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Headlight removal

Started by ThePowster, Nov 02, 2023, 03:00 PM

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ThePowster

Evening chaps.

So this evening I'm stuck. I'm trying to remove the headlight out of the bikini fairing.

I have the whole unit off in my hands and I just can't fathom it. How on earth does the headlight come away from the fairing?

I'm assuming it has something to do with these 3 alignment screws inside but no matter which way I twist them the headlamp is not coming out.

Any ideas ?

Ta muchly 👍
• 1984 Honda CB700SC Nighthawk S •

ThePowster

Scratch that, I did it  ;D

You have to keep undoing the adjustment knobs and then it will fall out.

Mine are rusted and really difficult to turn, that was the problem I was having. It rounded the posi head off but I managed to twist it by hand, my poor hands now red raw but it's sorted 👍
• 1984 Honda CB700SC Nighthawk S •

mollusc

There are no Pozi/Philips screws anywhere on a Japanese bike.  That's part of why the head rounded off.  They're all JIS.
It may seem like a trivial difference, but it becomes significant when you have to apply any amount of torque.
1984 Honda Nighthawk 700S
2012 Honda NC700X
2005 Vespa GT200
1982 Yamaha Maxim 550 (sold)
2006 BMW R850R (sold)
1981 Honda CX500B (sold)

ThePowster

That's very interesting! 👍
• 1984 Honda CB700SC Nighthawk S •