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post #41 of 48 Old 03-27-2019, 12:12 PM
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A photo of where to drill the hole would sure be helpfull. thanks Dennis
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post #42 of 48 Old 03-27-2019, 12:59 PM
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A photo of where to drill the hole would sure be helpfull. thanks Dennis
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I’m up in Carmel right now, but I will stick a long screwdriver in the hole and take a picture for you on Friday.

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post #44 of 48 Old 03-28-2019, 03:23 PM
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Got it, thank you. I was able to take off the windscreen and do an adjustment, but on the fly would be nice. Since the screwdriver must be Horizontal to adjust the up and down position of the headlight, I could not see how drilling a hole in the windshield ( which is directly over the adjustment screw not behind the head as it is driven from the rear pointing forward) would be much use. I was able to stick a boxed end racheting 10 mm wrench and do the adjustment.
If I was to drive it with a screwdriver it would have to be a 1 inch stubby since it is very close to the back of the instrument panel.

PPPSSS--- I have a Gen 2 KLR 2009 model, I see you have an 87 model. that may make all the difference. thanks Dennis
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Photodude, Tom Schmitz rides an '09 with more alterations / improvements / modifications than I would care to attempt to name. Check out his souperdoo.com site!

Did you by any chance notice that the adjuster screw had a 1 inch toothed ring around it? That is the ring gear around the screw, the #2 phillips screw driver becomes the Vertical pinion gear to spin it round & round. Screw the screwdriver rightey-tightey to rotate the ring gear lefty-loosey to allow the springs to push the headlight reflector Down. Takes a lot of bloody screwin' to bring the headlights down from where the factory Always left them.

Your ratcheting 10mm box wrench may have been almost as quick.

Tom might still show you a nice pic or two, if you ask nicely. And while you are waiting, check out his headlights here, https://www.klrforum.com/2008-klr650...d-project.html

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I’m up in Carmel right now, but I will stick a long screwdriver in the hole and take a picture for you on Friday.
Speaking of Carmel, are you or anyone else planning to attend "An Evening with Peter Egan" in Carmel on 4 May?

Sorry about the diversion, but I couldn't resist.

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I have thought about making the KLR look as clapped-out as possible and showing up at The Quail. The tickets for the dinner are a bit dear; more than I'm willing to shell out for Peter Egan.
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I use a #2 Philips with a 20cm shaft. Here's the hole:


This is the angle the screwdriver has when engaged in the adjuster:


The hole is located about 2cm from the edge of the windscreen and 19cm from the top:


I punch out a 1/2" round of electrical tape to keep the blizzards out:


As Paul pointed out, the screwdriver and the adjuster form a pair of bevel gears.

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