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Hello. It warmed up a little bit here last night so I rode to experience my first night ride on the dark stretch of highway. I found out that the the high beam is aimed a little high that it seems like it has no effect on the road. I want to aim it a bit lower maybe just above the aim of the low beam. There is no section in the manual on how to adjust the headlight aim. Does anyone know how to do this?

BTW, the low beam itself is really bright.
 

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This is from the service manual for the 2017, so not sure if this will help or not.

Headlight Aiming Inspection
• Inspect the headlight beam for aiming.
If the headlight beam is off the point, adjust the headlight
aiming as following.
NOTE
○The left adjuster [A] and right adjuster can move the
direction of the headlight beam to up, down, left and
right by turning each adjuster itself as the below table.
(In the photo, the headlight unit has been removed for
clarity.)
Moving Direction of Headlight Beam [C]
Up [D]
Down [E]
Left [F]
Right [G]
• To move the headlight beam leftward, turn the left ad-
juster clockwise and turn the right adjuster counterclock-
wise same number as the left adjuster was turned until
the beam points straight ahead.
• To move the headlight beam rightward, turn the left ad-
juster counterclockwise and turn the right adjuster clock-
wise same number as the left adjuster was turned until
the beam points straight ahead.
• To move the headlight beam upward, turn the both ad-
justers clockwise same number.
• To move the headlight beam downward, turn the both ad-
justers counterclockwise same number.
NOTE
○On high beam, the brightest points should be slightly
below horizontal with the motorcycle on its wheels and
the rider seated. Adjust the headlight to the proper an-
gle according to local regulations.
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Thank you so much. I‘m not sure if my 2020 can use this. I don’t know about the 2017 but the 2020 has LED bulbs and the low and high beam bulbs are separate that, I believe, can be aimed independent of each other. My low beam is perfect. I want just the high beam aimed a little below the horizontal. Looks like this procedure will adjust both the high and low beams together which will make my low beam aim too low.

I’ll give this a try. Or maybe there is a video on YouTube.
 

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Discussion Starter · #4 · (Edited)
I guess both high and low beams adjust together! The 2020 has different procedures. I found this towards the end of the user manual. Adjuster “A” is for vertical and “B” is for horizontal.
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Thanks for the info! My high beam needs adjusted too. It lights up the tops of trees and doesn't even come close to lighting the road ahead.
 

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Thanks for the info! My high beam needs adjusted too. It lights up the tops of trees and doesn't even come close to lighting the road ahead.
Well, I have adjusted mine. High beam is now 4° below horizontal. I will probably bring this down a little bit. I had to turn the adjuster several times to really bring down the aim.

No wonder vehicles in front of me tend to change to the right lane during the day, even. The low beam was aiming high that bothers the driver. Now, I’m at peace with cagers.
 

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Well, I finally got to ride at night to test the aim of my headlight. It’s 72°F and no wind so I rode towards a dark country road. The headlight aim is perfect. The LED really lights up the road. The low beam doesn’t blind oncoming drivers and high beam is perfectly aimed at the center of my path 100 yards ahead
 
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