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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 05-13-2018, 10:07 AM Thread Starter
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Headlight vibration

Has anyone else notice the GS headlight vibrates a lot. Any solution to make it more stable?
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I have noticed it as well but I like it. Cars notice me a lot sooner on highways etc when lane splitting here in California.
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Is it the headlight it's self or is it the lamp (bulb) or the reflector unit?
The reason I ask is that a couple I an H4 lamp that worked intermittently and turned out to be broken in the base and many years ago I had a loose reflector inside the headlight unit, both of these were in cars, but could easily apply to a bike.

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no it is the entire assembly. you can see it visibly shack when riding but it is secure in its mounts I have checked.
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As mentioned in another thread, it like that by design for the GS.
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post #6 of 30 (permalink) Old 05-14-2018, 04:11 AM
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the thing is that, if you try to make it more sturdy (and thus less flexible) the entire assembly might crack/break. to solve this IMHO you need to make serious improvements like new brackets or something similar
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I have been using a headlight modulator for years and they NOTICE me.

Vibrating headlights are noticed but modulators really work. Best $99 you an spend. Kisan.com
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I will be honest, the vibrations are probably so by design, but it appears to blind the meeting cars (had a huge amount of cars blinking at me) and it looks super bad, almost like if something is actually broken.
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Bringing this post back.. My dealer states "as intended."

Well.. I live in Orlando, Fl.. We still have a LOT of brick roads and such here.. Dusk, dark and beyond it's like a strobe show in front of me.. Especially on our highly reflective road signs.. Insanely distracting, even when not on the brick and more often than not, it impacts oncoming drivers.. Low beams on, I am regularly flashed, see people in drivers seats with their hand up to cover, etc...

I understand some vibration, but it's like our lamps are held on with rubber bands.
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Bringing this post back.. My dealer states "as intended."

Well.. I live in Orlando, Fl.. We still have a LOT of brick roads and such here.. Dusk, dark and beyond it's like a strobe show in front of me.. Especially on our highly reflective road signs.. Insanely distracting, even when not on the brick and more often than not, it impacts oncoming drivers.. Low beams on, I am regularly flashed, see people in drivers seats with their hand up to cover, etc...

I understand some vibration, but it's like our lamps are held on with rubber bands.
My solution to it for now is to adjust the headlight downwards, so it doesnt have the potential to blind oncoming traffic.
But results in a different downside, wich is that I cant light up the road very far at all, even with high beams.
Its kinda crazy that BMW did let this pass through QA and that blinding oncoming traffic is intended, I even got stopped by the police for it twice.
In the end I just have to fix it myself it seems.
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