Ktm 640 Adv (2006) Headlamp aim.. US to UK

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  1. retrorigger

    retrorigger Adventurer

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    Ktm 640 Adv (2006) Headlamp aim.. US to UK
    <!-- #dg-post-title --><!-- message -->Firstly Greetings all! New to this place and the ADV world! (bought a '06 640 Adv from the west coast of USA and rode it to NYC in Sept/Oct 2012! Not a deal of off roading but hey we're only 40 once!!:rofl

    Anyway.....loved the Big satsuma so much I imported it back to the UK....£1100 to the VAT man later I'm ready to MOT it ready for getting it a UK Plate etc to this I have two questions.....

    1. The low beam is clearly angled to the right for the USA but I cant see any lense deflections (They look like a straight beam) so is this like the odl 1150 GS and simply moved the bulb or turn the lense? Or is it a new Headlight?

    2. As this was an 06 bike it didnt have the (on/pos/off) switch on the R/H switch gear being a little old school I prefer to tell the bike when I need the lights on not some euro crat so as luck would have it I found a whole replacement R/H switch gear on ebay with the On/Off switch. My question is this a plug in n play item....Ive been told it is on most bikes, just making sure before I rip all the lights and n plastics off the bike to fit varios things prior to the MOT!

    Many thankyou's in ADVance!! :1drink

    Rich

    Yes I know I posted in Orangecrush!! I realise this is the rightful place to be now!! :1drink
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  2. Seikkailu_R

    Seikkailu_R Been here awhile

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    There is second set of mounting holes for lowbeam projector...
    Holes are clearly visible on this picture, light is on right-hand traffic position.
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  3. dnrobertson

    dnrobertson Big Bike, Slow Rider

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    You just turn the low beam around about 45 degrees and use the alternate mount points.

    We have the light switch here in Aus, so if it's a light switch from a 640, I would guess it's plug and pray.
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  4. bmwktmbill

    bmwktmbill Traveler

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    Put an on/off switch on the dash and wire it to the ground on the low beam.

    Now you can turn the low beam on/off when underway with a flip of that switch.

    Very handy and very cheap.
    bill
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  5. Seikkailu_R

    Seikkailu_R Been here awhile

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