Headlight Retaining Clip

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by Bosbury1, Mar 12, 2010.

  1. Bosbury1

    Bosbury1 Active Member

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    Removed my headlight on 2007 FLSTN and can't remember how the retaining clip goes back. Looked in the manual they show a different one then I have anyone know where I can get an image to put back together?
     
  2. Chopper

    Chopper Senior Member

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    This should be for the 07 FLSTN, is your's deferent?
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  3. Bosbury1

    Bosbury1 Active Member

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    That's what the manual shows, but not the one. Here's the photos
     

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  4. Chopper

    Chopper Senior Member

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    Sorry I took so long, my computer crashed, someday I'll have a mac.
    Hard to tell from your pic, this is a 07 touring, does it look closer?
    If retainer screw was loosened to release wireform, use finger to hold retainer in place and then slowly tighten screw until snug. Turning headlamp assembly over, verify that reflector cone is still centered under decorative logo. If it is not, loosen retainer screw and repeat step until the proper results are achieved.
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  5. Bosbury1

    Bosbury1 Active Member

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    Chopper,
    Voila.... That's the ticket. Makes perfect sense. Wonder why my HD manual does not show that image. Thank you so much.
     
  6. Chopper

    Chopper Senior Member

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    Great, it's in the 07 touring manual, just on another post and maybe the same problem on a 06 fatboy & XL, crazy.
     
  7. Bosbury1

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    Thanks again brother.
     
  8. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Actually no surprise, it is common for 1st issue of Service Manual to have errors in them. Don't feel bad, it is why a picture says a thousand words. I cannot really understand why they would change the spring clip retainer to require additional screw hardware and additional assembly difficulty. One would have thought they would have made it "hinge" on one side with the two ends, no additional fastener required. :newsmile011:
     
  9. geezer

    geezer Senior Member Contributor

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    That would be too easy and make sense!
     
  10. Chopper

    Chopper Senior Member

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    Just Harley's way of saying, bring it to our Authorize Dealers:)