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Offline andy-gadget

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'95 Quota headlight upgrade
« on: March 12, 2019, 03:38:59 AM »
When I aquired my '95 Quota last year, one of the first things I noticed was how cr@p the standard headlights are.
Combined with a stern warning from Mario at Thunderbikes in Western Australia to "don't even think of fitting more powerful headlight bulbs!", for those who don't own Quotas, the standard bulb is a pair of 35/35 H4 5.75" inserts in an all plastic single unit.


So after my 6 week tour around Easter Victoria and southern NSW, an improvement was called for.
A Guzzi riding mate in Hobart had another mate in Perth who had come to the same conclusion, most of the 7
 Quotas in Oz are in the west.
His fix was LED inserts in an Aluminium mount.


I wanted to be able to adjust either insert individually, and I like steel fabrication as it is more on the road repairable, and it involves triangles :thumb:

So time to stop procrastinating and get stuck in.






Did I mention that I like triangles :bow:






A test ride tomorrow and it all has to come apart again for a coat of paint.

I am moderately happy with the outcome, but I always have regrets whenever I do one offs, as I can always find better ways of doping the job AFTER it is complete, but I will the WW2 winning "good enough, now" philosophy to live with for a while before revisiting it.
1996 Quota 1000
1993 Mille GT
1984 Calli 2
1976 Nuovo Falcone Sahara
1973 Nuovo Falcone
1952 Matchless G80S
1951 Norton ES2
1950 160 Galletto
1950 Ercole
1932 Triumph Silent Scout model B

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Re: '95 Quota headlight upgrade
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2019, 07:32:17 AM »
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Offline Ozzydog

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Re: '95 Quota headlight upgrade
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2019, 04:10:47 AM »
Shine on you crazy diamond
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Offline Old Jock

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Re: '95 Quota headlight upgrade
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2019, 04:43:57 AM »
I love stuff like this

Wish I had the talent

John

Offline andy-gadget

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Re: '95 Quota headlight upgrade
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2019, 05:39:04 AM »
It is painted and finished now.



Park.



Lowe beam.



High beam.



All together.



Everything on.



I took the bike for a night ride and it is a vast improvement, a nice sharp cutoff on low beam, with a wide spread, and other than a reflection back into the fairing from the bottom of the inserts, everything I wanted.

This is just coming into the low beam light.

1996 Quota 1000
1993 Mille GT
1984 Calli 2
1976 Nuovo Falcone Sahara
1973 Nuovo Falcone
1952 Matchless G80S
1951 Norton ES2
1950 160 Galletto
1950 Ercole
1932 Triumph Silent Scout model B

Offline malik

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Re: '95 Quota headlight upgrade
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2019, 08:51:37 AM »
Good one, Gadget. And I thought my lights were under par. 35/35 must have been woeful.
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