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Old 07-02-2008, 08:32 PM   #1
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Default '83 Virago needs headlight aligned

Does anyone know how to align a headlight? I know it doesn't take any special tools but I'm not sure how to go about it. Any suggestions?
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Old 07-02-2008, 08:49 PM   #2
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Look at your headlight shell. The up-and-down alignment is done by loosening the bolts holding the shell to the brackets, and tilting the light to the proper level. As for the side to side alignment, you should see two small screws near the front bezel around the light. Those move the lights in and out on either side.
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Old 07-02-2008, 09:03 PM   #3
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Go to the local auto supply place and buy an 8 inch round headlight for $4.95 & a small roll of duct tape.
The rest is easy. For about nine bucks you get a giant headlight with superior candlepower over the stock Yahaha unit, and ultimate adjustability. Screw the $45.00 Yammer unit with all those screws and plastic gizmos. You just don't need all that crap. You'll thank me later after you've discovered the secret of cheap biking.
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Old 07-02-2008, 10:05 PM   #4
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First, locate a 3-1/2lb Deadblow Hammer and a lukewarm salt water bath...............
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Park your car on the drive way facing a garage door or wall, turn on headlights, park bike next to car, turn on headlights. Loosen mounting screws for headlight and adjust till the light hits roughly the same place, then raise up a foot and a little to the right to ensure oncoming drivers see you. Tighten screws, notice big knob inside fairing with "Headlight Adjustment" or words to that effect on it, vow to read manual next time instead of listening to fools on interweb...
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Old 07-03-2008, 09:10 AM   #6
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DUCT TAPE DAMN YOU! DUCT TAPE! EVERY ONE OF MY BIKES HAD 8 INCH AUTO HEADLIGHTS DUCTAPED IN! LOOK CLOSE AT MY AVITAR! YES, A SIX VOLT VW HEADLIGHT! DUCTTAPED IN! YOU FOOLS YOU BLIND FOOLS!
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