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I was able to modify the parts inside of the headlight bucket to except and properly hold the DayMaker headlight. Pics will follow but here's what I did.... The first thing I noticed was that the headlight bucket has a plastic cage inside. You will need to keep that as it forms a ring on the outer perimeter of the inside of the bucket that gives the rubber isolators gasket something to back up to. I used my Dremel and cut away the cage portion from the outer ring and used an X-Acto knife to remove burrs and melted plastic. Next I took the rubber isolator ring and modified it with an X-Acto knife. I cut the indent white enough to except the outer lip of the DayMaker. I also removed all of the rubber fingers as well. From there it was a simple reinstallation of the plastic ring from the inner cage in the isolator ring onto the headlight, plug it in, inserted properly, and install the chrome trim ring. All in all I would say I spent 20 to 30 minutes modifying the parts. I also purchased a new rubber ring from victory for $26 and found someone that is giving me a new plastic cage. This way, if there is ever a problem with my Daymaker, I can go back to stock in a matter of minutes and not lose any riding time. Results may vary and I do not take responsibility should you try this but I am very happy with the results and it looks OEM.
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Cut the plastic cage
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Modify the rubber isolator ring. Remove the triangular fingers and widen the groove for the lip of the lamp.
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Reinstall the plastic ring, put the isolator on the lamp, and put it together.
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Show off that light!
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Very nice! Thanks for the write up.
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I am the kind of person that normally does not try to modify anything because it usually blows up in my face and I end up with a bike that's down for a week or more but this is very simple and easy even for me to do. If you have any questions about things I did not post pictures of please feel free to ask and I'll answer them. I did take more pictures but I ran out of time and could not post all of them because you have to post one for reply and I'm using my cell phone.

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I am the kind of person that normally does not try to modify anything because it usually blows up in my face and I end up with a bike that's down for a week or more but this is very simple and easy even for me to do. If you have any questions about things I did not post pictures of please feel free to ask and I'll answer them. I did take more pictures but I ran out of time and could not post all of them because you have to post one for reply and I'm using my cell phone.
How is the aiming of the low beam compared to the high beam?
Did they get that correct when they made the lamp? I have read that some of the aftermarket LED replacement lights have issues where when the High beam is correct the low beam is useless it points too far down. I take it this brand does not have that issue?

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This is the one I got- it has more light pods in it than others I've seen. We have to wait till dark to see how well it works. I did the install this morning.

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Eagle Lights is from Norwalk CT. So little more than an hour from me. They respond to communication super fast. We'll see if there are any issues.

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