Springer Headlight

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Springer Headlight

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Post by Robert Luland » Thu Oct 14, 2010 11:06 pm

Need a hand here guys. In my 48 OEM repair manual between greasing schedule and front end removal. They forgot to tell you how to put the springer headlight lens retaining springs back in if you ever have to change a light bulb. I haven't done this in twenty five years and 'm at a lost. Weird looking little suckers to boot. If anyone here could lend a brain cell it would be highly appreciated. Bob L :?



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Re: Springer Headlight

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Post by FlatHeadSix » Fri Oct 15, 2010 5:21 am

Bob,
Are you talking about the little springs that hold the retainer for the bulb in the center of the reflector, or the big spring that holds the reflector and lens in the housing? That should be a standard Guide Cycle-Ray.

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Re: Springer Headlight

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Post by Robert Luland » Fri Oct 15, 2010 10:39 am

Thanks, Mike. The big springs that hold the refletor and lens. I stared at these for two hours last night. I just can't remeber nor can I find a picture anywhere. Bob

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Re: Springer Headlight

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Post by FlatHeadSix » Fri Oct 15, 2010 1:51 pm

Bob,
I'll pull one off later and take some photos, if you haven't figured it out already. I seem to remember that everything has to go in there exactly right, or it don't go. Getting the gasket seated correctly around the lens is one of the keys to success in that chore.

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Re: Springer Headlight

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Post by Robert Luland » Fri Oct 15, 2010 1:56 pm

Getting the gasket seated correctly around the lens is one of the keys to success in that chore.

Mike I'm not one to drive myself nuts when the ansewer is in the cabinet. Small paint brush and contact cement takes care of the drive you nuts rubber gasket. If you could later on, it would be great. Bob

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Re: Springer Headlight

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Post by Robert Luland » Sun Oct 17, 2010 8:52 pm

Got the ansewer! Thanks

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