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Offline Bubby

640 Beam Setting
« on: October 25, 2012, 07:05:51 am »
Morning ALL

I am trying to get my 640 through roadworthy, but the beams are set to shine on the Right hand side of the road. How do I correct this ? I have tried fiddling with the screws at the front of the lights but that seems to set vertical height.

Any advice please ?

 

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Re: 640 Beam Setting
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2012, 09:29:51 am »
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Re: 640 Beam Setting
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2012, 10:30:10 pm »
 

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Re: 640 Beam Setting
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2012, 08:01:05 am »
Light shining sideways must mean that the headlight fitting is skew somehow... the screws under the lights are only for lifting and lowering the beam...

Remove the cowling around the lights and check that the headlight fitting has been correctly assembled...
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Re: 640 Beam Setting
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2012, 04:20:01 pm »
Light shining sideways must mean that the headlight fitting is skew somehow... the screws under the lights are only for lifting and lowering the beam...

Remove the cowling around the lights and check that the headlight fitting has been correctly assembled...

Thanks for the reply.
Either side of the lights is a nut, can be set slightly which will shift the lights either L or R. It is not this.

Malibu, thanks for the loan of your bike for a few days !
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Re: 640 Beam Setting
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2012, 04:21:50 pm »
Light shining sideways must mean that the headlight fitting is skew somehow... the screws under the lights are only for lifting and lowering the beam...

Remove the cowling around the lights and check that the headlight fitting has been correctly assembled...

Thanks for the reply.
Solution: remove fairing. Either side of the lights is a nut, can be set slightly which will shift the lights either L or R.

Malibu, thanks for the loan of your bike for a few days !

Oh heng, yes, I remember, better go drop it off.... ;D
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Re: 640 Beam Setting
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2012, 09:57:48 pm »
After failing roadworthy twice due to dims being set to European standards, I finally found out how to change the beam setting to RSA / left hand drive. It is really a simple solution too.

The roadworthy was failed due to the cut off line. ie there was a beam shining to the R. On our roads the beam should shine to the L.

Note the before & after photos.
Remove fairing & remove the dim light housing completely. Remount the light housing in the correct (highligted in white) position. ie there are three unused holes in the bracket, obviously for this reason.

 

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Re: 640 Beam Setting
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2012, 07:38:55 am »
Solution!  Great!  ;D
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Re: 640 Beam Setting
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2012, 08:23:29 am »
Somewhat shocking that KTM could not help him / was not interested.
I iitially was struggling too because I simply did not think it could be that easy and the bike just being set up incorrecty (for right hand drive) ::)
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