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Discussion in 'General' started by onaprwl, Feb 27, 2018.

  1. onaprwl

    onaprwl Onaprwl

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    Could someone please tell me if the ring that holds the headlight is counter clockwise or clockwise to remove before I get pissed and throw the whole headlight away and buy a new one for no reason!
     
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    Righty tighty, lefty loosey
     
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    :oldhardlaugh::oldhardlaugh:
     
  5. onaprwl

    onaprwl Onaprwl

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    Thanks guys. Let me go try this again and see if the light ring gives before my patience!
     
  6. pknowles

    pknowles Getting better by the day...---... GURU
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    Throw some rubber gloves on. Makes it easier to grip.

    Nice to see the older members still helping out when needed :oldthumbsup:

    If you stand behind the light and reach in with your fingers it will give you more leverage..
     
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    You can try rubber gloves for grip on the outter ring, and 2 punches in the grooves for the retaining ring.
     
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    Unless he's got an Adjure bucket..
     
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    Then he can use the hammer:)
     
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    I didnt say big hammer or a chisel :oops:
     
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    To bad others don't step up:oldbang:
     
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    All respects onaprowl, but did you remove the tiny Allen set screw under the 6:00 position?
    I sprayed mine with a bit of penetrating oil, then cleaned up the ring and used rubber gloves as mentioned above. I also gently tapped around the outside of the ring with a plastic hammer hoping to help the oil penetrate the threads.
    If you can get the thing to move a millimeter, you'll win. In fact, as I recall it was the next day when that ring finally moved.
     
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    Good luck, it can be a pain in the ass. If your like me, save the whiskey until after you get it off..I got pissed off and ended up drilling a small hole through the set screw hole so I could get the edge of a punch on the ring and tap it loose. Worked but I'l need to pick up a new ring someday
     
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    That's basically what I did with mine to. I didn't mind having to replace a ring, but it bothered me not being able to ride due to a burnt out headlight.


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    I've stripped out the allens on both K-9s I've owned -- these days my beauty ring is held in place after its screwed in with a really small dab of clear silicon on the top underside of the bucket where you can't see it.
    Hit it with a knife, use the gloves and comes right off.
    Whoever decided to use a stupid small allen set screw is on my list!
     
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    I stripped my Allen screw out today when i installed my daymaker headlight on my Ridgeback. They are wicked easy to strip.
     

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