I just bought my first bike, a Honda Rebel obviously, and I want to swap the factory headlight out for an aftermarket halo LED projector assembly
. I would like some input as to what y'all think, and I would appreciate tips or advice...Here is what I am considering;
The headlight housing
I should start off by saying I was inspired to do this because of shortyg83's aftermarket install, and loved the way it looks on his bike. I do think, and as he suggests, that if he went with the 7" aftermarket headlight it would fit better and look better on the bike. So here I am trying to do the 7" install on my own bike.
I looked through the manual and online for exact dimensions of the stock headlight assembly but had no luck, so I measured it. I measured the headlight housing to be about 6.5 inches in diameter, while the inner headlight insert was about 5.5 inches in diameter. I understand I will probably have to do a little bit of modifying to get it where I want, but does anyone think this would be too big for a Rebel, or see something overtly wrong with my plans? I would completely remove all of the factory headlight components, including the housing and brackets, and try to work with just the items from the links above. I was thinking because the aftermarket headlight unit itself is compatible with H4 bulbs, it is merely .5 inches larger than the factory assembly, and the aftermarket headlight and bracket are compatible, that I just might have luck.
So I guess I am asking if
1. Will the aftermarket housing, bracket, and headlight will fit on the bike/ fit together?
2. Will the aftermarket parts be compatible with my bike (electronically... plug and play)?
3. Will I need any other parts for the job (gaskets, o rings, resistors, relays, etc.)?
Any help/advice/criticism is appreciated...Thanks!