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I'd like to figure out a way to change to a single headlight and need a stock headlight mount if anyone has one.
I think I can modify the stock one but don't want to screw mine up.
Anyone?
Or has anyone modified theirs already and can give me some ideas?
Oh, '02 S3.
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don't do it. people have two eyes, so S3's should have two headlights. :violent1:
 

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If you just gotta have a single headlight there are several kits on the market. I wouldn't mess with your factory bracket, just by a kit.

OTOH, I have to agree. Twin headlamps are a Speed Triple trademark. A single doesn't look right to me.
 

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Fair enough, but I think I want a single headlight with clip-ons, just sort of narrow down the look to more of a cafe racer style.
That LSL bracket looks the business, but $$$$$ !!! This is just an experiment, I don't want to spend a lot of money, frankly, and figure it'll be a fairly simple affair to cut off the two headlight bracket and make up a bracket for one light.
Plus I know I'll want to be able to go back to the standard look one day.
Keep the suggestions coming!
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Here's my suggestion, don't do it with just one of the stock lights, they're too small IMO. I thend to agree with Crash and Dirty TRAT with the twin lights, But I do agree that with clip ons the single looks great.


I would consider the single light conversion if I went with clip-on's. My suggestion is to find an SV light and bracket, I've seen one on here or T-RAT before.
 

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Thanks, guys, that's the S3 I want mine to look like, from Performance Bikes article, I think.
The link to the brackets is great - even I can come up with something like that. I'm not sure about mounting to the forks tho', would rather not have them waving around where the front wheel is pointing, but I could probably get used to it.
I'll have a look at an SV and see what that looks like.
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BTW :twofinger: to you 'gotta have two lights or it's not a real man's S3' blokes :laugh:
 

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One of the main reasons I went with an older S3 is because I wouldn't have been happy with an 05+ UNLESS it looked similar to that bike pictured (with the exception of the single headlight). I just didn't want to spend a small fortune modifying a new bike. While it definitely looks pretty sweet on that bike I wouldn't feel I was riding an S3 without the bugeyes.
 

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That is Bjorn Gerickes bike. Hein Gerickes son... The bike is mean as hell aside from the single headlight conversion. The speed 3 is an icon and it should have two headlights... stock or not two headlights of some sort. The wheels are PVM close to $4000.00 made from forged alloy. The bike is set up with suspension by WP. I fell in love with that bike when I saw it... A proper speed 3. Mine looks like that but black... LSL clip ons and rear sets ZARD and powder coated motor mount and top clamp. No carbon fire chain guard on mine (CF is gay). The brakes on the Gericke bike are upgraded as well. I need those wheels!!! Group buy lets do it!!!
 

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another option barry is the GSG fork mount kit for your stock lights. It's only $170 and brings the lights in and includes an instrument bracket. That's whats usually needed if you go with clip ons, otherwise the clip ons will hit the instrument cluster.

whaccesories.com has the gsg stuff. My only concern is with steering feel I guess. Would having the extra weight on the forks cause decreased feel? affect stabillity?
 

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Thanks for that link, they have some cool stuff.
That bracket looks like it's for a 1050, mine's a 955i.
I do have the concern a little bit about the headlight on the fork, although it would only be one, but still... I think as a first effort, I'll likely make up some brackets for the fork to mount a single light.
I'm not sure the instrument panel needs to be raised, but I will have to take off the pixie hat, I think.

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My local dealer (Jack Lilley) had a special on the floor not so long ago that they made very similar to that white one earlier on in the thread (in fact my mate bought it and had it converted back to twin bugeye) - I can ask what brackets they used and where they got them if you're still not sure where to get them?
 

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OK, that would be good - I have had NO freakin' time to mess about with the idea yet.
I did look for the 'billet' (hah!) hose clamps in Auto Zone one day, but no luck. I guess I need to find a boy racer shop that the 4 wheel squids use.
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Might be worth asking Jack Lilley people what bracket is on this pic:
http://www.jacklilley.com/view_part.asp?part_id=2473

Does seem different than the most popular LSL bracket which mounts directly on the forks.

In my opinion mounting to the forks or top clamp is the only way to go, if you are changing to a single headlight. Mounting like the stock dual goggles will result in a visually not so good 'basketball on a stick' look. A friend of mine did this on his streetfightered Honda a while back and it made the front of the bike look like a turd.
 
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