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(install video and parts list in link)

Harley doesn't make an oval daymaker headlight, just a 5.75" one.

Like other Night Rod and Night Rod Special owners, I wanted to upgrade my lighting, but I also wanted to go oval-shaped to update the look of my bike.

I read dozens of pages on 1130cc on how to change to the oval headlight (you guys are the best), but there were two problems:

1) It cost damn near $600 CAD just for the parts!
2) This would still only give me an H9 and H11 for lighting, and I wanted to go LED.

So here's a link to what I did, and why, and what I bought:

http://www.youmotorcycle.com/how-to-install-daymaker-headlight-on-a-v-rod.html

Or if you just want the link to the video only (saves you the background story of my existence):

 

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Thank you for sharing! I was wondering about this myself pretty recently.
Thank YOU. The internet feels like a big and empty place sometimes, glad to know someone found this interesting and maybe even helpful.

adri, you hooked it up backwards and blowed a fuse.
Thanks Wind Walker. If I understand correctly, the low beam was likely installed correctly, but the high beam was plugged in backwards? That's what you think the issue is?

I'll give it a look tonight after work or tomorrow night. Thanks!
 

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Is that that only upper "fairing" they make or are there other options? The piece above the headlight that you installed.
 

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adri, you hooked it up backwards and blowed a fuse.

Hey Wind Walker, I'm going crazy man, any help please?

Here's a picture I made of what I've tried. I think I've tried every possible combination of hook up and nothing is working out. Even worse, it's behaving super weird in one particular set up.

I made a pic to try to make it easier to follow.



Any chance someone out there with a similar light can tell me how the hell their high beam is wired up please?

I think I've burned about 8 fuses trying everything.

I also tried swapping the 3" extensions in case one of them was the problem, bu thte low beam works (except in one instance) and the high beam never works.

Help?
 

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Okay adri standing in front your bike, the wires on the right side of the light connect to the yellow and black wires on your bike and the wires on the left side of the light connect to the black and white wires of your bike.
 

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Hey Adri. Your link for the headlight brings up a page with a number of different headlights. Specifically, which one did you buy?
 

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Hi guys I've already reached out to the seller to see if I can return it or what to do.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Mar...879.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.48264c4dNpHIKM

This is the one I got. Unfortunately I got it from Ali Express as it seemed $20 cheaper than Amazon... Kinda regretting that now. We'll see what happens.

THe only thing suspicious I see is that in the picture there are two 3" extensions, one is blue/yellow, the other is black/red. I got two that were both blue/yellow, and didn't get a black/red one. I don't know if this makes a difference or not.
 

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Hi guys I've already reached out to the seller to see if I can return it or what to do.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Mar...879.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.48264c4dNpHIKM

This is the one I got. Unfortunately I got it from Ali Express as it seemed $20 cheaper than Amazon... Kinda regretting that now. We'll see what happens.

THe only thing suspicious I see is that in the picture there are two 3" extensions, one is blue/yellow, the other is black/red. I got two that were both blue/yellow, and didn't get a black/red one. I don't know if this makes a difference or not.
I think almost all of them are made by the same company regardless of where you get them. There are a lot of folks on here who have bought the aliexpress light.
 

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Hi guys I've already reached out to the seller to see if I can return it or what to do.
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THe only thing suspicious I see is that in the picture there are two 3" extensions, one is blue/yellow, the other is black/red. I got two that were both blue/yellow, and didn't get a black/red one. I don't know if this makes a difference or not.
Blowing fuses means you have one or both connectors wired backwards sending the LIGHTS fuse circuit to ground. Test these by only connecting one at a time.

First connect the low beam connector from the bike to the low beam connector of the LED headlight. If the light turns on when you activate the low beam (with the ignition on) then that circuit is OK.

If it doesn't light up, use one of the extension harnesses. This should switch polarity on the circuit. Try it again. If it lights up with the extension harness, the circuit is OK and you can go to the high beam connectors and repeat the process.

If it doesn't light up with or without an extension harness, there's something wrong with the light or connectors on the extension harness and I don't think it's something I can diagnose without being there.
 

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The daymaker I replaced my original light with on my D was about $200 and all plug and play and gave me the high and low beam. One connection with both the high and low included. I would not buy one of the cheaper lights just did look like the right connection. Mine work great it was harder getting the fairing off with the angle of the bolts.
 

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THUNDER217 - You need this piece to use the dual hook up (H9 and H11 lights) from the dealer:

Harley-Davidson Headlight Jumper Cable (get it from the dealer – makes the job plug-and-play)
Part Number 67657-05
 

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OK Everyone, just wanted to post an update:

I got this headlight working... **** all that wire nonsense I posted earlier, getting it to work was very simple

Step 1)
Get the two 3" extension pieces

Step 2)
Throw them out

Step 3)
Install the headlight directly to the bike's harness (or to 67657-05 if you're on a Night Rod with 5.75" headlight)

That's it. All I had to do was not use the extensions. Doh!

Thanks to everyone who offered some help and input. Much appreciated.

I was able to figure out that the headlight itself was fine by simple direct wiring it to a spare battery I had lying around. For those who need to know how to do this, I made a quick vid on that too:

Big learning experience for me so I hope that anyone googling and stumbling across this in the future can benefit from all of the time I wasted haha
 
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