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I just installed the Kuryakyn cowl lights on my 1800. They don't line up with the holes in the cowling. I installed with the ajustment screws up like the pictue shows but they are too low. If I swapped them would they line up better or are the lights centered in the brackets. I hate to take the cowl back off again for no reason.



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I've seen this before where the cowl itself is offline. The cowl mounting brackets are soft and easily bent when the dealer pulls the crate away. The cowl will still look fine until you fit lights. Try bending the brackets so the cowl sits a bit lower.
 

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Thanks Fitz. I'll give that a shot!
 

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FitzAl wrote:
I've seen this before where the cowl itself is offline. The cowl mounting brackets are soft and easily bent when the dealer pulls the crate away. The cowl will still look fine until you fit lights. Try bending the brackets so the cowl sits a bit lower.
Yeah it happens. The brackets are very weak and easily bent out of line. I seen a gll800 fall on the ferry once and a few of us picked it up. The cowl moved almost an inch because it hit a bag on the deck when it fell, we could see it because the foglights no longer lined up. The guy was a bit anal about it and he pulled it back into line before the ferry docked.
 

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I haven't tried it yet but it sounds like that's the ticket. The bike is brand new ( 2 months 3500miles ) so I'm riding while the weather is good. I've already had the bike down long enough installing the cargo rack, cowl lights and the trunk and saddle bag lights. I'll fix it when it gets cold. The wife and I are giving each other highway pegs and floor boards for Christmas. I'll do it then.
 

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That's the way to do it, make the most of the riding weather first.
 

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I just got around to fixing it while I was changing oil and stuff getting ready for a trip. Bending the brackets makes the lights line up somewhat better but the cowl is a bear to get back on!:XIf I ever have to remove the cowl again I'll just kill myself :headbanger:
 
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