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Old 02-11-2013, 12:13 PM   #1
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HID/Projector INSTALL IN FIRST GEN

Hows it going guys,
I'm looking into doing the retrofit for my 02 sv650s. I plan on buying FX-R 3.0 Projectors, but I realized after looking at the headlight lens it is not clear like the second generations.

Is there some time of clear lens we can purchase or any advice on installing a Projector into our housing?

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The newer sv650s seem to have a clear lens on the front of the headlight... unlike the first gen.
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:21 PM   #2
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HID/Projector INSTALL IN FIRST GEN

I actually looked into this too. I was told earlier European SVs actually have one side clear lens. So if you get your hands on that headlight assembly that leaves you with one clear lens. Someone suggested to sand the other lens down to a real real fine finish to make it clear (you could also do that for both too)


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Old 02-11-2013, 12:33 PM   #3
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Re: HID/Projector INSTALL IN FIRST GEN

You can always do straight HID's without the projector. I just install some in my cyclops headlight. Tread here Really happy with how it turned out.
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Old 02-11-2013, 01:56 PM   #4
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You can always do straight HID's without the projector. I just install some in my cyclops headlight. Tread here Really happy with how it turned out.
If I do HID's it would be with projectors, I'm not a fan of HID's in reflective housing.
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Would anyone happen to know if the lens itself is removable from the headlight? I would purchase the lenses used off another sv650s then to attempt to sand them down and if it would turn out well, then use them for the retrofit on my headlight
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Re: HID/Projector INSTALL IN FIRST GEN

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If I do HID's it would be with projectors, I'm not a fan of HID's in reflective housing.
+1, that's good right there.

I had a 1st gen light with the single projector and it was decent with an HID setup.
Haven't had it in years but here's pics anyway.





I ended up finding it through someone on SV650.org that had gotten it from another country (spain maybe?). Took some time to find it and shipping wasn't cheap.
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If I do HID's it would be with projectors, I'm not a fan of HID's in reflective housing.
I like having one of each. Gives a better spread of light but I would take two HID's over reqular bulbs any day.
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Old 02-11-2013, 02:30 PM   #8
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Thanks for the advice. Makes me wish I had a second gen.. especially because I also wanted the led strip taillights.

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+1, that's good right there.

I had a 1st gen light with the single projector and it was decent with an HID setup.
Haven't had it in years but here's pics anyway.


I ended up finding it through someone on SV650.org that had gotten it from another country (spain maybe?). Took some time to find it and shipping wasn't cheap.
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Re: HID/Projector INSTALL IN FIRST GEN

Why not simply remove the headlight assembly completely and install two projectors in the openings left in the fairing? If you were really into it, you could fiberglass them in.
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:07 PM   #10
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I think I am going to just sand down the textured plastic front lens and make it clear. Does anyone know if the plastic lens on first gen headlights is removable? I would be interested in buying them off a parted out sv.
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