ADVmonster LED Headlight!

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by sanjoh, May 8, 2014.

  1. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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    After some positive feedback from customers at the 2014 Georgia Mountain Rally are excited to introduce our LED Headlight.

    The H4, H1, H3, H8, H9, H11 have been released.


    H4
    Cree LEDs
    2400 lumens on low beam and 2400 lumens on high beam
    6000k color temperature
    High and Low Beam
    20 watts
    1 year warranty
    30,000 hour expected life
    Plug n Play
    Fanless heatsink
    Unique construction for easy installation

    Available at www.advmonster.com

    Fitment

    Year-Bike-LED Model-Mods required

    2008-Yamaha WR250R-H4-Minor trimming of rubber boot
    2005-Suzuki Vstrom 650-H4-Minor trimming of rubber boot
    1992-BMW R100GS-H4-Minor trimming of rubber boot
    1995-Kawasaki KLR650-H4-Minor trimming of rubber boot
    2014-Yamaha FZ-09-H4
    1989-Honda Transalp-H4
    2007-KTM 950SuperEnduro-H4
    2008-BMW Xchallenge-H4
    1998-Suzuki Dr350-H4
    2010-BMW F800GS-H7-Modification of the cap covering the headlight bucket
    2003-Yamaha WR450F-H4-
    Minor trimming of rubber boot
    2004-Suzuki Dr650-H4
    2008-Kawasaki KLR650-H7-Tweaking of retainer spring
    2014-Kawasaki Ninja 1000-H7-Bending of retainer spring
    2006-Buell Ulysses-H7-covers removed
    ?-KTM LC4-H4
    2005-Honda 919-H4
    2006-BMW F650GS Dakar-H4
    2009-BMW G650GS-H7
    2006-BMW R1200GS-H7-Hole in headlight bucket cover
    2001-Honda VFR800-H4
    2002-BMW R1150GS-H1-significant modifcations
    2003-BMW K1200LT-H7-
    Hole in headlight bucket cover
    2007 Suzuki DL1000-H4
    2013 Yamaha FZ1 - H4
    2005 Suzuki DrZ400S - H4
    2005 Yamaha XT225 - H4
    2011 Bonneville T100 - H4 close fit, need to organize wiring in the bucket to make space.
    1998-2001 5th Gen VFR800

    Potential Issues or Does not fit
    2014 KTM 1290 superduke - LED fits fine, however the light flashes as the ecu thinks the bulb is burnt out - add some turn signal resistors to simulate load
    201X KTM Canbus bikes - ECU thinks the headlight is burnt out. Add turn signal resistors to simulate load.
    1980 and prior BMW with power/diode board in headlight bucket.
    Moto Guzzi Breva 1100 - does not fit
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  2. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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    Remove headlight mask
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    Remove protective packaging from the H4 LED Headlight. Shown with pigtail.
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    Remove H4 mounting base from LED. The base is the secret to getting an LED to work with an H4. The H$ typically uses spring loaded wires to hold the halogen or LED in the headlight. This wire is difficult to get around a heatsink or a fan on older technology. The LED is keyed to the H4 base such that it can only be inserted one direction.
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    Remove rubber dust boot. Stock H4 halogen in place
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    Squeeze wire retainer and lift, remove stock H4 haologen. Comparison shot of stock H4 halogen with connector and the H4 LED headlight.
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    Insert LED H4 base, check for proper fit, ie right size tabs in the correct position.
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    Squeeze wire retainer and tighten on H4 LED base.
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    Position rubber dust boot over H4 base and headlight bucket.
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    Insert LED headlight into H4 base and rotate until detent position. This locks the LED headlight into the H4 base.
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    Connect pigtail to H4 LED headlight and reinstall mask. Picture of LED headlight with mask installed.
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    Enjoy the white light!
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  3. Drabnor

    Drabnor Been here awhile

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    email sent, tagged for pictures... :deal
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  4. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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    Added pics to the WR install.

    This LED headlight uses Cree LEDs that are very efficient, ie they do not create excessive heat.

    Some older technology LED headlights use COB (chip on board) which are inefficient and create large amounts of heat, this requires a fan to remove the excess heat. I wonder what happens when the fan fails? Or what company makes the LEDs:wink:
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  5. robsmoto

    robsmoto Motorcycleton

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    I was fortunate enough to be able to spend some time in the GMR vendor area and observe Sanjoh install one of these LED headlights in his newly acquired R100GS. I took a few pictures of the install process; then purchased a couple of these bulbs for my airheads. 20 Watt draw vs 55 Watts.

    Below is the airhead GS with the stock H4 installed. First, lower the handlebars to make some room to work. Shown is the back of the stock H4 bulb installed, but the end plug has been removed. The rubber cap is still attached - this rubber cap will require a minor modification.

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/123798031@N04/14140938425" title="P1000795 by r nope, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2919/14140938425_04c0acce39_z.jpg" width="640" height="480" alt="P1000795"></a>


    The rubber cap has been removed and the back of the stock bulb is shown. Also shown is the wire clip that must be gently spread apart to allow the stock bulb to be removed. (This works much better is there is a bit of room - did I mention that it really helps to loosen the clamping bolts and rotate the handle bar back a bit?)

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/123798031@N04/13954262999" title="P1000796 by r nope, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2919/13954262999_30bf998164_z.jpg" width="640" height="480" alt="P1000796"></a>

    As shown in Sanjoh's earlier pictures, the new LED H4 bulb has a sub-socket that is secured with a bayonet-type locking mechanism to the bulb. The sub-socket should be removed from the LED bulb and installed where the old bulb was located. Then replace the wire spring clips to hold this sub-socket in place.

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/123798031@N04/13954267429" title="P1000833 by r nope, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7447/13954267429_5bb829a0c9_z.jpg" width="640" height="480" alt="P1000833"></a>

    The rubber cap needs a minor modification. That modification is to cut a hole in the center where the old plug was connected to the socket. If you want to have an extra, unmodified rubber cap, for the GS it is part number 63 12 1 459 377 and cost about $14. Shown is the rubber cap re-installed over the sub-socket that is clipped in place. (Yes, this hole was cut a bit too large, but this was the first installation of one of these bulbs).

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/123798031@N04/13954393010" title="P1000836 by r nope, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7318/13954393010_525756a976_z.jpg" width="640" height="480" alt="P1000836"></a>

    Below is the LED bulb with the sub-socket removed. The bayonette-type of connection for the bulb the the sub-socket is shown. That is, the bulb is inserted and given about a 1/8 clock-wise turn.

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/123798031@N04/13954275739" title="P1000828 by r nope, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2925/13954275739_bd301b2c09_z.jpg" width="640" height="480" alt="P1000828"></a>


    Here are the hands of Sanjoh installing the LED bulb. This was actually an early test at the install. Did I mention that it really helps to have some room (rotating the handlebars back a bit is the key).

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/123798031@N04/13954306108" title="P1000821 by r nope, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7385/13954306108_1710466c55_z.jpg" width="640" height="480" alt="P1000821"></a>


    Shown below is the newly installed LED bulb in the R100GS. There is a pigtail (about 6 inches long) that is connected to the plug.

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/123798031@N04/13954299350" title="P1000839 by r nope, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2923/13954299350_7dba98e5a7_z.jpg" width="640" height="480" alt="P1000839"></a>


    Here is the GS with the stock light on - can hardly tell that it is on - hence Sanjoh's motivation to get the new LED bulb installed - GMR GS ride coming up!

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/123798031@N04/13954301450" title="P1000843 by r nope, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2929/13954301450_58448a65b2_z.jpg" width="640" height="480" alt="P1000843"></a>


    While not as an impressive a demonstration as the underwater pix for the aux LED lights (in the other thread), here is the illumination with the new LED bulbs. This is quite a big difference from the earlier photo.

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/123798031@N04/13954254737" title="P1000842 by r nope, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7403/13954254737_30d9a7c219_z.jpg" width="640" height="480" alt="P1000842"></a>
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  6. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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    Thanks for posting Rob, good to see you at the GMR!
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  7. Tj007m

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    Over the long cold winter here in Madison, I've changed all my lights to LED's to leave some room for some heated gear. Looks like its time to do the headlight!
    If I can get it before the end of the month I can showcase it at the Great River Gravel Ride. E Mail sent.
    Thanks, Terry
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  8. robsmoto

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    I'm wishing that I'd purchased more than two bulbs from you at the GMR. I'd not realized how good the rally price was nor really thought about the number of other bikes that would benefit from the simple (well after the first time) install.
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  9. Jnich77

    Jnich77 Been here awhile

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    Definitely going to order one when I get a chance!:D
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  10. Piston

    Piston Been here awhile

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    Do you have any night time "before and after" pics of the stock headlight vs. the new one?
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  11. ben2go

    ben2go Moto Flunky

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    I referred a few people over here to the other thread.I'll drop a link to this thread also.I am ready to be a test mule for crusiers.How will the light output be behind the 7 round inch fluted lens?All of mine are glass lens with chrome steel reflectors.I think my GS500E are different.I know the lens is flatter in comparison.

    Pictured is my '01 V Star 650 Classic.The Custom model is either 4.5 or 5 inch.
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    89-98 GS500E Headlight.You can see where the stock H4 wiring rubs the housing.It may be a no go for the GS500E
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  12. WVhillbilly

    WVhillbilly Long timer

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    Nice.
    Hoping this fits my light challenged LC4.
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  13. Molonlabemike

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    Looks like a well thought out product, looking forward to ordering one once they're available.
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  14. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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    Working on it.

    I think it will be a big improvement over stock. The airhead has a similar lens, it has a nice sharp cut off on low beam.

    I would use my hole saw to relieve the bucket.
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  15. ben2go

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    Good info.I may do that to the bucket and get an automotive grommet to cover the hole and seal to the wiring.
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  16. Piston

    Piston Been here awhile

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    x2 :d
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  17. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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    We are out of stock at the moment. If you sent an email, I will reply directly.
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  18. Bikaholic51

    Bikaholic51 Electric Kaiser

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    this looks like a winner for my Toaster. I replaced all the lights with LED (except the Gen Light of course) I get comments on the brightness of the tail light from riders behind me. :evil This looks like a winner. I will have to try one to see how it goes. Would be nice seeing the road at night. :lol3
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  19. Bobmws

    Bobmws Curmudgeon At Large

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    Sanjoh, do you have other models in the works? H7, H3?
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  20. robsmoto

    robsmoto Motorcycleton

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    I have a /5 as well as a GS like Sanjoh used for his first test install of the H4 bulb. Using the MaxBMW on-line parts fiche,the bulb for the R100GS is shown as an H4 bulb (part # 63 12 1 354 619 for $15.26). The /5 headlamp diagram shows a different appearing bulb (not H4 type) and has a different part number (07 11 9 978 396 for $9.47). Thus, it appears that the /5 may not be quite as simple a bulb swap out as for the /6, /7, and later airheads.

    https://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/DiagramsMain.aspx?vid=51885&rnd=04282014
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