Headlight assemblies - Newb with a question


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80Winger
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Headlight assemblies - Newb with a question

Postby 80Winger » Tue Apr 15, 2014 5:48 pm



This is my first post and I tried to due my due diligence in searching past topics for an answer before divulging my ignorance. But finding nothing that pertained, I ask the learned members.

I have a 1980 GL1100 (naked). It came with a Vetter Windjammer but no other additions. Because the fairing is in awful condition, I have removed it and looking to buy (via Ebay or wherever I can) a stock GL headlight bucket and associated hardware for mounting. The chrome ears are still on the fork. My question is, will the headlight, trim ring and bulb hardware fit a correct GL1100 headlight bucket or are they proprietary to Vetter? My hopes are to buy a bucket and use my existing lamp parts. If they don't fit, then I'll need to look for an entire complete headlight assembly. Seems the CB750 headlights from the same era are very similar as well.

Thanks in advance!
Tim (La Mesa, CA)



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Re: Headlight assemblies - Newb with a question

Postby RBGERSON » Wed Apr 16, 2014 3:17 am

ring no bulb maybe..
HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

FAIR WINDS,
RB

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Re: Headlight assemblies - Newb with a question

Postby 80Winger » Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:13 am

Thanks! I will scour the planet for a complete assembly.

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Re: Headlight assemblies - Newb with a question

Postby RoadRogue » Wed Apr 16, 2014 1:10 pm

Do the chrome ears on the forks still have the tabs for the turn signals or were they cut off? I have complete assembly here if you cant find something closer to you. 8-)


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