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Twins Technical Talk Technical Talk for Hinckley Triumph Twins: Bonneville, T100, Speedmaster, America, Thruxton, and Scrambler.

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Old 11-04-2012, 05:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Looking for a 7 convex headlight reflector

Hello,

I have a 2002 T100 Centennial.
In an effort to make it look more retro I would like to change from a flat headlight lens/reflector to a convex one.

I drive on the right hand side of the road (Canada) and my current OEM headlight has a parking light in it.

Has anyone done a swap before and if so what did you use?
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Old 11-04-2012, 06:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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This want you might be looking for, found it on EBay.ca

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/7-H4-EURO-CON...-/250895412882

As for the fit I do not know.
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Including freight that is just under $44. Very good price, I paid $100 for a Hella here in Australia. I wonder what quality they are, probably ok. Country of manufacture? Does not matter these days, as long as quality is ok.
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:40 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Just put on a Cibie from Daniel Stern, with an Osram bulb, (65/70 W). Better light in the dark. Maybe will try an even larger bulb next ? I also revired with 10 gauge wire and relays direct from battery for 1 volt more at hte headlight. See 'how to' by Ecosse at this forum. It is well worth it for about $50 for the wiring job.

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Old 11-05-2012, 07:51 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I put in a Lucas repop from Emgo years ago. I recall having to get a new halogen bulb that converted over to the newer 3-prong connector (H4?). There was a parking lamp bulb too.

I discovered that a stock headlight rim (ring) from the America or Speedmaster will fit a standard/T100/Thruxton headlight shell (bucket). There are noticeable differences however. Externally, the rim tucks-in tighter to the lamp edge almost eliminating the air gap between the two. There is no external lamp alignment screw (or alignment mechanism) and maybe it's an optical illusion, but the cruiser rim seems to be slightly deeper with a less rounded profile.

Internally... and relevant to this thread... the lamp mounting system is completely different. Whereas the Std/T100/Thruxton rim has an inner lamp mounting plate with various alignment hardware, the cruiser rims use a single formed wire "clip" that snaps-in a groove and pinches the lamp to the rim. I think this latter rim style will make fitting a new non-OEM lamp much easier.

I suspect the lack of the horizontal alignment feature is because the cruiser headlights are bottom mounted negating the need for internal adjustment.

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Old 11-05-2012, 07:54 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Ohhhhh, that's great information and really critical. Thanks so much for posting that.
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:17 PM   #7 (permalink)
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You might try looking around the Domi Racer site. They handle a bunch of the original NVT parts (including reproduction parts). I get all my footpeg rubbers and mufflers from there.
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:33 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Hella part number 1A6 002.395-071 is a direct replacement. Cost in Europe is about 40 Euros from most any car parts shop.
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:41 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I think the Hella is a flat lens. I am looking for convex.

I found 2 places that have the Cibies. One wants $90. each and the other wants $45. for a pair. Just waiting to hear back from the $45. place to see if they are the right ones and have a parking light.
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:50 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I put one of these on my bike, perfect fit, low/high beam. no parking light.

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