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Author Topic: Should headlights be rubber mounted?  (Read 277 times)

Offline Ride

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Should headlights be rubber mounted?
« on: Dec 19, 2017, 12:48:11 »
I plan on having a small headlight fairing and either traditional incandescent or LED.

Is there any necessity for rubber mounting either the bracket in the fork leg or the headlight bucket to the bracket?

It’s an in-line 4 (Suzuki Bandit 600) so fairly smooth.

Offline 1fasgsxr

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Re: Should headlights be rubber mounted?
« Reply #1 on: Dec 19, 2017, 13:07:13 »
The headlight on my old KZ is rubber mounted and it bounces around all over the place.  I absolutely hate it !!
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Re: Should headlights be rubber mounted?
« Reply #2 on: Dec 19, 2017, 13:16:11 »
It's advised for bulbs that use a filament (e.g. halogens and HIDs), but not necessary for LEDs of decent quality.

That said, I've usually experienced the opposite of 1fasgsxr: Rubber mounted lights tend to vibrate less.
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Offline 1fasgsxr

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Re: Should headlights be rubber mounted?
« Reply #3 on: Dec 19, 2017, 13:18:39 »
Mine might just be old wore out bushings too..  ;D  It is getting old.
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Offline Ride

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Re: Should headlights be rubber mounted?
« Reply #4 on: Dec 19, 2017, 14:10:44 »
Ok it’s as I figured. I suppose I can just put a bushing between the bucket and bracket?