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post #1 of 11 Old 08-31-2014, 07:21 AM Thread Starter
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HELP - 919 with Buell headlight, windjammer conversion... How to revert to stock

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I acquired a 2006 CB919 this week and there's a dual headlight and windjammer on it. It seems the casing of the old headlight mount was not removed and that the windjammer is mounted on brackets.

Does anyone know where I can get a stock headlight and if I have to modify the cabling to revert from dual headlight to stock?

Also, if anyone is interested, I would willingly trade my windjammer(with brackets) and dual headlight for a stock headlight.

Here's a photo of my setup :




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post #2 of 11 Old 08-31-2014, 06:56 PM
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Hmm... I have a stock headlight and really like the dual headlight look. But 1) I'm in the US and 2) I commute on my bike so it would mean my bike is down for however long shipping + reinstalling the lights takes if we trade.

How's the illumination on those? Coming from my previous bike with a really wimpy headlight, I really enjoy riding the 919 at night and being able to see farther than 1.5 seconds down the road.

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post #3 of 11 Old 09-01-2014, 07:36 AM
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You can buy a new headlight from Honda or put up a Wtb in the wanted section. As far as the wiring, you won't know until you take it apart weather or not they butchered the harness. Check out Partzilla.com and Motorcyclegoodies.com for the best prices on OEM parts. You might also want to consider doing the 2004-2006 cb599 headlight upgrade. There are a lot of good write ups here. Just use the search engine. Good luck. Nice looking bike.

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How's the illumination on those?
To be honest I didn't test them at night. If the weather is fine, I will try them tomorrow night when I go for a ride. Else it will be on wednesday. I'll take photos.

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You can buy a new headlight from Honda....Good luck. Nice looking bike.
Thanks for all the info, I saw the result of a 599 conversion and it looks great. I'll prolly end up doing the conversion too. And I'll sell or give away my windjammer and headlight.

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My first question would be why. Two lights are better than one, right? If you want to restore the original look, I'd opt for the 599 bucket. Otherwise don't worry be happy. The wiring will be easy.
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Just my luck I just spent $90 on that buell headllight and $80 on the XB flyscreen...FML

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Just my luck I just spent $90 on that buell headllight and $80 on the XB flyscreen...FML
Lol and I would've gladly gave mine away. I really dont like the mod. I'm used to seeing my dad's 03 919 with the stock headlight.

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Too little to late. I will be selling my headlight and windscreen once I change the lights over this winter if you can wait till then. I would sell them to you.

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Welcome Dave!

One of those lights looks diffrent, what kind of bulb is in that right side?

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Too little to late...
I'm going to do the 599 conversion for my headlight so it's okay. I wont buy the 919's stock headlight.


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One of those lights looks diffrent, what kind of bulb is in that right side?
I really dont know. I got it this way.

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One of those lights looks diffrent, what kind of bulb is in that right side?
Looks like one is an HID and the other is a normal bulb to me

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