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Old July 5th, 2019, 09:11 AM   #1
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Craptacular plastic headlight clips

Let me guess. Now I can't ride my bike for 4 weeks while I wait for some expensive part to ship from Italy? All because of a stupid little plastic clip that snapped when I tried replacing the bulb after the high beam stopped working.

Has anyone tried just mashing something flexible between the bulb and the domed door at the back of the shell?
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Old July 7th, 2019, 08:46 AM   #2
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$5 fix using weedwacker parts works better than OEM Chinese junk.

You know those old style D battery flashlights? Drop the batteries down the tubular body then screw on the rear cover with the spring loaded contact. Simple, quick and robust. That's my headlight now. Changing the bulb is dead easy and fast with no rooting around inside the shell with your fingers getting cut on sharp edges and poked by nasty spring wires.

What the heck were they thinking when they designed this thing?
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