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    Posted: 29 Jul 2018 at 19:20
I am in the process of changing the original US sealed beam unit for a H4 type ,the  seal is a bit crumbly. Has anyone found a suitable replacement?
 I did find a link to Moto Guzzi Classics ...run by Mark Etheridge in LA. He suggested using a screen door seal available in hardware stores.
Not really an option for me on this sideof the pond.

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Not sure of the size of the Eldorado headlamp, but on both my T3 and Ducati 900GTS I replaced the unit with a Wipac Quadoptic.  Very good value and fits perfectly in the shell.  If you need clips to secure it to the rim, those glazing clips for greenhouses are perfect.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Mike H Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Jul 2018 at 10:01
Lots of sealing strip type things on eBay. 

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OK thanks for that info.
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OK thanks ..I will revert back to EB.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Amboman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Jul 2018 at 15:02
Y'all don't have screening spline in the UK?
I'd offer to send you a length, but shipping could be costly.
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I expect we do, but under a different name.
Can you describe it? Round in section? Soft plastic I assume.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Amboman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Jul 2018 at 14:27
Round in section with ridges to help it stay in place, soft vinyl material. I can post a close-up photo if desired.
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A pic would be useful....thanks.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Amboman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Aug 2018 at 14:37
Yes, but the .190" diameter works best.

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Edited by Amboman - 03 Aug 2018 at 14:30
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Thats great ...thank you.  Now I can get on the case!
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I don't think we have screen doors in the UK, do we??

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