Material of headlight housing

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dieter

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Hi folks,

I've recently purchased a 7" LED insert to replace the old headlight insert. However, there is a little bir more room necessary. Easiest would be to use a heat gun - if the housing is some kind of thermoplastic.

Any ideas?

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Dieter
 
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If you mean the main plastic shell of the fairing, it can be softened and bent with a heat gun and welded with a soldering iron. I haven't tried stretching the plastic with heat though.
 
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I did a little searching and a few years ago someone had cut a hole in the back of the headlight housing and thru the fairing to allow room for the heatsink on an H4 LED bulb, I didn't get the link though sorry.

I would wonder if there would be sufficient cooling airflow for the LED without venting through the headlight housing and fairing?
 
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I’ve now cut an opening into the headlight housing and made the first testruns. Seems like it is working...,.





However - I need to make a better photo of the headlight installed in the bike.
And - I believe a WJ 5 will look better. I already have one in stock....


Dieter
 
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