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post #1 of 14 Old 04-08-2015, 06:31 AM Thread Starter
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Truck-Lite LED Headlight installation

After reading @marylandmike 's GE LED Headlight install-review, I decided I wanted to do try this


The headlight I used is very similar to the GE unit but is sold by Truck-Lite. The back portion is black instead of gray and the LED holder in the front is also black.

Truck-Lite - Catalog Product : 7'' Round LED Headlamp, Complex Reflector Optics Design

I decided to try a different route after reading that the the standard H6024 light will not fit the OEM 919 mounting hardware. Instead of modifying the headlight, I decided to try another trim ring from an older Honda. I wanted to be able to replace the headlight quickly in case the LED unit failed.

4into1 had exactly what I needed.
7" Chrome Headlight Rim / Retainer Assembly - Honda CB450 CB500 CB550 CB750K

The trim ring fits the 919 bucket size wise, but uses different mounting locations. The 919 ring has a tab on top while the new ring uses a bolt. The side bolts locations on the new ring are a bit more to the front and higher.

I used a Dremel tool to cut off the tab mounting point on the 919 bucket. This allowed the new ring to sit flush inside the bucket. I then drilled a mounting hole on the top of the bucket to accommodate the new ring.
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To secure the trim ring on the headlight bucket, I bought another bolt and spacer from Honda. This allows the ring to fit securely to the bucket without crushing the plastic.

I then slotted the side bolts with the same drill bit I used for the top. Once this is done, the trim ring bolts perfectly to the 919 bucket.

You can now install any 7" round headlight in your 919 bucket.
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Nice work carotman! That upper tab that you cut off. Kept breaking off on mine anyway, so I just left it off. Nice clean install.

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Looks great! Must be a big improvement.

How much is that light? I may be blind but could not see a price on the link that you provided.

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Nice... guess i have another project to do.

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Definitely prefer this over modifying the headlight itself; I'll have to try this once I can finally pick one of these up.
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Looks great! Must be a big improvement.

How much is that light? I may be blind but could not see a price on the link that you provided.
You can get this in almost any auto parts store. I got mine from a friend that works in a truck parts supply. It was a gift so I don't know how much it costs locally.

You can get it on Amazon for a decent price though.

http://www.amazon.com/Truck-Lite-272.../dp/B007K8AA7I

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That's a really decent price. Post a review of the light if you haven't already!

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Too cold to ride right now and it's even snowing...

I should be able to test the light next week.

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Too cold to ride right now and it's even snowing...

I should be able to test the light next week.
I bet you will be pleasantly surprised. I know I was with the GE light which is pretty much the same, especially if you are going from stock.

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Yeah, snowing here too. Nice forecast for the weekend, though.

If I get the $s, this is a definite mod for me in the near future.

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Yeah, I installed the truck-lite on my Monster, the difference is pretty damn fantastic.

I do have one small issue with it, and that's the beam is so focused that when I lean into a turn, the beam dips out of my sight line, which at first was a little disconcerting. It might be due to the headlight angle (Maybe I have it pointed down too much or something), but I noticed that when I had it aimed higher I would get a lot more people flashing me with their lights because they thought my brights were on. Once I lowered it a little the flashing from cars stopped.

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So I followed your steps with a generic headlamp (don't have truck-lite/jw speaker money).

Did pretty well, the Emgo trim ring took some figuring out to attach it to the light, but in the end got it together. Those square nuts were a total pita to stay when attaching the bowl to the trim ring!

I dremeled away those clips, took apart the headlight and ring to use the ring and mark the top hole, drilled the sides up a bit, which sucked a bit, I gouged up one side a bit, and the light looks like it is rotated about 3 off centre



I really do like the look of it. I didn't have anything to solder/hook up the halo yet, but will probably get that on next weekend.



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Glad my instructions helped.

That light looks awesome.

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