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Author Topic: LED headlight fitment.  (Read 579 times)

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Offline srinath

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LED headlight fitment.
« on: April 12, 2020, 12:36:55 pm »
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That headlight does work - if you drill 2 holes and likely need to make 4 holes and cross them into a - - widen them a lot.

The eventual fitment will need it to be made to take the grommets and a spacer sleeve to keep it aimed right. I'm still working on it - will make plastic sleeves next and aim it right.

Pics - will follow, I had rain hammer away at my head as I was still looking to see why the Drck its lighting up the tree.

How good is it ? is it daymaker quality ? No idea, will post back about it soon.

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Srinath.



Offline tramp

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Re: LED headlight fitment.
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2020, 06:54:14 am »
like to see that
drive it like you stole it

Offline srinath

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Re: LED headlight fitment.
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2020, 10:12:26 am »
I got some pics but I'm not that impressed with beam quality - especially the width. Its a long narrow beam pattern. Maybe that's better but I ordered a daymaker copy.
The ears on the thing are also rather chintzy and by the time you install it and remove a few times, the headlight will not screw in to the shell too well.
However I believe I could have installed it with far less issues if I am to do it now.
Let me host em pics and put em into this thread.

In the pic of the shell - I have it sitting on the lower thread boss in the bracket. And those 2 longer bolts up on the shell hold the shell in. You can see the hole I drilled in the lower part to bolt it to that thread boss on the bracket.

The pic with it assembled, its held on by bolting it onto the thread boss in the bracket.

If I were to do this install now, I'd drill a hole in the lower part of the bucket big enough to take the original grommet. The 2 upper bolts in the bracket should be either screwed in with plastic coated magnets. That would allow the headlight to be fitted with a single grommet and the rubber will allow it to flex a little and the plastic or rubber coated magnets will retain it just fine - but really - the beam pattern is dismal IMHO but a road test is needed for sure.

The biggest flaw of the stock headlight shell is that its plastic. I don't like that aspect of it, my cables and brake lines have torn it up but the fit of the headlight to the gauge etc etc is so clean, I really would prefer to use that.

I do not like fitting those ears onto the fork legs. If you were OK with that you could use this headlight just perfectly by removing the stock headlight bracket and using those ears. BTW I don't like hard mounting parts that were originally soft mounted either. So I'm full of hang up's I guess.

Cool.
Srinath.
« Last Edit: April 22, 2020, 10:53:09 am by srinath »

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Re: LED headlight fitment.
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2020, 07:00:29 pm »
The tree lit up by LED. Yea, terrible spread, no cut off - no way to aim it - the problems keep mounting.

Oh yea you can mount it on those retarded looking ears and then turn it to aim it - somehow get it close and tight etc etc at the same time - and IMHO will look retarded - the LED search continues.

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Srinath.
« Last Edit: May 05, 2020, 07:03:19 pm by srinath »

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Re: LED headlight fitment.
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2020, 02:51:01 am »
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