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Old December 5th, 2015, 07:43 PM   #31
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For some reason I can't see any photos except your last one of the bike.
I think I fixed them. Can you confirm? I blame google photos...
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Old December 5th, 2015, 10:16 PM   #32
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Photos work for me. I had the same experience with those. Definitely Better than stock. If anyone is looking for some let me know. I have extra pair left.
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Old December 17th, 2015, 04:48 PM   #33
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This is all a little too complex for me. Is there anyway to get a "little" better by just replacing a bulb maybe?? I'm serious. Recommendations?
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Old December 17th, 2015, 07:23 PM   #34
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This is pretty simple, you take the old bulb out, tuck the cables and put the new bulb. Everything fits inside
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Old December 18th, 2015, 09:05 AM   #35
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I've also installed the LED light from ebay that was listed previously. I'd like to share my thoughts on the light. Overall it seems to provide more lumens than stock, for sure, but there does also seem to be a bit more light scatter. You'll see below the differences between a stock bulb (55/65w, blue tint), a new hella bulb (55/65w, no tint), and one of the ebay LED bulbs.

I also installed some of the 10w 40 fog lights from ebay on either side of my radiator. I don't have them completely hooked up at the moment, I'm waiting for the handlebar switch to come in the mail. I chose to use an OEM multistrada fog light switch to keep the "stock" look.

Here are photos of the stock bulb. In order, the headlight, low beam, then high beam. No adjustments were made between swapping the bulbs. Keep in mind these were shot with a cell phone, the light output you see in the photos will not be accurate due to autofocus, I'm simply trying to show the cutoff pattern and color of the bulbs.
Thanks for taking the time to write this up. I'm thinking of installing a fog light set up over the winter. There is a write up on led beam patterns with a description of a DYI shield to fix low beam cutoff : How to Modify H4 LED to reduce glare -- This is the one you want. | Adventure Rider

It seems some H4 lights are coming with these shields but not H7s yet.
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Old April 6th, 2017, 08:06 PM   #36
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Resurecting a thread -I installed one of these: 3800 Lumen H4 LED Headlight bulb

and fitting the ballast etc is not too hard. These have a cutoff shield on the low beam, that works OK but there is still some scatter.

The trick with this, and I think some other LED bulbs, is that the low beam emitter is slightly high relative to the reflector. This results in less light being projected. Placing a 20 gauge wire shim on the top of the base, when clipping it in place, brings it to the proper place.

I also found that the light needed to be aimed substantially lower.

With this done, it is much better than stock.
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Old April 7th, 2017, 03:43 AM   #37
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I installed a Cyclops H4. Better than stock but barely fits "adequate" in function. It looks bright when you look at it from the street, but in the saddle it just scatters and has slightly more throw than stock.

Only way to improve the stock beam is install an HID projector or slap some aux lights on the frame.
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Old April 7th, 2017, 08:28 AM   #38
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I'm tempted to try either the LED bulb or a projector. Problem with a projector is finding a spot for the ballast and finding one with a proper cutoff. That and I'm waiting to see how Kuksul's accessory lights improve things. Given how infrequently I ride at night, and that the places I need more light are usually backroads, those may do the trick.
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Old April 7th, 2017, 09:37 AM   #39
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I have to say, I like the Morimotor approach (Xenon) but someone probably already pointed this out.
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Old April 7th, 2017, 10:27 AM   #40
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Oh, Kuksuls kit is all you need. The LED was easy, cheap and I didn't like the shitty halogen blemishing the aux light setup. I love HID projectors in cars but it's an intensive job on a bike. If I never rode at night and wasn't going to hang extra lights, I'd probably go this route.

Gotta say, biggest benefit of stupid bright lights is getting douchers out of the fast lane (epidemic in the US). I flash somebody in my car...nothing. I flash someone with Kuksuls lamps, they move quick.
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