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Has anybody removed the headlight cover? If you have what tools did you use and how did it unsnap? Thank you :confused:
 

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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.

Bill.
 

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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! :eek: :(
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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/oemparts/l/hon/535963a2f87002133496b256/2014-gl1800c-ac-parts

Thanks again for your response,

Bill.
 

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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?

Well, it's not a bulb. It's a Light Emitting Diode (LED). It should be good for something like 100,000 hours of operation. All the lights on the Valkyrie are LED so no need to worry about bulbs going out on this bike. If you headlight stops working, it's probably a fuse are relay and not the LED.
 

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Use a tool for removing the back of a phone case. Insert from the back edge, and slowly slide to the front center. Gently pry, and you should here a pop. Push the cover forward from the two back corners and it should slide off. See attached pictures.
 

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Rox 2' RISERS HANDLEBAR

Attempted to install the 2" Rox risers handlebar kit, ran into many problems. Was unable to remove the headlight shroud necessary to get at and relieve tension on clutch, brake, and electrical cables. Was of the understanding that longer cables was not necessary however it would require removing cable support brackets to get clearance and changing the design of the installation. Reassembled all hardware and parts to its original location. There is lacking maintenance information out there on these Valkyries . For the average Valkyrie owner i would not recommend installing this 2" kit. HH 2014 Valkyrie black
 

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Secret to removing the top cover. There are 2 hidden pins that need to be removed. They are pushed in from the back of the cover just over the handle bars. They have a pin in the center that needs to be pushed in in order to release the cover. A long welding rod in my case did the job. You can barely see these pins at the tops of my photos. The center red circle marks the tab spot the must be lifted.
Then remove as stated above by sliding forward and lifting up. I used a old credit card to release the top catch.
 

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I would love to watch a "Honda-trained technician/mechanic" take all of the Tupperware off of this bike. And then put it back on again. I'll bet it would be a learning experience. I'm curious what kind of "credit card/other home-made tools" they use. Or if there are specialized tools for these tasks that I need to buy somewhere that Honda doesn't want us to know about? I think it's intimidating - on purpose. I asked the service manager at Cadillac why the heck they don't put lights under the hood anymore? I facetiously asked, "What, they don't want owners under the hood anymore?" He looked up quickly, sized me up a little, and then said, "Actually, yeah."
 

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Even with the tips from forum members I have to read and re-read, blow up the pictures, try again, and swear some more. I'm waiting for the $58 manual to come in before this weekend to supplement my aggravation. The 2" rox riser mod does require loosening up the electrical inside the shrouds to get over the raised handle bar. Show Chrome lights and B-wing shield arrived this week, still waiting on the AdMore relay. The triple exhaust tips shipped from Singapore to Hong Kong, and now are enroute to LA, CA, USA. I can tell already the stock seat is going to be a no go. Also going to need a mech throttle assist, and a blacked out heel-toe shifter. Any ideas?
 

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I’ll take a stab at helping you remove the cover. I’ve removed my cover a few times. Along with pictures from previous posts you should be able to get this done.

1st remove the 2 push pins at the back corners behind the cover. Push in the center and wiggle them out.
2nd is to use a tool to get under the rear edge somewhere between center and an edge where you just removed a push pin.

I used a composit shim from Home Depot (the kind used for door installs).

When you have the tip of the shim under the lip start to move it to the center. Once there the clip is undone and you can finesse the cover forward. It slides forward and unhooks itself. Remove it.

Note I dropped my pins and never found them again. Had to buy new ones so be careful. Hope this helps
 

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I havent posted much here in the forum , and realize this is an older post but the info in this forum has helped me do the mods on my bike, so i figured I would add something to maybe help out a fellow Valkyrie owner. I just installed the 2 inch riser extension on my bike and you do need to remove the cover to get to the clamps. . I will second Prgrmerror's post about using a tool to get under the CENTER of the BACK of the cover. There is a small tab that sits in a slot in the headlight shroud. I used a trimmed down plastic spatula to get under it to lift the cover up enough to slide it forward. I had to start the spatula on the edge of the cover close to where the plastic push tabs were removed, and slide it toward the middle until it lifted the tab up enough and the cover will slide forward. I bought my 2014 Valkyrie new in 2017.
 
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