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Hello all, I have been thinking about this for a while, mainly due to the fact that I cant seem to find a decently priced headlight assembly with the right mounting ear, and I also like to do small custom touches that i havent seen before. My question is has anyone heard of or used a 6 inch offroad light as a headlight? I spent most of the night tonight fabbing up a bracket that would attach to the lower triple tree clamp bolts and mount a light in between the horns, giving me the option to use almost any single stud type mounted light as a headlight. I think this would do two things. One it would end my search for all the stuff i need to get a working factory headlight, and two it would add a little custom touch that i have not seen much. Let me know what you guys think, I will attach some pics to this post probably tommorrow when i get the cardboard mock up right. After that its off to the metal shop to get it cut and bent so i can paint it and hang it! On a side note, does anyone know the watt and amp draw of the factory headlight? I want to make sure I dont burn my bike to the ground if I get a light with to much draw.
 

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Hello all, I have been thinking about this for a while, mainly due to the fact that I cant seem to find a decently priced headlight assembly with the right mounting ear, and I also like to do small custom touches that i havent seen before. My question is has anyone heard of or used a 6 inch offroad light as a headlight? I spent most of the night tonight fabbing up a bracket that would attach to the lower triple tree clamp bolts and mount a light in between the horns, giving me the option to use almost any single stud type mounted light as a headlight. I think this would do two things. One it would end my search for all the stuff i need to get a working factory headlight, and two it would add a little custom touch that i have not seen much. Let me know what you guys think, I will attach some pics to this post probably tommorrow when i get the cardboard mock up right. After that its off to the metal shop to get it cut and bent so i can paint it and hang it! On a side note, does anyone know the watt and amp draw of the factory headlight? I want to make sure I dont burn my bike to the ground if I get a light with to much draw.
Just make sure you have a dual element bulb,or you could have a surprise on a dark night .
I could be wrong but I think the stock light is a 60 watt/50 watt combo high/ low rating at least the is what I had in my 750 with no ill effects.
 

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No i dont think i will adding anything more to the bike, except for maybe a cigarette lighter type plug in for gps or something. I was also thinking of using the clear alternatives led kit for the brake light to free up some more power for a brighter light if i need to go that route. Does anyone have any ideas on what light to use? The bracket im making is for the single stud on the bottom type mounting, preferably 6 inch diameter. Thanks for the help yalls!
 

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look at my sig pic, I am running a 6" off raod light, with 55w and 150w h3 bulbs... I had to do a little modding to get the second bulb in, but it works great.
 

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ordered my hid conversion today that lance was using, anyone know if he ever got the write up done on it although it sounded basically plug and play.
 
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