Don't pay someone to replace a burned
out bulb in your bike, do it yourself! It's easy and this step by step
guide shows you how. Most of these bulbs can be purchased at auto parts
stores, Wal Mart type stores or at motorcycle shops.
Replacement Stock Bulb is H4 60/55w
1) Remove 2 screws (when facing
headlight they're located at 4 and 8 o'clock) from the headlight housing,
just behind the edge of the headlight front trim.
2) Pull headlight with trim up and out
to remove from housing. The trim is hooked to top of housing and will
require a little finesse to get it off.
wiring connector from back of headlight by pulling it straight off.
black rubber cover by pulling it straight off. Helps to get a nail under
an edge first.
retaining clip by pressing end down and to side. Clip is hinged and
remains on housing but pulled out of the way.
headlight bulb by pulling it straight out.
Install is reverse
above. Make sure you line up the three tangs on the replacement bulb same
as old one. make sure you don't touch the glass part of the bulb! Also
make sure you position the rubber cover with "Top" facing up.
Bulb Replacement (2001 +) Replacement bulb is standard
single filament 12v, 21w bulb available at any automotive or possibly
1) Remove Phillips screw at bottom
2) Remove outer lens housing by pulling
straight out. This will require a little finesse but will work free pretty
3) Remove bulb holder by twisting then
pulling straight out.
4) remove bulb by simultaneously
pressing and twisting it then pulling it out.
Install is reverse. make sure you seat the two nubs on
the bulb when you install the replacement bulb.
Tail Lamp Bulb Replacement
Remove two phillips head screws holding taillight lens in
Remove lens. Pay close attention to the foam pad attached to
underside of lens. You’ll have to gently pry this over the edge
of the rear bodywork to get lens out
Remove bulb by pressing gently, twisting and pulling out of
Install new bulb in reverse paying special attention to the nubs that
stick out of either side of bulb base. One is higher up than the other
preventing the bulb from being installed incorrectly. If you
can’t get bulb to seat properly check that the bulb is in
correctly. take care to thread two screws holding lens in place
correctly-housing is soft plastic and you can cross thread it easily.
For 1989-2000 models [need picture]
Remove seat. Reach into back of rear bodywork. Grab the taillight bulb
socket and turn gently, pulling the entire socket out from the housing.
With it removed you can swap good bulb for bad easily. Observe the install
directions above. Install socket in taillight housing in reverse order