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Offline TigerTomCH

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Headlight crashed
on: 09 July, 2021, 12:21:11 PM
Hi there, I crashed my front plus my headlight  of my Tiger 1050 - Model 2011 - nothing serious though, but I tried to get a new headlight and checking the spart parts list, I came accross T2708000 as the part I am looking for. Unfortunately not available anymore, but when I checked pictures to verify, the headlight looks definetly different to the ones I have installed- see picture! So - what is the acutal (correct) part number? - or has anybody by chance the knowledge where I can get one?
Thanks a million for any helpful feedback. I want to get back on the road again asap....


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Re: Headlight crashed
Reply #1 on: 09 July, 2021, 12:47:48 PM
 :405: TigerTom,
yes they no longer make the headlight assy for the Tiger 1050, 2007 to 2012.
the only ones you can get from Triumph Parts suppliers are the Headlight assy for the Tiger Sport 1050 which is the same shape & fits in the same hole in the fairing but is significantly better than the old Projector type.
there are normally a few second hand ones come up on ebay or if you have a motorcycle breakers near you, try there.
Good luck with your search or if you are good with electrics fit a set of Sport lights  :152:

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Re: Headlight crashed
Reply #2 on: 09 July, 2021, 01:41:54 PM
*Originally Posted by TigerTomCH [+]
Hi there, I crashed my front plus my headlight  of my Tiger 1050 - Model 2011 - nothing serious though, but I tried to get a new headlight and checking the spart parts list, I came accross T2708000 as the part I am looking for. Unfortunately not available anymore, but when I checked pictures to verify, the headlight looks definetly different to the ones I have installed- see picture! So - what is the acutal (correct) part number? - or has anybody by chance the knowledge where I can get one?
Thanks a million for any helpful feedback. I want to get back on the road again asap....



That part number is for the "symmetrical dip" version. We get that one in the US. Would part number T2708002 be an alternative choice? It appears to be used in countries that drive on the right side of the road. T2708001 looks to be for countries that use the wrong (sorry  :150:) left side.

If you go for the Sport headlight pictured, it will not be a "plug and play" replacement. Some alterations to the wiring will be required. There is some info on this if you do a search on the subject.
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Re: Headlight crashed
Reply #3 on: 09 July, 2021, 01:45:30 PM
It's true that installing a Sport headlight involves a bit of extra wiring, but the trouble is well worth it. You get a headlight that actually works at night!

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Headlight crashed
Reply #4 on: 09 July, 2021, 02:01:38 PM
Brilliant - thanks - I got already the part number - believe it is T2709018 and search now for the upgrade to do. Crashing headlights can get expensive...

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Re: Headlight crashed
Reply #5 on: 09 July, 2021, 09:41:45 PM
Just a note to warn that there's no official Triumph upgrade as such that you can do. The Sport headlamp is an unofficial upgrade - it will actually fit straight in to your bike, apart from hacksawing off one small plastic tab.

But you will need to modify the wiring to feed 2 lights on dip and 2 lights on main, which means you need a relay and some wiring. If you're good with electrics you can do this yourself. If not, it's probably best to hire an auto electrician to wire it in once you've fitted the headlamp in position, or better still get the relay and wiring in position before you fit the headlamp.

Good luck.

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Re: Headlight crashed
Reply #6 on: 10 July, 2021, 02:34:19 AM
Hacksaw nothing, be gentle with a heat gun and finesse it. Strive for the OEM look and fit. It's a nice project and easily within high school electrics scope. 

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Re: Headlight crashed
Reply #7 on: 26 October, 2021, 12:44:47 PM
I had an MOT fail on the headlight (someone had put a T2708002 on and swapped the dip / beam projectors around. Dip still glares into oncoming traffic. Does anyone know if this mod would suit a UK bike by adjusting the beam or something? I assume (and pray) so!