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Havli
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PostSubject: D.I.Y Headlight Housing    D.I.Y Headlight Housing  Icon_minitime1Tue Apr 09, 2024 6:09 am

Here some impressions from my current project.
Selfmade Headlight Housing, because i cant stand this plastic-stuff anymore.

Not sure if it will work, but its worth a try!

Starting basis is a 4€ bowl from Ikea and no, i am not kidding ;-)

195mm, it fits like a dream and is quite massive with 1,5 mm thickness.

Here the comparison to the original one.
As you can see, the lamp fits already in Smile
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I welded some mounting points and it fits to my GRiSO as well  Smile

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Today i will try the build the last slide, really curious if it works.

Hope you enjoy this thread!

Greetings from Austria
Havli

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PostSubject: Re: D.I.Y Headlight Housing    D.I.Y Headlight Housing  Icon_minitime1Tue Apr 09, 2024 6:50 am

I have had my bike off the road for a month making several modifications and detailing the bike. I wanted to fit a 7" Hella H4 insert and went looking for a headlight bucket with the correct bolt spacing and came up with this shorty housing. it is only 4mm narrower than the standard bucket, [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] , because the housing was shallow it would not let me fit the globe into the insert, I bored a 60mm hole in the back of the light and used a 60mm PVC pressure pipe cap, machined the angle to the profile of the headlight and used 4 small stainless steel screws to attached it from the inside, painted the  cap gloss black and this is the result. Your light looks like a good job.

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PostSubject: Re: D.I.Y Headlight Housing    D.I.Y Headlight Housing  Icon_minitime1Tue Apr 09, 2024 8:57 am

Thanks & good info guys Very Happy ....looks like I can get the 7.7 inch shorty in UK, so will keep it in mind if I decide to go back to classic look

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PostSubject: Re: D.I.Y Headlight Housing    D.I.Y Headlight Housing  Icon_minitime1Tue Apr 23, 2024 6:58 pm

You guys do nice work! I wish I could get black chrome done here!! (usa)
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PostSubject: Re: D.I.Y Headlight Housing    D.I.Y Headlight Housing  Icon_minitime1Fri May 10, 2024 11:24 am

Havli wrote:
Here some impressions from my current project.
Selfmade Headlight Housing, because i cant stand this plastic-stuff anymore.

Not sure if it will work, but its worth a try!

I'm interested to see where you're at with this!

Moto Guzzi virgin wrote:
I have had my bike off the road for a month making several modifications and detailing the bike. I wanted to fit a 7" Hella H4 insert and went looking for a headlight bucket with the correct bolt spacing and came up with this shorty housing. it is only 4mm narrower than the standard bucket,

Same as above...how's it working out?

paulbrice wrote:
Thanks & good info guys Very Happy ....looks like I can get the 7.7 inch shorty in UK, so will keep it in mind if I decide to go back to classic look


back to? What are you currently using?

I come here because I too have a compromised bucket, and I'm wondering what the long term, done right, done once solution will be. Finding an aftermarket drop in option would be wonderful, but I'm thinking it's unlikely?

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PostSubject: Re: D.I.Y Headlight Housing    D.I.Y Headlight Housing  Icon_minitime1Sat May 11, 2024 4:13 am

Here's thread that includes my LED lamp - lots of customisation as needed to re-use original shell (because impossible to make replacement fit)

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PostSubject: Re: D.I.Y Headlight Housing    D.I.Y Headlight Housing  Icon_minitime1Sat May 11, 2024 8:05 am

kidsmoke wrote:
Havli wrote:
Here some impressions from my current project.
Selfmade Headlight Housing, because i cant stand this plastic-stuff anymore.

Not sure if it will work, but its worth a try!

I'm interested to see where you're at with this!

Moto Guzzi virgin wrote:
I have had my bike off the road for a month making several modifications and detailing the bike. I wanted to fit a 7" Hella H4 insert and went looking for a headlight bucket with the correct bolt spacing and came up with this shorty housing. it is only 4mm narrower than the standard bucket,

Same as above...how's it working out?

This a photo of the finished work on the front of the bike with the Hella H4 insert, I took a led headlight out to fit the insert with the look I was after along with the new indicators.

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paulbrice wrote:
Thanks & good info guys Very Happy ....looks like I can get the 7.7 inch shorty in UK, so will keep it in mind if I decide to go back to classic look


back to? What are you currently using?

I come here because I too have a compromised bucket, and I'm wondering what the long term, done right, done once solution will be. Finding an aftermarket drop in option would be wonderful, but I'm thinking it's unlikely?
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