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Offline genespleen

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New headlight!
« on: April 12, 2017, 06:21:44 PM »
1985 CB650sc; 72K miles






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Re: New headlight!
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2017, 04:33:42 AM »
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Re: New headlight!
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2017, 05:34:42 AM »
72,000 miles. Hope it runs as good as it looks.  pretty.

Looks like you made a few mods to the front.
Headlight looks like it blends pretty good. I wouldn't have even noticed it was a different color if you hadn't specifically said it was new.
Just curious: what was there before? Why did you switch? 

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Re: New headlight!
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2017, 06:20:56 AM »
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Thanks for starting a thread without content! I guess we can fill the blanks ourselves

Offline genespleen

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Re: New headlight!
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2017, 06:30:17 PM »
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Thanks for starting a thread without content! I guess we can fill the blanks ourselves
Sorry you were inconvenienced when someone shared a new mod.  Try not to be disparaging, though--it creates a poor atmosphere for newcomers.  We want people to see this as a welcoming forum.


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Re: New headlight!
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2017, 06:35:56 PM »
72,000 miles. Hope it runs as good as it looks.  pretty.

Looks like you made a few mods to the front.
Headlight looks like it blends pretty good. I wouldn't have even noticed it was a different color if you hadn't specifically said it was new.
Just curious: what was there before? Why did you switch?


I switched to a round headlight about...10 years ago, but at first did so without extending the ears.  That meant I had to trim out a lot (A LOT) of the housing.  For this one, though, I simply bolted on an extension to the existing fork ears and it seems to work pretty well.  It's just a two-inch bracket from the local hardware store, primed and painted. I had always thought I needed some sort of dedicated aftermarket replacement ears in order to have a good-looking result, but this looks way better than I had hoped.


As for the larger reason, I'm just not crazy about the rectangular headlight (no offense to those who like it).

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Re: New headlight!
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Offline genespleen

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Re: New headlight!
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2017, 06:38:38 PM »
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Thanks for starting a thread without content! I guess we can fill the blanks ourselves
Sorry you were inconvenienced when someone shared a new mod.  Try not to be disparaging, though--it creates a poor atmosphere for newcomers.  We want people to see this as a welcoming forum.


PS:  I've been a member of this forum for years and years; I'm one of those whose post-count was wiped out a couple of years ago, when the site had to be rebuilt.

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Re: New headlight!
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2017, 08:28:31 PM »
A picture is worth a thousand words except when almost nobody has any idea what you are talking about. :think2:

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Re: New headlight!
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2017, 05:35:58 AM »
A picture is worth a thousand words except when almost nobody has any idea what you are talking about. :think2:


Um, it's a round headlight on a model which comes standard w/square.  Most forum members in a forum devoted to the Nighthawk will know that.  Sigh.






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Re: New headlight!
« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2017, 07:50:06 AM »
Um, it's a round headlight on a model which comes standard w/square.  Most forum members in a forum devoted to the Nighthawk will know that.  Sigh.


That's not something I would assume.  I don't have a 650 so I know almost nothing about it, aside from a few ways in which its engine differs from mine.
[/size]I did a Google search for "CB650 headlight" to see if that was possibly what you were originally referring to but many of the images that came up were of round headlights.  Inconclusive.  Figured that if it was important it would be explained at some point.
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