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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-13-2020, 09:51 PM Thread Starter
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I spent the day changing headlight bulbs. Unbelievable that you have to pull plastic to get to the bulbs. Of course, I loosened the screw that holds the wire spring the holds the bulb and it fell into the nose. So, it got worse. I changed both bulbs because I didnít want to do this again. I am all for a naked FJR.

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The last time I replaced headlight bulbs I had only 3 or 4 bleeding cuts so I considered it a major success
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I can change them in my sleep now.... on Gen3 right side in addition to removing the plastic, you need to unclip the big relay and put it out of your way. Fun stuff.
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I spent the day changing headlight bulbs. Unbelievable that you have to pull plastic to get to the bulbs. Of course, I loosened the screw that holds the wire spring the holds the bulb and it fell into the nose. So, it got worse. I changed both bulbs because I didnít want to do this again. I am all for a naked FJR.

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I was looking at mine the other day ... can it be accessed from under neath .. there seems to be a plate/ guard in the way and if that were removed ///MAYBE?
The main reason I ask it my tiny little screws have been stripped out by the previous owner and if looks like I ma have to drill them out ..so small might be a real chore and I may still cause damage
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I was looking at mine the other day ... can it be accessed from under neath .. there seems to be a plate/ guard in the way and if that were removed ///MAYBE?
The main reason I ask it my tiny little screws have been stripped out by the previous owner and if looks like I ma have to drill them out ..so small might be a real chore and I may still cause damage
I donít know. This was my first time changing a headlight bulb and I could not figure it out by feel. Mine is a 2013, Gen 3. There is a three prong plug and big round rubber boot that keeps the weather/water out. Pull the plug. Pull the boot. They may come off together. Then there is a wire/spring that has a screw holding it on one side. It kind of functions like a hinge. Opposite side can be unhooked by pulling it down? Someone help. Swing the wire/spring open. The bulb can be removed. Anyone feel free to correct me, my memory isnít what it was.

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Been about 5 or 6yr since I changed my oe headlights out for my current Piaa Nightec’s. I don’t remember it being all that difficult past the cut up hands, it wasn’t simple either but keep in mind that I really can’t remember what I had for breakfast this morning either, so take it at that !

As a side note, i don’t remember having to remove any panels to replace my bulbs but that could be part of the memory thing. I do remember Thinking how difficult it would be to change a bulb on-the-road at night in a parking lot while raining/snowing, don’t laugh as I have had to service the headlight on my freshly restored. Gl1000 LTD as one of the connectors came loose on the way home from a rally, it was 36deg f and snowing, one long cold 300mi ride.

I always think about that when I think about the headlights on the FJR, thankfully there’s 2 vs only one on the LTD that had to work.
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I never had to change them in 44,000 miles on my 2006. My 2017 has LEDs, so I don't expect to change those either.
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I never had to change them in 44,000 miles on my 2006. My 2017 has LEDs, so I don't expect to change those either.
I was just thinking the same about my '17ES, what are we going to do when our LED's start burning out, wonder if Yamaha will even sell replacements ?
I guess to be prepared it would be wise to install some aftermarket AUX lights front and rear, so if they die at least you can make it home in the dark.

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what I did not include was the little adjusters screws are stripped on mine .. so I cant get the cover off the get to the bulbs I want to go LED but cant access yet
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