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Old 01-04-2010, 10:35 AM
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I just replaced my driving lights (RKC) and need to know how to properly aim them. Can someone tell me the procedure?

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Old 01-04-2010, 10:54 AM
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The way I aim headlights is to park 20' from a wall, on a level surface, facing it as close to 90 degrees as you can. Measure the distance from the ground to the middle of your headlight and or running lights and the distance between the running lights. Put some pieces of tape on the wall where you can pencil in the height of the lights and another piece for the centerline between lights.
Sit on the bike and hold it upright to see where your beams hit. Adjust lights so they are facing forward properly and the beams should hit 2 to 3 inches below the marks on the wall.
That should aim the beams fairly close to where they should be.
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I get mine close to right and ride the bike and keep adjusting til I'm satisified with them.
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Old 01-04-2010, 12:34 PM
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Check in your owners manual if you have one...It should have the procedure listed for aiming your lights.
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I have a manual and don't recall an aiming procedure for the driving lights. I haven't looked for the one for the headlight, but that may give me some idea on what to do for the driving lights.

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The first thing you'll need for aiming the HD passing lamps is a 1/2 gal. of Crown Royal - more about that later. Then, grow yourself a third arm complete with two hands and enlist the help of a couple of buddies.
Then, after at least two hours of competitive swearing, gymnastics, and custom tool fabrication you all come to the realization that you likely never get those passing lamps aimed right. Now is when that 1/2 gal. of Crown comes into play. The theraputic imbibing isn't completed 'til the Crown Royal disappears. Job completed.
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Old 01-04-2010, 01:59 PM
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I think it would be more fun to start with the Crown Royal and progress from there.

Actually, when I rebuilt the lights, I moved the nuts to the bottom of the shaft, where they belong. The nuts are damned hard to get at at the tip of the shaft and never should be put there as far as I am concerned.
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Pit Posse makes a tool for adjusting the spot lights that works great.
http://pitposse.com/splahoto.html
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I moved the nuts to the bottom of the shaft, where they belong. The nuts are damned hard to get at at the tip of the shaft and never should be put there as far as I am concerned.
I'm sorry, what are we talking about again?
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Difficulty of adjustment of driving lights, Crown Royal and adjustment nuts
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