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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-28-2018, 10:49 AM Thread Starter
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Headlight gasket?

I ride a 2003 V Star 1100. The front headlight assembly is stock I believe. Does anyone know if there is support to be a gasket between the housing and the front ring that holds everything together. My bike currently does not. It rattles when I ride. I looked on Yamaha parts list and I don’t see anything.
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My 2000 1100 Classic doesn't have one and no rattles. Are both screws that hold the ring on in place?

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-28-2018, 04:40 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah they are but when I took it apart it had black electrical tape in there kind of acting like a gasket. So I just assumed that they wrecked it taking it apart one time and tried to fix it like that. That being said I think I should take it back apart and take the tape out. I left it there figured it was better than nothing. But I bet nothing is better.
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https://sites.google.com/site/vstar1...tions/lighting there is supposed to be a w shaped clip acts as a retainer
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-28-2018, 05:17 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you. Going to have to come back apart!
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-28-2018, 05:44 PM
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The headlight will rattle some without that spring clip. I lost mine and trimmed a piece on old inner tube to stop the rattle. It was supposed to be a temporary fix until I got a new clip. Well that was like 3 years ago and headlight is still happy with the inner tube fix. Plus with my newer, loader exhaust and the fact that I can't hear very well all is good. At least my wife says I can hear. ����
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Ah, yes. I forgot about that clip. Yup, that will make a difference.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-28-2018, 06:38 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you all.
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