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Replacement Headlight Bucket

Discussion in 'General' started by 429CV23, Apr 15, 2017.

  1. 429CV23

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    The headlight bucket broke just before I got to work this morning. I don't know if it was the original headlight assy or not. The threaded section inside the bucket broke away; looks like it was glued to the inside of the bucket.
    I just ordered an Adjure HB51210-3 which includes their Diamond Cut Blue Dot Headlight. List is >$300; Amazon had one for $183.
    Anyone have experience with their Phast Lock system? I pretty much hated the threaded setup on the old assy. I've read good & bad about the Phast Lock system. At any rate it'll be a nice upgrade compared to the old.
     
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    Some like the phast lock some don't.

    I have mixed feelings on it. You really need a third hand to make it easy. One to push on the headlight and the other two hands to feed it through.

    Phast lock it great to pull apart....more effort to put in. Exact opposite of the stock bucket

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    I have one of those and was worried about the headlight moving around. Seems to be fine. The only problem I foresee is if the tension ring ever loses tension over time then the headlight will move around.


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    Love my adjure headlight. Had to order a new phast lock system. Great customer service and top quality light.
     
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    Thanks for the info & opinions guys! I should receive it Thursday, likely won't install it until this weekend.
    I've read the tri-bar can cause a dark spot right in the middle; hopefully it'll light the road well.
    The new lens/housing and LED I installed a while back has almost a "V" light pattern on low beam with a dark area in the middle, high beam works well. Not sure if it's just a cheap lens/reflector, or if the LED isn't quite the same length as an H4 lamp.
     
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    Regarding the light to put in a bucket you can't go wrong with this one. Few members have them. I have about 4000 miles and works flawlessly. This is the only LED that has lasted for me. Some people have had luck with the LED bulbs I tried 3 none held up more than 3-4k. I'm very happy this one and glad I'm not taking the headlight apart all the time.

    No fan and no sticking a LED bulb in a halogen housing. I have the adjure and a stock BDM bucket this fits in both. It's a little pain to get in the adjure..but it fits.

    Buddy runs a $400 Harley Daymaker I can't tell the difference between this one which is $50



    5-3/4 5.75 Inch Daymaker Projector LED Headlight for Harley Davidson Motorcycles Headlamp 45W Chrome https://www.amazon.com/dp/B019ETNZD6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_k439ybNDHM3VE

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    Just a heads up go to Harbor Frieght and pick you up a 4 piece pick and hook set and a good pair of needle nose pliers. I always lube it before feeding it through and it seems to work better like that
     
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    how hard was it to wire it up? I'm sure the wire harness/plugs are different?? right...or is it just plug and play??
     
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    The daymaker is just plug and play
     
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    Got the new assy installed today. I re-used the original bucket mount since it was far nicer than the included mounting block. Was a very easy install. The Phast Lock nylon rod is easy enough to use, but my assy came with 2 locator rings, and from what I've read it should have only 1. We'll be getting rain most of this week, but maybe tomorrow night I can get her out on the road and get it adjusted.
    The Adjure bucket is about 1.5" longer in front and back of the mounting block.
    I'm not a big fan of blue dots, and it seems the dot in this lens is just for looks. There is a hood over the top of the lamp preventing significant light from going through the dot. I about blinded myself checking to see if any light was coming through; none that I could see. I'll check it tonight in the garage and see if any light does come though.
     
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