I love the headlight ..I've been looking to replace mine for more of an updated look. Was thinking about a hornet 600 headlight conversion. Has anyone thought about that/already done it ? I want to get something with a paintable bezel cuz I love the red pearl color my bike is that Honda whipped up. I love the naked look but two more pieces and I'm satisfied- a headlight with a pearl red bezel and of course a painted belly pan.
Btw- can you share some info on where you bought your headlight from and how much ??
first of all, and that is something I have to fix once it will be a little bit warmer, you have to be aware that the original headlight provide some "storage" room for all the wiring harness on the backside. Once you replaced the original by an aftermarket headlight you will have kinda cable mess behind your headlight/under your speedometer.
Second, I also dismounted the original brackets due to I do not like the style. But this means you will loose also stability for your speedometer which is bolt on the handlebar on the one hand, and on the original brackets on the other hand.
I have two options for the cable mess behind the headlight which are in a theoretical stadium for the moment.
My first option will be to pull the wiring stuff under the gas tank. But what I read online there is not much space available.
My second option will be to cut all cables, connect each cable individually with so called Japanese connectors (https://www.louis.de/en/artikel/japa...umber=10032033
). The Japanese connectors are independent from the weather conditions (one of the problems beside right now it looks sucky).
Depending on how the result will look like once the cables are under the gas tank, and this would be the combined solution, I will shorten the cables, and will use the Japanese connectors.
With regard to the "moving" speedometer, as I already mentioned, once you got rid of the original brackets, it will be bolt on the handlebars only. I moved the aftermarket headlight as high as possible in order to support holding the speedometer. But this will be an interim solution only due to there are some vibrations now which, and at certain RPMs it is a bit noisy. I guess, one of my next projects will be to replace my speedometer as well.
These are the issues you should be aware of.
Now to the information you were looking for, and some background info:
Due to I am living in Italy but my bike is registered in Germany I have to take care about the German laws and regulations. That said, everything which will be replaced, mounted or dismounted on a car/bike has to be in line with the German laws. Therefore, I have to buy most of the stuff at the German market in order to meet this requirements. It might be it is easier to buy this stuff in the States.
I bought the headlight at the German amazon store. I bought the aftermarket headlight for about 230 €. This headlight does have brackets but the are quite short, and do not provide enough space for the cable mess. Therefore I spent additional 100 € for aftermarket brackets (https://www.louis.de/en/artikel/high...list=135818114
). These brackets provide more space and offer also the possibility to mount the blinkers directly on it. But, in case you have own skills and the possibility to create your own brackets you should think about it as the headlight itself is available for about 100 €.
I know a lot of stuff to read but I did not find anything in detail about the problems, and one should be aware prior to dismount the headlight. Might be also it is not such a big thing for other guys.