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I actually hate the headlight on the xsr700. I have been looking at replacing it but the only one that I think really suits the bike is the JVB super seven one. This is mega expensive and needs painting as well so struggling to justify spending that on the bike.

I have seen someone had replaced it with the xsr900 one but it looked a bit low to me.

Anyone else any thoughts or seen any options.

Cheers daps
 

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i have been looking at Motodemic xsr900 headlight conversion, would probably work on xsr700

adaptive lights they have sound cool - light up the direction you lean. and look like they from the future.
 

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i have been looking at Motodemic xsr900 headlight conversion, would probably work on xsr700

adaptive lights they have sound cool - light up the direction you lean. and look like they from the future.
I agree but have you seen the cost of Motodemic headlights....!!! can't justify it myself as i hardly ever ride at night.
 

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Somebody has done it already. I like the look of it but the price massively puts me off.

Edit: I don't think he used the same bucket.
He used the 7" version (and also the priciest "Adaptive" version) and so had to change bucket, using JWSpeaker's own one (details are in the article).
JWSpeaker also make a 5 3/4" version which -should- fit the original Yamaha bucket.
 

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The version I have linked to is 5.75" version. Different model number and fits a PAR46 headlight space. Is XSR700 headlight PAR46?
 

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So I did my research and spent hours on ebay and looking at images but I couldn't find a headlight conversion that looked as good as the JVB super seven one. I ordered their front mudguard first to suss out the service and quality and once satisfied I bit the bullet and ordered the front Super seven headlight. More than I really wanted to pay but can't wait to get it.

Unfortunately it comes in white and all the other parts are silver so it will need painting and metal parts powder coating but that shouldn't cost to much.

I will try and post some pics once fitted.

Cheers daps
 

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I bought the JvB headlight mask and the adaptive headlight..

both the stock headlight housing and the Jvb ones are suitable for 5.75" headlights, however, most LED headlights are too long for the stock headlight housing because of their cooling!

I will keep you updated once I install it.. maybe next week or so.
The JvB does not come with front indicators, you might use the ones Kedo uses as well (this is what I did) or you opt for handlebar blinkers which are even nicer but really really pricey
 

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I'd love a Super7 head light but the cost is just a no go for me. Let us know how it all goes though in case one day I'm suddenly flush.
 

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Maybe then its time we become more like the harley guys and get a headlight shield to make a headlight setup like that look more at home. XSR's sure do have the look to back it up.
 

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Ok, returned from my holidays and my parcel had arrived containing the JVB headlight.
I already have the JVB front mudguard which is made of ads plastic and the quality is really good so I was a little disappointed to find that the headlight surround is made of fiberglass not Abs.
I decided to try a test fit before I did a rattle can paint job to see how it goes.
You need to cut a standard bracket that secures the wiring harness.
No biggie for me but some people might not wanna start hacking bits off a new bike. The instructions say you can bend it back but I decided to cut it off.
You simply strip down your standard headlight and fit the bulbs and loom to the JVB one, easy job to be fair.
Fitting isn't to bad but there are a lot of wires and cables that need to fit behind the headlight mask and not a lot of room so care needs to be taken to not trap anything and also to ensure you can go lock to lock with no tightness.
Once everything is on and tight I went for a spin. Omg insane. You sit on the bike looking forward, look down and can't see anything. It feels like a different bike.
Rattle can paint job is going ok but I will probably remove it and get it sorted over Winter.
Hope this helps, a lot of money but once it's all sorted I think it will be worth it.
Cheers Daps
 

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I bought mine with a smashed headlight shell, among other things.
I agree the OE headlamp spoils the look, and a new shell is 90 quid.
For 35 quid I got a no-name LED off ebay, and for another 25 some chunky rubber mounted fork brackets. (So I disposed of: OE light, light carrier frame, cast ind brackets, small support bracket on the lower fork clamp and the matt alloy badge).
Raising the bike to drop the forks and slip on the clamps is a faff, as you can imagine; but they feel solid.
I had to bodge some separate indicator brackets out of scrap formica, but will get some proper ones lazered up with the pear-shaped indicator mounting hole. May go for alloy so they bend/breaks before the headlamp disintegrates, as happened to mine.
I plan to get a couple of spare pairs if anyone wants some.
Would prefer a nice 8-incher on there; not planning any night racing but I always liked the Baja look.
But they’re expensive.
 

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