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Jun 10

Posts: 2

jollyboatman says:

Headlamp deflectors R1200RT

Planning a trip to europe (on my new, to me, toy) shortly but can't see where to fit deflectors/blanking tape to adjust the headlight beam.

What has anyone else done re this?



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Mar 09

Posts: 8817

jaffa90 says:


Welcome j,the instructions/measurements should be in your handbook,if you have a flat/level dipped beam your ok,if you have an upswept (to the left) dipped beam i suggest a dark garage and somebody positioning dark tape so as to get rid of the upsweep light.  

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Feb 09

Posts: 16

Hommedv says:

R1200RT headlamps

I've been touring Europe for 5 years on my RT without worrying about any deflectors.  There are 2 parts to this. Firstly I just adjusted the headlamps down using the screw adjuster behind the headlamps (to the rh side looking forward) then secondly, there is a further adjustment to lower the lamps especially for continental touring. This second adjuster is a lever just centre left behind the headlamps, which either  fits flush to the back of the lamps or locks out facing rearwards. You can see the headlamps rise and fall as you operate it. The only diffcult thing is finding it.
The other thing I should add is that it is not recommended to stick things onto the headlamp 'glass' as the adhesive can cause damage. If you are still unsure, then you can just take out the nearside bulb, still leaving you with one dipped running headlamp on.

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Jan 04

Posts: 332

wynner says:

Sticky tape

I wasn't keen on sticking tape on my FJR headlamps but stuck the tape to the inside of my after-market headlamp protector/covers.:wink:

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Jun 10

Posts: 2

jollyboatman says:

headlamp deflectors R1200RT

Thanks for the suggestions - will try these out over the weekend.

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Mar 05

Posts: 63

neilybabe says:

headlamp deflectors

I used ordinary insulating tape when I first went over which didn't damage anything or leave any residue, but the last couple of times I haven't bothered, and have had no problems.:sunglasses: 

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