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Old Yesterday, 05:29 PM   #1
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Location: Hawaii, So. Cal.
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F650GS floppy headlight

I took my F650 Dakar out to Death Valley a couple of months ago. After a day of beating it up off road (no Starbucks out there) the headlight was rattling around in there. Some duct tape sorta held it in place for the rest of the trip. When I got back home and got around to disassembling it, I found that the whole headlight assy is held in place by three little nylon pieces that just pop into three holes in a flimsy sheetmetal part. I suppose its in line with the cheesy, half-assed design of the whole instrument pod on that bike. Anyways, the nylon pieces and sheet metal didn't look worn, so I popped it all back into place, which was OK for running around on pavement, but after taking if off-road, it all fell apart again. I suppose I could replace the nylon pieces, but what pops together, also pops apart - not a long term solution.

Has anybody else had problems with this, and come up with a better fix?
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Old Today, 07:18 PM   #2
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I have the same problem and I just push it back into place every time I go out. mine just looks like it's a worn out bad design. I want to re do my cluster this coming winter and fix a few issues.

I am interested to hear if anyone has any suggestions.
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