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JW Speaker 8700 Evolution Install

Thought we could start a new thread with links to all the install threads on here regarding the JW Speaker headlight installs.

This one is boog's install:
https://www.wristtwisters.com/forums/...tml#post503632
Parts list with boog install:
*1/4" D channel weather stripping - 24" long
*3/4" L brackets - x2
*10-32 Tap
*10-32 Stainless Bolts - x2
My only concern with this install is that the ports meant to keep the light from getting any condensation on the inside are tapped and plugged with bolts to hold the brackets. Boog, have you had any issue with the lens fogging. I ride year round and would hate to have the light fog up on me.

Are there any other install threads out there for this light?

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Here is Roger 65's install.
https://www.wristtwisters.com/forums/...tml#post526314

Here is cmelnick's install - for some reason his photos aren't showing up.
https://www.wristtwisters.com/forums/...tml#post510689

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I have not had any condensation problems. I properly tapped the hole and used blue liquid tight on the screws.

There are better installs on that mega thread. When I started the group buy people were on the fence because of the install. So I wanted yo install mine with only things you could get at home depot.


Also make sure to buy tamper proof headlight screws. Wouldn't want it to get stolen. I might have some extra stainless steel tamper proof screws left

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How much did the tamper proof headlight screws cost?

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The only place I could find them would only sell me a box. I can not remember how much I paid for them.


PM me your address and I can mail you a couple

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Thought we could start a new thread with links to all the install threads on here regarding the JW Speaker headlight installs.

This one is boog's install:
https://www.wristtwisters.com/forums/...tml#post503632
Parts list with boog install:
*1/4" D channel weather stripping - 24" long
*3/4" L brackets - x2
*10-32 Tap
*10-32 Stainless Bolts - x2
My only concern with this install is that the ports meant to keep the light from getting any condensation on the inside are tapped and plugged with bolts to hold the brackets. Boog, have you had any issue with the lens fogging. I ride year round and would hate to have the light fog up on me.

Are there any other install threads out there for this light?
You can get rid of the weatherstripping. I did not know at the time that the OEM headlight inner snap-on trim ring will fit the EVO headlight. So I used the stripping to fill the gap.

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Good to know, thanks boog. Maybe one of the mods can tidy up the parts list in the first post for us.

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Hey boog. Thanks for the tamper proof bolts. Can you give me a little more detail on the 3/4" brackets? I'm thinking I can fab some here at work on my break, but needed to know length, width, and hole placement.

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Yeah I don't remember how long they were. I just eyeballed the whole thing. Came out great though.

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What kind of epoxy did you use?

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I honestly forget, but some sort of 5 minute epoxy rated for bonding to metal. Bought it at Home Depot.

The epoxy was a just in case kind of measure though. Not sure here about the other guys experience what what they used.

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If you can produce multiple brackets, write down what you do and cut them at work or home I'm sure you could make some money here on WT. That is if they are perfectly straight and blemish free

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I may just do that. Not sell them though. Just cover shipping.

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Got it installed. This light is extremely bright. Pretty much used the same install as everyone else.

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Welcome to the club. You got pics of your brackets?

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Got it installed. This light is extremely bright. Pretty much used the same install as everyone else.

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Nice!

What's that in the corner all covered up?

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A '78 XL125 and an '01 KLX 110. They both run but need some work.

Ill snap a pic of the brackets in a few. I went with 1/4-28 bolts because the holes in the light were oversized for 10-32s, and I didnt want the threads too sloppy. They fit good and tight.

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Very nice job morrow. Looks great!

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Heres a couple better pics. I under cut the fins that were in the way. My thought was that the brackets would be stronger and the fins may make the install alittle more rigid.


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