The automatic-on headlamp feature provides increased visibility of the rider to other motorists. Be sure headlamp is on at all times. Poor visibility of rider to other motorists can result in death or serious injury. (00030b)
  1. Check tire pressure.
  2. Adjust rear shocks for the rider and intended load.
  3. Fill fuel tank or add an equal amount of ballast.
  4. NOTE
    Choose a wall in minimum light.
  5. See Figure 1. Park the motorcycle on a line (1) perpendicular to the wall.
  6. Position motorcycle so the front axle is 7.6 m (25 ft) from wall.
  7. Draw a vertical centerline (2) on the wall.
  8. NOTE
    The upper lens is low beam on LED headlamps.
  9. With the motorcycle loaded, point the front wheel straight forward at wall. Measure the distance (4) from the floor to the center of the low beam bulb.
  10. See Figure 1. Draw a horizontal line (5) through the vertical line at low beam centerline.
  11. Verify headlamp alignment. The headlamp is aligned when the top of light beam hot spot is located as shown with headlamp set to low beam.
1Perpendicular line
2Vertical line
325 ft (7.6 m)
4Low beam bulb centerline
5Horizontal line
Figure 1. Headlamp Alignment: LED Type (typical)
Do not remove trim ring for headlamp adjustment.
  1. Set LED headlamp to low beam.
  2. See Figure 2. Insert a 5/32 ball end hex wrench through adjuster slots in trim ring.
    1. Horizontal: Turn the horizontal adjusting screw (1) to adjust light beam left and right.
    2. Vertical: Turn the vertical adjusting screw (2) to adjust light beam up and down.
  3. See Figure 1. Adjust headlamp to center light beam as shown.
1Horizontal adjuster
2Vertical adjuster
Figure 2. Headlamp Adjusters: All except Frame-Mounted Fairing (typical)