F800GS headlamp moves freely up and down - Is this normal?

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F800GS headlamp moves freely up and down - Is this normal?

Post by KTM Deano » Sun Jun 04, 2017 12:37 pm

I've got an F800GS 2015 and have just gone to fit a headlamp guard. There are two torx bolts (one either side of the headlamp) which you remove to fit the guard. What I have noticed is that the headlamp will move up and down just by using your hand (with a little force), even with the bolts tightened up fully.
I've not fitted the guard yet as wanted to know if this is normal or not first. Any advice appreciated.

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Re: F800GS headlamp moves freely up and down - Is this normal?

Post by gebrauchtwagen83 » Sun Jun 04, 2017 1:11 pm

I've just checked and mine doesn't move up and down.

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Re: F800GS headlamp moves freely up and down - Is this normal?

Post by DaveCon » Sun Jun 04, 2017 1:44 pm

Mine are solid too.

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Re: F800GS headlamp moves freely up and down - Is this normal?

Post by KTM Deano » Sun Jun 04, 2017 1:46 pm

Ok thanks. I'm guessing that I might need to tighten them up a bit more. Just wanted to check first though. Thanks for taking the time to check.

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Post by johnnyboy » Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:31 pm

just make sure bolts are correct length and they are not bottoming out in the fitting,
just a thought,

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Post by Andi_Archer » Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:42 pm

Fit some spring washers if there's none on the bolts alredy

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Re: F800GS headlamp moves freely up and down - Is this normal?

Post by rodrigoscs » Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:46 am

KTM Deano wrote:I've got an F800GS 2015 and have just gone to fit a headlamp guard. There are two torx bolts (one either side of the headlamp) which you remove to fit the guard. What I have noticed is that the headlamp will move up and down just by using your hand (with a little force), even with the bolts tightened up fully.

I've not fitted the guard yet as wanted to know if this is normal or not first. Any advice appreciated.
Do you have the rubber washers between the lamp and the frame? They will hold it solid with not too much torque.

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Re: F800GS headlamp moves freely up and down - Is this normal?

Post by KTM Deano » Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:13 am

Yes it has the rubber washers thanks.

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