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CB300 to 919 headlight & gauge retrofit

I was curious if anyone might know the possibilities of a headlight & gauge swap from a 2015 CB300S to my 2003 CB900F (919)? I'm trying to find a way to get a decent looking headlight with real headlight bulbs (not the $20 special from e-bay) and retain the naked/streetfighter look. I've thought about getting a faring stay and the whole getup for a CBR or a VFR but not sure I want to put a big upper faring on a naked bike, even though I'd be cutting the excess off! I found a guy who's selling the headlight and gauges off his wrecked CB300 and immediately started wondering if i could use that digital unit with my electronics. Does anybody know or has anyone done this? is it worth it?

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I was curious if anyone might know the possibilities of a headlight & gauge swap from a 2015 CB300S to my 2003 CB900F (919)? I'm trying to find a way to get a decent looking headlight with real headlight bulbs (not the $20 special from e-bay) and retain the naked/streetfighter look. I've thought about getting a faring stay and the whole getup for a CBR or a VFR but not sure I want to put a big upper faring on a naked bike, even though I'd be cutting the excess off! I found a guy who's selling the headlight and gauges off his wrecked CB300 and immediately started wondering if i could use that digital unit with my electronics. Does anybody know or has anyone done this? is it worth it?
Don't know the answer to your question.

But if you are considering a fairing, this one doesn't update the headlight but I really like the look of this bikini fairing. I think it adds a nice, tasteful custom finish/look to the bike.

I was going to get it but needed to put the money in other items first, still may at some point.

There is another website that sells it (can't find it right now) that will custom paint it to any OEM color and they quoted me at around $400 shipped.

This site is cheaper but you would have to see if they will custom paint (unless your bike is a color they offer or you paint yourself).

https://japan.webike.net/products/1542157.html
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[quote=Didgit919;1349829 is it worth it?[/QUOTE]

How badly do you want that look for your bike? Mods are NEVER worth it, except to the person who decides they are.

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Given the age disparity of the models involved, I would doubt it.

And for the same reason, I would also seriously doubt you finding a plug-n-play set-up...but if that's what you want, in the end, it'll be worth it. To you.

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Given the age disparity of the models involved, I would doubt it.

And for the same reason, I would also seriously doubt you finding a plug-n-play set-up...but if that's what you want, in the end, it'll be worth it. To you.
I was hopeful that it would be close to that easy! Thanks for the input K1, I do plan on going forward with it. Ill keep this thread updated on the progress! In the meantime, if there's any helpful advice please feel free to advise. Also, I plan on doing my fork seals soon. This will be a first for me, is there any special tools i might need to purchase/fabricate?

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I had seriously considered a ZRX 1100 or 1200 before I bought the 919.

https://raleigh.craigslist.org/mcy/d...667762076.html

I really like the look of a bikini fairing on a naked bike.
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I was curious if anyone might know the possibilities of a headlight & gauge swap from a 2015 CB300S to my 2003 CB900F (919)? I'm trying to find a way to get a decent looking headlight with real headlight bulbs (not the $20 special from e-bay) and retain the naked/streetfighter look. I've thought about getting a faring stay and the whole getup for a CBR or a VFR but not sure I want to put a big upper faring on a naked bike, even though I'd be cutting the excess off! I found a guy who's selling the headlight and gauges off his wrecked CB300 and immediately started wondering if i could use that digital unit with my electronics. Does anybody know or has anyone done this? is it worth it?
Headlight is likely doable.. unless you're fairly familiar with building/modifying wiring harnesses and connectors the gauge is a no go... and even then. the likelihood of them being anywhere near compatible is incredibly low.

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