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sethne

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Headlight rings
« on: May 01, 2013, 12:15:08 PM »
Hey guys

Nfg has the 7" headlight rings back ordered.  Does anyone know if there are any ther places they are available or if there are any other conversion ring that will work on the c5?

Thanks

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Re: Headlight rings
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2013, 01:45:57 PM »
Yeah I saw those,  thanks.  Looked like a great option... Until I noticed that they could take 6 weeks to get here

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Re: Headlight rings
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2013, 02:45:22 PM »
Hitchcock's UK. fast.shipping
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Re: Headlight rings
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2013, 04:05:22 PM »
Here's 1 on Ebay for $16 free shipping, located in Massachusetts.

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Re: Headlight rings
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2013, 04:09:42 PM »
Hitchcocks, the Enfield owners Toy's R Us !
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Re: Headlight rings
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2013, 04:24:46 PM »
Here's 1 on Ebay for $16 free shipping, located in Massachusetts.

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Norton-Triumph-BSA-Lucas-7-inch-headlight-chrome-ring-Free-ship-to-USA-stl072-/271190102132?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item3f24309074&vxp=mtr

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Re: Headlight rings
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2013, 04:31:38 PM »
I just ordered the one off of eBay, from India. It was $30 for both rings and clips, with expedited shipping. It says it'll take 4-6 days to get here. I think it ended uo being $18 for the rings and $12 for shipping. Not bad at all if they work.

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Re: Headlight rings
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2013, 05:44:15 PM »
Seems like that a lot with the Indian stuff, shipping is about equal to the cost but it's still very inexpensive.

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Re: Headlight rings
« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2013, 10:35:30 PM »
Scottie J.
He needs both rings that are offered by the Indian company. The second adapts the ring to the casquette, the the headlight ring itself attaches to the first one. Headlight rings are available all over the US. Any well stocked vintage Brit bike shop will have those. The adapter is tougher to come by. NFG Has them but, I think they only sell the set.
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Re: Headlight rings
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2013, 02:27:33 AM »
Oh well, already have the outer ring coming my way I guess.  Now just need to find the inner ring in the us.

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Re: Headlight rings
« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2013, 04:39:22 AM »
Scottie J.
He needs both rings that are offered by the Indian company. The second adapts the ring to the casquette, the the headlight ring itself attaches to the first one. Headlight rings are available all over the US. Any well stocked vintage Brit bike shop will have those. The adapter is tougher to come by. NFG Has them but, I think they only sell the set.
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Re: Headlight rings
« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2013, 03:37:30 PM »
It is easy, just not cheap ;)

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Re: Headlight rings
« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2013, 05:35:49 PM »
MANY of the 7" reflectors are deeper than the stock light. I bought the whole inner/outer set, but my 7" reflector would have been to tight a fit so I couldn't use it. I was forced to use the thicker/deeper original inside ring by cutting all the tabs out of it. That was the charm, with a little tweaking I got fine results. See below...
Best Wishes, Craig McClure

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Re: Headlight rings
« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2013, 01:43:18 AM »
This is a Minda brand 7" headlight kit.

I did have to add a ground wire for the light bulb.Was no big deal....part off ,...part on.
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Re: Headlight rings
« Reply #15 on: May 03, 2013, 03:40:15 PM »
To anyone worried about shipping times from India, I upgraded to expedited delivery ($8 more) and this is my tracking info... Pretty sweet, now lets just hope the product is good.

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Re: Headlight rings
« Reply #16 on: May 03, 2013, 05:40:49 PM »
Worth the money for sure :)

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Re: Headlight rings
« Reply #17 on: May 08, 2013, 12:19:54 AM »
Picked up my headlight rings from DHL today and they look great. No chrome issues so far. Once I figured out the W clips it was a 10 minute job. The mounting holes are a little small, but that was an easy fix. Definitely $30 well spent.

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Re: Headlight rings
« Reply #18 on: May 08, 2013, 12:45:54 AM »
Now THAT   is what a Royal Enfield headlight should look like. :)
« Last Edit: May 08, 2013, 12:48:20 AM by Arizoni »
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Re: Headlight rings
« Reply #19 on: May 08, 2013, 01:26:54 AM »
I got the same headlight rings. Good price, came in about a week and a half and I got a headlight lens, reflector, and bulb from a brit bike parts shop locally and the light and pattern is great. All said about $60 invested. The headlight assy was made in India too, incidentally.  The chrome, however, looked nice but has not held up well. It's rusted like crazy and I was contemplating painting it but decided to leave the patina. I get more people contemplating my "old" bike that I've kept running all these years and i've had more people calling bullshit when I say it's new. My credibility would be better if I lied and said it was a 1955 bullet.

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Re: Headlight rings
« Reply #20 on: May 08, 2013, 02:24:45 AM »
I've had the NFieldGear 7" through two Pacific Northwest winters, no rust.  And I only wash my bike once or twice a year.

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Re: Headlight rings
« Reply #21 on: May 08, 2013, 02:40:26 AM »
Now THAT   is what a Royal Enfield headlight should look like. :)

I couldn't agree more. That small headlight killed me.

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Re: Headlight rings
« Reply #22 on: May 08, 2013, 03:26:55 AM »
+1.  Ugliest piece on the whole bike.

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Re: Headlight rings
« Reply #23 on: May 08, 2013, 06:27:02 AM »
I got the same headlight rings. Good price, came in about a week and a half and I got a headlight lens, reflector, and bulb from a brit bike parts shop locally and the light and pattern is great. All said about $60 invested. The headlight assy was made in India too, incidentally.  The chrome, however, looked nice but has not held up well. It's rusted like crazy and I was contemplating painting it but decided to leave the patina. I get more people contemplating my "old" bike that I've kept running all these years and i've had more people calling bullshit when I say it's new. My credibility would be better if I lied and said it was a 1955 bullet.

 If I have time to explain it all I always do but if I don't otherwise, while folding out the kicker I say.....

 " well this one's not for wining shows it's for riding so its got modern things like 12 volt electrics and whatnot.... so to answer your question its basically a 1955,, basically" kick...thump thump thump..."have a nice day"....thuuump thuuuump thuuump  ;)
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Re: Headlight rings
« Reply #24 on: May 08, 2013, 03:40:31 PM »
Sometimes I just say, "Thanks."

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Re: Headlight rings
« Reply #25 on: May 08, 2013, 04:36:00 PM »
That's ok.  I have to explain to people that know bikes why I have "a 'BSA' or 'Triumph' motor on an Indian frame".   I lost count of how many times I've had to explain the whole RE badged as Indians thing.  Not that I'm bitching about it, I really enjoy all the conversations my bike has started.   :)

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Re: Headlight rings
« Reply #26 on: May 08, 2013, 10:33:09 PM »
"Yup!
She's a 1955 but ah dun sum fixin to it what with the fuel injection an disk brake.
Twarn't easy gettin that eeleectric starter on thar but ah done it jus tha same.  :D

Course, ah left the kick starter cuz ye nevar know whan that battery might give up the ghost."  ;D

That's what I'd like to say but usually I end up just telling folks that Royal Enfield never went out of business and it is a 2011.  :(

Then there's the guy at the car show who said he used to be a dealer.
He mentioned selling new 2007, 500's and how they all leaked oil.  Then he looked at the front forks and pointing at the leading axle said, "They changed the forks!  They always had the axle in line with the tubes but I see they moved the axle forward on the new ones."

I didn't say anything but knowing that Royal Enfield has had the axle forward of the sliders ever since they first came out with them in 1948 it makes me wonder about this new found "expert ex-dealer".   ;D
« Last Edit: May 08, 2013, 10:41:12 PM by Arizoni »
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Re: Headlight rings
« Reply #27 on: May 08, 2013, 11:17:38 PM »
Guy who sold them, dodgey resource.  Guy who repaired them regularly, I'd be more interested in what he had to say ;)