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richardeblack

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XBR500 headlamp unit
« on: June 09, 2021, 09:12:58 AM »
Hello All,
I hope you are enjoying the nice weather.
looking through my collections of headlamp units for my XBR I find that I only have one with a decent reflector and that has a broken lens!
Trying to get one they all seem to be in Germany and are stupidly expensive .  Does anyone know which other ones fit the XBR (I thing the NTV650 does but again all in Germany and stupid prices). 
Has anyone tried to get the lens off the reflector?  It looks like it is probably glued in place and will probably break everything when I try.
Cheers,
Richard.

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Re: XBR500 headlamp unit
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2021, 01:52:30 PM »
Hi Richard
There is a head light unit complete with the mounts for a mere £60 on fleabay - UK seller - search: Honda xbr500 headlamp complete with mounts.. Might be worth dropping a note to the seller to see if there is a deal to be done  ;D

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Re: XBR500 headlamp unit
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2021, 02:20:50 PM »
I'm pretty sure the Honda CB350 SG has the same sized headlight I bought one from ebay for my old GN250 (crap headlight) and was suprised it was the same as the XBR's. David Silver sell the 350SG lens/reflector for £25 - worth giving them a call to see if it is the same.
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Re: XBR500 headlamp unit
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2021, 08:23:21 PM »
I definitely had one but sent it over to Chris (hyperbimduke) for his German import model bike. Which has sadly been stolen. I’ll have a look in my “box of bits” to see what I have left. Probably be tomorrow evening now though. (Thursday) ....
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Re: XBR500 headlamp unit
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2021, 05:43:04 AM »
Thank you all for your suggestions and your offer to have a look through Michael. I'll follow up on your suggestions Steve and Clive.
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Richard

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Re: XBR500 headlamp unit
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2021, 05:18:40 PM »
Sorry Richard, had a look through all the bits n bobs I have but alas you’re out of luck. No headlight, shell or lense. 🤷???.. best of luck.
Cheers, Michael

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Re: XBR500 headlamp unit
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2021, 07:27:49 PM »
Thanks for looking Michael.
I have checked with David Silver, Steve, and they tell me that the 350SG headlamp is different to the XBR (different number anyway) and they can do me and XBR one for £214 plus VAT!!!  I told them I'd have three for the shelf (not!).  I did say that was well over 1/3 of what I paid for the bike.
I have managed to get the broken lens of my half decent reflector and am starting to try and get the good lens off the rubbish reflector and try and glue them together with ht silicone.  I will let you know how I get on.
Thanks again for all suggestions.
Richard.

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Re: XBR500 headlamp unit
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2021, 07:47:40 PM »
Thanks for looking Michael.
Richard.
Not a problem Richard, sorry I couldn’t help you out on this occasion. Best of luck with sorting the issue out.
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Re: XBR500 headlamp unit
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2021, 11:09:53 PM »
hirichard have you any ref ,or id numbers i might have one  ,,tommy

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Re: XBR500 headlamp unit
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2021, 11:37:52 PM »
Thanks Tommy
The part no is 33100MK4622   and appears to be the same as the Honda CB750 F2.
I have found a complete unit with shell here at what seems a ridiculously cheap price of £34. Seems too good to be true.
https://vi.raptor.ebaydesc.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemDescV4&item=292171528513&category=178022&pm=1&ds=0&t=1612023056000&ver=0&cspheader=1
Thanks again
Richard

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Re: XBR500 headlamp unit
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2021, 11:51:39 AM »
do you have a standard shell to fit that rim ,those aftermarket ones can be very big at the back  ,and hit the ignition ,so you cant use the standard headlight brackets at least on the headlight i got on line ,,,tommy

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Re: XBR500 headlamp unit
« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2021, 10:20:38 AM »
I f you're not too bothered about originality, there's a wide variety of replica / generic headlamps around eg https://www.classicbikeshop.co.uk/electrical-lighting/headlamp/complete.html
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Re: XBR500 headlamp unit
« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2021, 09:51:29 PM »
Hi Richard - apologies that I've only just spotted this query. Did you get sorted with a headlamp unit as I probably have one

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Re: XBR500 headlamp unit
« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2021, 12:44:15 PM »
Sorry for not replying to the replies.
I did manage to find a usable one amongst the pile thanks.  Not brilliant but not intended for night use and passed MOT ok.
Thanks again all.
Richard.