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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-26-2019, 02:41 PM Thread Starter
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Nice to meet everyone! I have a 2000 Yamaha Vstar 650, Vance & Hines pipes, Vance & Hines dyno jet kit, k&n oil and air filters. Here to ask questions which i definitely have some. For starters, I cant seem to find a good Led headlight kit for my year. All the ones i see are universals and they dont appear to have the mounts mine has. I recently bought the bike and I am in the process of "rebuilding" it. Carb re build, top end work, plus the headlight is missing. So no mounts just the can and harness. Thank you in advance for any tips or advice you give!
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interesting

how many miles are on the engine?

I dont think I remember anyone having to work on the valves, bearings, rings... except one guy who was getting blow-by past the rings and his bike was blowing oil out the crankcase breather hose into the air intake

and I think he got another engine from a parts bike.

A couple guys have put wilder cams in their bikes, but in general these machine run for a good 100k miles before you need to tear into them.

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Welcome from Atlantic Canada. As you can see, our members will step up and help you in any way we can. Post your questions in the proper forum for best visibility. Love to see some pics too.

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interesting

how many miles are on the engine?

I dont think I remember anyone having to work on the valves, bearings, rings... except one guy who was getting blow-by past the rings and his bike was blowing oil out the crankcase breather hose into the air intake

and I think he got another engine from a parts bike.

A couple guys have put wilder cams in their bikes, but in general these machine run for a good 100k miles before you need to tear into them.

(12k miles)I rebuilt the top end because the guy I bought the bike from said he has his buddy replace the valves so he can sell it running ( i assume he floated a valve or something of the sort and smashed the vlave) I had heard a ping and immediately just decided to rebuild it. His buddy forgot a keeper. And im surprised it didn't drop or float a valve. Im a diesel guy and pretty new to bike engines. Runs fine now. But the headlight situation is my concern at the moment.
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Welcome from Houston, Texas. Post your headlight question here:
https://www.starbikeforums.com/forums/49-v-star/
You will get better exposure and responses, not every one reads the introductions.
Here's a few interesting threads to check out when you get a chance.

https://www.starbikeforums.com/forum...on-garage.html

https://www.starbikeforums.com/forum...ighlight=Yammy

https://www.starbikeforums.com/forum...where-you.html

https://www.starbikeforums.com/forum...enced-you.html

https://www.starbikeforums.com/forum...ature-you.html

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Welcome from Columbus, OH! You will find many tips and helpful people on this forum. Since you have the 650 you may want to check out the for sale thread at towards the bottom of the home page. There is a post by @robbz28 that has all kinds of 650 parts for free. He turned his into a bobber. All he asks is that you pay for shipping from Louisiana.
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No one has jumped on your LED headlight question.

If you post it in the forum for your bike more people will notice it, and put the words LED HEADLIGHT right up front in the subject line, so it shows up in the recent discussion list on the right side of the page.

The subject comes up frequently. I put Sylvania Silver Star bulbs in my bikes, they are noticeably brighter than stock bulbs, but they have two drawbacks - they only last for about 5000 miles of riding (about once a year for me) and they are expensive. But the advantage is the filament is in the same place as the stock lamps, so the reflector works the way it should.

which brings us to the primary issue with LED replacement lamps: the LED element is not in the same spot as the lamp filament, and does not emit light in the same pattern, so if you use the stock headlight lens and reflector you will not get the correct focus of the light. Several people have done this "cheap" version of LED upgrade and were disappointed.

If you are going to get an LED headlight you really want the entire assembly: Bucket, reflector, lens... and then you can get some really impressive improvement over the stock headlight ... but... its going to cost you.

Since you need the lamp reflector assembly anyway it will be a better tradeoff for you.

another option is to use the stock headlight and bulb and add focused driving/passing lights, and tie them to your highbeams. There are small bullet lights for this that work very well.

If you start a thread in the general section for your bike you will get more answers to your question. The new rider intro page gets ignored by a lot of members.

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No one has jumped on your LED headlight question.

If you post it in the forum for your bike more people will notice it, and put the words LED HEADLIGHT right up front in the subject line, so it shows up in the recent discussion list on the right side of the page.

The subject comes up frequently. I put Sylvania Silver Star bulbs in my bikes, they are noticeably brighter than stock bulbs, but they have two drawbacks - they only last for about 5000 miles of riding (about once a year for me) and they are expensive. But the advantage is the filament is in the same place as the stock lamps, so the reflector works the way it should.

which brings us to the primary issue with LED replacement lamps: the LED element is not in the same spot as the lamp filament, and does not emit light in the same pattern, so if you use the stock headlight lens and reflector you will not get the correct focus of the light. Several people have done this "cheap" version of LED upgrade and were disappointed.

If you are going to get an LED headlight you really want the entire assembly: Bucket, reflector, lens... and then you can get some really impressive improvement over the stock headlight ... but... its going to cost you.

Since you need the lamp reflector assembly anyway it will be a better tradeoff for you.

another option is to use the stock headlight and bulb and add focused driving/passing lights, and tie them to your highbeams. There are small bullet lights for this that work very well.

If you start a thread in the general section for your bike you will get more answers to your question. The new rider intro page gets ignored by a lot of members.

Thank you for the information. I started the thread over there. Really appreciate the tips.
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