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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-14-2008, 10:19 PM Thread Starter
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enduro-type headlight

So I'm riding my SP-1 on the street with one of those "clear" aftermarket blinker lights hanging off a wire from under the windshield as a headlight now. As ghetto as it gets, but so is the rest of the bike.

I do have both stock headlights in good condition, and I'm torn between just cutting holes in my race plastics for stockers and mounting them in there somehow, or getting an enduro-type single light setup. I would like to do the latter. But since the bike is actually a street bike and it will be used at night, I need it to actually be functional. A good low beam that works and doesn't blind oncoming traffic, and a reasonable high beam are a must.

Anyone got this kind of thing going? What reflector/bulb did you use?

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I've got a somewhat similar problem with headlights, except that I don't have any right now only a high beam assembly and bulb. My solution is probably more expensive than you would like. I'm looking at ordering a set of sharkskinz, you know, with the street upper. I just don't know if the stock headlights will mount into the upper properly, but anything's got to be better than what I have now.

I'm very interesting in seeing what everyone else comes up with.

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Just mount one of these on your lid. Problem solved...

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Or, would this OEM single headlight setup be more to your liking?
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Where did you get that race upper with the oem cutout and does it have the mounts to secure the lamp? That looks outstanding and is what I'm after, I am trying to modify the stock upper to eliminate one lamp which can be done but I would rather have the bellypan set-up myself.

I understand, it's understanding that makes it possible for me to tolerate a person like yourself!
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Would this pic of my setup be of any help?

In fact that pic is what made me think about going that route.

Do you have a high/low beam with that setup? Are you happy with the amount of light you have out of it?


So far it looks like there are a few options for getting reasonable light setup out of one reflector:

- find a suitable reflector setup like the one you have, this is what I was hoping to get some help with
- cut the race plastic and install stock low beam reflector, but put a dual-filament bulb in there for hi/lo beam
- yoyodyne sells a setup that would probably be reasonably easy to install ($200). If only I could find out what reflector they're using...


I will probably put some effort into getting what I really want, McCulloch HID kit with hi/lo beam and an appropriate round reflector. That will take some work but hey why not.

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Where did you get that race upper with the oem cutout and does it have the mounts to secure the lamp? That looks outstanding and is what I'm after, I am trying to modify the stock upper to eliminate one lamp which can be done but I would rather have the bellypan set-up myself.
I made the OEM setup for a buddy of mine.
Unfortunately, there are no mounting points as such. He said he was going to do it.
I'll see how much is involved in setting up the OEM headlight and i'll get back to you.


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In fact that pic is what made me think about going that route.

Do you have a high/low beam with that setup? Are you happy with the amount of light you have out of it?


So far it looks like there are a few options for getting reasonable light setup out of one reflector:

- find a suitable reflector setup like the one you have, this is what I was hoping to get some help with
- cut the race plastic and install stock low beam reflector, but put a dual-filament bulb in there for hi/lo beam
- yoyodyne sells a setup that would probably be reasonably easy to install ($200). If only I could find out what reflector they're using...


I will probably put some effort into getting what I really want, McCulloch HID kit with hi/lo beam and an appropriate round reflector. That will take some work but hey why not.
This setup has a high/low beam arrangement.
I prefer to run the high beam, as it does get more attention, but having said that, the low beam is quite adequate.
This light is from a CBR250RR. I picked it up at the wreckers a while ago.
As this is my first setup with this arrangement, i'm still fine tuning the fit and adjustability.
I'll keep you all posted when i've completed everything.
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