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Author Topic: 7" Headlight Conversion  (Read 1130 times)

Craig McClure

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Re: 7" Headlight Conversion
« Reply #15 on: October 29, 2013, 01:57:14 PM »
Hi, If you are going to have a Tripod headlight, the Diamond cut reflector units like mine all have a thick plastic reflector, that is why I HAD to use a deeper base ring. since you are going to use the KIT, check out the Tripod reflector offered by MOSS MOTORS in California. Theirs has a silvered metal reflector, & is not as deep as the Diamond cut ones, & may fit your kit better.
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Re: 7" Headlight Conversion
« Reply #16 on: October 29, 2013, 07:15:35 PM »
Once you have any headlight installed in the 7" setup, the only mod you may need is to dispose of the plug that attached the wire to the headlight and replace it with spade type connectors. Some of the headlights extend too far back to clear the speedo with the one piece connector in there. Once you change those, just about any headlight or sealed beam will fit. Just a matter of removing and replacing the "W" clips
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Re: 7" Headlight Conversion
« Reply #17 on: October 29, 2013, 07:31:00 PM »
 Just installed mine on the GREen B which had been on backorder. Haven't had the chance to try it in the dark yet. It is made by MINDA and the install was a breeze except the 2 side retaining screws from the stock lamp were too large to go through the holes in the new unit. One dremel later and i was in business.
  My wiring was already separate spade terminals and the wiring was already there to hook up to the internal park bulb, pretty sweet. I still prefer the look of the Tri Bar that i had on the late lamented REnfield though.
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Re: 7" Headlight Conversion
« Reply #18 on: October 30, 2013, 11:08:46 AM »
Same with me to all of the above, Robert, except I didn't have to modify the screw holes.  When I did my LED indicator replacements, I got a white, single-LED one to install in that parking socket.  I figured the heat might be too much for it, but so far, so good.  Not too keen on the very cold, blue-ish light, though.  Oh well...

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Re: 7" Headlight Conversion
« Reply #19 on: October 30, 2013, 01:11:00 PM »
Thank's Mattsz, good to know.

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Re: 7" Headlight Conversion
« Reply #20 on: October 30, 2013, 10:39:19 PM »
Am getting Adjure 7" Tri-bar.. can anyone take a look and see if its deep enough?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDXCNliBiiQ
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Re: 7" Headlight Conversion
« Reply #21 on: October 30, 2013, 11:33:52 PM »
Mine is an adjure Reflector also. Exactly like the one in the video. I had a problem using the Kits rearmost ring, & front ring, & making everything fit. Especially since the speedo cable is very stiff & can't move much. That is why I started eyeing the stock(deeper) rear ring, & decided to cut all the tabs out, & use it instead. Keep in mind the Peaked Chinese CJ front ring, is deeper also than the Kits front ring. I ended up keeping only the screw & threaded rectangular nut & the clips - Rest of my Ring Kit went on Ebay. 
  A "C J" is a Chinese sidecar bike (like the Ural) the front Peaked ring I used is on Ebay now,
 Item # 111115113046 for $30. + free shipping. I had to do some improvising & tweaking, but it worked out very well. look back at the pix I posted.  Cheers!
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Re: 7" Headlight Conversion
« Reply #22 on: October 31, 2013, 02:25:02 AM »
CJ = Chang Jiang, 1940's BMW copies.
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Re: 7" Headlight Conversion
« Reply #24 on: October 31, 2013, 05:47:18 PM »
Fort what it's worth; The Hella is DOT approved, is patterned for right hand side roads, has a reflector that won't discolor or flake off, and is of known quality.  The glass is almost flat, which looks very good on the bike.
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Re: 7" Headlight Conversion
« Reply #25 on: October 31, 2013, 08:23:30 PM »
Here is an other option, for those who wanted a TRIPOD headlight, but have only a 7" Sealed Beam or European Reflector with Diffusion Lens - Its an add on Tripod that goes on the outside of all types of 7" headlight. It's called a TRIPOD GRILL. Here it is on Ebay #11199691252  ....$14. BUY IT NOW & FREE SHIPPING.
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Re: 7" Headlight Conversion
« Reply #26 on: October 31, 2013, 08:37:38 PM »
Yet another option (but more expensive) are the LUCAS PL700 Reproduction TRIPOD HEADLIGHTS @$69.  & the P700 TRIPOD HEADLIGHTS @ $119.  Sold by www.mossmotors.com  They sell British Car Parts from MG TC - on, I have used these 7" units, & they ARE NICE! 
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Re: 7" Headlight Conversion
« Reply #27 on: November 06, 2013, 10:20:48 PM »
Thank you everyone!

Finally!!

1. Got Inner-Outer RIM from ebay-> Enfield County:

2. Got W-clips from ebay-> Enfield County:

3. Got Tri-bar Diamond Cut Headlight from Amazon:

4. DIY -> SIMPLE INSTALLATION!!

Results:








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Re: 7" Headlight Conversion
« Reply #28 on: November 06, 2013, 10:31:18 PM »
EXCELLENT. Guess you like it. I do like mine, I have a blue LED pilot light, in addition to my 2 blue LED running lights(cobra eyes), & a cool blue zenon main bulb.           
Natives here in the north Georgia mountains keep their eyes peeled for "Haunt Lights", which I understand are blue also & float along. this always gets their attention.
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Re: 7" Headlight Conversion
« Reply #29 on: November 06, 2013, 11:51:38 PM »
Sweet! :)
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