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post #1 of 36 Old 04-18-2010, 05:52 PM Thread Starter
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I'm looking to do the headlight conversion, can someone tell me which dual headlight set will work for the 9er and also will I be able to continue to use me f-16 wind screen.

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post #2 of 36 Old 06-18-2010, 04:54 PM
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Try checking out Aztec8.com for a dual headlight conversion.

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These bolt right on and no extra wiring necessary. (Relay installation is recommended though).

Dominator Streetfighter Dual or Single Headlight for Motorcycles

However, if I've known about the Aztec8 website, I'd definitely go with the 5 3/4" duals instead of the 4". I think it looks better and will probably have a better dispersion.

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However the 5 3/4" (from Aztec) will need the $88 bracket kit. I can't say for the 4", but the ones from FlynCycle bolts right onto the stock headlight bracket.

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I got a set of dual lynx headlights from england that use the stock headlight mount ... think these would work with your screen?


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How do you guys hide all of the plugs and wiring that are in the original headlight bucket when you swap to a dual setup?

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You can pull the main cable back into the engine area by loosening the clamp on the right side. It doesn't pull all loose cables back, but it makes it easier to manage under the dominators.

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Personally I think the bigger lights look right on the 9er. take a look your screen it bolts to your handle bars, right?

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I've been thinking about goin to the 599 headlight because the 919 light sucks pretty bad... especially on these hilly/windy BC roads!

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I wonder what this would look like on a 919??

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I wonder what this would look like on a 919??
$369 for a gas mask??? hahahaha

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Interesting but fugly....

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There are some drop in solutions available for a 7 inch light but the HID and LED variety are expensive - I've been checking. They range from $300-500 which is a bit expensive for a headlight, but then again there is some value in the ones that offer an H4 connector as the installation is simpler.

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599 light looks the best IMO. I did H9 Hella bulb conversion and it awesome compared to standard 599 H11s, I'm not even talking about 919 original unit


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I got a set of dual lynx headlights from england that use the stock headlight mount ... think these would work with your screen?

Got a link or # for the Lynx Headlight setup? Google isn't helping.....and I need a windshield





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$369 for a gas mask??? hahahaha
That's damn funny!

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Got a link or # for the Lynx Headlight setup? Google isn't helping.....and I need a windshield


Ummmmm......hello? Thanks for the hook-up??....Guess I was asking to much eh....sorry





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Ummmmm......hello? Thanks for the hook-up??....Guess I was asking to much eh....sorry
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Do you just like the look of the 599 light better or does it also function better?

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Do you just like the look of the 599 light better or does it also function better?
functions way better than stock.... actually has 2 separate bulbs, with two "separate" reflectors for those bulbs... produces a much better beam. than the stock 919 headlight.


I do have a question about the stocker headlight.... would there be issues if i say ran both the high and low beam when i switched to high beam?.... id of course run a relay, but would the draw be too much for the magneto to output... or would the bulb housing get too hot?

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Akrapovic GSXR 750 Exhaust, Shorty Carbon fiber Low mount
Custom weld job on OEM header, to enable use of center stand and GSXR exhaust
VFR front fender, re-shaped and CF wrapped
Seargent seat w/ gel insert
Custom LED Rear lights w/ Vizi-tech flasher
Competition Works Fender Eliminator, modified
Front 3-way LED Turn Signals flushmount via cbr1000r
6-Spoke wheel conversion ( 900rr-rear / F3-front ) Powdercoated white, Plasti-dipped black
Michelin Pilot Road 3 - New @ 19940 8/10/11 190/55r17 rear
Dyna Beads for tire balancing
17t / 44t Sprockets, 520 conversion from LDH
New All-balls bearings thru-out 6/2012
Piaa horns 400 & 500 hertz
Ohlins rear shock from an F3, Re-Valved/Sprung- By Pro Pilot Suspension
F4i Forks, custom sprung/sealed/valved, Plasti-dipped Black
ASV shorty clutch and front brake levers - Black W/Red Adj.
Tech-Spec custom tank Pads
Napoleon bar end mirrors
SW-Motech center stand
Custom Handle Bars with Grip Heaters and OEM hidden switch, Hi/Lo heat
FuzeBlocks FZ-1 Power Distribution
Shorai Battery
F2P garage door opener wired to brake switch
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nd4... i run my 599 headlight on highbeam every day during daylight hours. havent had any issues as of yet so i think you will be fine.

LOVE the 599 conversion!

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Did you get your 599 headlights on eBay or is there another source

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brand new, they are going for around $180 including bulbs

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check out the 599 conversion thread.

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599 light looks the best IMO. I did H9 Hella bulb conversion and it awesome compared to standard 599 H11s, I'm not even talking about 919 original unit

Zaq, I'm goin' to re read the 599 thread and look into this further, but, is the difference in beam really that drastic of a difference?(please be honest) I really need something more on the 919 for night riding.

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Zaq, I'm goin' to re read the 599 thread and look into this further, but, is the difference in beam really that drastic of a difference?(please be honest) I really need something more on the 919 for night riding.
yes, especially since I upgraded to H9 bulbs
Do yourself a favor: while getting parts, get H9 connectors instead of H11s and get a set of H9 bulbs.

these is what I have in mine:
Amazon.com: Hella H83357011 H9 12V/65W High Performance Xenon Blue Halogen Bulb: Automotive

I'll try to snap a few pics of the beam if I remember

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as promised. FYI, I didn't use that device which makes H beam come up with L beam as in 599 headlight thread. My H beam and L beam work just like on stock 599. It's plenty bright for me as is.


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That looks pretty impressive, I'd like to see it sometime, shoot me a PM if you think we could meet(since we're in the same state...), I'll buy the, um, soda...

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i paid full retail for my 599 conversion and dont regret it 1 bit. i also have it set up so both bulbs fire on high beam. i do alot of riding early morning and late at night, in rain, etc and these lights are awesome with just the standard h11 bulbs. i cant even think of what the h9 bulbs would be like...

the 919 headlight used to get washed out by the street lamps as i rode by, NOT anymore!

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I think I'm sold, sounds like a good winter(or sooner) project.

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Does anybody know if the 4" dual headlights sold on ebay will bolt up to the stock brackets? (Just type in "919 + dual + headlight). Or is there a known list of dual headlights that will work on our bikes? I think a dual conversion will be my winter project.

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According to last months Cycle World, you can get dual Buell something or another model headlights, buckets and bulbs for $116. Sounds pretty cheap to me.

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Huh...there's a thought. Thanks for the info Corndog!

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Check the issue with the Super Tenere on the cover. It's on Roland Sands Sportster.

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