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    Headlight Housing Modification
    on: Jul 16, 2020, 04.16 pm
    Jul 16, 2020, 04.16 pm
    Hi All. Just joined the forum and I also just made a mod to my headlight housing while completing the 10,000mi service. It was pretty much the only thing on the bike I didn't love and I decided to paint it. I also added some 4000k halogen bulbs and replaced the parking lamp with an LED. Just wanted to get rid of all the yellow. Curious if anyone has done anything similar, and I welcome your feedback (hopefully, this isn't a trophy no-no).



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    Re: Headlight Housing Modification
    Reply #1 on: Jul 16, 2020, 05.16 pm
    Jul 16, 2020, 05.16 pm
    I like the black out on the interior of the housing. 

    I've done a few mods for better lighting and conspicuity.



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    Re: Headlight Housing Modification
    Reply #2 on: Jul 16, 2020, 05.25 pm
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    Nice!

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    Re: Headlight Housing Modification
    Reply #3 on: Jul 16, 2020, 08.51 pm
    Jul 16, 2020, 08.51 pm
    Very interesting. The thought had occurred to do it, but I hadn’t been able to imagine what it would have looked like. I like it!

    Two questions:

    1. What colour did you spray the inside? Was it gloss or Matt?

    2. Beyond removing the fairing, how easy was it to remove the headlamp assembly and then access the inside?

    Thanks in advance.



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    Re: Headlight Housing Modification
    Reply #4 on: Jul 16, 2020, 10.50 pm
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    My pleasure.

    1. It is a semi-gloss metallic black (comes out very dark gray).

    2. This is just a time issue. As long as you aren't in a hurry, and are patient, it's not too bad. Once you get the assembly off and all the bits removed, then you have to bake it in the oven (lots of videos on YouTube), to loosen the seal.

    Happy to help if you decide to give it a go!

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    Re: Headlight Housing Modification
    Reply #5 on: Jul 17, 2020, 01.41 pm
    Jul 17, 2020, 01.41 pm
    Thanks Zak.

    Probably a step to far amongst everything else I’m doing to it, but I appreciate your offer 👍

    You did, however, inspire me to remove the instrument panel, to remove a bit of dried grass that was behind one of the speaker grills (and has been really bugging me!) and it’s finally given me access to the headlamp bulbs so that they can be replaced (they’re 5 years old, so failure can’t be far off) and upgrade them at the same time 😁

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    Re: Headlight Housing Modification
    Reply #6 on: Jul 17, 2020, 02.57 pm
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    Just trying to work out the best upgrade option now...
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    Re: Headlight Housing Modification
    Reply #7 on: Jul 17, 2020, 03.04 pm
    Jul 17, 2020, 03.04 pm
    I think the LEDs (like tdragger) are probably the best. I just went with some inexpensive PIAA 4000k halogens to see what the color looked like. To be fair, these are already the brightest motorcycle headlights (stock, that is) that I have ever seen, so I am very happy with the H4 halogens. I also added some Denali DMs, so I think my vis is pretty good. These bulbs were $48 (US) on Amazon.