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1981 KZ440 6 3/8" headlight options 27 Jun 2020 14:53 #829126

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I was hoping to find an alternative to the sealed beam options and find a headlamp lens/reflector housing that took replacement bulbs like H4's and the KZ750 but I'm not finding anything of this size. Has anyone successfully found an alternative? There was a company called Candlepower that had just what I was looking for but they no longer offer them...
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1981 KZ440 6 3/8" headlight options 27 Jun 2020 16:44 #829154

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Rice Paddy has one that I used. It is for a Honda but will fit the 440 if you trim the corner off the bracket where it mounts to the brackets. Not a big deal to do.
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1981 KZ440 6 3/8" headlight options 27 Jun 2020 19:02 #829165

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Try Dime City Cycles, they have 2 6 1/4 in. headlights which is the size for the KZ400/440s and I think the Honda CB350s also.


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1981 KZ440 6 3/8" headlight options 02 Jul 2020 14:04 #829628

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Thanks for the replies!! I ended up getting a KZ750 headlight assy and bracket, cutting the arms from both brackets and welding the KZ750 arms to the KZ440 bracket.
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1981 KZ440 6 3/8" headlight options 10 Jul 2020 12:26 #830290

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The parts off eBay cost about the same combined as the housing assy from Dime City. :S
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1981 KZ440 6 3/8" headlight options 10 Jul 2020 13:52 #830303

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I bought a replacement bucket and brackets from Dime City, as well as a, sealed-beam H4 conversion housing. The factory headlight bucket on the KZ440 only works with the KZ440-specific sealed-beam unit, which is Kawasaki P# 23003-022 . There are NOS units available on ebay.... for over $100.

I did the "British Style" ellipsoid bucket, but they have a fairly stock-looking unit available too: www.dimecitycycles.com/vintage-cafe-race...bucket-66-65010.html

That will accept any 7" universal fit sealed beam unit from the auto-parts store, or you can get an H4 conversion that will let you use H4 lamps.

You can see the pics of my headlight setup here: i.imgur.com/u3IB3dl.jpg Note that I also replaced my mounting bracket and the turn signals (My bike had aftermarket turn signals when I bought it, and they weren't very good). You might be able to re-use your factory bracket, but you would likely need to get the stock-style bucket that I linked above rather than the deeper British style one I have.
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