Main Motorcycle: 2009 Bonneville SE
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Asturias, Spain
Other Motorcycle: Yamaha XV1100
Extra Motorcycle: Qingqi QM200GY-BA
With the bike on its wheels and you astride, have a helper measure the distance from the floor to the center of the headlight lens.
Pick a flat wall where you can locate the bike so the headlight is 17 feet from the wall. Place a horizontal mark on the wall two inches lower than the height of the center of the headlight.
The headlight beam (on low beam) should be relatively flat on the top, and may rise rather sharply at the right edge. Adjust the headlight vertically so that the flat top of the beam is just up to that line (marked two inches down at 17 feet).
Horizontal adjustment should center the beam ahead of the line of the bike.
Page 97 of the owners handbook has instructions as well, but the above is very simple.
Last edited by Forchetto; 07-31-2012 at 01:54 PM.