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Old November 26th, 2018, 08:30 AM   #1
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LED bulb?

Hi everyone. I am not happy with the light output of my Hyperstrada. It is 2016, and I bought it used this fall. I think of replacing the bulb with an LED one and just wanted to make sure my electrical system won't go mad because of it. I know LEDs are brighter than halogen bulbs. But do they adjust right when installed instead of the regular bulbs?
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Old November 26th, 2018, 11:19 AM   #2
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Hi everyone. I am not happy with the light output of my Hyperstrada. It is 2016, and I bought it used this fall. I think of replacing the bulb with an LED one and just wanted to make sure my electrical system won't go mad because of it. I know LEDs are brighter than halogen bulbs. But do they adjust right when installed instead of the regular bulbs?
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I installed a Beamtech LED in mine and have been totally happy with it.
You do have to remove the screw on cover on the back of the headlight assembly but other than that, no issues.
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Old November 26th, 2018, 11:53 AM   #3
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the only thing you may notice is what I have when I installed my led bulb.
When you turn on the high beam, the blue high beam indicator on the dash will blink. this is because the power draw is so low, that the computer thinks the high beam bulb is out.
not a big deal.
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Old November 26th, 2018, 04:55 PM   #4
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the only thing you may notice is what I have when I installed my led bulb.
When you turn on the high beam, the blue high beam indicator on the dash will blink. this is because the power draw is so low, that the computer thinks the high beam bulb is out.
not a big deal.
What bulb are you using, Bones302?
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Old November 27th, 2018, 05:36 AM   #5
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the only thing you may notice is what I have when I installed my led bulb.
Not a big deal at all. I've heard people install load resistors to fix this, but I'd rather not cut the wires and stuff.
https://www.motorcycleid.com/images/...tion-sheet.pdf
I just want to make sure the light will adjust with no problems and the led itself will not flicker. I know that these problems may appear when the leds are used in certain bikes, but I wanted to be sure I will not face anything like this.
I appreciate the replies, folks.
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Old November 27th, 2018, 09:45 AM   #6
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I got a pretty reputable HD LED bulb (in signature) and though it's bright to look at, it doesn't really throw a lot of usable light. Slightly better than stock, but needed projectors to meet my needs. Could be slight bit of diffraction, but nothing I can really affet with the stock reflector housing.
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Old November 27th, 2018, 05:51 PM   #7
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What bulb are you using, Bones302?
generic fanless LED bulb with cooling straps from amazon, socal brand
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Old November 28th, 2018, 12:24 AM   #8
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generic fanless LED bulb with cooling straps from amazon, socal brand
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Cyclops H4 3800L LED Main Lamp
I will check out these 2 LED brands, guys. Thanks.
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