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How To Install a Daymaker Headlight on a V-Rod

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″ 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:

  1. Upgrade from the traditional 5.75″ headlight on my Night Rod to the oval V-Rod headlight.
  2. 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.

That would be better than my 5.75″ housing bulb, but still not good enough.

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

Instead, for 1/3 of the price, you can buy these three parts only. They come with everything you need (hardware and hex key included).

Harley-Davidson Headlight Bracket (only needed if switching from Night Rod VRSCD or Night Rod Special VRSCDX to typical V-Rod oval headlight):
https://amzn.to/2sbwHzC

Harley-Davidson Daymaker-style LED headlight:
https://amzn.to/2xhn739

Harley-Davidson Headlight Jumper Cable (get it from the dealer – makes the job plug-and-play)
Part Number 67657-05

Other resources:

Ronnie’s site for Harley-Davidson Microfiches:
http://partsfinder.onlinemicrofiche.com/ronnies/showmodel.asp

1130cc Forum – Best source for V-Rod Info:
http://1130cc.com

Direct link to the video on YouTube for watching or sharing with friends:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdAGwTysfTs

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  1. Thank you for sharing! I was wondering about this myself pretty recently.

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