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  • Stratoliner headlight

    Will the stratoliner headlight fit a 1700 roadstar? Tried searching but couldn’t find any info.

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    bbf

  • #2
    Not a bolt on but if you got the skills you could be the first, SEEK DISCOMFORT!

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  • #3
    from Solon, IA

    Are you asking if the headlight will swap? Or you talking about the entire headlight and bucket? The headlights are different shaped so the light itself is different. Not sure if the bucket mounts are similar. I doubt it but maybe some others here have more intimate knowledge.

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    • #4
      With enough beer you can do anything...D.Pate

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      • #5
        from EL Paso, TX

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        • #6
          Not even remotely similar... And wpd look terrible on a Road Star.
          LET'S RIDE

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          • #7
            Looks terrible on the Strat! Futuristic headlight on a retro styled bike? WTF?

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            • #8
              Thanks for the replies and the warm welcome! Not sure what it is but I’ve always have had a soft spot for a tear drop styled headlight. That’s not to say it looks good on every bike but a thought!

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              • #9
                The headlight, the ugly exhaust and the height of the seat are two of the things that turn me off about the stratoliner.

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              • #10
                Originally posted by Shores View Post
                The headlight, the ugly exhaust and the height of the seat are two of the things that turn me off about the stratoliner.
                Just gotta crank the spring down a tad and throw some longshots in it... The Star Accessories light bar helps fill the front end so headlight doesn't stand out so much... And throw on a 21 in fancy wheel to distract even more from the chrome behemoth of a headlight.
                Attached Files
                LET'S RIDE

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                • Horsehammerr
                  Horsehammerr commented
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                  Those are Perfect Blends of improved appearance .

              • #11
                Originally posted by Lug Nut View Post

                Just gotta crank the spring down a tad and throw some longshots in it... The Star Accessories light bar helps fill the front end so headlight doesn't stand out so much... And throw on a 21 in fancy wheel to distract even more from the chrome behemoth of a headlight.
                Maybe so, but it's more of the way the seat sits on the frame rather than the seat of a road star sits down in the frame.

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                • #12
                  Originally posted by Shores View Post

                  Maybe so, but it's more of the way the seat sits on the frame rather than the seat of a road star sits down in the frame.
                  It's about same as far as flat footedness BUT I do have the Ultimate seat and that may be different than stock. It looks larger but doesn't feel larger when rising compared to a Road Star.
                  LET'S RIDE

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                  • #13
                    Originally posted by Lug Nut View Post

                    It's about same as far as flat footedness BUT I do have the Ultimate seat and that may be different than stock. It looks larger but doesn't feel larger when rising compared to a Road Star.
                    It's not the distance from the seat to the ground that I'm talking about. I'm talking about sitting in the bike instead of on the bike. I'm talking about how the seat is positioned in relationship to the fuel tank and the handlebars.

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                    • #14
                      Originally posted by Shores View Post

                      It's not the distance from the seat to the ground that I'm talking about. I'm talking about sitting in the bike instead of on the bike. I'm talking about how the seat is positioned in relationship to the fuel tank and the handlebars.
                      You don't like riding on top of a fence post rail????????????
                      LET'S RIDE

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                      • #15
                        Personally really like the Strat, sat on one in the showroom when I bought my R* (an end of the month trade in special) and the beast felt light and balanced with a low center of gravity. The PO of my R* traded it in for a Strat as it felt better for him being tall and lanky with long arms. Credit card purchase on an end of the month clearance R* as compared to a new priced Strat..........No brainer (still with the Mrs after 42 yrs)

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                        • #16
                          I like the 'Liner headlights, reminds me of an early 20th century art-deco era train.
                          Almost anything can be done on a bike if you can cut, form, weld, polish & chrome - but ...
                          ... it would be a LOT of work to put one of those on a Roadstar.

                          Several years ago Rick Doss was making reproduction vintage Indian teardrop headlights.
                          No idea if they're still available.

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