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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-28-2007, 07:52 PM Thread Starter
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replacing the headlight w/something different?

thinkin of something longer, more like a bullet headlight? not quite like the boulevard, but something in between

im sure its possible. brackets need to be fashioned perhaps. but electrical consideration when swapping to a different headlight?
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The easiset course would just to make sure the new headlight uses the same H4 bulb. That way , other than fabbing the mounting, you just plug and play.
I think a few have used diffrent buckets to go with the diamond cut or clear lenses. Just a matter of stuffing all the wiring into it and plugging it in.
Avoid any duel light set ups that use more than the stock wattage, otherwise, let us know what you come up with...

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I went to a chopper shop a few weeks ago for the same idea. The mech suggested a single post, bottom mount chrome headlight housing. Aftermarket housings will not fit all our wiring so he suggested to pull it back under the tank. The mount is the easy part; use the two bolts that mount the horns, a bracket made from angle iron, and you got a new headlight. BTW the housings the chopper shop showed me were $175 and up. jcwhitney.com sells one for $49 is 7" and looks great. I'm doing mine sometime in the future
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awesome man! gota link for the $49 one?
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$41.99 - Not a bad deal if it's any good. This is the one I'm buying when I get some extra cash.
http://www.jcwhitney.com/autoparts/P...dlight+housing
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Add this 7" headlight to the housing

One of these headlamps would look great installed in the above housing. I like the Skull.

http://www.jcwhitney.com/autoparts/P...002824/c-10101

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I'll end up with one of these on my bike when I'm done with it.

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Yeah, I want to do something like this to my bike as well, just not quite so pointy! (Just my taste.) My biggest concern is the wiring that is now in the stock headlight housing. I see it was suggested to just pull this back under the tank. Can this be done? Has anyone tried it?

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Yeah, I want to do something like this to my bike as well, just not quite so pointy! (Just my taste.) My biggest concern is the wiring that is now in the stock headlight housing. I see it was suggested to just pull this back under the tank. Can this be done? Has anyone tried it?
ive heard of them doing that... sure it can be dun.

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Anything can be done with enough time. When I get around to changing out the head light I'll try and take some pictures and do a write up on what I did. Hopefully I'll get around to it this winter with all of my other projects.

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Yeah, I want to do something like this to my bike as well, just not quite so pointy! (Just my taste.) My biggest concern is the wiring that is now in the stock headlight housing. I see it was suggested to just pull this back under the tank. Can this be done? Has anyone tried it?
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