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Headlamp spacer dimensions (2013)

Discussion in 'Norton Commando Motorcycles (Classic)' started by Old Bloke, Apr 25, 2013.

  1. Old Bloke

    Old Bloke

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    Could someone please tell me what thickness the Headlamp spacers are on the Mk2 850 roadster model?

    These would be the spacers shown in the 850 parts list, item no.4 in group 30 "headlights", part number 062035.

    Thank you :)

    Peter
     
  2. Nortarly

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    06-2035 long Spacer, Large Headlight, 5/8" Long.
     
  3. Old Bloke

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    Much appreciated, thanks.
     
  4. L.A.B.

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  5. jaydee75

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    Mine are oem and measure 5/8" long. Could LAB be wrong for once?
    Jaydee
     
  6. L.A.B.

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  7. pete.v

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    We're not talking MKIII here.
    Again, you MKIII people need your own forum.
    The hole is 7/16, spacer is 5/8 wide.
    Come on LAB, almost everybody knows that.

    That being said, mine measure 7/16" wide.
     
  8. L.A.B.

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    I'm glad to be in the almost category then. :) In my opinion two 5/8" spacers would force the headlamp ears into an unnatural splayed-out position and as I said, the spacers on my MkIII are certainly not that wide.
     
  9. pete.v

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    Ya, I edited my post to reflect that mine are also 7/16. Ain't that the shits.
     
  10. Diablouph

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    While anything is possible, don't bet against L.A.B. with anything you are not willing to lose.

    That said, Mark III's do need their own forum. They tend to be a snooty bunch.
     
  11. JohnTy

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    No points here then LAB
    LOL
    JohnT
     
  12. swooshdave

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    I used some shaft collars for a while. Super cheap and you just put the grub screw to the bottom.


    Then I got the real ones. No idea what size... :mrgreen:
     
  13. Old Bloke

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    I'll start at 5/8 and work my way down then, I'll stop once my ears are parallell (ouch). :D
     
  14. Old Bloke

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    Started with 5/8 thickness spacers, and the Ears were definitely splayed outwards. Once turned down to 7/16 they look parallel, or very very slightly toed in, which looks about right aesthetically. As always thanks again for all the input, which will help any other poor souls looking to make their own spacers :)
     
  15. JohnTy

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    LAB is right then! :shock:
    I will have to eat my post now!
    No offence intended LAB :D
    JohnT
     
  16. jaydee75

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    But mine are still 5/8". Do you think the factory made both sizes?
    Jaydee
     
  17. Old Bloke

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    Maybe they did, you wouldn't bet money on them being consistent would you! The other possibility is that the headlamp shells are different type/width?
     
  18. Old Bloke

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    Or, what about the ears being mounted in different position on the tube. Mine aren't original, they are RGM stainless ones?
     
  19. Bob Z.

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  20. L.A.B.

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