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Installing the Daymaker

Step 1: Remove the shroud from the bike and remove the stock headlight by removing the (2) 6mm bolts on the side

Step 2: If you bought just the mount and need to install the headlight follow these instructions, otherwise skip to Step 3.

  1. Take the base (thick part) and put the headlight in it so that the bottom of the headlight matches the bottom of the base.  The bottom of the base is where the (2) side holes are on the bottom.  If you look at the base you will see that the top of the base is rounded and the bottom has the holes and an angle into the curve.

  2. Test fit the headlight.  Put the headlight into the base and then put the face on the top.  Make sure when you press the 2 parts together, the headlight is secure and not floating free.  I have come to the realization that the tollerances on these headlights is incredibly loose.  This is probably because the stock harley headlight the face screws on to the base and sandwitches the light so it can be thicker or thinner.  Since our mount does not do that it means that the headlight can be a little bit thin.  If it is floating I suggest using some 3m double sided tape and cutting it into curved strips and putting it on the ridge where the headlight sits on the base.  They don't have to go all the way around, just (4) 2" or so strips where the bolts go in.

  3. Once everything is secure, use the included bolts to secure the face to the base.  Make sure the bottom of the light is at the bottom of the base and the holes for the LED wire (if you have them) are lined up (on the bottom).  Do not over tighten the bolts!

  4. If you have DRL or turn signal LEDs, run the wire through the holes

Step 3: To install the mount into the shroud, place the headlight face down and slide it into the mount from the back (see figure a below) making sure the top of the light is facing "forward" so when you rotate the light up, the light is the right side up.  Insert the bolts in the sides but do not tighten them down.  Leave them pretty loose.

Step 4: Rotate the light up, but not even with the shroud.  When the light is installed, it will not be parallel to the shroud, but perpendicular (or so) to the ground.  If you try to rotate this all the way so it is parallel to the shroud, the face of the light will hit the side of the shroud.  

Step 5:  Determine your wiring at this point.  See below for wiring instructions/ suggestions.

Step 6: Once the wiring is all done, plug wiring in and make sure all functions work.

Step 7: Install shroud back on bike, align headlight, and tighten 6mm bolts.  Do not over tighten the bolts.

Slide mount into the shroud from the back with the top of the mount (smooth curve side) in the front.

This is the approximate angle of the headlight you should leave until installed on the bike.

Wiring

There are a couple of different ways to wire the daymaker.  The daymakers are an H4 plug and most VRods are h9/h11.  There is an adapter available, but I don't suggest you use this.  Your bike already comes with a separate harness for the headlights.  I suggest you cut this and splice into your headlight.  The reason I don't suggest the adapter is that the H4 plug on the back of the headlight is pretty big.  Plug in the adapter and it is is even larger, then you will plug into your factory adapter harness and then plug into the main harness.  It will work, but that is a whole lot of wiring.  If you don't want to cut the wires or have no experience with motorcycle wiring it isn't a bad idea, just not the best.  Contact me about the H4 to H9/H11 adapter if you want one.  Update: the new eagle daymakers have an H4 secondary plug that you can hardwire into without voiding the warranty. You do not need an additional H4 plug.  Follow option 2 for eagles and cut the secondary h4 plug.

Option 1 (safest) :  Note: I have had 2 different people using 2 different adapters that did not work!  They cut the H4 plug off and hard wired it to the factory harness and it worked.  

No longer do we suggest using the adapters.  They are not wired properly and will blow fuses when you switch on the high beams.  If anyone finds an adapter that works please let us know so we can update.

Option 2 (very safe) : Cut the factory headlight adapter and install spade connectors (or a cut off H4 connector from the adapter) for the connections to the H4 connections.  You will need to do some waterproofing here but you are not modifying the headlight at all and if you every needed to go back to factory, you can buy the factory headlight adapter for around $23.  You can also get the adapter and hard wire the adapter to the factory adapter so you have the H4 plug.  

Option 3 (I know what I am doing and want the cleanest install): This will void your warranty!  Cut the H4 plug off the headlight and hard wire it into the headlight adapter.  Make sure to heat shrink everything.  This will leave just a wire coming from your headlight back to under your airbox. Don't forget about the DRL.

Out of the stock headlight harness are wires for ground (black), low beam (yellow) and high (white).  The connect to the H4 like this.

Hooking up the turn signals refer to this diagram for the wire location.  If you want the signals to be dual illumination, you need a dual illumination circuit.  Contact me for details.

JW wire colors:

Black = Ground

White = High Beam

Yellow = Low Beam

Red = Front Position*

 

*Front position light is a requirement outside the United States. If your bike is operated in the United States you do not need to connect this wire unless your bike is equipped with a front position light

Eagle wire colors:

red is high

yellow is low

black is ground

Daymaker Instructions

 

Here are some helpful instructions on installing your daymaker headlight.  Please read these through as some things are not obvious until you realize a couple of things.