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Additional Headlight Adjustment on GL1800

I recently purchased a new 2008 GL1800 and found that even with the adjustment on the fairing set as high as it would allow, that I couldn't go over about 30 mph without overdriving the headlight when low beam was on. High beam was ok, but not outstanding. I did a fair amount of searching to find a way to get further adjustment but hadn't found it. Stopped at my local Honda dealer and asked them and they pointed me right to it and then told me that they didn't know about it until about a week ago!

Once I made the other adjustment, I am set. The link below takes you to a graphic that will show you exactly where the additional adjustment is if you, like me, didn't know. Chances are, everyone else already knows all about this!

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I don't know if I would be going back to a dealer who just found out about the headlight adjuster. They have only been on there for 7 or 8 years now and he is just now finding them

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Thanx. I needed that info!!

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The local dealer is NOT where I purchased my scooter. I bought it in East Texas about 200 miles from my doorstep. It was just convenient to drop by the local shop in hopes that they had the answer.

Since it has helped one other person, creating the post was worth the effort!

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interesting I never knew they were there, been working on these for years, and also tried my adjuster motor and it appears to be broken, you could hear it run before
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Never knew that. I wonder how many dealers know about it and charge an hour or two to adjust the lights, if they know at all. Interesting.
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Never heard of it before! WOW!

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Now I'm really confused. I thought i read where you have to go under neath the front by the forks and adjust from there. Does the wheel adjust vertical on both sides with just one wheel, or is there one on the other side. Mine is pointed to high on low beam. Does it adjust with the 12 mm or do you use the wheel also.
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Waldo, can that be used for the 2008 as well? Your link is Pre-2008.
I haven't compaired it to my bike yet.
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Worked for me

While it appears that you could turn the smaller white wheel and that in turn would rotate the larger black one that I have shown in the photos, I simply turned the larger black wheel to get the up/down adjustment on my 2008. Side to side was not the problem in my situation. First tested the adjustment with the bike still inside my shop and could easily see the results with the bike pointing toward a wall. I then took it out on some of the county roads, stopping to further adjust twice. The fairing adjustment is now in the middle at a good lighting setting and I can get enough up and down for whatever I need without having to reach down by the left handlebar.

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