Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Roselle Illinois
The manual is useless, but its real simple. You need a 8mm wrench, pref a long skank one or you will be working with your finger tips.
Remove the windshield. There are just a few screws. The screws are attached to rubber mounts so when replacing them do not over tighten them. Visually check them and get a feel for how tight they are before removing them.
You will need to be in a bright area so you can see down the back of the headlight. Standing facing the light, look down the right side and you will see a small 8mm bolt head nut sticking out with what looks like a recessed cog behind it . I can't recall exactly but I think you turn it clockwise to lower it. If your is like mine it was lighting up the treetops. I had to give it about 15 full revolutions before getting it to where I wanted it. I did mine at night and left the windshield off so I could ride around the block, stop and adjust bit by bit until I got it right. You need to get your weight on it to adjust it right because you change the level quite a bit when you hop on.
I have an 09 and after about 800 miles I had to adjust it back up a bit again as the shocks etc softened up a bit.
Its a quick job and most of the time is taken adjusting. Hope this helps.