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Posted last night and have just been quoted over €1000 to get headlamps changed for use in Europe there must be a way to adjust them  somehow

Need help urgent as have to get it through itv before I have to pay import tax on her

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Japanese bikes are bi-directional. Why would you need headlights changed for the UK?

Your bike should already road legal for Europe. The old days of stickers to redirect headlight beam are long gone

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It has been picked up by itv inspector and refused itv as lights set for uk and not Europe only way to adjust is to purchase set of European lights at €1000 on plus side I will be able to sell originals on uk ebay site as undamaged originals so will recoupe    some of money

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I'm in Malta and we drive on the same side of the road. We have no issues importing used bikes from Italy. 

what is an itv inspector?

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Plenty of headlights for sale on ebay:

WWW.EBAY.CO.UK

Find great deals on eBay for yamaha+tracer+headlight. Shop with confidence.

 

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Itv inspector similar to mot inspector but far worse measure everything on bike and if it is not as original spec forget it instant fail even measure heights of screen and seat and wheel base dreading taking wife's 19 year old Fazer 600 as think it may fail on emissions 

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One headlight stays dim until highbeam is used... Is that the issue??? 

Or is it the front turn signals??  US has Amber ones- EU has clear ones...

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2012 wr250f - C-class 30+ age group
2015 fz-07- Hordpower Edition-80whp
2015 fj-09- Graves Exhaust w/Woolich tune by 2WDW @120whp

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1 hour ago, Stephen Porter said:

No its the direction light shines UK models shine to left European models shine to right and they will not adjust 

Thank you for the information, I did not know that... 

Maybe switch the connections around?? I have not looked behind the headlight assembly...

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2012 wr250f - C-class 30+ age group
2015 fz-07- Hordpower Edition-80whp
2015 fj-09- Graves Exhaust w/Woolich tune by 2WDW @120whp

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23 minutes ago, norcal616 said:

Thank you for the information, I did not know that... 

Maybe switch the connections around?? I have not looked behind the headlight assembly...

I just had the same thought, can the 2 connectors be reversed?


***2015 Candy Red FJ-09***

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The part number for the headlight is the same for the UK and Europe, so it can’t be different. Have you tried simply adjusting the aim with the two knobs at the back of the dash?

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Red 2015 Tracer, UK spec (well, it was until I started messing with it...)

North-West 🇬🇧 

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Just got back from Italy where I saw numerous Tracers... all looked just like my US spec in terms of headlight layout. I'd be will to guess this so called ITV inspector is just being difficult and doesn't know what he/she is doing.


'15 FJ-09 w/ lots of extras...

Fayetteville, GA, USA

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1 hour ago, Stephen Porter said:

They have different lens on European to British 

Do you know this to be true? You’ve seen them and compared them? As above, EU, UK and for some reason Belgian headlights, all have  the same part number for the full assembly including the lenses.


Red 2015 Tracer, UK spec (well, it was until I started messing with it...)

North-West 🇬🇧 

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Yamaha main dealer in local town has confirmed that the only way to get bike on to local plates is to change lights as they cannot be adjusted

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