Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Marshall, TX, USA
The first time you do it, it's a pain, but after that it gets easy.
If it's the low beam, turn the bars fully right. Get a flashlight and look up in there. you'll see a square plastic cover. There's 2 tabs on top that need to be pressed up. Those will release the cover. the cover has 2 tabs on the bottom that slide into notches. So once the tabs on top are released, just lift the cover slightly and pull it out. Now it's just a matter of unplugging the old bulb, pulling it out and replacing it. Note that there is a wire clip that holds the bulb in place. It's kind of a spring clip that you'll need to release from the bottom. The ends are hooked into a little catch thingie. Just push the spring slightly inward and toward the front of the bike. That should release them from the hook. Now just remove the bulb.
I don't know about yours or anyone else's but after I blew out the factory bulb, I've replaced mine about 4 times in a year and half. If you can, you might want to think about converting to HID.
'99 K1200LT - gone
'06 K1200GT - the new kid in town
'08 Wing - gone