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How To Install a Daymaker Headlight on a V-Rod

Wondering how to install a Daymaker-style LED headlight on your Harley-Davidson V-Rod? Or maybe you just want to know how to upgrade your V-Rod lighting or upgrade your Night Rod headlight in general?  I was.

It’s pretty easy on a Harley-Davidson VRSCD Night Rod or VRSCDX Night Rod Special, but then you end up with a round, 5.75″ (standard Harley size) LED headlight, and that’s pretty boring. So I found the best V-Rod oval-shaped wannabe Daymaker headlight out there and made a little install video. This video will also show you how to switch from a round V-Rod headlight to the oval one.

Get a better lighting on your V-Rod using a Daymaker style headlight by doing this

  1. Upgrade from the traditional 5.75″ headlight on my Night Rod to the oval V-Rod headlight.
  2. Upgrade to LED styling (Daymaker knock-off) for much better lighting.

These step-by-step instructions will walk you through that. Click to play the video:

watch this video

Click the little unmute button in the bottom left corner to unmute the video.

Watch this video!

If you want to use genuine Harley-Davidson parts:

When I first got quoted for doing a Daymaker headlight conversion from my local Harley-Davidson dealership they quoted me around $600. That only included the V-Rod’s factory oval light with H9 and H11 bulbs.

That would be better than my 5.75″ housing bulb, but still not good enough.

The part numbers for that job were:

68880-01 Headlight assembly
69860-07 Bracket, hdlamp, black
67657-05 Jumper headlight
3832M Screw, button hex cap
3709M Screw, hex socket
68807-01 Bracket, reflector mounting
3853M Screw, fl hx hd, self-tapping m3x1.06

but you don’t want those parts to switch your headlight!

Instead, you should go LED and get a Daymaker headlight on your V-Rod

Instead, for 1/3 of the price, you can buy these three parts only. They come with everything you need (hardware and hex key included).

Harley-Davidson Headlight Bracket (only needed if switching from Night Rod VRSCD or Night Rod Special VRSCDX to typical V-Rod oval headlight):

Harley-Davidson Daymaker-style LED headlight:

Harley-Davidson Headlight Jumper Cable (get it from the dealer – makes the job plug-and-play)
Part Number 67657-05

Other resources:

Ronnie’s site for Harley-Davidson Microfiches:

1130cc Forum – Best source for V-Rod Info:

Direct link to the video on YouTube for watching or sharing with friends:

This was one of my favorite V-Rod mods right up until I sold my V-Rod, but if you’re on a tight budget, you can just replace your headlight. Here’s how we upgraded a stock Vespa headlight to LED.

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PS: If you want to do an oil change on your V-Rod, here’s how:

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I started riding motorcycles in 2007, founded YouMotorcycle in 2009, and was working in the motorcycle industry by 2011. I've worked for some of the biggest companies in motorcycling, before going full-time self-employed in the motorcycle business in 2019. I love sharing his knowledge and passion of motorcycling with other riders to help you as best I can.


  1. Thank you for sharing! I was wondering about this myself pretty recently.

  2. Hey there! Your laid-back style and the way you pay attention to the details are spot on, buddy. That new headlight upgrade is seriously awesome! I ride a Buell x1, and I’m definitely thinking about swapping out the light for a similar setup.

  3. Just gotta give you a big shout-out, my friend. I went for the HogWorkz headlight and did some DIY magic, soldered my own adapter with the extensions and my H4 stock plug. Man, I’m loving how it all came together. Your video and the help you provided were clutch. Much appreciated!

  4. pulled the same move on my 2008 Vrod recently. And hey, don’t sleep on those turn signal LED inserts! Got mine from Custom Dynamics about six months ago. They shine bright white like your day maker, and when you flick those turn signals, bam, they flash orange. Adds some serious visibility, even for a granny with cataracts. You know, gotta make sure everyone sees you – 75% of motorcycle accidents happen when someone turns left in front of you. By the way, did you hear about Treat Williams? Sad stuff. He was on a bike from ’86, probably didn’t even have his front light on.

  5. Just caught your video, mate. Had a similar headache with my daymaker LED a while back, but mine refused to turn on, not even the low beam. Seems like it’s a common hiccup. The issue I discovered was the wires in the clips from the light housing were all flipped around. Took a sturdy sewing pin, popped the wires out, switched their positions in the clips, clipped it back into the bike, and touch wood, haven’t had a glitch for weeks now. Left a review where I got it, but never got a peep back. Hope this tip helps, cheers!

  6. Hey, man, you’re a real lifesaver! Just got into the whole Harley scene, and your posts with the genuine Harley parts and their part numbers have been absolutely crucial for me. Appreciate it very much dude!

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