Pulled out the left low beam bulb. Tried to insert the replacement. Procedure is easy. Problem is getting the replacement bulb inserted. Tried for an hour from above and below. Any secrets?
The video and pics are a GREAT help to folks doing this the first time. The trick with the dowel rod is good too if you are steady at using tools at a distance. BUT now comes the high beam bulb change, OH MY! Same exact procedure and same exact bulb, but even more hidden from view and even tighter working spaces -- especially the right hand side. Houdini worthy task. If you ever have the front cowl off, DO take the opportunity to re-bulb those high beam bulbs.
The wire clip can still end up in the way when on center stand..... Sometimes, a little tape to hold the clip out of the way is well worth doing.The little spring clip will swing over and get in the way if the bike is over on the side stand. I learned the hard way to always put the bike on the center stand.
**** Do All My NorthernHave adapter, got the bulb inserted, hooray! Now the **** spring clip will not fasten. Push down, push in, but won't push up to catch the little hook.
To **** with it! I'm going to ride 3000 miles home with one low beam out. Let my mechanic do it. It's worth the cost.