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How to Adjust the Headlights on the 1996 Kawasaki ZX 600


Proper adjustment of the headlight on your 1996 Kawasaki ZX 600 is essential to your riding safety. If your headlight is shining at the incorrect height you could blind other drivers on the road, potentially causing them to crash into you. And if your headlight doesn’t shine where it should on the road, you put yourself at risk of hitting something or driving too fast into a curve. You shouldn’t drive at night unless your headlight is working properly and is positioned correctly so you can see where you are going. Many states require headlights on motorcycles be on in the daytime.

Tools Used: Tools, 8mm socket, Socket wrench

Adjust the Headlights

Park your 1996 Kawasaki ZX 600 motorcycle on a flat, level surface 10 feet behind a parked car. Sit on your motorcycle and insert your key into the ignition slot. Turn the key over to the accessory position to activate the headlight.

Look through the left fairing to locate the black knob on the headlight assembly. This knob adjusts the horizontal positioning of the headlight. Ideally your headlight should be centered so the beam stays straight in front of you to maximize your range of vision. Push the knob left or right manually to adjust the position of your headlight as needed.

Locate the gold 8mm nut on top of the outer headlight assembly above the black horizontal adjustment knob. This nut regulates the vertical positioning of the headlight. Attach the 8mm socket to the end of the socket wrench.

Raise the headlight by rotating the nut clockwise with the socket wrench to tighten it. Lower the headlight by rotating the nut counterclockwise with the socket wrench to loosen it. When the headlight beam is at its low setting, the beam should shine onto the lower bumper area of the car 10 feet in front of you. As such, it should shine in the right place on the road when you’re riding. Maintain proper distance between you and the vehicle in front of you when riding.