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post #1 of 11 Old 06-27-2017, 10:04 AM Thread Starter
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Question Dropped the bike--right fog light is wonky

The day after I got my brand new K1600 home, I dropped it in my garage taking it off the center stand. Doh!

No major damage, but my right winglet and fog light took the brunt of the fall. The metal bracket under the winglet got bent and I was able to bend it back (sort of) in place, but I really need to remove it, put it in a vice and straighten 100%.

Q1: How big of a deal is it to get that bracket off?

Q2: My buddy came over last night to help me get the fog lights adjusted (aimed) properly and it seems as though that right one has an LED not working in it because the light pattern is very different from the left light. I can't tell how many LEDs are in that light (or if there are even more than one). Is it possible that the drop caused the LED light output to change? I am stumped.

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post #2 of 11 Old 06-27-2017, 12:47 PM
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The black bracket is just under the tupperware. Four or five bolts to remove and then you'll have easy access to remove.
Link above is for the engine guards you probably just realized you should buy - but also has an install video that shows you how to get to the bracket.
Just installed the guards with Charlie Fogg so this is fresh in the memory.

I bet the little bracket the light hangs on is just a few bucks - probably just easiest to replace as I don't think it's very solid metal.
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post #3 of 11 Old 06-27-2017, 01:37 PM
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Bracket??

https://www.ascycles.com/MicroList?i...me=63%20Lights

LEFT BRACKET- Part # 46638535967
$44.22

RIGHT BRACKET- Part # 46638535968
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post #4 of 11 Old 06-27-2017, 01:58 PM
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The day after I got my brand new K1600 home, I dropped it in my garage taking it off the center stand. Doh!
Guys in the shop move them around all the time, right off the center-stand, but I just don't do it enough to be comfortable. I prefer to sit on mine as I roll it off.
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post #5 of 11 Old 06-27-2017, 03:22 PM
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I did the same a month ago when I just got mine. First time i've had a bike w/center stand. I had previously always been sitting on it when I moved it off the stand, then one day had the bright idea to just roll it forward standing to the side, and of course, it fell away from me. I was tugging like crazy but couldn't stop it from going over. I did manage to slow it down enough that the damage was minor and prob not noticeable to most. That said, I recently did the LED roundrel install and had to remove the fog lights and had a **** of a time trying to get them off. I had to use a wrench w/a torx bit in order to apply enough force to loosen the torx bolts w/out stripping the heads. Just fyi
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If the light distribution pattern of the LED shows dark areas, the LED is likely shot. Unfortunately, you have to buy the entire unit and they are not cheap. Dunno your pricing in the US, here it makes a sizable hole in your pocket.

So be warned
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If the light distribution pattern of the LED shows dark areas, the LED is likely shot. Unfortunately, you have to buy the entire unit and they are not cheap. Dunno your pricing in the US, here it makes a sizable hole in your pocket.

So be warned
$175, the parts site shows...
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I always put the side stand down when taking the bike off the center stand

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I always put the side stand down when taking the bike off the center stand
exactly. I have taught 110 lb women to centerstand 1500 goldwings(notorious, if you didn't know), and how to take them off the stand. Hand placement is everything, along with keeping the side stand down for safety reasons. I have never had a customer drop one, it just needs practice and proper technique. Sorry about your slight duff, good luck getting her back to 100 %
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post #10 of 11 Old 06-27-2017, 05:03 PM
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I leave it in gear when I take it off the center stand so it does not roll forward much.
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