Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Dandridge (Near Knoxville), TN, USA
Replacing high or low beam bulbs on an '02 is not difficult. You do NOT have to remove any fairing pieces! Where did you hear that?
Easiest way is to lie down by the front wheel and look up under the fairing so you can see what you are doing. Push the wire clip off the cover, pull the cover off, and you will see the bulbs. The low beam bulb is the bottom one, press the ends of the clip together and swing the clip out of the bulb, remove it, put the new bulb in, then snap the retainer clip back over the bulb and into the catches.
High beam has a holder that has to be removed, the bulb removed from the holder, new bulb put in it, then the holder put back in the housing. Put the cover back on, push the clip back over it until it snaps in, you are done.
Forgot to add: Be sure you do not touch the quartz part of the bulb with your fingers! If you do, use alcohol to clean it off before putting it in. The quartz halogen bulbs run HOT, and finger print oils burn and etch into the surface, causing early bulb failure.
I don't want to achieve immortality through my work...I want to achieve it through not dying.
EX: '01 Black LT, BAT BYKE (Totaled at 110,000 miles)
IBA SS, BB, BBG, 10/10ths.
No bike now, but maybe in the future.
Last edited by dshealey; Jun 21st, 2006 at 5:34 pm.
Reason: additional info