Roughhouse headlight - WTF?

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mthirsch
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Roughhouse headlight - WTF?

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Hi all,

New to the forums, long time lurker. I have a 2012 Buddy "Psycho" 125 and fell in love with these little genuine scooters.

I've been looking for a used Genuine 2 stroke 50cc,and would include the Roughhouse... except for the awful headlight. I can't believe the two apertures are fake and it's a single bulb. I just hate it. Has anyone put in two "real" smaller headlights? If it's like the Buddy 50, the headlight is AC I believe, which complicates things.

Thanks. This is the sole reason I'm only looking for Buddys or maybe old Zumas right now.
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Re: Roughhouse headlight - WTF?

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Well, it looks like I'm purchasing a 2021 RH. I'm going to try to mod the headlight and will certainly post here if I have any success.
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I've looked into this on a Roughhouse. The headlight reflector on the RH is made to throw the light provided by the center bulb out to the sides, asinine design if you ask me. They make some great AC compatible LED H4 bulbs that put out over twice the light of your stock bulb. Try one of them, and aim the headlight slightly down. It might provide a solution you are happy with for very little time and money. Or, if you want to go big, order one of these and get it to fit in your legshield: https://www.ebay.com/itm/115757176924 Replace the equipped bulbs with high output AC LEDs with total draw of under 35 watts.
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I did the first option.
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