIAA lights I have been wanting to get something brighter just dont want to put the wrong thing in there. Updates PLease
versysred is offline  
post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-21-2008, 10:12 AM
Member
 
thequadnut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Pawnee Illinois
Posts: 196
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Osram Hyper 65 Lights

Quote:
Originally Posted by versysred View Post
Let me know how you make out with those PIAA lights I have been wanting to get something brighter just dont want to put the wrong thing in there. Updates PLease
Got em in mine 2100 lumens!! Nuff said

2008 Versys
Muzzy Exhaust-race core!!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Upgraded Kawi Windshield
Madstadd Bracket
Fiamm 132 db low note horn
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Osram Hyper 65 h7 lights
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Kawi/Givi V35 Bags
Shad SH-29 Top Case
SW-Motech Quick release Brackets
Sw-Motech Alu-Rack
Garmin GPSMap 60csx
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Joe Rocket Manta Tankbag-Red
Kawi Tank Protector
thequadnut is offline  
post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-03-2008, 07:20 PM
Member
 
versysred's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bridgeton, NJ
Posts: 304
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to versysred Send a message via Yahoo to versysred
Have you had any melting from the light bulbs from piaa or any problems? How much more do they draw over the stock.
versysred is offline  
post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-04-2008, 11:34 AM
Guest
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 25
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Cool

This is a great tip about adjusting the lights. In all the test here in the magazins a negative point was the lights. The very short beam. I also use the high beam and nobody makes signals. But it's better to adjust!

Also thought of putting in Xenon lights. It's allowed now here in the Netherlands.Seems to work very good.

Have a nice weekend

Paul
Paul34 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Versys Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Headlight roadkill General Discussions - V-650 9 12-23-2010 12:49 AM
Name that headlight... corey872 General Discussions - V-650 35 05-08-2009 08:03 PM
If you had only ONE chance to make all the adjustments... bigtexas1974 General Discussions - V-650 9 10-05-2008 01:20 PM
adjustments while new scooter650 General Discussions - V-650 0 07-25-2008 10:15 PM
Headlight Dimensions/Measurements jujoo General Discussions - V-650 4 07-16-2008 02:28 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome