Installing OEM Headlight


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Installing OEM Headlight

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Ok Guys and Dolls. I'm posting this here because it could pertain to 1000s, 1100s and the 1200 Standard, along with many other Honda street bikes of the era.

I am close to finishing my project 76 LTD, and I am fighting the classic battle of inserting the headlight back into the bucket. I have tried several times to figure out how to displace the wiring so as to fit the headlight in, with no luck so far. Can anyone share any tips or tricks? The wiring is stock.

TIA.

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Leaving it like a tangled mess and trying to shove it in rarely works. I find it works best if you try to organize the wires somewhat, so that you have sections of wire all running the same way, as it then doesn't take up so much space.

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And may I recommend that the wiring is put back easier if it is coiled like putting away a hose to help the headlight back side to fit within the coiled wires. may even want to use a couple wire ties to hold the wires in shape.
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Thanks. All good advice. I finally succeeded in getting my headlight back together. Basically, I was trying to use an aftermarket 'ring/reflector/lense' assembly. After obtaining an OEM setup from Ebay it went together quickly. Boring details below.

Bottom line: Along with your advice and proper hardware, all went well and I thank you.

Ron

Boring details: When I removed the Daytona fairing, I assumed the headlight and turn signal mounts were OEM, which was obviously not the case. I ordered NOS turn signal stalks/stems, but NOS headlight hardware is prohibitive for me, and used items on ebay at the moment were either in poor condition, expensive or both. So I found a repro kit at a reasonable price. Of course, one usually gets what one pays for... I searched again and found a very nice complete assembly at a reasonable price. The rest is now history. Thanks for replying and/or watching. :) Ron
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landisr wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:33 am
Thanks. All good advice. I finally succeeded in getting my headlight back together. Basically, I was trying to use an aftermarket 'ring/reflector/lense' assembly. After obtaining an OEM setup from Ebay it went together quickly. Boring details below.

Bottom line: Along with your advice and proper hardware, all went well and I thank you.

Ron

Boring details: When I removed the Daytona fairing, I assumed the headlight and turn signal mounts were OEM, which was obviously not the case. I ordered NOS turn signal stalks/stems, but NOS headlight hardware is prohibitive for me, and used items on ebay at the moment were either in poor condition, expensive or both. So I found a repro kit at a reasonable price. Of course, one usually gets what one pays for... I searched again and found a very nice complete assembly at a reasonable price. The rest is now history. Thanks for replying and/or watching. :) Ron
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Good point! Stay tuned....

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