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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-12-2014, 11:23 AM Thread Starter
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Another Headlight Replacement Post

So I bought my brutale secondhand from a dealer in Chicago last summer, and my very first ride on it was captioned with the headlight glass falling off and shattering as I went through an intersection. I've been searching for a replacement since then, with no luck. I really don't want to pay $700+ and shipping to order the OEM part, but I feel like I'm running out of options. Since my registry is being updated, it's a 2004 750S

I'm lucky to be nearby Fast by Feracci, and they've been helping me look for the part, but haven't found one yet. (Still, thank you to them for replacing my slave cylinder and fixing a few other issues that were over my head last week).

I seriously need help, I'm torn between trying to find the glass, an aftermarket headlight that doesn't look ridiculous, or even melding my own cover from fiberglass, but I'm really not that artistic.
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Kind of in the proverbial tight spot. New parts are available, but pricey as you have found. Used are few and far between as most are snapped up by owners like you as soon as they appear on eBay or the like.

The earlier Brutales are notorious for the glue holding the glass on failing. Lot's of threads about that. Later models seem less failure prone.

You can adapt the new headlight from the later generation bikes (there is a thread about that) but still pricey.

All I can say is good luck and my sympathies....You may want to check some other dealers for pricing....some add handling up-charges to the MSRP from the factory, others do not.

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the problem with a replacement headlight is the plug for the headlight is unique to MV
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the problem with a replacement headlight is the plug for the headlight is unique to MV
.......I think the harness has an H4 plug and the bike uses an H7 bulb.....thus the adaptor......you can graft an H7 plug into the harness but then the spring clip won't hold the bulb correctly.......ask me how I know.......... that's the way my Brutale was

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You can adapt the new headlight from the later generation bikes (there is a thread about that) but still pricey.

All I can say is good luck and my sympathies....You may want to check some other dealers for pricing....some add handling up-charges to the MSRP from the factory, others do not.
I think I know the post you're talking about... it might be my best option.

To be honest, i was planning to sell the bike sometime this summer, so while on one hand I don't want to put any more money into it, I also want it to be perfect for its next owner.

I need something better suited for longer rides, and something that my girls aren't afraid to get on the back of.
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So I decided to contact my insurance company and explained what happened, and it looks like it falls under my collision coverage since I "hit" a sewer cover to cause the glass to fall and shatter. It would still be a $500 deductible, but it would mean getting the correct part. Thoughts?

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So I decided to contact my insurance company and explained what happened, and it looks like it falls under my collision coverage since I "hit" a sewer cover to cause the glass to fall and shatter. It would still be a $500 deductible, but it would mean getting the correct part. Thoughts?

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G'day,

That's how I did mine. Actually fell out on a rail crossing. Headlight cost almost $1500au. and I had to pay $400 excess on insurance. Was the new model headlight and it comes with an adaptor plug.

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Forgot to add that a clear headlight protector glues on nicely to the shell with windscreen sealant. You'd hardly tell the difference from a glance. I'd lend you my spare but the repairer had to keep it for three months (insurance thingy) and now they've gone into receivership so I've got to try and retrieve it.

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Forgot to add that a clear headlight protector glues on nicely to the shell with windscreen sealant. You'd hardly tell the difference from a glance. I'd lend you my spare but the repairer had to keep it for three months (insurance thingy) and now they've gone into receivership so I've got to try and retrieve it.

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Thanks deano, I had actually ordered the cover offered by designcorse, but cancelled it after a few emails indicating it wouldn't fit properly as a replacement to the glass.

As for the new headlight, how is the lowbeam bulb? I had intended to replace the stock lowbeam with a halogen, but after a few image seaches, it looks like this might not be an issue?
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I took the headlight assembly off and noticed the thing is very heavy. Does anyone make an assy that will fit in it's place that is less weight
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