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Do you have to take the fairing off to replace the headlight bulb?

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No, you can just take off the Headlight door (chrome ring) by removing the screw at the bottom, and then remove three screws from the retaining ring, carefully remove headlight from fairing. The remove the boot at the back of the lens, press down on the wireform loop and push pin end out from under lip of retainer to release. Be careful with bulb, never touch the quartz bulb, Fingerprints will etch the glass and decrease bulb life, grab bulb with paper or a clean dry cloth.

I hope this helps...

Posted on Jul 04, 2009


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