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This ain’t no Ninja.....
whats that have to do with anything? honestly, the ninja was/would be a harder swap than the MV. I had to make mounting brackets for both sides since it has dual headlights. So leveling two lights, making sure the beam pattern was correct, etc. Definitely a pain but the difference was incredible in light output (obviously). Doing a projector swap in the MV would be easier because it only requires one projector.
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whats that have to do with anything? honestly, the ninja was/would be a harder swap than the MV. I had to make mounting brackets for both sides since it has dual headlights. So leveling two lights, making sure the beam pattern was correct, etc. Definitely a pain but the difference was incredible in light output (obviously). Doing a projector swap in the MV would be easier because it only requires one projector.
It's not about ease, it's not about Ninja...it's about the tagline:

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It's not about ease, it's not about Ninja...it's about the tagline:

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Its definitely a better option than the headlight swap as posted in the original post.

While I think this bike is borderline perfect, some people just itch to modify or improve certain aspects of their bikes. I respect your opinion but don't be so narrow minded. The headlight on my FZ-10 was really good (LED), and I have yet to even ride my dragster but I know that one thing that disappointed me was the halogen bulb, especially since the area I live in is very populated with wildlife.

I wont' lie and say i'm not interested in doing a projector swap myself, but I will make that decision after I have rode my bike around. It could end up being adequate enough. If I do though, i'd most likely just buy an entirely new headlight and work on that. I don't like modifying things permanently without the option of reversing it, especially something of this regard.
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That looks super clean. Would love to try with my Dragster.
Mind if I know how you colored your parts? Like the slider?

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It's not about ease, it's not about Ninja...it's about the tagline:

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It's also about being able to see at night when you ride. Minor details....
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That's why I upgraded my 312R to HID...but it looks stock.

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That's why I upgraded my 312R to HID...but it looks stock.
Did you modify the headlight and put a projector shroud inside? If not and you just stuck an HID bulb in there, you did it wrong, and are most likely blinding every person you pass.
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Did you modify the headlight and put a projector shroud inside? If not and you just stuck an HID bulb in there, you did it wrong, and are most likely blinding every person you pass.
If you replace the bulb with the APPROPRIATE HID bulb, there is no need to modify anything within the First Gen F4 headlight. The design of the shroud provides the appropriate cut off and dispersion of light.

This is very easy to check against a wall...

It also passes every inspection since I did it in 2008/9. There is a thread here somewhere.

Where did you come up with your information?

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If you replace the bulb with the APPROPRIATE HID bulb, there is no need to modify anything within the First Gen F4 headlight. The design of the shroud provides the appropriate cut off and dispersion of light.

This is very easy to check against a wall...

It also passes every inspection since I did it in 2008/9. There is a thread here somewhere.

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inspection has nothing to do with it. I modify headlights quite regularly and know how these things work. I am quite new with the MV world so I don't know what the first gen F4 headlight looks like but if I googled correctly the reason why its ok to use an HID bulb is because that housing has a projector lens in it.

I'm talking about people who stick HID bulbs into halogen lights without a shroud, thus blinding the hell out of everyone, which is super common. So, my mistake for not knowing what bike you drive, but sticking an HID bulb into the dragster headlight is not a viable option because there is no projector lens.
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inspection has nothing to do with it. I modify headlights quite regularly and know how these things work. I am quite new with the MV world so I don't know what the first gen F4 headlight looks like but if I googled correctly the reason why its ok to use an HID bulb is because that housing has a projector lens in it.

I'm talking about people who stick HID bulbs into halogen lights without a shroud, thus blinding the hell out of everyone, which is super common. So, my mistake for not knowing what bike you drive, but sticking an HID bulb into the dragster headlight is not a viable option because there is no projector lens.
This is called "getting to know your audience". You directly addressed me and my comment.

I have little tolerance for The Blanket Approach. You will find that it doesn't work well with MV Agusta.

Now, as for giving "advice"; please make sure it is specific to the Model and Year of bike being discussed as it matters very much to the outcome of said advice.

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