Aim your Daymaker?

Updated: Oct 23, 2018

Have you ever been blinded by someone else’s headlights, or noticed that your own headlights are not illuminating the road directly in front of you? If oncoming drivers are constantly flashing their high beams or honking their horn at you, most likely your headlights are misaligned and giving those other drivers an eyeful.

If you just purchased an Adjustable Daymaker Bracket or one of our Daymaker Kits Available in the VTX Daymaker Shop you will need to aim your headlight. With our new adjustable bracket you will no longer need to shim the bracket.

According to recommended standards, the proper way to aiming your motorcycle headlight is as follows:

1) Find a flat and level patch of ground with a light colored wall at one end.

2) Measure from the center of the headlight lens to the ground with the bike level. Alternatively, you could also bring the motorcycle very close to the wall. and mark the light beam line location on the wall.

3)Go over to the wall and mark one straight line at the same height above ground, and another two inches lower. 

4) Place the bike 25 feet from the wall or garage door.

5) Switch on the headlights and mount the motorcycle. The low beams upper cutoff point should rest right on the lower line. The low-beam cutoff should be slightly below the center of the lens to keep glare out of oncoming traffic and reduce the light reflection that occurs during rainy or snowy weather.


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