Wondering how to install a Daymaker-style LED headlight on your Harley-Davidson V-Rod? Or maybe you just want to know how to upgrade your V-Rod lighting or upgrade your Night Rod headlight in general? I was.
It’s pretty easy on a Harley-Davidson VRSCD Night Rod or VRSCDX Night Rod Special, but then you end up with a round, 5.75″ (standard Harley size) LED headlight, and that’s pretty boring. So I found the best V-Rod oval-shaped wannabe Daymaker headlight out there and made a little install video. This video will also show you how to switch from a round V-Rod headlight to the oval one.
To summarize, I had two goals:
- Upgrade from the traditional 5.75″ headlight on my Night Rod to the oval V-Rod headlight.
- Upgrade to LED styling (Daymaker knock-off) for much better lighting.
These step-by-step instructions will walk you through that. Click to play the video:
If you want to use genuine Harley-Davidson parts:
When I first got quoted for this from my local Harley-Davidson dealership, it was around $600, and I was only going to get the V-Rod’s factory oval light with H9 and H11 bulbs.
The part numbers for that job were:
68880-01 Headlight assembly
69860-07 Bracket, hdlamp, black
67657-05 Jumper headlight
3832M Screw, button hex cap
3709M Screw, hex socket
68807-01 Bracket, reflector mounting
3853M Screw, fl hx hd, self-tapping m3x1.06
but you don’t want those parts to switch your headlight!
Do this instead, and go LED
Harley-Davidson Headlight Bracket (only needed if switching from Night Rod VRSCD or Night Rod Special VRSCDX to typical V-Rod oval headlight):
Harley-Davidson Daymaker-style LED headlight:
Harley-Davidson Headlight Jumper Cable (get it from the dealer – makes the job plug-and-play)
Part Number 67657-05
Ronnie’s site for Harley-Davidson Microfiches:
1130cc Forum – Best source for V-Rod Info:
Direct link to the video on YouTube for watching or sharing with friends:
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PS: If you want to do an oil change on your V-Rod, here’s how: