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the headlight bucket is off an xj something or another and the bike is an xs1100 it points in peoples mirrors. should I try to reform the headlight bucket or try and find an original. I like this one because it doesn't take an entire new sealed beam headlight but just a bulb. trying to think on how to re shape this without warping the entire thing. I have a dremel with cut off wheel and jb weld.

 

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Notch it

Hard to tell from your pic, but the notched part does not look very deep.
I just went and looked at 3 Yamahas.
The 79 XS11 has a round headlight. The 80 XS1100 has that speedo, but the head light is in the fairing. The XS400 has that speedo and headlight, but the notched part for the cable appears to be deeper. The cable clears it okay.
Bulbs for that light can be $30- from Yamaha, but $6.50 in other places.
You might be able to find a bucket with a bigger notch.
Pity you can not get on to the XS11 site. those guys know about this stuff.

Unkle Krusty*
 

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I notched it then put it back on and after moving some wires it fits. it may get some water in there but hopefully not too much. good thing it isn't metal like I thought it was.
 
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