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Old 11-14-2011, 03:17 PM
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so riding at night its quite difficult to see, the lights are fine brightness wise but the light doesn't extend past like 30 feet? ( give or take a few) but i live in the back country where its very dark ( no street lights, just trees aha) but my question is can this be re-adjusted,
sorry for the noob question. im not strong in mechanical work, thanks alot guys!
 
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Old 11-14-2011, 03:21 PM
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the headlight direction can be adjusted if thats what you are asking?
 
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Old 11-14-2011, 04:00 PM
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yup there are adjuster screws on the back of the headlight housing so you can raise and lower the beam and move it left or right. Take a look in the manual (you can download it from any site in this thread https://cbrforum.com/forum/general-t...e%2A%2A-46596/) and itll tell you which screw and which way to turn it to raise the beam. All you need is a screwdriver, couldnt be easier. Maybe youll want to consider 6000k hid's too?
 
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Old 11-14-2011, 04:03 PM
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try adjusting the lights up a little and get some brighter bulbs. i ride the same kind of road everyday that you do, twisty and dark, lots of hazards and wildlife. i run the h7 silverstar bulbs. they light up the road way better and dont take any modification to put in.
 
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Old 11-16-2011, 04:39 AM
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Yes, there are screws on the back of the headlights, as other people suggested, to adjust your lights.

I had a similar problem due to riding a lot at night so I upgraded to the ddmtuning 35w 5k HIDs and I haven't had a problem since!

You should think about it because it only costs about $50 shipped to get those HIDs and it's a very simple install.

Available here: HID Kits, BMW Aftermarket Bumpers & Lighting, DEPO - DDM Tuning
 
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Old 11-16-2011, 05:25 AM
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...and illegal at least round here...

I encountered the same problem this fall. The F2's light is pretty good sideways but don't show too far... And rising it only gets those dang car drivers to blink their hi beams at u and blind u completely. I'd like to get some feedback too about those nightbreakers/silverstars etc. I wouldnt buy them for my Volvo cause they are pretty pricy here, and don't last as long as good guality regular bulbs, but I'm propably gonna get them for the bike cus I don't ride everyday and to buy a 2-pack means 1 reserve...
 
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Old 11-16-2011, 02:15 PM
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thanks for the advise everyone, very helpful! and ill defiantly look into some brighter bulbs
 
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HIDs (properly adjusted) FTW!
 
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Old 11-16-2011, 04:34 PM
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thanks for the advise everyone, very helpful! and ill defiantly look into some brighter bulbs
Not a bad idea, but I would check the adjustment first. I just checked mine following the directions from this link How To Aim Your Headlights - Motorcyclist Online.
 
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