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Removing Cover on top of headlight

Has anybody removed the headlight cover? If you have what tools did you use and how did it unsnap? Thank you
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I haven't had to take the cover off, but It looks like you have to take the fork cover off, by removing the two allen bolts on each side. There should also be a push clip on each side. You should be able to unsnap the top cover. GL
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man, I tried and tried but gave up before I broke something. I read the factory service manual several times with no help. It sounds simple but I can't figure it out. Let me know if you do. I want to paint it mat black also.
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There is a small indent clip in the center of the cover. Use a small wooden wedge in the center at the back of the cover. Once you have the cover high enough for the little clip to pass, push the cover forward. It slides right off. I changed mine out to black instead of painting it. It was only $90 I think. I changed the tank cover, meter covers and the headlight cover for just under $300. A lot easier, if you are not a painter.
It can be changed without removing anything else.
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I need to remove this cover too to gain access to the screws that hold the headlight assy in place.

The drawings I have seen show a couple of pushpin rivets at the rear corners of the cover. Would love to see a good photo of this cover removed.

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What is the secret of getting to the bulb in the headlight? I followed the how-to in the previous posts and with the help of Helms Service Manual images I was able to get the headlight assembly off, but could not figure out how to get to the bulb. Has anyone done this and knows how to access the LED bulb?

If you were on a road trip and the headlight bulb went out you would be up a creek.

Another question before I go any further does anyone know if the bulb is a H4?
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Does anyone know the actual mechanics of getting the bulb out of the headlight on the 2014 F6C? I followed the how-to's in the posts on the forum, and with the help of Helms Service Manual viewing the images in the headlight section I was able to get the headlight assembly off, but could not figure out how to get to the bulb. Has anyone done this and knows how to access the LED bulb in the headlight?

With all the trouble I have had I was thinking if someone was on a road trip and the headlight bulb went out you would be up a creek without a paddle.

Also does anyone know if the bulb is a H4 type?

I am attaching photos to show the headlight assembly.

The whole purpose is to upgrade the LED bulb to a OPT7 LED Bulb, you can see the item in one of the photos.

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I believe that if the bulb goes out you have to buy the whole assembly as one piece! If it goes out, you'd better have your credit card with you!
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Wow! That would ruin your day. Thanks Goldstar for providing the information on the headlight, wasn't what I wanted to here but, that's the reality of some things.
Well I will be reassembling my headlight with great care, and will just have to accept the LED that is in it.

I also noticed the chrome top cover was $139.00, I am sure glad it did not break when removing it, and it was a real task to get off.

I called several Honda dealer ships and asked to speak with the Honda mechanic to see they could help, and all of them I was able to speak with said they had not worked on one of the 2014 Valkyrie's.

Also for others needing parts for their Motorcycles here is the link to a web site (thanks to Goldstar).

http://www.hondapartshouse.com/oempa...1800c-ac-parts

Thanks again for your response,

Bill.

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Sorry it couldn't be a less expensive response.
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