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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-05-2011, 10:54 AM Thread Starter
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Headlight Change?

What's involved in replacing the headlight bulbs? It doesn't look to me to be "intuitively obvious".
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The only way I know of to change or replace the headlight bulbs would be to remove the outer fairing. I know that removing the outer fairing is required on the 08 and earlier models, I don't know if HD made it easier on the newer models.


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You can pop the headlight bezel out with a flat head screwdriver and access the lights. The entire headlight housing can be quickly removed without removing the fairing. It's really simple, but I recommend getting a service manual. It will come in very handy when you need it most.



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You can pop the headlight bezel out with a flat head screwdriver and access the lights. The entire headlight housing can be quickly removed without removing the fairing. It's really simple, but I recommend getting a service manual. It will come in very handy when you need it most.
I knew that HD made a design change to the headlight assembly on the newer models but I was not sure if the bulbs could be changed without removing the outer fairing. I do know that if you have a 08 or older models you will need to remove the outer fairing because there is no way to remove the headlight assembly without removing the outer fairing.


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Perfect - thanks a bunch, and yes, the Service Manuals are on the top of my "NEED" list. The stock lamps are much too dim, so they're coming out and Philips X-tremes are going in.
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I knew that HD made a design change to the headlight assembly on the newer models but I was not sure if the bulbs could be changed without removing the outer fairing.
Oops. Good catch Mark. I failed to specify newer Roadies.



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Oops. Good catch Mark. I failed to specify newer Roadies.
Thanks! Sometimes it would help if the original poster would specify the year of the bike .


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Thanks! Sometimes it would help if the original poster would specify the year of the bike .
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Got mine a few days after I bought my '10.....Very handy and no more lost pages or greasy ones either....

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You can pop the headlight bezel out with a flat head screwdriver and access the lights. The entire headlight housing can be quickly removed without removing the fairing. It's really simple, but I recommend getting a service manual. It will come in very handy when you need it most.
I think that Chainsaw has a video on how to remove the headlight. It's very easy; in fact, when you remove your faring it's easier to put it back on the clip if you remove the headlight assembly and put your hand through to clip it on.

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