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Thread: Headlight Adjustment Knob (R1150RT 2004)

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    Headlight Adjustment Knob (R1150RT 2004)

    Noticed headlight was tracking a little high, which was odd and unrelated to load. Reached in to adjust (dash knob was already at lowest setting), and the gray plastic nut fell off. Try as I might, I haven't been able to reattach it to the white receptacle it detached from. Advice? Bike is quite driveable, but my headlight is aimed somewhere into the wild blue yonder. Thanks.
    Last edited by 175781; 11-07-2013 at 01:28 PM.
    R75/6, Non functioning 2014 FJR1300A

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    Registered User kioolt's Avatar
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    I recently had my dash off to do some work which required me to remove the headlight adjustment knob. I seem to remember that the knob is not in a receptacle but is on a shaft that required me to loosen a screw to get it off.
    Can you take a picture of what you have? I believe that you have something that is broke.
    2004 R1150RT 183,000 miles , 1991 K100LT 128,700 miles, 1982 R100RT 106,900 miles
    Total 418,600 BMW miles
    The cheapest thing on a BMW is the nut that connects the handlebars to the seat.

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    Registered User PAS's Avatar
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    It's not the dash adjustment knob that fell off, but the main nut on the headlight assembly that it engages. Knob.jpg
    Last edited by 175781; 11-07-2013 at 03:33 PM.
    R75/6, Non functioning 2014 FJR1300A

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    Registered User lkchris's Avatar
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    That's bad, as with all BMWs, headlights are a supplier sourced item and there are NEVER any spare parts in the BMW parts system. Most problems are with bulb retention clips (not available separately) but yours is a cautionary tale as well.
    Kent Christensen
    '12 R1200RT, '02 R1100S, '84 R80G/S

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    I have all the parts, and this looks like a press-on item, but I'm not sure. Everything is an adventure for someone mechanically disinclined like me.
    R75/6, Non functioning 2014 FJR1300A

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    Registered User dieselyoda's Avatar
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    Winnipeg, MB, Canada

    Can you retro-fit to an 1100RT?

    I had an old oilhead with a Luftmeister fairing, I miss that bike.........................It had a headlight adjusting knob. I wonder if you could retro-fit an adjuster to my 1997 R1100RT?

    I have all winter to try. It's snowing pretty good right now so I think the season is over.
    1997 R1100RT (Restored Basket Case) , 1981 KZ 440 LTD (Restored Basket Case, my baby, fast, fun)
    3xR90/6, two just sold, one for a sidecar. 1983 K100RS (Cafe now)
    Very Rough R80RT. 1987 K1100RS (freaking hooped I think)

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