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Hi guys! FNG here with a problem AND a warning. I bought one of those Harley "Daylight 7" headlights for the wife's Heritage at the beginning of the season. She loved it, (not that she EVER rides at night!).
However, three weeks ago she and I were out on the scoots when a rock jumped up and BROKE the outer bezel glass! Shattered the whole damned thing. Now, to clarify, we're talking about the EXTERIOR PROTECTIVE glass, not the actual LED lenses behind it.

No problem, I'll just head down to the Harley dealer and order a replacement.

Wanna Bet? At Harley I was told that if you break the bezel glass, (actually quite flimsy IMHO), you have to replace, (READY?), THE WHOLE DAMNED HEADLIGHT ASSEMBLY! Yup, the whole $525 shebang!!!

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!!!

Now, I've been riding Harleys for something in the vicinity of 45 years. I've seen my share of "Parts Guys" that can't find their posterior in the dark with both hands. I didn't believe them, that couldn't be right. I began a search to find the part on my own. No joy!

It seems that this particular item doesn't have a replacement! I got that directly from HD's customer service guys in Millwaukee.

This part fastens just like all the previous non-sealed-beam headlight bezel glass parts. It's a formed glass plate that is held in place with a metal bezel piece. There's nothing special about it except that it's apparently irreplaceable!

Wow! What a concept! Sell a really vulnerable item that costs a boatload of bucks to folks and then collect again and again for the entire original part as they keep breaking the shitty front glass that should be a relatively inexpensive part to replace!
BRILLIANT!
Anyhow, my post today is two-fold, 1.) Warn off anybody who is entertaining buying this POS, AND...Query anybody here about any possible solution to this problem.

Any ideas? This isn't the first time I've gotten the feeling that those boys over at Harley don't have my best interests at heart. I don't mind paying a little bit more than standard for HD, but I'm beginning to get real pissed about getting screwed JUST because it's a Harley!
 

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Go to a glass shop and see if they can fabricate one for you? Not sure if it's possible, but you'll never know until you ask.
 

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I haven't known HD or any automotive manufacturer sell just the glass for over 30 years...
 

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I know this does not help but- that is partially why I went with the Phase 7 headlight for my bike. It has a lexan lens instead of glass.
 

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I know this does not help but- that is partially why I went with the Phase 7 headlight for my bike. It has a lexan lens instead of glass.
My Daymaker has a Lexan lens....


Have no idea what the OP has....
 

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Seems to be a rash of one and done piss & moaners.
Must be the weather. And it`s only December.
 

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Seems to be a rash of one and done piss & moaners.
Must be the weather. And it`s only December.

Are you making a prediction? The OP was only a couple hours ago. You assume he's gone already?

You may be right. We shall see.

Sucks about the lens, man.
 

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Sucks about the lens, man.
True that.
But takes a lot to break lexan. Always thought it was more prone to scratch then anything.

I replaced a whole window in the front door of a store I used to own\run after an attempted break-in through the original glass.
Could rear back and punch it as hard as I wanted to.
The whole door would rattle on it`s hinges and deadbolt.But not phase the lexan.

Time will tell about the poster.
Seem`s most times they stick around and reply at least once or twice.
Or maybe he is just on a crusade across the internet to spread the word.
 

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I've been looking for somewhere to buy those chrome wire headlight stone guards they used to sell back in the seventies for my Harley .
 

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One of the reasons I didn't want a Daymaker, this isn't the first I have heard this story. Love my HID's for a 1/4 of the cost.
 

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True that.

But takes a lot to break lexan. Always thought it was more prone to scratch then anything.



I replaced a whole window in the front door of a store I used to own\run after an attempted break-in through the original glass.

Could rear back and punch it as hard as I wanted to.

The whole door would rattle on it`s hinges and deadbolt.But not phase the lexan.



Time will tell about the poster.

Seem`s most times they stick around and reply at least once or twice.

Or maybe he is just on a crusade across the internet to spread the word.

And who doesn't love a good crusade?


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Broke the lens on my Yammi dirtbike. Asked part for a replacement. Nope I need to get the whole light. I cut a piece of lexan and screwed it on the housing and sealed it with silicone. Granted it is a rectangular light but it works.
 

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Hi guys! FNG here with a problem AND a warning. I bought one of those Harley "Daylight 7" headlights for the wife's Heritage at the beginning of the season. She loved it, (not that she EVER rides at night!).
However, three weeks ago she and I were out on the scoots when a rock jumped up and BROKE the outer bezel glass! Shattered the whole damned thing. Now, to clarify, we're talking about the EXTERIOR PROTECTIVE glass, not the actual LED lenses behind it.

No problem, I'll just head down to the Harley dealer and order a replacement.

Wanna Bet? At Harley I was told that if you break the bezel glass, (actually quite flimsy IMHO), you have to replace, (READY?), THE WHOLE DAMNED HEADLIGHT ASSEMBLY! Yup, the whole $525 shebang!!!

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!!!

Now, I've been riding Harleys for something in the vicinity of 45 years. I've seen my share of "Parts Guys" that can't find their posterior in the dark with both hands. I didn't believe them, that couldn't be right. I began a search to find the part on my own. No joy!

It seems that this particular item doesn't have a replacement! I got that directly from HD's customer service guys in Millwaukee.

This part fastens just like all the previous non-sealed-beam headlight bezel glass parts. It's a formed glass plate that is held in place with a metal bezel piece. There's nothing special about it except that it's apparently irreplaceable!

Wow! What a concept! Sell a really vulnerable item that costs a boatload of bucks to folks and then collect again and again for the entire original part as they keep breaking the shitty front glass that should be a relatively inexpensive part to replace!
BRILLIANT!
Anyhow, my post today is two-fold, 1.) Warn off anybody who is entertaining buying this POS, AND...Query anybody here about any possible solution to this problem.

Any ideas? This isn't the first time I've gotten the feeling that those boys over at Harley don't have my best interests at heart. I don't mind paying a little bit more than standard for HD, but I'm beginning to get real pissed about getting screwed JUST because it's a Harley!
What a great first post on this forum. Guess the rules are gone? Admin comment?
 

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What a great first post on this forum. Guess the rules are gone? Admin comment?
I'll give him 24 hours to respond.

If he don't, this thread will be history.
 

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What, and deny you an excuse to bitch?

Perish the thought!
 

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Is it okay if I say...



Welcome from north Texas!!!!!!

(I didn't have any worthwhile advice)
 
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