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Old 01-12-2019, 07:12 AM
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Does anyone know what's needed to replace the stock headlamp with a 7in round headlamp for the 2018 Breakouts? At a minimum, it looks like I'm going to need a new headlamp bracket. Are there any vendors that already sell these brackets?

I'm looking to replace the stock headlamp with a 7in JW Speaker 8791 Adaptive 2. The pedestal on the JW Speaker doesn't line up with the 'pedestal that's on the stock headlamp.

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Old 01-12-2019, 07:51 AM
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When I had the Ď19 Fat Boy and was considering converting the front end to get rid of the cumbersome fat tire, and be more front fairing friendly, I looked at the breakout. Itís headlight mounts to the top tree, not the bottom like most. The second problem may be the bottom tree isnít drilled set up for a mounting block. If I recall thereís not an appropriate place for it. Youíll need to take a close look. Hereís what you have...




Youíll need something like this:



 
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Old 01-12-2019, 11:35 AM
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Why replace it? The headlight on the new Breakout is excellent, much better than the Daymaker i have on my FXDLS.
 
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Mchad,
Thanks for the diagrams. They're helpful. I'm going to check out some local machine shops near me to see if they can fabricate a custom bracket that will mount to the stock location (upper triple tree) and the new 7in round headlamp.

Mark Faulkner,
Agreed. The stock LED headlamp seems pretty good for light output and has its own distinct style, but I like the look of the new JW Speaker 8791. Plus, the Adaptive 2 feature sounds interesting.


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