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post #1 of 9 Old 09-24-2009, 09:23 PM Thread Starter
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Am I tripping?

OK, so I put a new headlight in yesterday. Didn't notice it yesterday, but did today...the cowling looks like it is on correctly, but did I somehow adjust the headlights down? There wasn't a gap like this before was there? Between the light assembly and the black plastic?



And it seems like there is more space between the black plastic and clear here too? (the beak above the fender)



But the cowling is on right. I think. All the screws and bolts lined up. Muy confused here.




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post #2 of 9 Old 09-24-2009, 09:59 PM
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I'm kinda tripping trying to figure out what I'm looking at, so I'm printing the pictures so that I can compare then to my bike.

If I figure anything out, I'll let you know.

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Dan -

That gap that is about a half an inch, right in front of the chromey headlight reflector and the black plastic? Right under the red reflection in the pictures?

Mine looks just like that.

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Haha! Cool, Tom. I knew you'd talk me down man. Thanks.

I gotta start taking before AND after pics. I can adjust the headlight on my honda, remove the battery, and have the plugs out in about 2 minutes. Quite a long ways we've come.




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post #5 of 9 Old 09-25-2009, 10:06 AM
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I've noticed the earlier bikes are much easier to get around the headlight than the new models.. That said, would you like to change the air filter on my Goldwing? Only a couple hour job...
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I'll pass, Dan, thanks though.

Yeah, the new fairing is an odd design. I'll never get those spacers. I'm gluing em down next time like Tom suggested.




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I've noticed the earlier bikes are much easier to get around the headlight than the new models.. That said, would you like to change the air filter on my Goldwing? Only a couple hour job...
I'll change the air filter on your wing if you change the air filter on my Strom. Oh, and change the spark plugs while you're in there.

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I'll change the air filter on your wing if you change the air filter on my Strom. Oh, and change the spark plugs while you're in there.
DEAL!!!
I changed out my air filter to a K& N and also removed my secondary butterflies on my past V Strom.. It's WAY easier than getting at the air filter on the Wing.. By the time I'm done with the Strom, you'll still be watching the Youtube video, trying to figure out how to get under the Tupperware..
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DEAL!!!
I changed out my air filter to a K& N and also removed my secondary butterflies on my past V Strom.. It's WAY easier than getting at the air filter on the Wing.. By the time I'm done with the Strom, you'll still be watching the Youtube video, trying to figure out how to get under the Tupperware..
Whats youtube?






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