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Re: Gen 1 Headlights, how many on dip?
« Reply #25 on: 15 July 2015, 09:39:03 PM »
code under seat is 5LV1 100

You have a Dutch import, (100 = Netherlands) which means the guy was correct in that the light most likely dip the wrong way, but incorrect in that all 2001 to 2005 FZS1000 models had 2 high beams and 2 dipped beams.

The cheapest way to fix it, is to find a broken headlight with the reflectors intact and swap them with yours. Not a big job just awkward.
The 600 foxeye headlights ones are exactly the same ( same part number), look for the headlights from either the FZS600 2002-2003 foxeye or 2001 to 2005  FZS1000 ones


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Re: Gen 1 Headlights, how many on dip?
« Reply #26 on: 16 July 2015, 10:21:38 AM »
If your tester was already provably wrong about the number of headlights you should have, and you have MOT certs for your bike from the past, you might be able to just bully him into passing you again. It would save you the cost and hassle of a whole new headlight assembly for what is no longer a young bike.

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Re: Gen 1 Headlights, how many on dip?
« Reply #27 on: 16 July 2015, 10:39:01 AM »
If your tester was already provably wrong about the number of headlights you should have, and you have MOT certs for your bike from the past, you might be able to just bully him into passing you again. It would save you the cost and hassle of a whole new headlight assembly for what is no longer a young bike.
many thanks Paul, I will give it a go

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Re: Gen 1 Headlights, how many on dip?
« Reply #28 on: 16 July 2015, 10:40:25 AM »
code under seat is 5LV1 100

You have a Dutch import, (100 = Netherlands) which means the guy was correct in that the light most likely dip the wrong way, but incorrect in that all 2001 to 2005 FZS1000 models had 2 high beams and 2 dipped beams.

The cheapest way to fix it, is to find a broken headlight with the reflectors intact and swap them with yours. Not a big job just awkward.
The 600 foxeye headlights ones are exactly the same ( same part number), look for the headlights from either the FZS600 2002-2003 foxeye or 2001 to 2005  FZS1000 ones
Many thanks
what would be the code for UK?
 
I will try what you suggest

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Re: Gen 1 Headlights, how many on dip?
« Reply #29 on: 16 July 2015, 11:08:06 AM »
code under seat is 5LV1 100

You have a Dutch import, (100 = Netherlands) which means the guy was correct in that the light most likely dip the wrong way, but incorrect in that all 2001 to 2005 FZS1000 models had 2 high beams and 2 dipped beams.

The cheapest way to fix it, is to find a broken headlight with the reflectors intact and swap them with yours. Not a big job just awkward.
The 600 foxeye headlights ones are exactly the same ( same part number), look for the headlights from either the FZS600 2002-2003 foxeye or 2001 to 2005  FZS1000 ones
Many thanks
what would be the code for UK?
 
I will try what you suggest

080 is the UK code for the FZS1000

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Re: Gen 1 Headlights, how many on dip?
« Reply #30 on: 16 July 2015, 04:00:05 PM »
code under seat is 5LV1 100


You have a Dutch import, (100 = Netherlands) which means the guy was correct in that the light most likely dip the wrong way, but incorrect in that all 2001 to 2005 FZS1000 models had 2 high beams and 2 dipped beams.

The cheapest way to fix it, is to find a broken headlight with the reflectors intact and swap them with yours. Not a big job just awkward.
The 600 foxeye headlights ones are exactly the same ( same part number), look for the headlights from either the FZS600 2002-2003 foxeye or 2001 to 2005  FZS1000 ones

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/261965063146?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
would this be the correct model?

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Re: Gen 1 Headlights, how many on dip?
« Reply #31 on: 16 July 2015, 04:56:55 PM »
No, that is fuel injected, it is the earlier carburettor model

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Re: Gen 1 Headlights, how many on dip?
« Reply #32 on: 18 July 2015, 09:46:39 AM »
code under seat is 5LV1 100

You have a Dutch import, (100 = Netherlands) which means the guy was correct in that the light most likely dip the wrong way, but incorrect in that all 2001 to 2005 FZS1000 models had 2 high beams and 2 dipped beams.

The cheapest way to fix it, is to find a broken headlight with the reflectors intact and swap them with yours. Not a big job just awkward.
The 600 foxeye headlights ones are exactly the same ( same part number), look for the headlights from either the FZS600 2002-2003 foxeye or 2001 to 2005  FZS1000 ones


I bought a 600 foxeye set, how did you get the unit apart. there is a strong rubberised glue between the parts


help please.

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Re: Gen 1 Headlights, how many on dip?
« Reply #33 on: 18 July 2015, 10:01:05 AM »
Is is a damaged unit you got? If it is intact you can just swap them
If it is you will need a heat gun to soften the glue. It should be hot enough for you to just about be able to hold. The two glass front are separate parts, do one at the time.

Some put in the oven to heat it but the heat gun is just as good.
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Re: Gen 1 Headlights, how many on dip?
« Reply #34 on: 18 July 2015, 11:52:12 AM »
Is is a damaged unit you got? If it is intact you can just swap them
If it is you will need a heat gun to soften the glue. It should be hot enough for you to just about be able to hold. The two glass front are separate parts, do one at the time.

Some put in the oven to heat it but the heat gun is just as good.


great advice, heat gun did the trick, fantastic.


yes the one i got was damaged.


i have noticed 2 different bulbs in them, not sure if there is such a thing or different makers.


one is phillips h4 E1 in circle 2c3


the othere says Japan h4 E4 in circle 2bl


both are 12v 60/55w

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Re: Gen 1 Headlights, how many on dip?
« Reply #35 on: 18 July 2015, 01:23:25 PM »
Just different makers, Japanese one is probably OEM and the Phillips was a replacement.

Setting the beams will be some fun.  :eek

Were you charged much for the headlight? Either way it is a cheaper fix than a new headlight, especially when you can do the job yourself and have a damaged one to practice on :)


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Re: Gen 1 Headlights, how many on dip?
« Reply #36 on: 18 July 2015, 02:15:21 PM »
Just different makers, Japanese one is probably OEM and the Phillips was a replacement.

Setting the beams will be some fun.  :eek

Were you charged much for the headlight? Either way it is a cheaper fix than a new headlight, especially when you can do the job yourself and have a damaged one to practice on :)


£60 and it was local, think that was fair price.


i take it the setting is a pain, is there a best method?

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Re: Gen 1 Headlights, how many on dip?
« Reply #37 on: 18 July 2015, 03:22:13 PM »
Measure the depts of both reflectors on your originals before removing them and then put in the new ones as close as you can to that.

I forgot to do that the first time I swapped reflectors, :rolleyes it just took a bit longer to get it right afterwards

Park on level ground on the centre stand facing a flat surface adjust the dipped beam to try and get the point of the angle up directly in front of each beam. Ensure both flat parts of the beam are the same height.
Put the bike behind a car, not and SUV, sit on it, the flat part of the beam should be just below the wing mirrors. If not adjust until it is and then take it for a spin to check if you think it is wrong redo it again or go back to your local MOT station and get them to do the final setting.