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Hi guys,

I am really keen to find out where to get a headlamp that can replace the standard one on the bike so that I can have good quality lighting for the very rare night use.
I have the roadkit on the bike with a switch for dim & bright.
The std headlight only has a single contact globe & two wires to the socket; it's not wired for dim/bright.
The socket on the headlight needs to be changed to one with 3 wires & two contacts ... but that is a mission to try & find .. again no-one knows nothing.

I don't want to butcher the bike & have issues.com

Something like the spares from a Hunter CRF250 would probably fit, as it was a very close copy of the Honda bike.
Only thing is Hunter has closed down & no idea where to get hold of anyone that may have spares or bought over the spares stock from them.

I have tried in vain to ask around & at Honda shop in Pinetown for ideas.
Also web searches have not produced anything as yet.

If there is anyone that has done this or knows of a good source to get it done through, would really appreciate the assistance.

Fanks, fellow dogs.

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« Last Edit: September 28, 2009, 07:49:48 am by Terror-Moto »
 

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I converted an old KDX tailpiece to fit my KLR and had to do some stuff to get the brake light to work. Not difficult at all. You might need an old head light that will sort-of fit and modify the mountings....Good luck
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Startline in Edenvale sells aftermarket headlight kits (includes the fairing). Maybe you can find something there that will be better?

Are you saying your CRF only has dim? Mine has dim and bright with the standard headlight and roadkit.
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Startline in Edenvale sells aftermarket headlight kits (includes the fairing). Maybe you can find something there that will be better?

Are you saying your CRF only has dim? Mine has dim and bright with the standard headlight and roadkit.

No I think his has both but the stock CRF headlight is a little weak and only uses a 30W bulb if I am not mistaken.
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Hi guys,

I am really keen to find out where to get a headlamp that can replace the standard one on the bike so that I can have agood quality lighting for the very rare night use.
I have the roadkit on the bike with a switch for dim & bright.

I don't want to butcher the bike & have issues.com

Something like the spares from a Hunter CRF250 would probably fit, as it was a very close close copy of the Honda bike.
Only thing is Hunter has closed down & no idea where to get hold of anyone that may have spares or bought over the spares stock from them.

I have tried in vain to ask around & at Honda shop in Pinetown for ideas.
Also web searches have not produced anything as yet.

If there is anyone that has done this or knows of a good source to get it done through, would really appreciate the assistance.

Fanks, fewllo dogs.

... the Terror-Moto, now on a CRF2-tirty ...


All you need to do is change the inner lamp holder that holds the existing globe-One that can take a new Dim-Bright globe and change the globe to a 55watt--And of course the switch. Easy as that.
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Yes, that sounds like more or less what I am after.

I am in Durban area, & have not been able to locate anything that will fit in the original headlamp to replace the one filamnet globe to a double one.
Plus I need the base holder that will accomodate the 2 pins/terminals on the globe.
I also need to figure out how to run another wire from the switch, not sure if the harness has one & it is neatly taped up sowewhere.

Where was the CRF230 bike bought that has the dual function headlamp ?
I have not come across one yet & the agents & bike shops say they have never come out like that, as it was designed for offroad use & not built for the extra's.

 

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Yes, that sounds like more or less what I am after.

I am in Durban area, & have not been able to locate anything that will fit in the original headlamp to replace the one filamnet globe to a double one.
Plus I need the base holder that will accomodate the 2 pins/terminals on the globe.
I also need to figure out how to run another wire from the switch, not sure if the harness has one & it is neatly taped up sowewhere.

Where was the CRF230 bike bought that has the dual function headlamp ?
I have not come across one yet & the agents & bike shops say they have never come out like that, as it was designed for offroad use & not built for the extra's.


Try to get a fitting from a scrapped bike Tail-light-Brake light combination and work from there--Thats what i did. :mwink:
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The older XR 500RE's had a dim/bright light, that insert fits into the existing CRF cowling, and it will be available from Honda,Honda part no:33123 KT1 650 @R314.05ex and the globe holder part no 33130 KT2 003 @ R130 ex.
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I have finally managed to change my headlight socket. I found one from a quad bike & joined/soldered the wires.
I now have dim & bright via the switch; only thing is the globe spec is 12v 55/55 W for dim & bright & the light coming out of the headlight is not too good.

Anyone have any ideas on where to get a globe that will deliver good light ?
I have tried Startline & a few local bikeshops plus Midas & Autozone in Pinetown but no cigar.

I think the globe may be a H6 type or the base of it is similar.