LED Headlight "Bulb" replacement Modules

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by Off Road Ryder, Jan 20, 2014.

  1. Lensgrinder

    Lensgrinder Long timer

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    Are the 650 twins and the 800's similar?

    It looks like BMW hadn't changed the housing too much between 2008 and 2012. The HID I removed from my 2012 GSA was first in my
    2008 GS(Hex Head).
  2. sjc56

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    Has anyone fitted the H7 on a Buell Ulysses? Would like to switch out my HID kit which scatters light all over.
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  3. Off Road Ryder

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    I have not heard of that. and am hesitant to say YES no issues since I honestly have not tried it in the supeduke.
    So far I know of no issues with canbus, codes or any other issues that would make our bulb blink or cause an issue.
  4. CNS-IT

    CNS-IT Let Go

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    I installed the H7 bulb in my 2009 F800GS.

    I followed another riders post (above) and his pictures helped.

    I was a bit confused on how to get the bulb in, after taking the original bulb out. But once I figured out how to take off the bracket and press the bulb in, it was easy.

    My Cover fit over the heat Sink/Fan with out issue. I drilled a few holes in the cover for better air flow.

    I have ran the LED light now for about 2K miles with no issues. Dirt roads, highway, no problems.:clap

  5. brasters

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    I installed the H7 LED bulb in a 07 R1200GSA which had HID before. The issues I had were as follows, the fan hits the round dust cover on the low beam. Since I still had the hole for the HID wiring harness, I could see the fan was up against the cover. this stops you from being able to adjust the light up or down using the adjustment lever/knob. The bulb hold down spring was extremely hard to get into place due to the fan placement. (I actually pulled the whole light housing out of the bike to make sure I was doing things right.) The light output was bright, but there was no discernible light pattern other then a splash of light right in front of the bike. Signs and reflective surfaces would light up in the distance but objects in the road would not show up till you were right on top of them. I don't know if this was due to not being able to adjust the light or the bulb placement in the housing. I have gone back to using the HID till there is a better LED solution. Just my own experience and I was able to return the light bulb.
  6. DieselFxr

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    I installed the LED lamp this week on my F650 with some minor fitment issues. I was replacing a HID kit that I had in place for the last 3 years, it was beginning to fail. First off its bright to look at as are most LEDs. I use the bike to commute on and ride home after midnight most days. It seems to have a much better pattern than the HID did not much difference from low to high beam though. I had to bend the 3 locating tabs on the H4 adapter to get a tight fit. The 650 doesn't give one much working room unless you remove the lamp assembly which I didn't do, I will open it up later in the season and tidy things up.
  7. Off Road Ryder

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    Thank you!
  8. Off Road Ryder

    Off Road Ryder Long timer

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    We have found that on many installs it is far easier to remove the base and install the base then the bulb.
    I noticed in a few post back that a customer had removed the fan cover and used the bulb in his GS1200 and reinstalled the cover. Personally I would probably leave the headlight cap off. The inner light reflector is still caped by the bulb base.
    Thanks for giving it a try and for sharing your experience.
  9. Off Road Ryder

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    Thank You
    The GS1200 install sounds like it worked out well.
  10. Lensgrinder

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    It did.

    Install went well after figuring out a procedure for attaching the retaining clip.

    My wife likes it because her bike is more visible with the brighter light.
    Thanks.
  11. K7TNT

    K7TNT Been here awhile

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    So, any night time pictures of the beam pattern and color? I would love to see some pictures from someone, before I pull the trigger. Can you now see better then the stock headlight bulb now? Anyone flash you with the LED at night? :freakyThanks Richard
  12. uomoorsomaiale

    uomoorsomaiale n00b

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    Thx Lensgrinder.:ear
  13. OtterChaos

    OtterChaos Guzzi Sud!

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    Got my LED H4 lamp the other day and installed it on my Moto Guzzi V7 Stone. It fits but was tricky to do so, I didn't think I'd be able to re-fit the rubber cap the goes on behind the stock H4 bulb to protect it from weather but managed in the end to get it to work. After that it was a struggle to get the clip back onto the backing plate of the bulb but again after a bit of time I managed it as well. Took some video of the old vs new during my nighttime commute into work and maybe I'll post them up at some point but for now I did get some screen grabs of the same section of road while using the high beams and another section when I had the low beams on.

    First up is the low beam using the stock H4 bulb
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    Now the same section of road with the low beam LED light
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    High beam stock H4
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    High beam LED H4
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    A few observations, The light is much whiter as can be seen in the pics above. The LED high beam does not seem to project much farther than the dipped/low beam, it just fills in the space in front of the bike better. The LED light seems to throw more light out to the side than the stock H4 bulb, I didn't run into any head on traffic on the ride in so I can't tell if it will be bothersome to oncoming drivers but I'm a bit worried about that. Also noted that the blue high beam lamp stayed on once the LED was set to the dim position for 5-10 seconds and then the blue lamp would go out.
  14. Off Road Ryder

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    Thanks for posting and the big effort to get the beam shots.
    As Ive said in this thread many times, do not expect to get a bunch more distance out of this or any other bulb you can put in your stock housing.
    I would say the photos show a dramatic upgrade from the stock bulb.

    What you should expect is a brighter better working headlight that will allow you to see better and let other vehicles see you better.

    On some bikes you do get more projection due to the design of that particular reflector, If you want distance LED Aux lights are the way to go.
    Thank you again and Great Job:clap:clap
  15. michigan400

    michigan400 Been here awhile

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    It looks like the LED low beam goes about twice as far as it did with the halogen in those pics!! I know for me, the biggest complaint about my halogen light is the low beam. The high beam does pretty good but in traffic, the low beam is scary even with an Osram 80/85W H4. I have the Baja Designs enduro headlight reflector on both my bikes. They do pretty good for the small size with a halogen.

    Nice pics Otterchaos. I'm gonna get one,,, one of these days!! LOL! I'll have to also get some other mounts for my headlight though to make room. To many things on my want list at this time. But isn't that always the case?! LOL.
  16. kelsow

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    Still patiently waiting for mine to arrive. (Order Number:: AB-1577)

    My regular bulb burned out yesterday believe it or not.

    At least I'm seeing how others got to install theirs.
  17. Off Road Ryder

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    Have you Tracked the shipment? that does seem like a long ship time.
    Ill check it out from this side as well.
    Thank You
  18. Jaimoto

    Jaimoto Spaniard in Chile

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    Same here. My HID failed early this week and the new Led H7 arrived in Chile yesterday and is in customs now.
    Hope is easy to install in a 990 with Euro head light
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  20. Off Road Ryder

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    I haven't played with the euro headlight, On the USA version it is necessary to reduce the thickness of the thumb holds on the retaining ring.
    Thank
    Darryl