Adjust The Headlight For A Vstar 1100

A tape measure is needed to perform this adjustment.

The headlight on the Yamaha V-Star 1100 motorcycle must be aligned correctly for the light to properly illuminate the road while you drive. Adjust the headlight when it becomes misaligned, and check it each time you replace the bulb. Checking the alignment of the beam is an important part of motorcycle maintenance.


1. Park the motorcycle in a level area, 25 feet from a light-colored wall, using the motorcycle stand. Point the headlight toward the wall.

2. Measure the distance from the center of the headlight to the ground.

3. Place a mark on the wall at the height you measured in Step 2. Place a horizontal strip of tape on the wall at the mark.

4. Place a horizontal strip of tape 6 inches below the first strip.

5. Turn on the headlight. Locate the adjustment screw on the front of the headlight. It is on the right side as you face the headlight.

6. Turn the screw clockwise to raise the beam. Turn the screw counterclockwise to lower the position of the headlight beam. Adjust the headlight’s low beam until it centers on the low mark on the wall. Press the handlebar dimmer switch to turn on the headlight’s high beam. Adjust the high beam until it centers on the high mark on the wall.