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    hey guys wssup! well heres the deal... i orderd some civic projector headlights which im going to be hacking up and fabricating into a custom headlight housing for my bike

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...RK%3AMEWN%3AIT

    my housing is half plastic and half glass yes real GLASS and it weighs around 10-15 pounds... what i want to do is recreate the front glass part using plexi or somesort of clear liteweight material.... then i want to fiberglass the back after this i hope it weighs around 5 pounds haha

    leme know what do u guys think is the best way to get this one.... thanks



    btw i dont want this thing to melt! lol its going to have 2 projector hologens soon to be hid's for low beams and then for highbeams its going to have some normal cool blue ebay bulbs and then i might throw in some projector foglights... so yeah thats the setup! thanks!

  • #2
    best way to do it is to do this:
    step 1. take lenses and whole housing off
    step 2. walk into kitchen
    step 3. open garbage can
    step 4. throw it away.

    stop spending money on useless projects lol
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    • #3
      Originally posted by EsKALad
      best way to do it is to do this:
      step 1. take lenses and whole housing off
      step 2. walk into kitchen
      step 3. open garbage can
      step 4. throw it away.

      stop spending money on useless projects lol

      f u haha

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      • #4
        Yo djX, I think I'd have to agree with Eskalad for the first time...
        Passenger vehicle headlights don't go on motorcycles. Period.
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        • #5
          and ud wanna use polycarbonate.. nice n strong.

          so it doesnt break when it gets thrown in the bin :P
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          • #6
            no offence, but it's a 1995 gsxr 750. If you are worried about weight you shouldn't have bought it. IMHO, the difference in replacing / remanufacturing the headlights is a waste of time.
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            • #7


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              • #8
                nice find, those projectors were dirt cheap. If youre not going to do anything with them, I'll be interested in buying them from ya.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by DJiK
                  Yo djX, I think I'd have to agree with Eskalad for the first time...
                  Passenger vehicle headlights don't go on motorcycles. Period.

                  not without some mods :-P its not like im going to fabricate the whole damn housing into it im just using the projectors inside of it

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                  • #10
                    you might be able to lay the glass lense flat in your oven, then lay some plexi over it, then put the oven on the lowest heat setting. Turn the heat up slowly until it starts to soften and "fall" around the glass. Once complete turn off oven and let plexi cool back down.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by binary.h4x
                      you might be able to lay the glass lense flat in your oven, then lay some plexi over it, then put the oven on the lowest heat setting. Turn the heat up slowly until it starts to soften and "fall" around the glass. Once complete turn off oven and let plexi cool back down.
                      good idea. ? sounds like it would work, have you tried it?

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                      • #12
                        i really wanna do this but im thinking... what if my projectors and stuff get too hot and melt the plexi? what my friend suggested was to just fiberglass the front and make 2 holes and mount the projectors ontop of eachotherlike a ducati but i like the glass way better

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                        • #13
                          xenons do get hot, but I use them in plastic headlights without a problem..... that oven idea is exactly what I would have suggested too... should work great... I've done custom tailights like this, only over wooden molds.... should work the same over the original glass...
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by xdjxklusivex
                            hey guys wssup! well heres the deal... i orderd some civic projector headlights which im going to be hacking up and fabricating into a custom headlight housing for my bike

                            my housing is half plastic and half glass yes real GLASS and it weighs around 10-15 pounds... what i want to do is recreate the front glass part using plexi or somesort of clear liteweight material.... then i want to fiberglass the back after this i hope it weighs around 5 pounds haha

                            leme know what do u guys think is the best way to get this one.... thanks

                            btw i dont want this thing to melt! lol its going to have 2 projector hologens soon to be hid's for low beams and then for highbeams its going to have some normal cool blue ebay bulbs and then i might throw in some projector foglights... so yeah thats the setup! thanks!
                            WHat About the fact the the lense/cover of your bikes headlights are may/should/do have some sort of optical quality that you should not mess with.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Wiredwrx
                              WHat About the fact the the lense/cover of your bikes headlights are may/should/do have some sort of optical quality that you should not mess with.

                              Michael
                              its just glass :-P plus its not like im going to keep the original headlights so even if it did do something its not gonna help n e more

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