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Re:Replacement Headlight and Passing Lamps 3 Months, 1 Week ago  
The reason they don't "Quite" fit is that on your 2005 if you have OEM passing lights they are 4.7" in diameter.

For that reason I went ahead and ordered replacement passing light buckets for earlier model years that were 4.5" and it was a much better fit.
 
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Re:Replacement Headlight and Passing Lamps 3 Months, 1 Week ago  
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The reason they don't "Quite" fit is that on your 2005 if you have OEM passing lights they are 4.7" in diameter.

For that reason I went ahead and ordered replacement passing light buckets for earlier model years that were 4.5" and it was a much better fit.


OK so Claymeister, you mention that earlier models like mine a 2000 RSS has smaller buckets?
When I measure my passing lamps the outside is about 4.75" and the inside of the chrome light ring edge to edge is 4" So what size do I have and will these work?
 
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Re:Replacement Headlight and Passing Lamps 3 Months, 1 Week ago  
Claymeister wrote:
The reason they don't "Quite" fit is that on your 2005 if you have OEM passing lights they are 4.7" in diameter.

For that reason I went ahead and ordered replacement passing light buckets for earlier model years that were 4.5" and it was a much better fit.


Ah! That would explain it.

Thanks for that information.
 
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Re:Replacement Headlight and Passing Lamps 3 Months, 1 Week ago  
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Claymeister wrote:
The reason they don't "Quite" fit is that on your 2005 if you have OEM passing lights they are 4.7" in diameter.

For that reason I went ahead and ordered replacement passing light buckets for earlier model years that were 4.5" and it was a much better fit.


OK so Claymeister, you mention that earlier models like mine a 2000 RSS has smaller buckets?
When I measure my passing lamps the outside is about 4.75" and the inside of the chrome light ring edge to edge is 4" So what size do I have and will these work?


The key to this question is...If you have Star OEM passing lights, and they have a pinch bolt that secures the ring to the bucket and holds the light assembly together, then you have the earlier model which is a 4.5" bucket.

The later model OEM passing light bucket has a single metal screw that goes into the retaining ring to the bucket from the bottom upward.
 
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Re:Replacement Headlight and Passing Lamps 3 Months, 1 Week ago  


This pic is of the pinch bolt 4.5" bucket
 
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Re:Replacement Headlight and Passing Lamps 3 Months, 1 Week ago  
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This pic is of the pinch bolt 4.5" bucket


I have the pinch bolt on the bottom of the holder, but interesting, my lenses are smooth, and when you open the bucket there are spacer like cushions that hold and snug up the light inside the bucket. Well, none the less it looks like the 4.5" lights should work.

Thanks for the help here!
 
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That's odd. My 99 buckets don't have that ring on it. Mine have a screw that runs up through the bottom and a tab that locks in place on the top. Does that mean I have the 4.7" buckets?
 
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Re:Replacement Headlight and Passing Lamps 3 Months, 1 Week ago  
If they were OEM and added later, you(or whoever) could have ordered the larger style buckets as they were both still available from Star parts. If you order them from Star/Yamaha the earlier passing light kit which was sealed beam were the 4.5" bucket with the pinch bolt. The passing light kit from Star with the H3 lights had the single screw in the bottom and were 4.7" buckets.

Also, they may be aftermarket. I have seen them with a single screw at the bottom. But, it goes in at an angle from the front and upward into the bucket. It is still visible from the front unlike the OEM star one that is hidden under the light bezel ring.
 
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