Made my own DHH headlight tonight, works great!

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  • Matt96xr6

Posted April 09, 2002 - 06:07 PM


Made the trip to Home depot for some of those replacement Halogen round 2" lights. one 35w flood and one 35W spot. Also some connectors, 2 $.99 flash lights and a plastic garbage can to use from a backing. Cost was $30 all together. Then I took off the stock XR650 headlight from the shell and cut it to fit. Used a speaker installation clip and a bit of silicone on the top.

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You can also see the SRC brace with the black plastic, Xr400 fender there and the UFO handgaurds with turn signals.

Here is the back:

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It works a lot better than a single light. I may swap out to dual flood lights later and see how that works on the tight trails. May look a bit homemade, but works great!

  • Chorbelt

Posted April 10, 2002 - 03:45 AM


hey, looks good. Looking a little bit homemade is better than looking at a lighter wallet. Did you use the $.99 flashlights as guards for the bulbs? I bought my replacement bulbs from Baja Design for $17 bucks ea. before I saw them same things at Home Depot for $9. I'm still looking to get a little more protection for them though.

  • Matt96xr6

Posted April 10, 2002 - 04:46 AM


not really on the flash lights. They are about 1 7/8" ID while the lights are 2" OD. So what I did it cut them in half so they opened up and used the threads to hold the lights in. Then drilled a 2" hole in the plastic there and shoved the whole thing in with a zip tie on the back. It is pretty sturdy suprisingly for how put together it is. I may get a headlight shield in wire or clear plastic at work today and put that out front, but I dont know if I will need that.

Those are the $9 bulbs also. 20* spot and 40* flood is the only difference.

  • needsprayer

Posted April 10, 2002 - 06:32 PM



That's a great homemade trail light that you fashioned up. Your pictures are excellent.

I may give this a try myself. Did you find any 50W halogen 2" round lights when you were looking at Home Depot?


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  • Matt96xr6

Posted April 11, 2002 - 04:28 AM



They had 1.5" 20W units, then the 2" 35w or 50w units there. They also had 3 packs of the 50w units on the shelf.

The units I got tax the stock stator with the rear brake light using a 1157 bulb. I am going to try a LED unit to see if that helps any.

Also those bulbs have a 3 year guaranty! haha! Imagine the possibilities there!

  • needsprayer

Posted April 11, 2002 - 05:45 AM



I rewound the XR650R stator myself using the instructions provided by Eric Foster.

Works great and now I am looking for an inexpensive high power headlight setup. I like to tinker and will definitively take advantage of your DHH effort using 50W halogen bulbs.


  • qadsan

Posted April 11, 2002 - 08:13 AM


Nice job Matt!

  • Matt96xr6

Posted April 11, 2002 - 09:25 PM



There is that link for the Xr600s also

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