RT Headlights Aimed Too High?
5,000 miles on my '09 RT.
When I ride at night, I can see my headlights illuminating the reflective overhead freeway signs. The nearby cars don't do this, which leads me to believe that my headlights may be aimed improperly. Been this way since new.
Any words of wisdom? Could this be normal? I seem to remember that the proper procedure for aiming auto headlights is a bit involved, requiring specialized equipment, more than just a level driveway and garage door, which I don't have anyway.
I would hope that the headlights would come properly aimed from the dealer, but who knows?
Increasing rear spring preload helps a little, but does not eliminate the problem.
R1200RT Headlight Adjustments
Unfortunately, the owner's manual doesn't tell the whole story.
[QUOTE]Quoted from the thread linked below:
Here's what I found out.. There are two adjustments on the RT, one on the bottom right (looking over the Speedo/Tach, and one on the top left. The one on the bottom right will change the beam left / right and the one on the top left does the up/down. I had the same problems you describe, but a few trys with a 12 MM socket and mine settled right down.. On the upper left one, there is a lever that will adjust for two up riding. It lowers the beam to compensate for the rear settling lower.. The owners manual describes it so be sure (if you intend to use it) that it is positioned properly while you adjust..