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PostSubject: Headlight upgraded   Headlight upgraded Icon_minitimeMon Jan 28, 2013 8:56 pm

So here's my plan. I'm going to fabricate a mounting bracket for the headlight pictured below. It's a 5" headlight versus the stock 7" headlight. I think it'll give the bike a more streamlined look. Then I'm going to convert it to a HID headlamp so I have way more light than the stock H4 bulbs. What do you guys think?

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PostSubject: Re: Headlight upgraded   Headlight upgraded Icon_minitimeMon Jan 28, 2013 9:47 pm

Looks the part jambo,I bought 5" mini spotlights and they are brilliant. I mean spotlights from a mini car.
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PostSubject: Re: Headlight upgraded   Headlight upgraded Icon_minitimeMon Jan 28, 2013 10:22 pm

Hi Jambo I dont know the size of the ballast for the HID,I would make sure you have somewere to seat it first.(unless you have already sorted that out)definately the way to go for night riding the HID mod.
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PostSubject: Re: Headlight upgraded   Headlight upgraded Icon_minitimeMon Jan 28, 2013 10:30 pm

The ballast is a digital slim line. I have them in my car and they're tiny. Plus they have extension wires so you have a ton of mounting options.


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PostSubject: Re: Headlight upgraded   Headlight upgraded Icon_minitimeMon Jan 28, 2013 10:34 pm

Sound thanks for the quick reply.
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PostSubject: Re: Headlight upgraded   Headlight upgraded Icon_minitimeTue Jan 29, 2013 4:27 pm

Ok, just bought this headlight. Same style but slightly bigger. 6.25" across instead of 5" across and it was only $50 shipped. I think it'll be the business once it's installed. Hopefully the weather cooperates next week so I can get it on the bike. Anyone know where to buy a bottom mount headlight adapter bracket that fits our bike? I'd rather buy one then make one.

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PostSubject: Re: Headlight upgraded   Headlight upgraded Icon_minitimeTue Jan 29, 2013 4:51 pm

I also found a bracket that will work. Pretty cheap too. It available from US, UK and EU vendors. Model number HLB001. Got it for $20.

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PostSubject: Re: Headlight upgraded   Headlight upgraded Icon_minitimeTue Jan 29, 2013 4:51 pm

Are you sure you got enough room for HID bulb?
Remembers that the Hi/Low HID bulbs i fitted on my old car were much longer than stock one's.
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PostSubject: Re: Headlight upgraded   Headlight upgraded Icon_minitimeTue Jan 29, 2013 9:36 pm

Steen G wrote:
Are you sure you got enough room for HID bulb?
Remembers that the Hi/Low HID bulbs i fitted on my old car were much longer than stock one's.

I have the H4 mechanical high/low HID bulbs in my car. I think with this new headlight bucket there will be plenty of room. Look how deep it is. It's 8.25" from front to back. From where the bulb sits I estimate there's at least 3"-4" of empty space behind it and the H4 HID bulbs are 1.75" from the base to the back so they only need 2" of clearance. I should be sorted.

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PostSubject: Re: Headlight upgraded   Headlight upgraded Icon_minitimeTue Jan 29, 2013 10:47 pm

They are lovelly looking lights and a very interesting thread, we will watch with great interest how this unfolds Headlight upgraded 3322349030
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PostSubject: Re: Headlight upgraded   Headlight upgraded Icon_minitimeTue Jan 29, 2013 11:36 pm

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They are lovelly looking lights Headlight upgraded 3322349030

Headlight upgraded 428386 Very nice Headlight upgraded 3498837457
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PostSubject: Re: Headlight upgraded   Headlight upgraded Icon_minitimeWed Jan 30, 2013 4:09 am

I think I'll have to find a different bracket and modify it. The bracket that I posted is 6" across which would fit perfectly except that the front break line is routed through the bottom part of the triple trees.
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PostSubject: Re: Headlight upgraded   Headlight upgraded Icon_minitimeWed Jan 30, 2013 6:46 pm

Looks like any bracket will need modification to fit my application so I'll just get the bracket I posted and notch it out where the break line runs.
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PostSubject: Re: Headlight upgraded   Headlight upgraded Icon_minitimeWed Jan 30, 2013 6:53 pm

Sounds like a plan Headlight upgraded 3498837457
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PostSubject: New drag style headlight installed.   Headlight upgraded Icon_minitimeWed Feb 06, 2013 8:06 pm

Here's the bike with the new drag style headlight installed. I wish it sat back a little father in, closer to the frame but that's not really possible. It's aimed a little high right now. Tonight I'll get it adjusted properly. Next up I'm going to convert it to 4500k HID.

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Here's the bracket I used. Since the brake line runs through the bottom of the trees I had to notch out the bracket. Luckily the bracket had a slot exactly where the line ran so I just made two cuts and it fit perfectly.

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PostSubject: Re: Headlight upgraded   Headlight upgraded Icon_minitimeWed Feb 06, 2013 8:13 pm

nice job jambo looks cool.Headlight upgraded 2170595768
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PostSubject: Re: Headlight upgraded   Headlight upgraded Icon_minitimeWed Feb 06, 2013 8:16 pm

typan wrote:
nice job jambo looks cool.Headlight upgraded 2170595768

Headlight upgraded 428386 Looks loads better than the stock one Headlight upgraded 2170595768
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PostSubject: Re: Headlight upgraded   Headlight upgraded Icon_minitimeWed Feb 06, 2013 8:40 pm

Job well done mate... I shall await further mods from you Headlight upgraded 184121345
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PostSubject: Re: Headlight upgraded   Headlight upgraded Icon_minitimeWed Feb 06, 2013 10:58 pm

Thats looks so much nicer than the stock football, great job Headlight upgraded 2170595768
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PostSubject: Re: Headlight upgraded   Headlight upgraded Icon_minitimeThu Feb 07, 2013 3:25 am

Well the light works pretty good. Got it aimed properly and took it for a short cruise, even though it's 38 degrees F (about 3.5 C). Can't wait to convert it over to HID. Should be brilliant.
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PostSubject: Re: Headlight upgraded   Headlight upgraded Icon_minitimeThu Feb 07, 2013 6:41 am

Looks very excellent, lovely shape. Headlight upgraded 276246
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PostSubject: Re: Headlight upgraded   Headlight upgraded Icon_minitimeThu Feb 07, 2013 11:14 pm

Front shot.

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PostSubject: Re: Headlight upgraded   Headlight upgraded Icon_minitimeFri Feb 08, 2013 12:23 am

Very nice Headlight upgraded 2170595768
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Love it, looks fabulous. Headlight upgraded 276246
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