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ive been all over the interwebs looking for pics and the answer to this new quandry... ive found very little help.

im lost to as to how to keep my headlight in.

the headlight assembly has a plastic lens and bulb holder and there are tabs on the metal part at 11 and 1 o-clock that have been pushed flat.
there are no tab slots at 11 and 1 o-clock like ive read that there (may) supposed to be. theres only a lip to keep it from sliding into the headset and the square slot at the bottom. there is no way to keep it in.
i dont think this headset has a ring according to all the pictures ive seen.
clips maybe??
if i hit a bump, im sure it will pop out. and forget adjusting it...

does anyone have this headset??

thanks again.
so many questions with this little vespa...
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looks like you need one of these for starters.. then maybe a couple set screws like I do..

you sure there aren't two very thin slots for those tabs? they can be hard to see. I'm not sure about your particular headset but either the headlight isn't the one for the headset or vise versa? the tabs on the light, should go in the tabs in the headset (as you know) but they don't really hold it in.. but the clip doesn't really seem to hold it in all the well either.. so I drilled and tapped 2 small set screws for underneath on the bottom of the headset to screw in and put pressure on the headlight ring.. works well..

from this thread 4th page

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And you'll need a headlight with the tabs not messed up.
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SFvsr wrote:
And you'll need a headlight with the tabs not messed up.
Yep. Take a pic of the headlight at the top. 12 o clock on the light.
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tabs are smashed down.they are at 9 and 1130 in this picture
ill look for slots tomorrow, i didnt see any but it was pretty dark although i was looking for them...
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Those are them.

They ever so slightly fit into a couple slit like thingys in the top of the headlight housing.

And then the bottom slider/clip keeps it snug. If its all proper it works quite well.

My et3 had them and the bottom holder and never an issue.
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That appears to be an older style round speedo headset, not what would have come on a 70's 50 special? Then yes, there will be two little slits in the top of the headset that the tabs fit into. The headlight fits with about 1/2" recess at the top, the slits are further back than one might expect...

And fix that dangerous throttle cable while you are in there!
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apparently from research ive done, the 50 special had 2 different headlights/headset.
this one i believe came from germany. the vin plate on it and title says its a 50N which would have likely been European.

ill look closely for the slots which makes the most sense... although nothing on this scooter has made sense so far...

the throttle cable is pulled through a pinch bolt in the throttle bracket and left with 4 inches sticking out (the frayed cable was actually wedged in and holding the headlight from falling out.) the other side has the small soldered nib that goes into the slide on a 25mm delorto carb. why the PO didnt trim the it is beyond me other than to hold in the headlight...
most of the stuff on this scooter looks to have been done right originally then at some point mickey moused as it failed or needed repaired.
im going through every nut and bolt to ensure its all right.

here is more BS im dealing with:

the saga of my smallframe engine rebuild
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low and behold. the slots are there.
they are situated at about 9 and 1 o-clock. they are really little and obscure and were full of paint or dirt or something that came out with a scribe...
I will grab that piece vader suggested and ill be able to close the headset right after i sort out the cables. (most in poor shape and are getting changed.)

another mystery solved thanks for the help yinz guys!
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