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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-29-2016, 04:01 PM Thread Starter
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info for LED Headlight on V star 1100 Custom

im lookin at replacing my headlight, and i know its an H4 plug but im wondering if the 5.75" harley head light would fit my vstar custom housing ?

ive tried searching but not much came up for the customs, only classics

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-30-2016, 03:40 AM
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i would guess not. just looking at the pictures, the harley light has the same circumference sticking out maybe an inch and a half back from the lens. and your headlight housing begins to angle back in decreasing circumference almost immediately backward from the lens.

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ah ok, has anyone come up with an LED headlight solution that works with the housing ?
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Actually most Sportster headlights I've seen look like this....(minus the funky bracket of course)




The stock Custom headlights like this....



So you may have some extra room to work with....not less room. To be sure....go to your local Harley dealer and measure the light. I think you might find the Sporty light to be a bit smaller overall. You really can't tell anything for sure until you've done some measuring.

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thanks Mick,

with your bracket like that , did you have to extend your wires? and do you notice any more vibration then you had before?
i want to bring mine out a few inches so it sits a bit more flush with my new fairing
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It's not my bike....just a pic I found of a Sporty light. It looks kinds of funky with that bracket IMO.

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i agree with out a fairing the light does look out of place, but im not sure anyone would see it if it was tucked up under a fairing
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-31-2016, 04:48 PM
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Check out my thread on the OPT7

If you're looking for an entire housing replacement, this may not interest you. But it's the best upgrade I've done on the bike by far

https://www.starbikeforums.com/#/foru...&postid=608265
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