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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-08-2004, 08:56 PM Thread Starter
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anyone do the Headlight Mod from the UK forum?

I am thinking of takeling the headlight MOD from the UK forum. Anyone do it yet?
Aslo I see they have lights next to the main beams, anyone do this yet? What was involved?
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I did the mod with the help of the UK forum.
I believe there is a difference on wiring between US en EU bikes so i'm not 100% sure that it's gonna work on yours...

What lights do you mean? You have a better pic of that?
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i think he means the 'pod lights' they don't get tham as standard on the US model, dunno why. I'm eaiting on getting a power commander before doing the mod, just saves having to muck about with the wiring/tank twice.
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can I ask for the URL for the UK forum
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I did my own, "Lazy man's headlight mod"

I saw those lil' nooks next to the main headlights, they looked like they were begging for the stock blinkers/running lights. Sooooooo, a dremel and a couple of hours later. Thought I'd have to find some yellow bulbs or paint the OEM's, nope, the main beams are so white that they make the regular blinker bulbs look yellowish. I love my clean fairing look!
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is that legal to have the blinkers there?
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I saw those lil' nooks next to the main headlights, they looked like they were begging for the stock blinkers/running lights. Sooooooo, a dremel and a couple of hours later. Thought I'd have to find some yellow bulbs or paint the OEM's, nope, the main beams are so white that they make the regular blinker bulbs look yellowish. I love my clean fairing look!

What did you use to fill in the holes left by the absent running light stalks?
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I see Yamaha has a note on their web site reguarging these seen in the video.
"Note: FZ6 models in the videos shown with European spec turn signals."
I don't know if they would ever be questioned by an officer of the law since they look like they belong there. I think with my highbeams going in the daytime might make them a little harder to see for the oncomming cars.
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They work great!

I've asked a couple of troopers that I know here in NC, they said no problem at all. I'm all over Myrtle and have been in all kinds of boulevard and cruising situations (up close and personal with picky SC type officers) no questions asked.

I just cut down the rubber attachments and (ghetto riggin' comin' up here) covered the "cut to match the fairing ends" with black plastic. They end up looking like some type of heavy duty fairing adapter attachments or something? I love the clean look and am also looking to replace my cheap ass (can u tell I'm disappointed?) hard racing FE with the Top Line one. I think it goes with the totally smooth, nothing hangin out look. I even thought about mounting the rear bulbs in the "FZ6" rear side panels. Don't know if passenger legs would obstruct though?

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Hey Epee, looks very nice. Could you post some pics of the holes you cut in the back of the fairing if you have any. I want to do it to mine.

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I knew I would wish I took pictures, but it was just one of those Sunday mornings and "hell let's see what we can make work here". I figured I'd have to order stuff and get new bulbs to make it work. But it all just came together with a little elbow grease, NO PARTS NEEDED $$$ HAHA AFTERMARKET SUPPLIERS!!
So now without factory attachments I had to "pack" the bulb backs and covered it with duct tape (ghetto, I told you) When you take the inner sides off of the fairing you'll see the black protrusions that are centered in these "eyebrow" spots. I cut those all the way down, (i pushed a sock in a pilot hole first to keep plastic crap from falling down in the main headlight location) pushed the factory bulbs through, shortened the wiring 3-4inches. I packed around them with black plastic sheeting, to hold the aim straight in the holes. Then covered the whole chop job with duct tape. The inner fairings cover all, so all you get is clean and no ugle arms waiving from the sides of your fairing. I did this because I couldn't find flush mounts that went with the look of our bikes. I didn't want to be a gixxer wanna be.

Bikes see me turning at a light and follow me to see what I'm riding. Is that some Euro bike? What's with your running lights/blinkers? It's funny how we recognize bike makes by the fairing lighting.

Good luck, it's easy, I'm medical, I cut on people not a mechanic at all.

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Headlight's mod

It's been three months with the mod as i have written to the U.K forum.

Absolutely no problems and definately more light.
The mod combined with the OSRAM SILVERSTAR bulbs gives excellent results.

I strongly recommend to all of you to do it, specially cos there is not cost or risk involved.
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headlight mod

to get the smooth look with the headlighs get some lockhead phillips turn signals. they look like the stock ones but they are real small.remove the iner fairing plastic and dremel the plugs out. remove the cover off the lightsso all you have is the rubber socket with the screw and wires left . the whole thing should pop into the dremeled out hole and it looks like it was meant to be. if you want some pics to understand what i mean email me and ill send the pics.
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