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Ping
04-09-2015, 1:28 PM
If I posted this in the wrong place, I apologize.

I'm wanting to run a yellow headlight on my V-Star, but on a budget, would love to just replace the lens instead of having to purchase an entirely new assembly.

Anyone know if this is possible? Or other ideas?

Dieselchanic
04-09-2015, 1:37 PM
I've used the tinted film with good success. Heat gun really helps when applying it.

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&alt=web&id=321203359015



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Ping
04-09-2015, 1:47 PM
Didn't even occur to me that something like that could be out there. Thanks brother, I'll give it a shot!

Cool bike too btw ;)

lucky13scoot
04-11-2015, 8:37 PM
Maybe a little late now, but I noticed this was brought up a while back. Seems that film can be removed and the craft store 'stained glass color' is a pain to remove. Below is a couple links.
I was thinking of doing this myself... did anyone have issues with film getting damaged from bug juice or sunlight / bulb heat exposure? Is film UV stable?

I remember reading somewhere that someone was not happy with the light quality after, especially at night. Anyone able to provide comment? Seems like the increased visibility (different coloured headlight) would make a difference for other drivers to notice you. What if you increased the bulb strength to HID?

http://www.chopcult.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7295

http://caferacersunited.com/how-to-make-an-oldskool-cafe-racer-headlight/

Ping
04-13-2015, 10:26 AM
Thanks for chiming in, all great questions!

lucky13scoot
04-20-2015, 7:37 PM
all great questions!

no answers though is seems. any one try alternate options?

Dieselchanic
04-21-2015, 10:31 AM
I don't know how well the film stands up to prolonged uv exposure, but I know that heat didn't hurt it all. I got it way hotter with a heat gun applying it (which is recommended by the makers) than it will ever get from the light. There was very little actual light coloration and it did not affect the intensity at all. The film is designed for, and used on car lights all the time. It's not some craft store repurpose. If it did wear out after a year or so, it'd cost like $5 and 5 minutes to replace.