How To Aim Moped Headlights
You want to know how to aim moped headlights. It is that time of year when you are going to ride your moped at night, and you want to make sure your lights work correctly. Perhaps your constant driving over bumps has moved the lights slightly, so you want to aim your headlights correctly for night driving.
Things You Will Need:
- Phillips screwdriver
- Manual for your moped
- Measuring tape
- Masking tape
- Wet rag
- Window cleaner
- Refer to your manual to find the adjuster on your moped. Some adjusters are easy. You just put a Phillips screwdriver and turn a screw. This process will depend on your particular moped.
- Take your moped and place it on level ground about twenty-five feet in front of your garage door. The ground between your moped and garage door has to be level. Turn your moped lights on and let them shine onto the garage door. You can use another surface if needed. You can use a wall on the side of the building if you have to.
- Measure the headlights on your moped from the ground up. Go to the garage and measure the same distance from the ground up in two places, equal to the distance between your two headlights. Put masking tape on the area indicated by matching up the two lines.
- Turn on your moped’s lights. Flick on the high beams. The high beams should light up just over the line you made with the masking tape. Adjust the headlights to light just above the line when they are on high beam. Do this using your Phillips screwdriver and by turning the screw that adjusts your moped’s headlights.
- Turn your headlights back to normal. The normal headlights should light up about one inch below your masking tape line. You can adjust the lights as needed.
- Take your moped for a test drive in your neighborhood at dusk. Test the headlights and make sure they are level.
- Clean your headlights with a wet rag and window cleaner.
Your moped’s adjustment screw may be different.
Use your owner’s manual.
Bumpy riding will move your headlights.
Drive safely at night.