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Bulb replacement


Install an SV650 headlight
My Local Canyons
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Progressive fork spring install-the lazy way
Rear shock swap information
More rear shock info-SV650 install
Suspension tuning 101
Installing Suburban-Machinery SV650 handlebars
Converting standard 1/4 throttle to 1/5 throttle
Bulb replacement
Installing LED's in stock taillight
Relocate your license plate
Speedo/Tach light replacement
Better handlebar grips
Installing Buell turn signals - Rear
Installing Buell turn signals - Front
Flush mount rear (stock) turn signals
Installing a 2001 Ducati Monster fairing
Fix a broken oil filter cap bolt
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Chain Maintenance
Installing SV650 Chainguard
Spark plug information
Installing a GSXR front end
Installing a GSXR swingarm
Installing GSXR rear passenger peg brackets
Installing an OEM Bandit 400 rear hugger
Installing a Bandit 400 rear wheel
Polishing your wheels
"The Mystical Art of Tire Reading" and other tire info
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General tire info for the GS #2
General tire info for the GS #3 - mixing brands/types
gsJack's opinion on tires for the GS
Gearing and sprockets
Slip-on mufflers
Slip-on exhaust : using stock SV650 muffler
Installing an R6 tail
Installing GSX-R600 stock rearsets
Installing CBR600 stock rearsets
Replacing stock front pegs with CBR pegs
Replacing stock front pegs with Katana pegs
Why re-jet a stock US bike
More on re-jetting your carbs
Headlight, Taillight, Turn Signal bulb replacement for those without an owners (or shop) manual


Headlight replacement:
Stock bulb is H4 60/55w
1)  Remove 2 screws (when facing headlight they're located at 4 and 8 o'clock) from the headlight housing, just behind the edge of the headlight front trim.


2)  Pull headlight with trim up and out to remove from housing. The trim is hooked to top of housing and will require a little finess to get it off.


3)  Unplug wiring connector from back of headlight by pulling it straight off.


4)  Remove black rubber cover by pulling it straight off. Helps to get a nail under an edge first.


5)  remove retaining clip by pressing end down and to side. Clip is hinged and remains on housing but pulled out of the way.


6)  Remove headlight bulb by pulling it straight out.


Install is reverse above. Make sure you line up the three tangs on the replacement bulb same as old one. make sure you don't touch the glass part of the bulb! Also make sure you position the rubber cover with "Top" facing up.
Turn Signal bulb replacement, 2001+ models:
Replacement bulb is standard single filament 12v, 21w bulb available at any automotive or possibly hardware store
1)  Remove phillips screw at bottom outer edge.


2)  Remove outer lens housing by pulling straight out. This will require a little finess but will work free pretty quickly.


3) Remove bulb holder by twisting then pulling straight out.


4)  remove bulb by simultaneously pressing and twisting it then pulling it out. 
Install is reverse. make sure you seat the two nubs on the bulb when you install the replacement bulb.