Adjust A Headlight On A Road Glide

The Harley-Davidson Road Glide motorcycle comes equipped with dual headlights mounted within the front fairing

The Harley-Davidson Road Glide motorcycle comes equipped with dual headlights mounted within the front fairing. While access to the headlights generally requires removal of the outer fairing assembly, adjustment of the headlights does not. The adjustment procedure should be performed whenever the headlights have been replaced or if the headlight beam does not appear to be properly illuminating your travel path. The length of time required to complete this task should be between 30 to 45 minutes, depending upon skill level.

Instructions

1. Set the motorcycle on a level floor space within a garage or other suitable structure. Point the motorcycle towards a wall located 25 feet away. Have a friend sit on the motorcycle with the kick-stand up and the rider’s weight compressing the suspension.

2. Measure the distance from the floor to the center of one of the headlights with a tape measure. Draw a horizontal line on the wall at the same height from the floor as the headlight.

3. Turn on the motorcycle ignition switch and set the headlights to the “High-Beam” setting, directing the light towards the mark on the wall.

4. Locate the right and left hex adjusters for the headlights at the bottom edge of the inner fairing. Turn the adjuster nuts with a 4.5 mm hex wrench to center the light beam straight ahead, level with the line on the wall.